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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 338 81 88
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An incredible hidden gem

A relatively small museum hosting an incredible collection of art. There are no “fillers” as it’s... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2013
Moscow, Russia
Eclectic collection

Fascinating private art collection spanning several centuries of artwoks. Reminds me of the Frick... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2013
Toronto, Canada
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Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection is displayed in this small museum.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 338 81 88
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

A relatively small museum hosting an incredible collection of art. There are no “fillers” as it’s often the case in large museums – every single item is a masterpiece. The house interiors are very interesting by themselves as well.

1  Thank Marassa
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Fascinating private art collection spanning several centuries of artwoks. Reminds me of the Frick Collection in Manhattan, except the house furnishings are older and probably more valuable. Many of the artists represented here are unheralded, but worth the look.

Thank CanadianEagle747
Reviewed 25 May 2013

This small but stellar collection is thoughtfully displayed in a beautiful building, purpose- built for the collection at the turn of the last century. Just enough works to fully absorb. This museum might be overlooked, but that would be a mistake. Can buy a combo...More

1  Thank MMZurich
Reviewed 11 May 2013

After Rockox House and Rubens we wondered if we'd seen enough art, but didn't want to miss Mad Meg. So glad we went to Museum Mayer van den Berg to do this. A varied collection of exemplar pieces in many media, from 8th to 19th...More

Thank Laura I
Reviewed 16 April 2013

The museum is a real find. It was on our list because of the Breugels (Dulle Griet/ Census at Bethlehem) and of course these were incredible but we found so much more. As the guy below said, the cherrystone necklace- wow- each individually carved and...More

1  Thank CPFCeagles
Reviewed 29 March 2013

The oldest painting in the Netherlands is held in this building, and the stained glass, wallpaper, and furnishings upstairs make this a mix of a gorgeous mansion and a private museum. I loved it.

Thank Americandiva
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This museum deserves its rating on the strength of Brueghel's Dulle Griet alone, but it contains many other treasures that reflect the taste of the man who assembled this collection. It is housed in a mansion that has been adapted for museum use and has...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Buy a joint ticket with the Rubens House to get a deal. There is a lot of stuff here, some of it not so great and labeling is minimal. However when we reached the Breughel room upstairs our visit seemed totally worth while. Awesome paintings!

Thank beleclaire
Reviewed 14 March 2013

10 Euro gets you both the Mayer Museum and Rubens House. Some nice art. Cool house and most descriptions in English so nice.

1  Thank sandytntn
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This museum has an important Breugel (Dulle Griet aka Mad Meg) & it's worth coming here for that alone. The English guide was good to get for free but it was difficult at first to identify the room you were in & then the exhibits...More

1  Thank WinstonSophie
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