Paleis op de Meir
The mid-18th-century Koninklijk Paleis is a palatial building used by Napoleon when he visited Antwerp in 1811 and later by the Belgian...
If walking between the station and the centre, do look inside this fabulous shopping mall within a magnificent 1908 neoclassical...
The tomb of Rubens and his family is the reason most visitors come to St Jacobskerk. Located in a small chapel behind the high altar,...
Little has changed since 1924 at this congenially old-fashioned bruin café attracting grizzled elderly locals with exceptionally...
Grand Café Horta
Encased in glass, this large, bustling 21st-century brasserie was built in a popular project to 'recycle' surviving iron girders and...
Wapper 9-11 · interesting places nearby
Restored along original lines, the 1611 building was built as home and studio by celebrated painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Rescued from ruins in 1937, the building is architecturally indulgent with baroque portico, rear facade and formal garden. The furniture dates from Rubens’ era but was not part of the original decor. Ten Rubens canvases are displayed, including one where Eve appears to glance lustfully at Adam's fig-leaf (guide-ref 50).