Erasmus House is a museum in Anderlecht, a municipality of Brussels, devoted to the Dutch humanist writer Erasmus of Rotterdam.
The house, of late Gothic or early Renaissance style, was built in 1458, and it was a school in 1515 under the tutelage of Pieter Wijchmans, canon and schoolmaster of the chapter of Anderlecht and a friend of Erasmus. Erasmus stayed in the house for five months from May to October 1521 working on his translation of the New Testament from Greek into Latin.The building was converted to a museum in 1931. Its garden is split into two parts that both try to adhere to the spirit of Erasmus; one through art and philosophy and the other, designed by landscape architect René Pechère, through typical medicinal herbs from the 16th century. The complex was designated a historic monument on 25 October 1938.This site is served by Saint-Guidon/Sint-Guido metro station on line 5 of the Brussels metro.
Tue - Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tue – Sun: 10 a.m. - noon, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Guided tours in French, Dutch, English, German, Italian or Spanish available – call for dates.
General admission for Erasmus house and Beguinage: €1.25
Official Website http://www.erasmushouse.museum/Public/Page.php?ID=4&language=en
Phone +32 25 21 13 83
Address Rue du Chapitre 31, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates 50°50'11.185" N 4°18'29.271" E