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Address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 33, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Girls' orphanage

The maiden house fits in with the other 16th/17th century museums in Antwerp. However, while the other museums mostly focus on paintings or printed books, here the history of the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

The maiden house fits in with the other 16th/17th century museums in Antwerp. However, while the other museums mostly focus on paintings or printed books, here the history of the maiden house itself takes center stage. The building is not as nicely decorated as the other museums, since the orphans were probably raised in modest circumstances. Nevertheless, the chapel is... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

An entrance fee of 7€, but compared to other places of historical value in Antwerp, the return is extremely low. Few spaces in this listed building are open for the public, including the renovated chapel and the inner courtyard. Some of the important art works are on loan in Germany or being renovated. Staff at the reception desk are not... More 

1 Thank Peter D
Tirana, Albania
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

I am particularly interested in hosting regarding social classes and social welfare so I found this place fascinating. The idea that alms houses were segregated by gender was unusual, that education was included is even more so. I enjoyed seeing the architecture.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

This is the only museum open on Mondays in Antwerp, which is why I went. Why can't city authorities make sure that several of the great museums of this city are open on Mondays and close another day of the week? Also, there are no late openings after 17:00. There is not much to do in Antwerp after that time... More 

1 Thank Inkunabel
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

.. I can really only put average. Not worth the 7 Euro price tag especially when too much of the information is only in Flemish. They make a lot out of very little to be honest.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

nice to visit as museum when you are in Antwerp. Is not worth while travelling to Antwerp to visit this centuries old building

1 Thank albertbrussels

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