Musee David et Alice van Buuren, Brussels

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#14 of 67 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. Put Musee David et Alice van Buuren and other Brussels attractions into our Brussels family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is the former private house of a banker, where nothing has changed. The house combines art deco with the Amsterdam school, and comes fully furnished with the original furnishings, and loads of ar...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The garden of the heart cute anyway! Like in Alice in Wonderland, tension rose heart ️ staff were friendly and excellent good sense, very good! Building and garden lovers will come! The building of Japan Japanese. To borrow for free, tightly written and interesting content! Lent had English instruction manual for your garden. Mini movie was screened, it was interesting! Travel in good clean without using head breather.
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  • July 27, 2017
    I love this place... There is something out of a strange time. The Park is nice... the people who hold this House are available for explanations.
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  • November 7, 2016
    Amazing house museum. The story about the owners is very interesting, and the ladies in charge are charming. Volunteers who preserve the legacy.
  • September 11, 2016
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    Very beautiful garden!
  • April 8, 2017
    Very beautiful museum and gardens
  • October 25, 2016
    Great garden and very nice and well preserved house interior

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