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Practical information

Practical information about opening hours, ticket sales, how to reach us and accessibility. We hope to welcome you soon!

The Rubens House renews. The museum and garden are accessible. From January 9, 2023, the Rubens House will be closed for an extended period. The most up-to-date information can be found at rubenshuis.be/renews.

Rubens House
Wapper 9-11
2000 Antwerpen

 

Opening hours

Open

The Rubens House is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Last admission at 16h. The museum is exceptionally open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Closed

The Rubens House is closed on Mondays, with the exception of Easter Monday and Whit Monday. The museum is also closed on these public holidays: 1 January, 1 May, Ascension Day, 1 November, 25 December.

 

Tickets

Buy your ticket here

Want to be sure of your visit to the Rubens House? Avoid long queues and reserve your ticket online in advance. Visitors who are entitled to free admission also reserve their ticket via this system.

Do you need help, or do you have any questions about booking your tickets? Follow the step-by-step plan here. Consult the terms and conditions of sale when purchasing an online ticket.

In the Rubens House itself you pay cash-free at the ticket desk, in the shop and for activities. You can pay with Bancontact/Mister Cash, Maestro, MasterCard and VISA.

Ticket prices

€12

  • Visitors aged 26 and above

€8

  • Visitors aged 18–25
  • Groups of 12 people or more
  • When the museum is not fully accessible for people with physical disabilities
  • A Card (A-kaart) holders

Free of charge

  • Visitors under 18 years of age
  • Residents of Antwerp with an A-card on the first Tuesday of the month
  • Holders of an A-card with opportunity fee
  • Holders of an Uitpas with VT-statute
  • Holders of an Antwerp City Card; (buy an Antwerp City Card online)
  • Holders of an ICOM card (International Council of Museums)
  • Holders of a CLASS Teacher Card
  • School groups with teacher
  • People accompanying people with disabilities
  • Holders of a Museum Pass. With a Museum Pass you can visit all participating Belgian museums for one year, whenever you want and as often as you want. The Museum Pass can be purchased online via this link or at the museum desk. More information at www.museumpas.be.

Free access on request

Formulas

KMSKA ticket promotion

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) opens its doors again and we celebrate this with a special ticket promotion! Buy a ticket for a visit to the KMSKA from 26 September 2022 and get 50% discount on your visit to the Rubens House. Read more.

Combination ticket Museum Mayer van den Bergh - Rubens House

The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is within walking distance of the Rubens House and immerses you in a very special, intimate, homely atmosphere. You will be introduced to a wonderful collection, the man who collected it all by himself and Pieter Bruegel's world-famous Dulle Griet (Mad Meg). 

  • € 16
  • Select "Combination Rubens House - Museum Mayer van den Bergh" at "Number" in the ticket shop

Fixed time slots

You can visit the museum between 10 am and 5 pm. A visit lasts 90 minutes on average, but you set your own pace. A maximum number of people are admitted every 30 minutes. Come to the museum at the time indicated on your ticket. You may not be admitted if you do not respect the arrival time.

  • School groups (with students up to 25 years old) visit the museum for free. For a guided visit, you pay only for the guide. A reservation is required. 
  • Groups of more than 12 people enjoy a reduced rate. Book your guide via Experience Antwerp. You will find all the information on 'as a group to the museum'.

 

Practical information

Where

Rubens House
Wapper 9-11
2000 Antwerp
tel. +32 3 201 15 55
fax +32 3 227 36 92
rubenshuis@antwerpen.be
 

Getting to the museum

Determine your route with Google Maps.

By Velo

You will find a Velo station (number 23) at the entrance to the Rubens House. More information: www.velo-antwerpen.be

By tram and bus

  • End and start stop F. Rooseveltplaats is a 10-minute walk from the Rubens House.
  • Tram stop Antwerp Meir Metro is only a 3-minute walk away (streetcar 3, 15, 9 and 5).

For the timetable, check the website of De Lijn.

By water bus

The Waterbus across the Scheldt provides a convenient link between Hemiksem and Lillo with stops in Kruibeke, Zwijndrecht, Sint-Anna and Steenplein in the heart of Antwerp. From Steenplein you can walk to the Rubens House in about 15 minutes. Bicycles can be taken for free on the DeWaterbus.

The ships and stops are accessible to wheelchair users. There are departures every half hour, the rates and timetable can be found at www.dewaterbus.be.

Arriving by train

Antwerp-Central train station is a 10-minute walk from the Rubens House.

By Car

Are you coming to Antwerp by car? Then keep in mind that the entire Antwerp city center and Linkeroever have been a low-emission zone since February 1, 2017. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter are not allowed to enter the low-emission zone.

Check in good time whether your vehicle meets the admission requirements via this test

Mandatory registration: Vehicles with a foreign license plate (except Dutch) that meet the admission requirements must be registered once. This is free of charge and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone at the latest. Register your car here

More information about the low emission zone in Antwerp can be found at www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/LEZ.

Follow the P-route in the direction of the city center. Parking Oudaen (Oudaen), Arenberg (Oude Vaartplaats), Horta (Hopland), Lombardia (Lombardenvest), Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai).

Baggage

In the ticket pavilion of the Rubens House there are lockers where you can leave your coats, handbags and small backpacks. However, for security reasons it is mandatory to leave backpacks and bags larger than an A4 size in the lockers. Umbrellas are stored in the umbrella stand at the entrance to the museum at your own risk.

Unfortunately there are no lockers available for large rucksacks, suitcases, trolleys and other travel luggage or large objects such as baby carriages and folding bicycles. If your luggage is larger than A4, you may be refused entry.

 

Accessibility

The Rubens House is a historic building without a lift. Consequently, only the ground floor and garden are accessible to wheelchair users. Museum staff will be happy to assist wheelchair users if necessary.

Please note: the adapted toilet for wheelchair users is located in the adjoining cafeteria and is not accessible for the time being! The nearest toilet for wheelchair users is located at the Stadsfeestzaal (Municipal Reception Hall) at 78 Meir (200 metres from the museum).

Baby buggies and strollers are not admitted because of the narrow passageways in the museum. You can leave them with the door staff at the beginning of the visit.

 

How to find your way around the museum

Audio Tour

You can choose an audio tour, visitor's guide, or both. The audio guides are available at the museum desk in Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.

Visitors' guide 'The highlights of the Rubens House

You can view and download digital visitor guides on your smartphone. Paper copies of the visitors' guides are also available at the museum reception desk in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish. 

Exhibition booklet: Rubens House. The highlights