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 5 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 through medicinal herbs from the 16th century. It 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