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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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Wapperplein 9, Antwerp, Belgium

The Basics

Travelers can visit Rubens House as part of a historical walking tour, which offers a glimpse into Antwerp’s past, or on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, the ideal choice for visitors looking to explore independently. Highlights include more than 10 Rubens masterpieces and the Renaissance-style courtyard garden with a colonnaded pergola.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Rubens House is a must-visit for art lovers.

  • There is an admission fee to enter the museum.

  • Access for wheelchair users is limited to the ground floor and the garden.

  • Visitors can enjoy a free audio guided tour of the museum by downloading the free Antwerp museum app.

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How to Get There

To reach the Rubens House by public transit, take tram line 4 to Groenplaats, line 7 to Meirbrug, or line 11, 12, or 24 to Sint-Katelijnevest. By premetro (subway), take line 3, 5, 9, or 15 to Meir, from which the house is less than a 5-minute walk.

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When to Get There

The Rubens House is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. On the last Wednesday of every month, the house offers free admission; expect long lines on these days. The museum attracts large crowds, so arrive early if you want crowd-free photographs.

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Artworks Inside Rubens House

As well as offering insight into the life of one of the world’s most famous painters, Rubens House also exhibits masterpieces by Rubens and Anthony van Dyk, a former student of Rubens. Visitors can admire a Rubens self-portrait and paintings such asAdam and Eve andThe Annunciation.

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