Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

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Housing the collection of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, Museum Mayer van den Bergh was built by the collector's mother to honor her son's life. Renaissance and Gothic artwork covers almost every wall in the patron's house. These include drawings, sculptures, paintings, and applied art from the 14th to the 16th centuries, a period that was an obsession for the collector. Many pieces are religious in nature, since much of the artwork from these early periods was commissioned by the church. Each room also includes carved wood and marble, as well as grand fireplaces and reliefs on the ceilings that give you a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. Don't miss the three Pieter Bruegel paintings depicting medieval daily life. Purchase tickets for the museum upon arrival. You have the option to purchase a discounted combo ticket that includes visits to the Rubens House, or an Antwerp Card, which gives you access to multiple city museums. Using our custom trip planner, Antwerp attractions like Museum Mayer van den Bergh can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Magnificent museum which hosts the world famous Dulle griet painting by brueghel. A real must see, also the medieval house in itself.  more »
  • This former private collectors house is now a museum of 16th century art (among others); many paintings by Breughel are on show in the many small rooms, and De Dulle Griet painting by Pieter Bruegel i...  more »
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  • What a magnificent collection of beauty! The building itself was worth a visit of a few hours. I enjoyed watching each corner. If you're interested in art from Dutch speaking part of Europe (nowadays Belgium and partially The Netherlands) then this is the place to be. You will find art in various forms: from paintings to sculptures to jewelry. You'll definitely need a few hours if you like to study each piece.
  • Amazing collection. Highly recommend to the one who's attracted by flamish art.
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