The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is named after its founder, Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, a passionate art collector with a keen eye for unique and valuable pieces. Fritz Mayer van den Bergh was born in 1858 and began his collection at a young age, acquiring artworks from various periods and styles. Tragically, he passed away at the age of 43 in 1901, leaving behind a remarkable collection.
What You Can See
The museum boasts an eclectic mix of art, spanning from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and beyond. One of the most famous and cherished pieces in the collection is Mad Meg (also called Dulle Griet) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The painting takes its name from the woman running to the left at the bottom of the painting, wearing some kind of armour.
Additionally, you’ll find an extensive display of medieval sculptures, intricate tapestries, and a stunning array of religious artifacts. The museum’s carefully curated collection offers a rare glimpse into the artistic achievements of various periods in history.
The museum is located in the city center area of Antwerp, between Grote Markt and Antwerp Central station.
2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
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Hours and Fees
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 25 December