Famous Museums of Antwerp, Antwerp

Visit the famous home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens and see the works of this unsurpassed master. Admire Northern Renaissance art at Mayer van den Bergh Museum. Discover new depths of 14th century art at the Royal Museum of Fine Art and observe the evolution of fashion at the unique Mode Museum.
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Famous Museums of Antwerp Map

Guide Name: Famous Museums of Antwerp
Guide Location: Belgium » Antwerp (See other walking tours in Antwerp)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: mary
Plantin-Moretus Museum

1) Plantin-Moretus Museum (must see)

One of the most fascinating museums one can encounter in Antwerp is the Plantin- Moretus Museum. Home to one of the most prolific printing presses of the 16th and 17th century, the Platin – Moretus Museum is a must visit in Antwerp.

Founded by Christoffel Plantin, a Frenchman who from being a mere bookbinder became the most noted publisher and printer of the Renaissance period, the printing press was one of the key factors in establishing Antwerp as one of Europe’s leading cities with...   view more
MoMu - Mode Museum

2) MoMu - Mode Museum

The MoMu-Mode Museum is yet another museum whose theme is sure to garner lots of interest as well as visitors. A unique museum that is especially dedicated to clothing, apparel and fashion, the MoMu Museum manages to enthrall an ardent fashion critic and follower as well as a fashion atheist. Touching a wide array of subjects, the exhibits manage to provide a unique insight about the cultural and societal influences of clothing and fashion along with historical account of the various changes...   view more
Museum Mayer van den Bergh

3) Museum Mayer van den Bergh (must see)

The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is actually a personal collection of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, the man who spent his life collecting exquisite and unique artwork. Bergh belonged to an aristocrat family and was destined for a career in diplomacy. An admirer of art from a very young age, Bergh invested in numerous paintings and sculptures. Sharing his interest was his mother, Henriette van den Bergh, who was also responsible for making the Museum available to the public in 1904.

Housed in the...   view more

4) Rubenshuis (must see)

Known for his Counter Reformation portraits, landscapes and paintings, Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Baroque painter, book illustrator and a diplomat during the early 1600s. The Rubenshuis is a city of Antwerp-owned and curated building that Rubens designed himself and spent most of his lifetime in.

Located on 9, Wapper Street, Rubens purchased this house in 1610 and added a gallery, porch and a large studio in Greco-Roman classic styles and a hint of Italian Renaissance to the structure....   view more
Museum aan de Stroom

5) Museum aan de Stroom (must see)

The Museum aan de Stroom (MAS; Dutch for "Museum at the current") is a museum located in the Eilandje district of Antwerp, Belgium, opened in May 2011. The 60 metre high MAS, was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. The façade is made of Indian red sandstone and curved glass panel construction. The MAS houses 470,000 objects, most of which are kept in storage. The first visitor's gallery is the "visible store", which contains 180,000 items. The main themes of the...   view more

Walking Tours in Antwerp, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Antwerp

Create Your Own Walk in Antwerp

Creating your own self-guided walk in Antwerp is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Antwerp Daily Life Tour

Antwerp Daily Life Tour

Antwerp has many attractions that are popular among locals, including sports venues, theaters, parks and shopping centers. Visit Dageraadplaats and see its amazing artificial starry sky. Walk Cogels Osyei and see the pride of the city, its Art Nouveau architecture, and be sure to visit Meir, the city’s famous shopping street, to find a great bargain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Religious Sites of Antwerp

Religious Sites of Antwerp

Admire the unforgettable works of Peter Paul Rubens, Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos at the Cathedral of Our Lady. Feel the spirit of antiquity at Beguinage of Antwerp. Listen to the music of the 18th century organ at St. James' Church and see the 18th century Baroque altar and the pulpit of Jan-Baptist Van Hool and Jan-Frans Van Geel at St. Andrew’s Church.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Shopping Tour of Antwerp

Shopping Tour of Antwerp

Antwerp is the best place in Europe to shop for diamonds. Visit the famous Diamond District, or Diamondland, the most beautiful diamond center in the city. Antiquity lovers can find a lot of interesting items on Kloosterstraat. Admire the beauty of Asian markets and restaurants in Antwerp's Chinatown. Follow this unforgettable tour, shop the best stores and have fun!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Kids Entertainment Tour

Kids Entertainment Tour

Kids are adored in Antwerp. There are lots of parks, playgrounds, museums and other entertainment for children. Learn more about ocean life at Aquatopia, see a unique collection of animals at Antwerp Zoo and taste original Belgian chocolate at Hans Burie Chocolate Shop!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Deurne Neighbourhood Walk

Deurne Neighbourhood Walk

Visit the Silver Museum at Sterckshof castle to learn more about the art and technology of silver. See the City Hall, enjoy a meal at Rivierenhof Castle, enjoy a game with the Phantoms hockey team and much more in the beautiful neighborhood of Duerne.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Old City of Antwerp Tour II

Old City of Antwerp Tour II

Visit Pierre Bruno Bourla’s most famous work, the Royal Theater, and witness its extraordinary 19th century architecture. Take a walk in the peaceful oasis of the Botanic Gardens and be sure to see the remarkable Rubens house and admire his famous masterpieces.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km