Castle of Gaasbeek
Museum type :
History Museum

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Contact No :
+32 (0)2454 86 33

Location :
Vlaams Brabant,Leuven , Belgium

Display Objects :

The castle contains impressive art collections displayed in lavishly decorated historical rooms. A remarkable collection piece is the authentic testament of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens.

Description :

  • The fortress dates from the 13th century, but the last owner, the Marchioness Arconati-Visconti, had some important restorations done at the 19th century and transformed the castle in a magical and romantic place, with a prestigious art collection.

  • Erected in the 13th century, the castle sits majestically on top of a hill in the midst of a 49 ha domain, at the heart of the Pajottenland, which inspired Bruegel the Elder.