Erasmus House

Local nameMaison d'Erasme - Erasmushuis
LocationBrussels, Belgium

The Erasmus House, also known as the Erasmus House Museum, is a museum in Anderlecht, a municipality of Brussels, Belgium, devoted to the Dutch humanist writer Erasmus of Rotterdam.The house, of late Gothic or early Renaissance style, was built between 1460 and 1515 under the tutelage of Peter 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 his Novum Testamentum from Greek into Latin.The house 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 the landscape architect René Pechère, through typical medicinal plants from the 16th century. The complex was designated a historic monument in 1938. This site is served by Saint-Guidon/Sint-Guido metro station on line 5 of the Brussels Metro.

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Opening hours

Erasmus House:
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

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +32 25 21 13 83

Address Rue du Chapitre 31, 1070 Brussels, Belgium

Coordinates 50°50'11.295" N 4°18'29.356" E

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