rubenshuis

Rubens House

DETAILS
Address: Wapper 9-11 2000 Antwerpen
Phone: +32 32 01 15 55
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10:00 - 17:00 [last admission at 16:30]; Easter Monday and Whit Monday.
Closing period: Mondays, 1 and 2 January, Ascension Day, 25 and 26 December.

Peter Paul Rubens, a well-known Baroque painter from the 16th to 17th centuries, resides in the city of Antwerp. He has been an inspiration and a resource for people for 400 years through his work. And to think that the most of his creative output was produced in this home.

The Italian painter Rafael was a favorite of Rubens. It should come as no surprise that Rubens created his own city palace in 1610, precisely like his idol. Near the Meir, an area of the city that has long been coveted. In this home, Rubens painted his masterpieces, watched his kids play in the garden, and entertained dignitaries and even royalty. A group was diligently working on his paintings in the studio at the same time. At his best, Rubens had to manage a group of skilled artists since he couldn’t do it alone.

When you visit the Rubens House, a tour guide will lead you past Rubens’s own art collection as well as his famous self-portrait and other masterpieces by Anthony van Dyck and other skilled and well-known colleagues.