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The René Magritte Museum occupies the house in which the Belgian surrealist painter worked nearly 24 years of his life. On the ground floor the museum presents the apartment where the painter lived and worked from 1930 to 1954, A biographical...more
Easy to get there with tram 93. Essential to try to discover and to understand the deeper meanings of Magritte's art. Very bourgeois environment. Surrealism as an escape from an unbearable ordinary life.
The Hoho bus stops about 10 minutes walk away but the driver sent us in the wrong direction so took more like 30 minutes to find. Worth the detour for Magritte fans to see the small ground floor apartment, recreated like a time capsule, where...More
Off the beaten track in a residential area this house is a must see for Magritte fans. He lived in the downstairs rooms with his wife for 24 years after returning from Paris. The rooms have been made up to look like they were when...More
Margritte's house where he lived for 24 years until 1954 is located in Jette. From downtown Bruxelles it is about 40 minutes with bus. The house is very anonymous and you have to ring twice to get the staff to open. When I arrived I...More
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Esseghem, Assistante at Rene Magritte House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018
We thank you for your really nice message and we are glad that you appreciated our small, intimate museum. :)
Specific melancholy of this place allowes to learn more about the atmosphere of Belgium. It allowes you to forget about the world outside, and immerse yourself in the world of imagination of that particular artist.
You have to get a timed-reservation on line -- it is really a three story house in the middle of a block in a residential area. Ring the door bell at the time appointed on your ticket and someone will let you in. They have...More