Top Choice Landmark in Antwerp


With its neo-Gothic facade, vast main hall and splendidly proportioned dome, the 1905 Antwerpen-Centraal train station is one of the city's premier landmarks. It was rated by Newsweek as one of the world’s five mos…
Top Choice Historic Building in Antwerp

Museum Plantin-Moretus

Giving a museum Unesco World Heritage status might seem odd – until you’ve seen this astonishing place. Once home to the world’s first industrial printing works, it's been a museum since 1876. The medieval building …
Top Choice Cathedral in Antwerp


Belgium’s finest Gothic cathedral was 169 years in the making (1352–1521). Wherever you wander in Antwerp, its gracious, 123m-high spire has a habit of popping unexpectedly into view and it rarely fails to prompt a …
Top Choice Museum in Antwerp


The 1611 building was built as home and studio by celebrated painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Rescued from ruins in 1937, and extensively and sensitively restored, the building is a delightfully indulgent one, with baroq…
Top Choice Museum in Antwerp


Opened in 2011, MAS is a 10-storey complex that redefines the idea of a museum-gallery. Floors are designed around big-idea themes using a barrage of media, from old master paintings through tribal artefacts to vide…
Top Choice Square in Antwerp

Grote Markt

As with every great Flemish city, Antwerp’s medieval heart is a classic Grote Markt (Market Sq). Here the triangular, pedestrianised space features the voluptuous, baroque Brabo Fountain depicting Antwerp’s giant-ki…
Zoo in Antwerp

Antwerp Zoo

Splendid animal statues and striking big-cat mosaics welcome visitors to world-famous Antwerp Zoo. Although it's one of the world’s oldest zoos (founded in 1843), enclosures in the 10-hectare site are state-of-the-a…
Aquarium in Antwerp


Aquatopia is an extensive, child-friendly aquarium experience. Check out its jolly website for online family-ticket offers and save money with a Zoo-Aquatopia joint ticket.
Church in Antwerp


The tomb of Rubens 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 specif…
Museum in Antwerp


The permanent collection gives a splendid potted history of photography (albeit mostly in Dutch), but there are also regularly changing exhibitions of no-holds-barred work by contemporary artists. As well as a shop …