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:

  • November 11, 2022 – June 25, 2023: Verborgen Parels. 

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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. 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.

In this museum we look back at the city’s glorious history and look ahead to the future, together with you. Travel back and forth, between the past and present. Experiment and engage in a dialogue with the museum and its ever-changing collection. The story is far from finished.



Opening hours

Monday closed.
Tuesday 10 h. - 17h. 
Wedensday 10 h. - 17 h.
Thursday 10 h. - 17 h. (*22h.)
Friday 10 h. - 17 h.
Saturday 10 h. - 17 h.
Sunday 10 h. - 17 h.

* Every first Thursday of the month the museum is open to 22:00 for a Silent Visit. We limit the number of visitors and provide a low-stimulus environment for those who need it.

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