Please note: due to the corona virus, this tour is temporarily unavailable.

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. 

 

Practical information

Tours

  • Please note that it is not possible to book tours for the time being because of the Covid-19 epidemic. When group visits are permitted once more, the number of participants will be limited for as long as Covid restrictions are in place.
  • Until January 9, 2022 except on Mondays and public holidays
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Capacity: max. 10 persons per guide while Covid restrictions apply. Max. 15 persons per guide when Covid restrictions are lifted
  • Languages: NL – EN – FR – DU– SP – IT
  • Price guided tour: € 105
  • Museum entry fee: 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 without guide

  • NB: group visits can’t be booked for the time being because of the Covid-19 epidemic.
  • Until January 9, 2022 except on Mondays and public holidays
  • Museum entry fee: for groups of 12 or more: € 6 p.p.
  • Capacity: max. 10 persons per guide while Covid restrictions apply. Max. 15 persons per guide when Covid restrictions are lifted.

Book your tickets here

Tips for your visit

  • Preferably on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in order to enhance the comfort of your group during the visit.
  • 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.  
  • You can find all the practical information about our address, opening hours and accessibility here.

The exhibition is being organized in close collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and dovetails with Bruegel Year 2019.