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Maison d'Erasme, Brussels

#28 of 54 in Historic Sites in Brussels
Historic Site · Specialty Museum
Follow the footsteps of one of Europe's greatest humanists at Maison d'Erasme, preserving rare editions of Erasmus' writings. The Renaissance scholar stayed at this house for five months in 1521, using it as a tranquil base for his visit to Anderlecht. One of the city's hidden gems, the brick house features Flemish paintings and several priceless manuscripts. A place of pilgrimage for hard-core admirers of Erasmus, the small museum remains refreshingly free of big tourist crowds, so you can tour the house and explore the medicinal gardens at your own unhurried pace. Make Maison d'Erasme a centerpiece of your Brussels vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Brussels trip app.
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  • We visited because of the Brussels Pass. It was way out of city center and not worth the visit. The writings were not in English which made it hard to know what i was looking at. They gave us a huge.....  more »
  • Erasmus spent one year in this house around 1520; the house is now a museum, with lots of paintings, books, and knick-knacks from past times. The garden with its medicinal plants section is also a...  more »
  • Worth the visit, I liked it a lot.
  • Erasmus spent only five months here, but the building and garden give you a time travel to his time all the same.

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