The Van Buuren Museum and Gardens in Brussels
This Art Deco complex, in the house of the Van Buuren patrons (David, 1886-1955 and Alice, 1890-1973), is famous for its collections of magnificent paintings and gardens that are accessible to the public.
The site has been a non-profit foundation since 1970, in accordance with the wishes of Mrs Van Buuren before her death. In the spirit of its founder, it does everything possible to conserve the paintings, furniture and objects in the villa, which is now converted into the museum, with its surrounding gardens. These gardens are open to the public, as is the "The Song of Songs” labyrinth and the adjacent Heart Garden.
Visitors should not miss the impressive collection of paintings by famous artists from the 16th to the 20th century: the entourage of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, James Ensor, Henri Fantin-Latour, Constant Permeke and Gustave Van de Woestyne. Occasional temporary exhibitions showcase works from other artistic collections in this exceptional Art Deco architectural setting.
Visit the Van Buuren Museum and Gardens website for more information about this site, located at 41 Avenue Léo Errera, 1180 Brussels and open every day from 2 pm to 5.30 pm, except Tuesdays.