Tour 1: The total portrait

Want to get to the very essence of Rubens? Together with our museum guide, dig through his artistic past in Rubens Experience and then delve deeper into his private life in the renovated garden.    

Tour 1: The total portrait

Curious about the story behind the place where Rubens lived and worked? Our guide will tell and show you all about it. Surround yourself with technical gadgets in the intimate Rubens Experience and marvel at various valuable pieces from our collection, including his self-portrait.   

After that, soak up the atmosphere in the newly redesigned flower and plant garden. There are an impressive 17,427 new plants. From trees to climbers, water plants, shrubs and bulbs. Did you know that the design is partly based on Rubens' painting 'The Garden Walk'? You will learn all that and more interesting facts in this guided tour.  

Practical information 

Available from 3 September 2024 


Number of participants

max. 2 groups per time slot  

1 group = max. 15 persons   



90 minutes



€95 per guide + €25 administration cost  

Make sure you order the right number of tickets for your group, on top of the guide.  



Dutch, French, English, German – Other languages on request  



Tuesday and Thursday: starts at 10.00 a.m. or 12.00 p.m.  



Online booking only via Experience Antwerp  

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Explore Rubens Experience and the renovated garden with a guide.