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…
Market in Antwerp

Rubens Market

Museum in Antwerp


Antwerp's mode museum, MoMu, is located in the much-celebrated ModeNatie complex, home also to both the Flanders Fashion Institute and the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Drawing from its avant…
Church in Antwerp


This 1517 church has retained a resplendent baroque interior despite a series of fires.
Shopping Mall in Antwerp


If walking between the station and the centre, do look inside this fabulous shopping mall within a magnificent 1908 neoclassical exhibition hall that was restored to its full gilt-laden opulence in 2007.