Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Antwerp

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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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  • An extremely interesting tour with fascinating history and audio stories about the artist, his family and the history of the home. Definitely worth a visit 
    An extremely interesting tour with fascinating history and audio stories about the artist, his family and the history of the home. Definitely worth a visit  more »
  • This museum gives an intimate insight into the life Rubens and the artists of his time, in the mansion he lived in. 
    This museum gives an intimate insight into the life Rubens and the artists of his time, in the mansion he lived in.  more »
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  • Incredible visit. The garden and patio are gorgeous, the house is very nicely restored and the guidebook provides very detailed and interesting information about all the rooms and works of art. The tour itself is slightly confusing, but the staff will gladly point out the right direction to you.
  • This place would have been more enjoyable if 1) the audio guide was not so incredibly long-winded and mundane 2) it wasn’t so crowded, especially for the limited space available in the rooms of the house The house is very interesting to see, so are the ornaments and paintings. But if you actually want to spend time there and learn something you better go equipped with patience.

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