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“Beautiful garden”

Musee David et Alice van Buuren
Ranked #45 of 402 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Wash. St.
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful garden”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We're both into gardening so were pleased to have this garden recommended to us. Didn't see the museum, just the garden on the grounds but it was worth the time, even in the "off season" for gardening. Topiary, cool garden sculptures, nice plantings. Well worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
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Brussels
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151 reviews
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“An honourable art deco mansion now living museum of early 1900, casted in its Italian garden”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

This is a place to visit every now and then, for the sense of class and elegance lives in the house and it's transferred to every guest. The interiors are perfect, grand image of a wealthy society noble in spirit and devoted to art and beauty. You find originals from Bruegel, Spiliart and made to measure furniture and fittings in every corner, the garden encloses a maze and a romantic rosetum to conclude your visit in love.

Visited June 2013
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Brussels
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118 reviews
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“Delightful green island in the city”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The house itself and gardens bear witness to the good taste and willingness to innovate of its original owners. Sad that some of the best artwork was stolen in the summer of 2013 and has not yet been recovered. The temporary exhibition on show in summer 2013 was idiosyncratic and ill adapted to the site.

Visited July 2013
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Maisons Alfort
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99 reviews
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“The great work of a great collector”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This place is a dream for an Art Déco lover. The banker and amateur artist Van Buuren used his extensive friendship with artists (and his money) to build a house in the Art Deco style (revolutionary at the time) exactly as he wanted, using only the best elements.
This applies also to the garden, including an amusing labyrinth.
In the house, you should find a very amiable man (he knew the Van Buurens) who is a treasure of information, if not an official guide.

Visited July 2013
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kent
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203 reviews
157 attraction reviews
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“If you can't do the Horta and this, choose this.”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I much preferred the Van Buuren museum to the Horta museum. Maybe not a 'very good' rating but there isn't a 'good' rating to choose. Expensive, but there is a lovely garden as well to add to the value of your visit. Some of the house is really impressive, other parts not so. I was disappointed with the art having read in guides that this was something going for the attraction. The Bruegel, 'the fall of Icarus', being of dubious provenance. The only other artist I had heard of was Signac, so mostly unknown and mainly one or two artists in bulk. It was mainly just the ground floor with only two first floor rooms available to see, so this could have been better too.

Visited July 2013
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