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Maison d'Erasme

Rue du Chapitre 31, Brussels 1070, Belgium
+32 2 521 13 83
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Go -Brilliant, peaceful, interesting, helpful staff, lovely garden - visit house, garden and beguinage for under 2 euro!

A lovely day out in Anderlecht -- an hour or so at Erasmus' house, time in the lovely garden... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Small historical museum dedicated to great humanist

We wanted to visit something smaller and quieter outside of the city center, so we took the tram... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Rue du Chapitre 31, Brussels 1070, Belgium
+32 2 521 13 83
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

A lovely day out in Anderlecht -- an hour or so at Erasmus' house, time in the lovely garden (well-labeled herbs, interesting "philosophical garden" with quotes, pools, plants and trees; wonderful objets and furniture in a 16C house. Ticket includes the Beguinage, 200m away beside...More

Thank mashie44
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We wanted to visit something smaller and quieter outside of the city center, so we took the tram to Saint-Guidon to see Maison d’ Erasme (Erasmus House). Once in the neighborhood, the house was actually somewhat difficult to find! However, we persevered and (with the...More

1  Thank M G
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a real treat. It was fascinating seeing the house and beautiful garden. The collection of antique books was extraordinary. If you take 81 tram to St. Guidon, it is fairly easy to find.

Thank Nancy882
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took the 81 tram to Anderlecht's St. Guidon stop, a busy square with plenty of eating places. It was European Heritage Day (Journée du Patrimoine), and we found that there were several places all around the square. Erasmus, the Renaissance thinker who inspired the...More

Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I agree that this is difficult to find, but it is a gem. A beautiful house and garden with the added bonus of some lovely artworks including a Bosch!!! Also included in the ridiculously cheap entrance fee is the beguinage which is also one of...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I found this small museum eventually, it being surprisingly difficult to find even though it's only 5 minutes from the Metro. For some reason, very few locals seemed to have heard of it. I also got the impression upon arrival that the museum was closed,...More

Thank davet65
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The metro line 5, stop Saint-Guidon brings you fast to Anderlecht from the center of Brussels. When you leave the metro and go in direction of the church, you will be positively surprised. The busy center of Brussels seems far away. Here you find a...More

2  Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

The Erasmus house is in a historical surrounding and the incredibly cheap ticket gives you also access to the beguinase a few hundred meters away. The collection of books, paintings and furniture in a historical building allows a nice, quick visit. The garden in two...More

2  Thank Fyke_Cadet
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Anderlecht ... everybody things about football, but there's a great museum to visit really nearby the soccer field. A 16th century building, now housing the only museum in the world dedicated to the 16th century philosopher Desiderius Erasmus.

1  Thank Jan D
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