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Welcome at the Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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.

Tickets are to be purchased online for a visit during a fixed time block. See our Practical information.

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    Friday 10 November 2023 until Sunday 3 March 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

15 contemporary artists look at the Fritz Mayer van den Bergh collection and enter into a dialogue with centuries-old paintings, modest sculptures and lavish retables. An intriguing blend of old and new where you examine the work with a fresh pair of eyes.

About Fritz, his masterpieces and Bruegel

Who was Fritz?

The museum bears the name of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh. Who was he?


You will be astonished, moved and awe-struck by these masterpieces.

Discover Bruegel

At the museum you will come face to face with the work of Pieter Bruegel and his Mad Meg.

Plan your visit

Practical information

Information about opening hours, tickets, accessibility...

Museum shop

Take a souvenir of the Museum Mayer van den Bergh home with you.

Visit us online

Museum closed? The museum is always open online.

Also interesting

Christ on the Cross with Donors regains colourful splendour

The monumental triptych Christ on the Cross with Donors  by Quentin Matsys (1456/66-1530) is being restored. At the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels, a team of specialists is subjecting the work to a thorough examination. Surface dirt, the yellow varnish and previous retouching have now been removed. The masterpiece has now been revealed as Matsys intended.

Stories from the Archives

In addition to a valuable art collection, the Museum Mayer van den Bergh houses an extensive historical archive. The core of this was bequeathed by Henriette Mayer van den Bergh, the museum's founder. The archive contains a wealth of information about the works of art in the collection, the foundation of the museum, and the eventful lives of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, his mother Henriette, and the family. In this web dossier, we recount some of these stories.