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.
Red Star Line Museum
Address: Montevideostraat 3, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
The Rubens House
Address: Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Museum aan de Stroom
Address: Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp
Address: Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
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.
Address: Vleeshouwersstraat 38-40, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
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.
Address: Leopold de Waelplaats 2, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
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: Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Address: Zurenborgstraat 28, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
Forwart Gallery Antwerpen
Address: Schuttershofstraat 55, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Tim Van Laere Gallery
Address: Jos Smolderenstraat 50, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Zeno X Gallery
Address: Godtsstraat 15, 2140 Antwerpen, Belgium
Address: Sint-Jacobstraat 17, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Tique Art Space
Address: Korte Vlierstraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium