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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  • Electronic guides provided so you can get details in every room and of some of the main pictures. This is optional so if you don't have time or interest in listening to all the information, it's... 
    Electronic guides provided so you can get details in every room and of some of the main pictures. This is optional so if you don't have time or interest in listening to all the information, it's...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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