Hof van Busleyden

Welcome to the Hof van Busleyden Museum! Enter this grand and magnificent Renaissance city palace in Mechelen, the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands. Follow in the footsteps of Hieronymus van Busleyden, Margaret of Austria, Erasmus and Thomas More. Exchange ideas and reflect on a world in change.

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the world opens up. You feel the thrill of a new era, the Renaissance, in which man is central. Times when everything seems to change. Today, this house is once again a place of meetings and conversations, an incubator of ideas and a gathering place of art.

Experience the surprising Burgundian history and penetrate deeper and deeper into the Hof van Busleyden, with its treasures and stories. You will discover how Burgundians viewed the city, how they dealt with power, and what mastery and craftsmanship meant to them. You move from lively and busy spaces to more private and hushed places. You go along in search of the real Margaret and stand face to face with the intriguing and vulnerable Closed Courtyards.

In this museum, we look back on the city's glorious history and look forward to the future together. Travel back and forth between then and now. Experiment and enter into dialogue with the museum and its ever-changing collection. The story is never finished.