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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  • The museum is a combination of an older, traditional home, a villa built in the Italian style w/ workshops and beautiful gardens. There is much to explore here and not being a huge fan of his style... 
    The museum is a combination of an older, traditional home, a villa built in the Italian style w/ workshops and beautiful gardens. There is much to explore here and not being a huge fan of his style...  more »
  • Very interesting museum that well describes Rubens' homelife and painting business. Definitely worth a visit, but second priority after the Plantin/Moretus museum. 
    Very interesting museum that well describes Rubens' homelife and painting business. Definitely worth a visit, but second priority after the Plantin/Moretus museum.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Ruben's house was a very emotional visit , such a man with great vision ,his kitchen was impressive for those days when very few facilities were available .his medicinal garden with its original geometrical shape was marvellous. The wood work in his house is still strong and impressive.the paintings and self portrait are beautiful.

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