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Van Buuren Museum, Brussels

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#14 of 84 in Museums in Brussels
Declared a National Heritage Site in 2001, Van Buuren Museum showcases an impressive collection of over five centuries of art housed within an Art Deco house. Wander the rooms filled with both masterpieces and lesser-known works by Vincent van Gogh, James Ensor, Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Rik Wouters, and many others. David van Buuren was the patron of the Belgian artist Gustave van de Woestijne, who showed his gratitude by contributing to the couple's collection. Almost every piece of decor and furniture have been designed by Belgian and Dutch artisans--note the carpets in the living room designed by Jaap Gidding, and a 500 kg (1,100 lb) chandelier by Jan Eisenloeffel. Don't miss the landscaped gardens with their hedges, trees, and walkways--works of art in and of themselves. You can reach the attraction by exiting the tram at Churchill in the Uccle District. The museum operates on a limited schedule, check for opening times before you arrive. With our online itinerary creator, Brussels attractions like Van Buuren Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You can hardly guess that it is a museum when a charming person at the entrance invites you to put on slippers so as not to leave traces on the floor that smells of wax.... the works of art are elegantly arranged, if not hidden, here and there in the house - there are Belgian artists of course, but not only, and then needless to say that art has no borders. The museum is human-sized, which means that even the smallest will support the visit, especially since a beautiful garden awaits them - with maze, stream, rose garden, in short enough to enchant each generation
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  • Having visited several private home musea (not necessarily Art Deco), I must say the collection of artworks at Van Buuren is a bit disappointing. The short film while entertaining is of poor conceptua...  more »
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  • Wonderful art deco house in the leafy suburbs, would love to live in this house which was full of character. The gardens were really nice too, great way to spend a couple of hours. The design and style of the house is the star though, well worth a visit away from the tourist-heavy locations.
  • It's a lovely place! The garden is gorgeous! Go to the heart's garden. 😉
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