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Antwerp by Day: Museums

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
Place type: ART
Leopold de Waelplaats 2 2000 Antwerpen

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is open after eleven years of renovation. Founded in 1810, houses a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. Besides that, its architecture is impressive! Absolutely a must-do!

  • Walking dist: 27 min
  • Price: Low
The Rubens House
Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerpen

Visit the beautiful palazzo, the residence of the painter Peter Paul Rubens, our Flemish Master and his family. The beautiful architecture of the building with an amazing garden, as well his collection and exhibitions over his persona. Unfortunately, the museum is closed for renovations.

  • Walking dist: 9 min
  • Price: Medium
Museum Aan de Stroom
Place type: PORT LIFE
Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen

This museum was designed to integrate the surrounding neighbourhood with art, architecture, and exhibitions that makes us think about the city and the world. At the top of the incredible building, a panorama to the main artists of the museum: the port and the river.

  • Walking dist: 18 min
  • Price: Low
Red Star Line Museum
Place type: immigration and history
Montevideostraat 3, 2000 Antwerpen

The Red Star Line Museum mission is to tell stories and open for discussion the migration in the 20th Century, to reflect the migration of the present and of the future. Discover the story of the shipping company, the city of Antwerp and its harbour. Above all, discover the emigrants’ stories. You can visit the museum on your own, with your family, with a group of friends or colleagues.

  • Walking dist: 24 min
  • Price: Medium
Plantin-Moretus Museum
Place type: Printing history
Vrijdagsmarkt 22, 2000 Antwerp.

The Plantin-Moretus Museum is the only museum on the Unesco World Heritage List. It is the original home and printing house of the Plantin-Moretus publishing house in the heart of Antwerp. Enjoy the history behind the family and the beautiful building.

  • Walking dist: 20 min
  • Price: Medium
Museum De Reede
Place type: Graphic art
Ernest Van Dijckkaai 7, 2000 Antwerpen

Museum De Reede is a private museum on the Ernest van Dijckkaai in the city of Antwerp. It is located in the middle of the so-called Antwerp Museum Island. De Reede was set up in 2017 by the Dutch art collector Harry Rutten and contains an extensive collection of graphic art.

  • Walking dist: 18 min
  • Price: Medium
Place type: diamonds
Suikerrui 17/19, 2000 Antwerpen

DIVA is the Diamond Museum of Antwerp. The city of Antwerp and diamonds are closely linked. The new museum focuses on the art-historical story, with goldsmithery and diamonds taking center stage. Antwerp as a world center of diamond processing and trade is presented in a broad perspective.

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Low
Museum Mayer van den Bergh
Place type: collection of medieval art,
Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerpen

The Museum Fritz Mayer van den Bergh is a collection of old masters and sculptures brought together by the wealthy collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh and his mother Henriette Mayer van den Bergh. Museum of medieval art, including by Bruegel, collected in the 19th century.

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Low
FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp
Waalsekaai 47 2000 Antwerp

The Antwerp Fotomuseum (FOMU) is one of the most prestigious photography museums in Europe. FOMU is recognised at home and abroad as a leading expert in the preservation and management of photographic heritage. The museum’s historical and contemporary collections enjoy worldwide renown. There are 3 million objects in total - including photographic images, equipment and books - covering the history of photography in Belgium and the rest of the world. FOMU operates an open house policy focused on interacting with a broad public and remaining engaged, socially relevant and innovative. FOMU also champions young photographers.

  • Walking dist: 25 min
  • Price: Medium
Place type: Contemporary
Leuvenstraat 32 2000 Antwerpen

The M HKA is located in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods of Antwerp, the South, between numerous galleries and cozy cafes. The M HKA manages collections of various origins: the Gordon Matta-Clark collection, which at the time formed the basis for the collection, its own acquisitions, part of the collection acquired by the Flemish Community, the bequest of the International Cultural Center (ICC), including an important video archive.

  • Walking dist: 25 min
  • Price: Medium
Snjiders & Rockox House
Place type: art history
Keizerstraat 10, 2000 Antwerp

The new Snijders&Rockox House opened its doors in 2018. It was once the home of Nicolaas Rockox, the 17 th century mayor, art collector and friend of Rubens, as well as the 17 th century painter, Snijders. Their residences are true art temples that completely reflect the atmosphere of 17th century old-fashioned patrician homes.

  • Walking dist: 10 min
  • Price: Low
Place type: CHOCOLATE
Koningin Astridplein 7

Say Belgium, and chocolate immediately comes to mind. Belgian chocolate is world famous. The love story between this small country and the sweet delight has been thriving for generations. In 14 thematic rooms, we will take you on a 60 to 90 minutes journey and tell you the story of our Belgian chocolate. During your tour through the museum you will find chocolate traditions, history, brands, products and innovations that have built its worldwide reputation.

  • Walking dist: 5 min
  • Price: High
MoMu - Fashion Museum of Antwerp
Place type: FASHION
Nationalestraat 28 2000 Antwerpen

Discover everything about fashion in this museum. The collection includes clothing, accessories and textiles, as well as more unexpected pieces such as tools, implements for textile production, patterns and invitations to fashion shows. In its collection policy, the museum focuses on the work of Belgian designers and former students of the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Several big names from the contemporary international fashion world are also represented in the collection.

  • Walking dist: 18 min
  • Price: Medium