Guided tour of Museum Hof van Busleyden

From March 2022 onwards, the exterior of the museum will be undergoing thorough restoration. That is necessary in order to be able to continue to present the valuable works in the museum. The permanent exhibition will therefore not be accessible until the autumn of 2023. The museum will, however, remain open with two top exhibitions in the exhibition space, with contemporary art in De Garage and with museum experiences at historic locations in the city.

Scheduled Exhibitions 2022 - 2023:

More information:

Welcome to the Museum Hof van Busleyden! Step into this 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. Here they met to exchange ideas and reflect on the changing world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. An era in which everything changed and in which man was considered the centre of the universe. Now, as then, this palace is a meeting place, where new ideas are bornand art is collected and displayed. The story is far from finished.

Practical information

Reservations: using the online application form

Or by e-mail:

More information on booking your visit: + 32 (0)15 29 76 54 

Opening hours

Monday closed.
Tuesday 10 h. - 17 h.
Wednesday 10 h. - 17 h.
Thursday 10 h. - 17 h.
Friday 10 h. - 17 h.
Saturday 10 h. - 17 h.
Sunday 10 h. - 17 h.

The museum is always open until 10 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Closed: December 24, 25, 31 & January 1.


12 EUR | standard admission

10 EUR   |  residents of Mechelen, groups

2 EUR   | 13-26 yo

2 EUR   | UiTpas with social tariff


  • At the museum’s ticket office
  • Online (dutch) and through Visit Mechelen

More information about the different rates can be found here.


Museum Hof van Busleyden, Sint-Jansstraat 2a, 2800 Mechelen