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Rubenshuis
Rubenshuis

Rubenshuis

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Wapperplein 9/-11, Antwerpen, Belgium
03 201 15 55
10a-5p daily
http://www.rubenshuis.be/
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The former house of painter Peter Paul Rubens and today in operation as a museum. Visitors can tour both house and gardens, and see an excellent collection of art highlighted by the 'art room' - where ... Read more
Rubens kept his collection which at the time was the largest in the city.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Great way to learn all about famous painter Rubens. Really cool artsy and educational.

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If you like Rubens and his famous students-van Dyck, Jordaens, and others; you will like this museum/home. You get to see a lot of his work and other work Rubens collected in his house. It give a great sense of who he is. And great art. It is small and manageable, not a huge museum. The English guide that comes with the ticket is very well done.

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Santa Rosa, California, USA
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Pieter Paul Rubens was a highly regarded Flemish painter who didn't have to wait to die before he became rich and famous. His name in the art world can be compared to Michael Jordan today and made a fine damn living off his paint brushes. Proof of his high rolling is his former residence which is now a museum and open to the public. The house even by todays standards is impressive. The house has been perfectly preserved and gives the visitor a nice glimpse into the past. Each room is nicely decorated with many of Reuben's most famous artwork hanging along the hallways and in itself is a great collection.

After you finish touring the main house, there is an amazing garden in back where on a nice day you can sit out and take in a breath of clean Antwerp air. I recommend taking your time and not rush this museum as both the main house and gardens have plenty to offer.

Photography is strictly prohibited in the house (as I found out). But you are free to snap away outside and in within the grounds of the garden. This is really a gem of a museum and not to be missed. I highly suggest arriving early, then once you exit stop in for a bite of lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants in the nearby square.

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