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This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is actually the house that Victor Horta built for himself in the late 1890s, which truly exemplifies the Art Nouveau style that made Horta into one of the most acclaimed architects in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue Americaine 25 | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not the best of Horta's works, but worth a stop by. I don't like the decoration style of this one though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alien W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things to know before you go: They have very limited hours, so be prepared to get there at the opening. BE PREPARED TO QUEUE (line up, for those from America). The museum is not a museum in the traditional sense- it's the guy's house, so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see. You couldn't live like this but as an aspiration and an illustration of how life could be lived back then, well, we can all dream!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IrishSeaCountyDown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting small museums that showcase the work of Horta, a Belgian Gaudi of sorts. Spend a lovely hour touring the multi-storey museum house and exploring its fine details.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarinBruxelles
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This house was everything I dreamed it would be. Horta was a genius and his designs are beautiful - furniture, light fixtures, stair rails. Definite bucket list item.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RMD53
Reviewed December 8, 2018

The building itself is obviously beautifully maintained and preserved, and is certainly stylistically different from most other house museums that are accessible in Europe. If you like Horta and Art Nouveau you'll definitely want to visit. That said, for someone with very limited knowledge of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vichy
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Brilliantly Beautiful. Very attractive Building nand very interesting. If you like art Nouveau come along.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank scott1barden
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

I went there to look at the museum cause I had to, but it started to go wrong as soon as I had to pay for it ... I m 18 so as written on the sign in the museum I have to pay 3€,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed November 15, 2018

If you don't have time to do a walking tour of all the art nouveau sites in Brussels, it's worth making the trip out to St. Gilles to see Horta's house/studio where you can get a sense of his style and enormous talent. We expected...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elleng
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We made a trip in October with the kids to see this place as I love the Art Nouveau movement. Got there just after opening time at 2pm (check times before you go!) there was a small queue, but nothing outrageous. Quite reasonable entry prices...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julia P
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Sorry for the delay, but hopefully this helps others. Definitely early in the morning, and you're right the queue can become long. Also, if you really like architecture, an hour is short to spend in the home. But you can... More
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