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Museum Night 2022

On 6 August, it's Museum Night again. All of Antwerp's museums can be visited until 1 o'clock in the morning. At the Rubens House, the historic garden will be the setting for a summer party.

    Saturday 6 August 2022 until Sunday 7 August 2022 from 19:00 to 1:00

What’s on?

While the DJ in the courtyard is playing a surprising set inspired by the time of Rubens, the food archaeologist will be mixing cocktails and mocktails with herbs from the garden. In the garden, you can join slow architecture tours. In AmuseeVous's photo booth, you will be completely immersed in the time of Rubens with attire which references his era but is made up of recycled materials.


A Rubens cocktail

What happens if you put food archaeologist Jeroen Van Vaerenbergh and cocktail expert Hannah Van Ongevalle together? Then you get a unique Rubens cocktail! The food archaeologist finds his inspiration in 16th and 17th-century herbs which used to grow in Rubens's garden, Hannah provides the contemporary twist. In addition to the cocktail, a non-alcoholic Rubens-inspired mocktail will also be offered. 

  • Cocktails (€9) and mocktails (€ 7) for sale in the garden of the Rubens House from 7pm, last drink at 12.30am.
  • The food archaeologist will come explain things from 11pm onwards.

Slow art: a detailed view of the porchway

The elegant porchway of the Rubens House is one of the museum's main attractions. The Baroque monument was designed by Rubens himself. Listen to your guide and discover the symbolism behind the sculpted details. Moreover, in the garden, a haven of peace in the middle of the city, you will learn more about the wonderful intersections between culture and nature.

  • Continuously from 7pm to 9pm

Photo booth in collaboration with AmuseeVous: Ruby Renteurs

The Rubens House will be opening its garden during the Museum Night to the young artist, Ruby Renteurs. She will be setting up a photo booth in collaboration with AmuseeVous where visitors can discover, touch and wear her costumes. Thanks to the photo, you will have a great souvenir afterwards!

Ruby Renteurs (1996) graduated as a costume designer at the Academy in Antwerp. Currently, she is mainly working in the film industry as a costume and set designer and, in addition, she is working as a visual artist.

  • Continuously from 7pm

DJ set by Brendan Jan Walsh

Brendan Jan Walsh is a proponent of the "indie-classical" movement which still cares very little about boundaries between genres. Together with the audience, he seeks out unforgettable experiences. Especially for the Rubens House, he will be putting together a DJ set with music from the Rubens era and music which the painter would listen to if he were an artist today. Enjoy a special musical journey.

  • Come and enjoy some dancing in our garden from 9pm onwards


Practical information

  • Saturday 6 August from 7pm to 1am in various Antwerp museums
  • All information is available at


More activities in the garden this summer ...

Moeder zit met twee kinderen op een bankje in de tuin van het Rubenshuis

Stop and smell the roses this summer with Rubens

This summer is your last opportunity to visit the garden. We have lots of summer parties scheduled. Drop by and enjoy the garden, like Rubens did, with friends and family.

Rubenstuin in de lente met gele tulpen

Culture Weekend 2022

Saturday 27 August 2022 until Sunday 28 August 2022 from 9:00 to 17:00

On 27 and 28 August, the new cultural season kicks off with the Culture Weekend.