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Zicht op het Rubenshuis vanuit de tuin 2 © Ans Brys

The Rubens House in a nutshell

“Welcome to my house!” Peter Paul Rubens, a brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazzo.


Due to the high temperatures, some halls may be closed from Wednesday to Sunday.

New garden to become a green museum gallery

Voorbeeld van hoe de nieuwe tuin er zal uitzien.

Soon you will be able to enjoy colour 365 days a year in the new garden of the Rubens House. It will be a Baroque garden for all seasons. Work commences in October 2022.

Word hofleverancier van het Rubenshuis

Fund a flower in Rubens’s new garden

To plant the new museum garden, the Rubens House is counting on helping hands. Fund a flower in Rubens’s new garden. You can purchase bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees from 10 euros.


The Rubens House renews

The master briefly becomes a master builder

The Rubens House is building the future and is undergoing a refurbishment. Discover the work’s progress at the Rubens House here.

The Rubens House in one minute

"Welcome to my house!" Peter Paul Rubens, brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazetto in the centre of Antwerp. The master lived here with his family for years and painted with his colleagues and assistants in a studio that he designed himself. He created many of his paintings in this house. His work has inspired artists and art aficionados for over four hundred years. Here he received important patrons and cherished his unique art collection. 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. Welcome!



Street artist creates gigantic mural in the garden of the rubens house

Rubens continues to inspire. Spear, a street artist, is also fascinated by the master’s art, creating a mural on a 40-metre-long site hoarding in the garden of the Rubens House. You could see Spear at work on his mural in the museum garden until 19 June.

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Practical information

Practical information about opening hours, ticket sales, how to reach us and accessibility. And how can you enjoy a safe visit to the museum in these times.


Buy your tickets in advance

Will you be visiting the museum soon? Buy your ticket(s) online in advance so you are always sure of a slot.



The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. These are the masterpieces that you cannot afford to miss.

About Rubens


He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.

Rubens in Antwerp

Peter Paul Rubens and Antwerp. The master and his city. After more than 400 years, this world-class painter's presence can still be felt in the city.