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Musee David et Alice van Buuren, Brussels

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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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  • Amazing home and garden... We advance step by step in this busy House of history, we discover rare pieces of art, in a very special atmosphere...
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  • It comes as in the privacy d a fully preserved particular home including furniture and rug except that architects and artists of the 1920s were created and furnished this House at the request of visionary owners and thought of every detail of the door handle to the stairs via the woodwork was invented for the intimacy of this House a unique place intimate and beautiful, reflecting the beauty and creativity in Brussels in the 1920s. Note a splendid garden of r agreed landscape known as must see to spring or it shines all his roses
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  • Everything in this House, outside view fairly banal appearance, attention: inside, the decoration, furniture, the atmosphere outside the 2 gardens of the heart and the labyrinth. Van Buuren couple was able to give a soul to this place by decorating with paintings, carpets of artists they loved which accentuates the warm side of the scene. If there is a Museum for this period to visit, do not hesitate, go there: it is a must.
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  • Amazing house museum. The story about the owners is very interesting, and the ladies in charge are charming. Volunteers who preserve the legacy.
  • 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.
  • Great garden and very nice and well preserved house interior
  • A great find
  • Museum entirely Art Deco, building, furniture, tables... A large very nice Park.
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