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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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Interesting museum

The fit out and selection of paintings was exquisite including the preserved features of the... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Robyn-and-Rob
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Australia
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Amazing surprise

A great surprise for me as a 'local'. I did not the museum, but discovered it through the Ecce Homo... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
platinumcitytrip
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Leuven, Belgium
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Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection is displayed in this small museum.
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Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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+32 3 338 81 88
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The fit out and selection of paintings was exquisite including the preserved features of the original house. Disappointed that sime of the major Breugel works were away for renovation. Spent 60 mins there.

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great exhibits, shame about the limited access. Full of staircases and narrow corridors, made difficult to navigate by poor lighting. No help for reduced mobility visitors or those who suffer from breathing difficulties. Truthfully, Antwerp is not a great place to visit if you have...More

1  Thank RegencyRose
Reviewed 7 February 2018

A great surprise for me as a 'local'. I did not the museum, but discovered it through the Ecce Homo exhibition. Great townhouse with nice private collection, now donated to the city/province/… One could see it as a (very) small scale, Belgian/Antwerp version of the...More

1  Thank platinumcitytrip
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Boring with no translations for foreign visitors. Would not have gone if I had not got a joint ticket with the Rueben's museum.

Thank cginko
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was one of the first museums that featured the collected works of a private collector. The building itself inside is very interesting and it even features two Bruegels. Most museums in Antwerp are free on the last Wednesday of each month.

Thank ZarahVan
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't have much time to see this museum properly but I was so impressed with just interior not mention great collection. There is a big restoration at the moment but still I did enjoy every second spend there. It is around 20 minutes walk...More

Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Right now, the museum is missing the final 1/3 as they are going renovations on it. The Mad Meg painting is also gone because they are doing restorations ahead of a celebration of the printer's life in 2019. It was still worth going through, but...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We usually love private collections set in a cozy home setting but this museum felt very disjointed. The pieces on display were not very interesting except for a few. The lighting was very dim throughout the museum. The major work: Mad Meg by Pieter Brueghel...More

1  Thank DDPJR
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Mayer van den Bergh museum is maybe not so well known but a must see in Antwerp. It has a nice collection of different kinds of art. The portraits on the ground floor are amazing, the still lives on the first floor unbelievable, there is...More

Thank Lizzy V
Reviewed 4 August 2017

visted with my son of 4y old and was very cosy, childfriendly and cheap. 'De dulle Griet' was away on restauration, but that didn't spoil any of the fun the young one had.

Thank Yves M
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