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Address: Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Smallish, perfectly-formed, impressive

Perhaps because it was a private house, and shows what was a private collection, this museum conveys a sense of privileged access to a coherent, lovely, series of paintings... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Richard_D_North
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Perhaps because it was a private house, and shows what was a private collection, this museum conveys a sense of privileged access to a coherent, lovely, series of paintings. Everything seems to fit. Especially this year (2017) it is housing some treasures of the Royal Museum (shut for renovation). If you find the Rubens and Baroque maybe a tad overwhelming,... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Beautiful exhibition in a fascinating private house of 1603, curated very profound, exceptional masterpieces on view, friendly staff, must-see

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AREQUIPA, Peru
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This old mayor's house contains an impressive collection of flemish painters, from the primitives till the baroque. It houses part of the Royal Arts Museum of Antwerp which is under restoration. Small, but a must.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The Rockox house fits in the line of 16th century museums in Antwerp. I found it less impressive than its competitors the Rubens house and the museum Mayer Van den Bergh, and also than the printing museum Plantin-Moretus, but still it has a fine painting collection in an old building with a good courtyard. Tourists should make sure to see... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

if you love art,(painting, sculptures, books, tapestries ....) its a must see , beautiful house, lovely little garden. A secret gem in Antwerp and must see if you love paintings

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Situated away from the main high street, Rockox House provides further artwork from those found at Rubens House. Considering that Rockox was a lawyer and a friend of Rubens, his house illustrates his love for great artwork and other artistic forms. To expand your artistic leanings, visit Rockox House.

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Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful little museum with an outstanding collection. Unique XVI° century building with restored garden.

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Thank Pieter O
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Enter into the 16-17th century interior of the house of the former mayor of Antwerp. Cosy museum still mostly untouched. the various temporary expositions always enrich the permanent collection and are always of te same time frame. A must see !

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Thank HenkSpring
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Rockox House (a former mayor of Antwerp) is well preserve and is an intimate setting for Flemish Master Paintings. It is a different experience - the painting are displayed as they would have been in the 17th century not in a museum.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

A small museum with an excellent collection. Property of a bank. It's the former home of one of Antwerps mayors and art collectors, from the beginning of the seventeenth century.

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