Van Ertborn and Mayer van den Bergh collected paintings, sculptures, manuscripts and other art objects with immense passion. Their acquisitions were often bargains, sometimes investments and occasionally brilliant discoveries.

Both Antwerp collectors were far ahead of their time. For centuries, Rubens was considered the greatest artist. Little interest was shown in Flemish masters like Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Quentin Massys and Rogier van der Weyden, or in the work of the French artist Jean Fouquet. Fritz and Florent, by contrast, recognized the quality of this art. 



Tour Madonna meets Mad Meg

  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Capacity max. 15 persons per guide & max. two groups per hour
  • Languages NL – ENG – FR – GER
  • Price guided tour: € 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.)