Antwerp has always enjoyed being an artistic and historical city with artists born here, such as Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens. There are many museums and art galleries that showcase the work and lifestyle of these artists.
Museum aan de Stroom (MAS)
Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) ( Museum on the River)is opened in 2011 and is by far the largest in the city. The museum is on the north of the city centre, located on a dock commissioned by Napoleon in 1811. Inside the museum, there are well-planned exhibitions paying homage to the city of Antwerp, its history and culture. The informative and entertaining displays make use of nearly half a million artefacts. MAS also has the double-Michelin-starred restaurant 't Zilte', which is pretty unusual in a museum.
Address: Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
The museum is dedicated to the history of printing and specifically to Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. It is housed in their former residence and press. During the 16th century, Plantin Press was a well-known name for high quality printed books.
Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
MoMu has a massive collection of couture, historic pieces of clothing, focusing on Belgian style. MoMu puts on a new exhibition every six months, combining loan pieces with their substantial collection items. Generally, these exhibitions are based on a particular theme or a fashion designer. The exhibits are a real treat to the eyes of fashion lovers.
Address: Nationalestraat 28, Antwerp, Belgium.
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Peter Paul Rubens was a very famous Flemish painter with a unique Baroque style. His former home and studio, Rubenshuis, has been converted into a museum. It is dedicated to the study of his works and creations.
Address: Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Butcher's Hall (Vleeshuis)
A five-hundred-year-old guildhall in the Gothic style that used to house the Butcher's Guild was a central meat market. The present museum has nothing to do with the building's history. It has a collection of antique musical instruments such as Delftware mandolins, Aida trumpets etc.
Address: Vleeshouwersstraat 38-40, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Middelheim Open Air Museum
The Middelheim Open Air Museum is a tribute to contemporary artists such as Rodin, Bourdelle, and Manzu. The museum contains more than 300 works displayed in the Middelheim open-air Park. The museum's first exhibition was held in 1950, and thereon due to the structure of the museum and the artworks displayed there, it has attained international recognition.
Address: Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
Red Star Line Museum
Address: Montevideostraat 3, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp
Address: Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
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 famous artists' artworks like Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling, Peter Paul Rubens etc.
Address: Leopold de Waelplaats 2, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Photo Museum of Antwerp
The Photography Museum in Antwerp is one of the world's most extensive photo galleries showcasing photographs, photographic equipment, and history.
Address: Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Address: Zurenborgstraat 28, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium.
Forwart Gallery Antwerpen
Address: Schuttershofstraat 55, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Tim Van Laere Gallery
Address: Jos Smolderenstraat 50, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Zeno X Gallery
Address: Godtsstraat 15, 2140 Antwerp, Belgium.
Address: Sint-Jacobstraat 17, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
Tique Art Space
Address: Korte Vlierstraat 5, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.