The Gustaaf De Smet Museum

Gustave De Smet
is one of the great flemish expressionists. He lived and worked between 1880 and 1943. From his workplace, he enjoyed a great view over the ‘Leiemeersen’ (Lys swamp country). His house, protected property since 2007 and now situated in the residential area, was donated to Deurle by Mrs. De Smet in 1948. As was explicitly stated by her husband in his will.

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You can still visit and see the interior just as Gustave De Smet had arranged it. Upstairs, in what used to be the artist’s workplace, you can gaze upon his extensive collection, mainly consisting of small canvasses and drawings that were left here after his death. The Gustave De Smet Museum, still breaths the authentic atmosphere of an artist’s home with the original pieces of furniture, very representative for a humble countryside atelier/home from the thirties.
The museum is now closed for renovation.

telephone +32 (0)9 220 71 83
address Gustaaf De Smetlaan 1, 9831 Deurle
  • Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons
    -from 14 to 18 h from april to end september
    -from 14 to 17 h in October, November, February and March
  • for groups tour with guide by appointment; a tour lasts 1.5 hours and you pay 65 euros for the Guide
  • closed from 15 to 31 July and in December and January