Garden of Hof van Busleyden Museum
|The garden currently has limited access due to renovation works.|
The Hof van Busleyden was the sixteenth-century home of Hiëronymus van Busleyden, a humanist and good friend of Erasmus of Rotterdam. All but the walls of the building was destroyed during the First World War. Later on it was rebuilt and became the city museum. Hof van Busleyden is the oldest Renaissance building in the city.
The recently remodelled former court of honour and garden keep memories of the renaissance seventeenth century alive but give it a contemporary twist. The garden is often used for cultural activities.
The terrain between the entrance in Sint-Janstraat and the garden is flat. The path all the way round the garden consists of paving slabs and loose pebbles. There are accessible toilets inside the museum. The museum is reached via a ramp. Behind the building is another part of the garden, which pebbles make less accessible.
Museum Hof van Busleyden
Sint-Jansstraat 2a, 2800 Mechelen