Visit the home of one of the world's best-known painters at Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Peter Paul Rubens designed the home and studio himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palace. The house's rooms surround an internal courtyard, which gives you a 360-degree external view of the interior rooms. Rubens taught students in the studio here, and completed many of his notable pieces. The domestic portion of the house was the home of the Rubens family. Each room has been completely renovated to its original state with period furniture and decor reflecting Rubens' personal taste. Many of the artist's famous works hang on the walls and personal artifacts are displayed in the rooms. A private guide can be expensive and is best booked in advance for a group. However, a self-guided tour is easy with brochures and information plaques in English. To visit Rubens House (Rubenshuis) on your trip to Antwerp, use our Antwerp trip itinerary maker site.
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Rubens House (Rubenshuis) Reviews
So great to go to this beautiful house and see how and where he lived. The gardens are also lovely. We were in February so low season and it was still a little busy so I can imagine in peak periods.... more »
Amazing to be able to walk around Reuben's house - it is opulent and has a huge garden. Reuben's life as an artist is intrinsic to the building so is interesting from this perspective, as well as the.... more »
Many wonderful artworks - still lifes, Biblical scenes, Marian themes - by artists from around Antwerp. A printed guidebook is available to explain some of the intricacies of many of the works. Select works have interactive multimedia displays that walk you through restoration processes and the relation of certain museum works to other works in Antwerp and around the world.
Probably hour or so plenty of time, like the free little number guided book. 50+ pieces. Little warm in half of the museum, other half is air conditioned and glass protected. Neat light contrast in Caravaggio style and some small paintings of detail brushstrokes. Lots of roman influences. Especially like the garden potted yucca pomegranate fig, probably meaningful in their own way. And lovely grape vines.
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