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What is there to see?

The Museum Mayer van den Bergh immerses you in a very special, intimate, homely atmosphere. You will be introduced to a wonderful collection and to the man who assembled it on his own. And to the world-famous Mad Meg by Pieter Bruegel.

The Mayer van den Bergh Museum is open. Tickets are to be purchased online for a visit during a fixed time block. See our Practical information.

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Meet Henriette

  • Tuesday 9 March 2021 until Sunday 9 January 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00

A museum as homage: this is what Henriette Mayer van den Bergh (1838–1920) achieved in the space of barely three years. After the sudden death of her son Fritz, she realized his unfulfilled wish: to open a museum devoted to his breathtaking collection. Following the opening of the museum, Henriette was hailed as a grande dame. Her enterprising, purposeful and resolute personality made a huge impression.

Madonna meets Mad Meg

  • Saturday 5 October 2019 until Sunday 9 January 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00

It goes without saying that Bruegel and Fouquet are the real masters behind ‘Dulle Griet’ and The Madonna. Yet it is thanks to master collectors that we are able to enjoy these outstanding works today. Step into the world of connoisseurs Fritz and Florent and discover their relentless nose for beauty.

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About Fritz and his collection

Fritz Mayer van den Bergh

The museum bears the name of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, a man of means, art connoisseur and eminent collector. Who was he? What role does his mother play in the story? What did he collect? And where does Pieter Bruegel come into it all?

A fascination for Bruegel

The name of Pieter Bruegel the Elder is known worldwide. However, this was not the case in Fritz Mayer van den Bergh’s day. Again, he was ahead of his time. Bruegel’s works are now the undoubted high points of the museum collection.

Plan your visit

Museum Mayer van den Bergh: always open online

The museum is always open online. Find out all about Fritz Mayer van den Bergh and his admiration for Bruegel, take our ‘Madonna Meets Mad Meg’ audio tour, or discover the key masterpieces in our collection.

A safe museum visit

You can now visit the Mayer van den Bergh Museum again. Discover Fritz Mayer van den Bergh’s breathtaking collection and his connoisseur’s eye for beauty. The health and safety of our visitors and our staff is paramount, so we will ensure safe surroundings for your visit. We also ask you to take a number of measures into account. We look forward to seeing you very soon!