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Antwerp, Beligium » Entertainment » Exhibitions

  • MUSEUMS
Antwerp has always enjoyed the status of being an artistic and historical city with number of artists such as Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens being born here. There are many museum and art galleries which depict the work and lifestyle of these painters.
Along with being known as the ‘school of painting’, the city also houses a number of museums and arranges exhibitions throughout the year, portraying the history and present of Antwerp.
  • Rubens’ House

Antwerp’s greatest painters Peter Paul Rubens resided in a 16th century house till he died in 1640. Today it houses a museum known as the Ruben’s House where his and his contemporaries’ works are displayed. After a visit to the museum one can also stopover at reconstructed garden, shop of Ruben’s and his private residence.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2011 555

Fax: +32 3 2273 692

For more information, Visit Ruben's House

  • Plantin-Moretus Museum

The Plantin-Moretus Museum was home to a 16th century bookbinder and leather worker Christoffel Plantin. It is regarded as one of the finest museums dedicated to the printing industry and is listed under the UNESCO World Heritage list. On display are extensive collections of books and printing works, printed or collected by Plantin and the Moretusses (grandson of Plantin).

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2211 450

Fax: +32 3 2211 471

For more information, Visit Plantin-Moretus Museum

  • MUHKA

MUHKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen) is a museum dedicated to contemporary art from the 1970’s to the present. It is housed in a warehouse that was previously a grain store and belongs to Flemish community. Today it exhibits 150 pieces of art of Belgian and international artists.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2609 999

Fax: +32 3 2162 486

For more information, Visit MUHKA

  • Museum Vleeshuis

This was the only place where meat was sold in the 16th century. The Butchers Guild hall was where everyday tonnes of meat used to be traded. It included a chapel, a banqueting hall, meeting room and a kitchen. Today it houses a museum where industrial art and crafts, paintings, coins and jewellery are displayed. On regular basis, music concerts are held at the butcher’s hall.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Vleeshouwersstraat 38-40, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2336 404

Fax: +32 3 2314 705

For more information, Visit Museum Vleeshuis

  • Diamond Museum

Diamantmuseum (Diamond Museum) is currently the largest diamond museum in the world and its no surprise considering that Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world. The museum exhibits of a collections of diamond pieces and jewellery, both original and replicas of famous diamonds. It also has an ‘image and sound’ museum whereby you are guided through an audio guide.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Wednesday and public holidays

Address: Koningin Astridplein 19 - 23, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2024 890

Fax: +32 3 2024 898

For more information, Visit Diamond Museum

  • Royal Museum of Fine Arts

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts which lies in the southern region of Antwerp represents works by artists dating from the 14th century to the present. Some of the important artists whose art works are displayed here are Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling, Peter Paul Rubens etc.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Leopold De Waelplaats, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2387 809

Fax: +32 3 2480 810

  • Stedelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum)

The National Maritime Museum is based at the start of the city centre in the castle of The Steen. Initally used as for protection purposes in the 13th century, it housed a prison till 1823. Then on, it was an Archaeological Museum till the 18th century. From 1952, it is the address of the National Navigation Musuem. Here you catch a glimpse of various boats and vessels from the 19th century.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Steenplein 1, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2019 340

Fax: +32 3 2019 341

For more information, Visit National Maritime Museum

  • Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum is a tribute to the various cultures and traditions all around the world. Today it houses ojects originating from Africa, Asia, America, and Europe. There are about 25,000 exhibits on display and it is constantly increasing.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Suikerrui 19, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2208 600

Fax: +32 3 2270 871

  • Foto Museum

The Photography Museum in Antwerp is one world’s largest photography gallery showcasing photographs, photographic equipment and its history.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Monday and public holidays

Address: Waalse Kaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2429 300

Fax: +32 3 2429 310

For more information, Visit Photography Museum

  • ART GALLERIES
  • NICC New International Cultural Centre

Address: Museumstraat 50, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2160 771

Fax: +32 3 2160 780

For more information, Visit NICC New International Cultural Centre

  • Annie Gentils

Address: Peter Benoitstraat 40, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2163 028

Fax: +32 3 2163 028

  • Stella Lohaus

Address: Vlaamse Kaai 47, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2480 871

Fax: +32 3 2571 350

For more information, Visit Stella Lohaus Gallery



  • Galerie Micheline Szwajcer

Address: Verlatstraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2371 127

Fax: +32 3 2389 819

For more information, Visit Galerie Micheline Szwajcer

  • Stella Lohaus

Address: Vlaamse Kaai 47, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 2480 871

Fax: +32 3 2571 350

For more information, Visit Stella Lohaus Gallery