ANTWERPEN – Rubenshuis

In a side-street (named ‘Wapper’) of the Meir avenue stands the former house of Peter Paul Rubens, the greatest and most famous of all the Antwerp painters. Rubens bought an existing 16th century house there, after he had returned from his stay in Italy (1600-1608). He lived in the house from 1616 onwards and died there in 1640. It now houses the ‘Rubens House -Museum’. Nowadays visitors should be aware that they don’t visit a house as it was left behind by its most famous inhabitant, but rather a reconstruction of what it must have looked like in the first half of the 17th century. The collection of paintings by Rubens himself and by some of his contemporaries alone already make it worth to visit, during which one can stroll through the reconstructed garden, visit the work shop of Rubens and his private quarters.

Release Dates

2004, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: Belgium
  • Available: temporary unavailable; restoration works
  • Location: ANTWERPEN, Belgium