The Erasmus House

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The Erasmus House is one of the oldest houses in Brussels (1460-1515). This age-old dwelling, a rare Gothic-style survivor, is built with “Spanish” bricks. The roof, with its projecting step gables and flanked with two quatrefoil chimneys which already herald the Flemish Renaissance, crown the facade with its “1515” date.

Erasmus stayed here from May to October 1521 and worked on a new edition of the New Testament. He was the guest of Pieter Wijchman, a canon of Anderlecht.

The Museum evokes the life of the Humanist and the intellectual universe of the Renaissance via age-old works presented in a recreated setting furnished with Gothic and Renaissance furniture. The main body of the collection comprises numerous historic works from the XVIth century, retracing the mindset of this unique spirit who left a deep imprint on European civilisation.

The Erasmus House was inaugurated on 24th September, 1932.  The building and its surroundings were listed as historical buildings in 1937 and underwent restoration in 1986.

The Erasmus House was inaugurated on 24th September, 1932. The building and its surroundings were listed as historical buildings in 1937 and underwent restoration in 1986.

Erasmus stayed here from May to October 1521 and worked on a new edition of the New Testament. He was the guest of Pieter Wijchman, a canon of Anderlecht.

The Museum evokes the life of the Humanist and the intellectual universe of the Renaissance via age-old works presented in a recreated setting furnished with Gothic and Renaissance furniture. The main body of the collection comprises numerous historic works from the XVIth century, retracing the mindset of this unique spirit who left a deep imprint on European civilisation.

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