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

02/06/22 > 04/09/22

Ensor in the collection of the Print Room, KBR (Brussels)

The Print Room of KBR (Brussels) manages the largest collection of paper works in Belgium. Among them are documents from the 16th to the 20th century. In addition to drawings collected for their documentary or topographical character, the Print Room also owns masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Peter Paul Rubens and Jacob Jordaens, to name just a few.

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!


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


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?


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.