Born in Gouda, Holland, in 1886, Van Buuren settled in Brussels in 1909. He and his wife’s stunning Art Deco home, now the museum, was built in 1928. There, you will find a wide range of antiques and a breathtaking collection of works by renowned artists from the 16th to the 20th century. “Van Buuren was the only patron of Belgian expressionist painter van de Woestyne. The house possesses 32 of his paintings, making it the largest collection in the world,” explains curator Isabelle Anspach. The magnificent gardens surrounding the mansion boast an Art Deco rose garden by Belgian landscape architect Jule Buyssens and a romantic heart-shaped secret garden and Labyrinth by René Pechère.

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