The house of Peter Paul Rubens is one of the symbols of Antwerp. This is the 16th century building that the great Flemish artist bought on his return from Italy and where he lived from 1616 until his death in 1640. Some of his most famous works were created here. After the artist's death the house was sold and subjected to a number of irreversible changes until in 1937 it was finally purchased by the city of Antwerp. It was painstakingly restored; the renovation plan was based on two sketches from the late 1600s. although the house does not look exactly the way it was left by the great master, a tour of it is still part of the "mandatory itinerary" of every visitor to the city alongside the Saint Paul's church (22 Hofstraat) that houses three paintings by the great painter, Rockoxhuis (10 Kezerstraat), a house that belonged to the city mayor and art collector who was the artist's friend, and Museum Pantin-Moretus (22 Vrijdagmarkt) the portrait gallery of which is currently the home of 18 paintings by Peter Paul Rubens.
Open daily 10 am - 5 pm except Mondays.
9 - 11 Wapper
Keywords: Antwerp, museum, Rubens, house, museums