Museum Hof van Busleyden
Burgundian Citypalace Mechelen
Relive the history of the Burgundian Netherlands in the new museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen as of March 2018. Discover how Burgundian court culture left its mark on the contemporary city in a stately sixteenth-century city palace. Learn more about this crucial cultural and political period in the history of Mechelen and the Netherlands, admire masterpieces by Flemish and other masters, explore the heritage of famous people of this era, including Peter Brueghel, Charles the Bold, Margaret of Austria, Gerard Mercator and Rembert Dodoens.
Museum Hof van Busleyden is a place for encounters, discoveries and admiration. How did the Burgundian rulers manage to create such a great empire? Which impact did the resulting internationalisation have on Mechelen? What is so special about the paintings of the Flemish Primitives, about Flemish polyphonic music and the products of Burgundian craftsmen? What prompted the rapid developments in medicine, botany and cartography in this era?
The museum is so much more than a collection of (cultural) historical objects. It also serves as a beacon for research and experiments and is a hotspot for classical and contemporary heritage, from where you can follow the traces of Burgundian influences in today’s culture.