Erasmus House

(FR) Maison d'Érasme | (NL) Erasmushuis
Evoke the life of the Humanist and the intellectual universe of the Renaissance

Erasmus House is a historic museum located in the west area of greater Brussels. It is dedicated to the life and works of Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

Erasmus was one of the most influential figures of the early modern period, and his writings had a significant impact on the development of Western thought and literature.

Erasmus House was once the home of Erasmus, and today it serves as a museum that celebrates his life and legacy. Visitors to the museum can learn about Erasmus’ life and works through a variety of exhibits, including artifacts, documents, and interactive displays. The museum also hosts a range of educational programs and events, including lectures, workshops, and guided tours.

In addition to its exhibits and educational programs, Erasmus House is also a popular venue for cultural events and conferences. The museum’s beautiful gardens and historic surroundings make it an ideal setting for a variety of occasions.

Overall, Erasmus House is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the history of the Renaissance, the life and works of Desiderius Erasmus, or simply the rich cultural heritage of Brussels. Whether you are a history buff, a student of literature, or simply looking for an interesting and informative outing in Brussels, Erasmus House has something to offer.

Getting There

The Erasmus House is located in the Anderlecht area, which is 30 minutes away from Brussels city center by public transportation. The closest major station is Brussels South (Zuid/Midi) train station.


Rue de Formanoir 31, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Hours and Fees


Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm


Mondays, December 24, January 1


Your admission is free if you have Brussels Card.

General: 1.25 €
Young adults and Children (6 and under): Free
Brussels Card holder: Free

Every first Sunday of the month, the museum opens its doors free of charge.