This lovely 17th-century building has a gem of a courtyard garden and displays artworks by Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck and Pieter...
Regular metal, thrash and psycho-billy concerts start early and finish by 10pm to 'keep peace with the neighbours'.
The cosy, double-level Brantyser gets the antique clutter effect just right while its enviable terrace surveys one of old Antwerp’s most...
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Rubens turned interior designer as part of the team that created this superb 1621 baroque church. A wonder of its era, the overwhelming altarpiece was designed to allow vast canvasses to be changed using a series of wire pulleys. In 1773 the church's original Rubens paintings were whisked off to Vienna after the Jesuits were locally disbanded, but in 2014, Rubens’ Holy Family Returning from Egypt should be put back in its original place in the right-side gallery. The magnificent carved confessionals were installed after a disastrous 1718 fire that ruined the nave, and survived another fire in 2009.