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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  • Rubens was a very talented person. The depth and the intensity of his paintings is beyond any words. 
    Rubens was a very talented person. The depth and the intensity of his paintings is beyond any words.  more »
  • Very interesting place & helpful staff. The place wasn’t overcrowded which added to the visit as everyone was able to see everything the place had to offer. I would recommend buying a ticket... 
    Very interesting place & helpful staff. The place wasn’t overcrowded which added to the visit as everyone was able to see everything the place had to offer. I would recommend buying a ticket...  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.
  • Although part of the house is undergoing renovation, there is still plenty to see in the building with a great interactive guide that you scan as you go into each room. The garden at the back of the house is also very impressive. There are some toilets but these are shared with the cafe next door so make sure you don't pay to use these.

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