Corona update: Due to the current measures, it is not possible to make a booking for either February – March. A city walk in the open air can take place from 1 April 2021 and a group visit/tour in a city museum is possible as of 1 May 2021. These dates are subject to the corona measures that are in force at that time. The corona measures limit the maximum number of participants as well. For specific information on the Antwerpse Stadsgidsen or the historic walks of the city of Antwerp, click on the link. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@experienceantwerp.be.

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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Museum Mayer van den Bergh

During his short life, Fritz Mayer van den Bergh collected some 3,000 art objects, including ‘Mad Meg’ by Bruegel. After his sudden death, his mother Henriëtte fulfilled his wish and established a museum, known as the Museum Mayer van den Bergh, for his breathtaking collection.

When you visit the Museum Mayer van den Bergh today you will enter a world full of paintings, altarpieces, sculptures, manuscripts and tapestries, displayed in an atmospheric interior full of delicate, small art treasures. You will feel Fritz’s enthusiasm and expert eye and his mother’s unconditional love for her son.

Top 3 reasons why this is worth your visit:

  • ‘Mad Meg’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which has been beautifully restored.
  • An excellent and varied collection of ancient art, including paintings, sculptures, jewellery, textiles, furniture and manuscripts.
  • An inspiring story about the passion, decisiveness and perseverance of a young, visionary collector and his mother.

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