Brussels – a quirky, offbeat capital

Brussels is the capital of Belgium, the capital of Europe, and a city of culture and gentle hedonism. Surrounding the city’s major set piece, the Grand'Place, a visitor to Brussels will find the finest restaurants, endearing bars, some of the world’s finest works of art, and astounding architecture. However, the vibe here is laissez-faire; so relax, go with the flow and let Brussels slowly soak into your spirit.

Anderlect, Maison d'Erasme
View of Maison d' Erasme.
In front of Maison d' Erasmus

Maison d' Erasmus

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Maison d' Erasmus

House of Erasmus Famous Brussels Author

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Humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam spent several months in this elegant house in 1521. Maison d' Erasmus has been preserved as it was back then. Along with precious antiques, valuable painting by Dürer and Holbein, the house make a pleasant diversion for the Brussels visitor.

Its cool shady gardens, are great venue for a picknic or stroll. The museum contains first editions of his In Praise of Folly and Adages, and letters from Charles V and Francis I.

Maison d' Erasmus
Rue du Chapitre, 31, Brussels
Phone
+ 32 2 521 13 83
Website
www.erasmushouse.museum
Hours
10amnoon, 2-5pm Tue-Sun