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  • What is there to see?

    The Museum Mayer van den Bergh immerses you in a very special, intimate, homely atmosphere. You will be introduced to a wonderful collection and to the man who assembled it on his own. And to the world-famous Mad Meg by Pieter Bruegel.
Plan your visit
Everything you need to know to plan and make the most of your visit to the Museum Mayer van den Bergh.
We have selected the works you definitely shouldn’t miss. You will be astonished, moved and awe-struck by these masterpieces.
Due to renovations, the Micheli room (medieval sculpture) will be closed temporarily.
Mad Meg sent off for restoration

Dulle Griet in restauratie

Mad Meg by Pieter Bruegel the Elder is being restored. The masterpiece with iconic value rarely leaves its place. But has been sent to Brussels where it is being restored by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage. The workshop has a world-wide reputation – amongst others thanks to the restoration of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.
The museum bears the name of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, a man of means, art connoisseur and eminent collector. Who was he? What role does his mother play in the story? What did he collect? And where does Pieter Bruegel come into it all?
The name of Pieter Bruegel the Elder is known worldwide. However, this was not the case in Fritz Mayer van den Bergh’s day. Again, he was ahead of his time. Bruegel’s works are now the undoubted high points of the museum collection.
Guided tours
Fritz Mayer van den Bergh was a visionary collector. His masterpieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance can be seen today in a homely and intimate atmosphere. Discover his story on one of our guided tours.