Ex-votos line the walls of this 17th-century chapel, also known as Sint-Anna chapel.
Rubens turned interior designer as part of the team that created this superb 1621 baroque church. A wonder of its era, the overwhelming...
Hof van Liere
This late-Gothic gallery is part of the University of Antwerp.
Among the university quarter's rather raffish drinking holes, this wonderful wine bar combines 19th-century plasterwork, murals and...
The cosy, double-level Brantyser gets the antique-clutter effect just right, while its enviable terrace surveys one of old Antwerp’s...
Keizerstraat 10-12 · interesting places nearby
Nicolaas Rockoxhuis was a 17th-century Antwerp celeb: lawyer and burgomaster (city councillor), dedicated patron of the arts and humanist intellectual. His lovely house has a gem of a courtyard garden and, although most of Rockox' Rubens commissions are now in the hands of big-ticket institutions like the Prado and London's National Gallery, his collection gathered here contains works by Wildens, Van Dyck, Pieter Brueghel the Younger and, yes, Rubens.
While the KMSKA gallery is closed, many of its treasures are also on display here, including Jean Fouquet's striking c.1450s 'fashion-forward' Madonna and the sublime Jan van Eyck brush drawing on oak of St Barbara. This combined collection is entitled The Golden Cabinet, and works are hung closely together as they would have been in Rockox' time – fascinating in itself.