Saturday 05 October 2019 - Thursday 31 December 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors

As a museum, we have the responsibility to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. That’s why the museum will close until the 3rd of April 2020. 

Florent van Ertborn (1784–1840) and Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858–1901) collected paintings, sculptures, manuscripts and other art objects with immense passion. Their acquisitions were often bargains, sometimes investments and occasionally brilliant discoveries.

Beginning on 5 October 2019, this pair of astute collectors invite you to visit the Mayer van den Bergh Museum in Antwerp, where Fritz and Florent will sweep you up in their passion for collecting and share several of their masterpieces. The highlight is the recently restored Dulle Griet (‘Mad Meg’) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Specially for this exhibition, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA), which is currently closed for renovation, is showing a number of masterpieces again for the first time in several years, including Fouquet’s enigmatic Madonna.


Practical information

Exhibition 'Madonna meets Mad Meg. Masterpieces and Their Collectors'

  • From 5 October 2019 to 31 December 2020
  • Admission: € 8.00 / € 6.00 / free 
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Mondays and public holidays (1 November, 25 December, 1 January, 1 May and 15 August) Open exceptionally on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.


  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Capacity max. 15 persons per guide & max. two groups per hour
  • Languages NL – ENG – FR – GER
  • Price guided tour € 75 + € 5 administrative cost (from 2 January € 85 + € 5 administrative cost; not including museum entry fee (€ 8 p.p. or, for groups of 12 or more: € 6 p.p.) The museum has a listening system, so that the guide can be heard perfectly.
  • Reservation Visit Antwerp - Booking and Ticketing: tel.: +32 3 338 95 30 (working days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


The Mayer van den Bergh Museum is a historic house with a lot of stairs. The exhibition is on the first floor. Access for wheelchair users is limited to the ground floor. 


In collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.