The James Ensor House

You can only understand James Ensor and his art if you visit Ostend. The house where he worked and lived from 1917 until his death has been preserved in its original state, so you can still visit it today.

Ensor walk

Download the app and take the brand-new Ensor-themed walk to visit all the locations that were significant to the life and work of James Ensor. You will be given information and will be able to see things for yourself at each of these places, using the latest high-tech. Young and older Ensor fans will love this walk.

Mu.ZEE

Mu.ZEE manages a collection of Belgian fine art ranging from 1880 to the present day.

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26/01/2023 - 23/04/2023

At first glance, Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) and James Ensor (1860-1949), as well as their work, seem very different from each other. Both artists are from a different generation, but they also differ in origin and nationality. However, on closer inspection we can discover common features.

11/02/2023

Nacht van de Musea en Galerijen - volzet!

De Nacht van de Musea en de Galerijen is terug! 🌙 Op zaterdag 11 februari is Het James Ensorhuis uitzonderlijk open van 14 tot 22 uur om jou een unieke museumervaring te bieden. Ook 45 andere musea en galerijen zetten die avond hun deuren gratis open voor het publiek.

Ontdek hier alle deelnemende locaties ✨

Alle plaatsen zijn ondertussen volzet.  

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Visit the James Ensor House

Take Ensor home with you

The museum shop sells gadgets, catalogues and all kinds of other things. You can only purchase souvenirs of your visit on location. Definitely worth a visit!

Accessibility

The entire James Ensor House is highly accessible for less mobile visitors. Naturally visitors with visual impairments can also comfortably visit the exhibition.

Schools

Do you learn in class about the theme of art or more specifically on James Ensor? Are you attending sea classes with your students and are you looking for an instructive activity? We are ready to welcome you with open arms!

The experience center offers an interactive journey of discovery to children and young people. Attention is paid to the person who was the artist: which themes did he choose and why? Which are his best-known works?

Groups

Would you like to visit The James Ensorhuis with a (friend) group or association? Are you looking for a suitable team day for your company? We have worked out a number of formulas, one of which certainly qualifies.