He renovated this house in the early seventeenth century after his design and ideas.
“He bought a large house in Antwerp, renovated it in the “Roman style” and decorated and refurbished the interior in such a way that it could accommodate a prominent painter and collector of beautiful objects.” (Roger de Piles, 1681)
It is here, in the centre of Antwerp, that Rubens lived with his family and worked with his colleagues and assistants in his studio. Here he received important patrons and cherished his unique art collection. Here he also enjoyed the splendour of his garden.
The Rubens House is a unique experience for visitors thanks to its amazing collection of masterpieces by Rubens, his colleagues and contemporaries. This unique museum, the master's house, is the only place in the world where Rubens's presence is so tangible. And you are here as his guest.
During this tour you will learn more about the famous painter and Antwerp in his time.
The tour is based on Rubens's life and the Rubens House's permanent collection. During the tour you will pass through the exhibition "Rubens in private" but it will not be covered in detail during your visit.
- Duration 90 minutes
- Price for the guide: € 75 + € 5 administration fee
- Maximum 15 people per guide.
- Suitable for general and arts students in secondary education
- Tour for young people aged 14 years or over
- Admission Rubens House: free for classes under the supervision of a teacher.
15, Grote Markt
phone + 32 3 232 01 03
The offices are open from Monday until Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.