Museum Hof van Busleyden is a majestic and magnificent Renaissance palace in Mechelen, the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands. Follow in the footsteps of Hiëronymus van Busleyden, Margaret of Austria, Erasmus and Thomas More. Exchange ideas and reflect on our changing world, much like they did.
The opening up of the New World in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries ushered in a new era, called the Renaissance, in which man was considered the centre of the universe. An era in which everything changed. Today this house has once again become a meeting place, a place for conversations, where new ideas are born and art is collected and displayed.
Find out more about the surprising Burgundian history as you venture deeper into the Hof van Busleyden, discovering its treasures and stories. Learn more about the Burgundians’ ideas, about the city, about power and about mastership and craftsmanship. Move from lively and bustling rooms to more private and quieter places. Go in search of the real Margaret and peek into the intriguing and fragile Enclosed Gardens.
At the very top of the museum, you can travel to the Burgundian locations in high-resolution virtual reality.
Here’s a gorgeous 360 view of the inner garden before the re-opening of the museum.