Reception building and revamped garden Rubens House opens in summer 2024
The Rubens House will open its brand-new reception building in the summer of 2024. Designed by Robbrecht and Daem architects, the building is the entrance to Rubens' universe.
The facade is a swirling spectacle of hundreds of columns. The building is full of references to Rubens' art, such as the large spiral staircases with their upward movement, and is conceived as two giant bookcases facing each other. There you visit the immersive experience, where you stand eye to eye with Rubens. At the back, you enter the Rubens House's new garden. This baroque garden displays colour 365 days a year and shines in every season. With more than 17,000 plants, this becomes a museum hall without a ceiling. Rubens's gardeners Willem and Jasper will tell you in all colours what happened here.
Want to delve even further into the 17th century? Then you are welcome in the library to browse among the books and manuscripts. Moreover, there you have a wonderful view of Rubens' house and garden.
The reception building and garden will festively open in the summer of 2024. The house where Rubens lived and worked is still closed for renovation.