Musee David et Alice van Buuren, Brussels

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#14 of 85 in Museums in Brussels
Declared a National Heritage Site in 2001, Musee David et Alice van Buuren showcases an impressive collection of over five centuries of art housed within an Art Deco house. Wander the rooms filled with both masterpieces and lesser-known works by Vincent van Gogh, James Ensor, Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Rik Wouters, and many others. David van Buuren was the patron of the Belgian artist Gustave van de Woestijne, who showed his gratitude by contributing to the couple's collection. Almost every piece of decor and furniture have been designed by Belgian and Dutch artisans--note the carpets in the living room designed by Jaap Gidding, and a 500 kg (1,100 lb) chandelier by Jan Eisenloeffel. Don't miss the landscaped gardens with their hedges, trees, and walkways--works of art in and of themselves. You can reach the attraction by exiting the tram at Churchill in the Uccle District. The museum operates on a limited schedule, check for opening times before you arrive. With our online itinerary creator, Brussels attractions like Musee David et Alice van Buuren can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The house is rather far away from the centre of Brussels, but it's easily accessible by tram if one is patient and plans well as opening times are rather irregular. The house itself is nothing grand, ...  more »
  • As architecture lovers, we adore this little museum and its magnificent gardens and have already visited it several times. It is installed in the private residence of Jewish Dutch banker David Van Buu...  more »
  • My wife and I visited this house and the gardens which were wonderfully maintained. The inside of the house was warm, inviting and full of beautiful art. There are good explanations that help you disc...  more »
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  • Stroll throught the lovely gardens, let the children play in the maze. Discover the beautiful Art Deco collection.
  • Fantastic Art Deco architecture. Unique place in Brussels embedded in the landscape and its setting.
  • Amazing house museum. The story about the owners is very interesting, and the ladies in charge are charming. Volunteers who preserve the legacy.
  • Worth to visit but expensive
  • A compact house celebrating some fine Art Deco elements. A small collection of art inside and some outdoor sculptures in the nicely kept gardens that include a small hedge maze.

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