If walking between the station and the centre, do look inside this fabulous shopping mall within a magnificent 1908 neoclassical...
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...
Restored along original lines, the 1611 building was built as home and studio by celebrated painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Rescued from...
Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar
Antwerp's kitschy indulgence is to sip bubbles while sitting in a two-storey 'champagne glass' platform within the incredibly ornate...
Grand Café Horta
Encased in glass, this large, bustling 21st-century brasserie was built in a popular project to 'recycle' surviving iron girders and...
Lonely Planet review
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, the tomb is adorned with a painting, Our Lady Surrounded by Saints, which Rubens executed specifically for his tomb and which is actually a family portrait, with the master as St George and his wives and father the other figures. The church was the place of worship for the aristocracy and is a showcase of their wealth.
Started in 1491, it took nearly 150 years to build and the result is a Gothic façade cloaking mainly baroque embellishments inside.