Corona update: As from May 8th 2021 city walks in the open air can take place again. A group visit/tour in a city museum is possible as of 1 June 2021. This date is tentative and subject to the corona measures that are in force at that time. In case you have any questions, please complete our contact form.
During his short life, Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858-1901) collected some 3,000 works, among which ‘Mad Meg’ (‘Dulle Griet’) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. After his sudden death in 1901, his mother Henriette was left with her son’s unfulfilled dream: to open a museum devoted to his breath-taking collection.
When you visit the Museum Mayer van den Bergh today you will enter a world full of paintings, altarpieces, sculptures, manuscripts and tapestries. Each one displayed in an atmospheric interior, full of delicate little art treasures. You will feel Fritz’s enthusiasm and expert eye and his mother’s unconditional love for her son.