Museum Mayer Van den Bergh
Adding €2 to the price of Rubenshuis entrance gets you a combi-ticket including this realistically simulated 16th-century townhouse,...
Restored along original lines, the 1611 building was built as home and studio by celebrated painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Rescued from...
Now mainly a gallery of religious art, the Maagdenhuis was an orphanage and child refuge from 1553 to 1882. Notice a few cut playing...
Little has changed since 1924 at this congenially old-fashioned bruin café attracting grizzled elderly locals with exceptionally...
The cosiest of several classic cafes that spread summer seating onto the tree-shaded square at Graanmacht. Smoking room available.
Lonely Planet review
Beautiful old theatre with a rounded façade topped by statues of nine muses, composers and writers. Built in the 1830s for the city's French-speaking elite by architect Pierre Bourla, it eventually fell into disuse and was on the brink of demolition only a decade or so ago. It's now home to Het Toneelhuis theatre company. This company also commonly plays at a second venue, Studio Tokio on Museumstraat in 't Zuid.