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“art nouveau”(277 reviews)
“own house”(7 reviews)
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This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is actually the house that Victor Horta built for himself in the late 1890s, which truly exemplifies the Art Nouveau style that made Horta into one of the most acclaimed architects in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue Americaine 25 | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+32 2 543 04 90
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A marvelous example of art nouveau and innovative, for the time, use of metal support structure to create a light and airy interior for this historic family home. The layout and use of multiple layers to create an open plan are still fresh and exciting....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 17 March 2018

As big art nouveau fans, we were well-prepared for our experience at the Horta Museum, and thankfully weren't disappointed. We took the metro to 'Horta' and then walked to Rue Americaine - no signage, so make sure you take a map! The house lived up...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lawtonguy
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Best to be prompt when they open, there will be a line to get in. You get to walk through the house of this famous architect/artist. The house is amazing with many different levels and stairs. Intricate doors and wood carving. The entry to the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I had already visited another Horta house but this was his own house which Victor Horta built for himself. Please make sure you book a guide so you don't miss anything. I would say, without exaggerating, that this building is probably one of the most...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank degtravel
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Do you enjoy Art Nouveau? Do you like house museums? Are you fond of oodles of golden accents, velvet, satin, steel, and organic patterns? Can you handle being smooshed into an intimate space full of arrogant tourists? Ever wanted to see a hidden bed-side urinal?...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nopenono
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Fascinatingly designed house. The fixtures, fittings and furniture are stunning but the real star is the brilliantly conceived staircase.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 20 February 2018

If you visit William Morrison Gallery in UK, Antoni Gaudi's houses in Barcelona and Frank Lloyd Right's earlier work in Chicago, then you would visit Horta Museum. It is outside of towncentre, and it is only open from 2-5pm. Bus 92 stop is in front...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

What to do on a damp Sunday afternoon in Brussels. This was a convenient walking distance from my hotel and easy to reach by tram. Not too busy and they control the numbers in the building at any one time. Be prepared to drop coats,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SAPStar
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Staff were a little officious on the way in, but that’s not a problem when you get to see one of the most beautiful houses in the world. It’s a complete work of art, and there is so much to see. If you have an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GoodTraveller2010
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Magnificent "art nouveau" house in the center of Brussels. It's really worth the detour. Make sure to go there on a sunny day, to enjoy the light effect on the last step, where part of the roof in made of glass and the walls decorated...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Kevin T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, but hopefully this helps others. Definitely early in the morning, and you're right the queue can become long. Also, if you really like architecture, an hour is short to spend in the home. But you can... More