Antwerp Sights

The area that surrounds Centraal Station, Antwerp's magnificent railway station, is in the commercial center of the city, but is not representative of its character. Hop on the subway to Groenplaats and walk past the cathedral and then into the Grote Markt. This is where Antwerp begins.

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A fabulous picture of Rubens as painter and patrician is presented here at his own house, where the elaborate portico and temple, designed...


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This late-Gothic church dedicated to St. Andrew dates from 1514 but reflects substantial Baroque influences from its extension during...

Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk

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Like so much of Antwerp, this Jesuit landmark bears the imprint of Rubens. The front and tower are generally attributed to him, and his...


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Peter Paul Rubens is buried in the white sandstone St. Jacob's Church. A painting depicting him as St. George posed between his two wives,...


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The late-Gothic St. Paul's Church, built 1530–71, is a repository of more than 50 outstanding paintings, including a series known as...


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This 9th-century waterfront fortress, built to protect the western frontier of the Holy Roman Empire, was partially rebuilt 700 years...


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This quiet cobblestone lane in the center of Antwerp seems untouched by time. The mood and style of the 16th century are perfectly preserved...


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A stroll down this short street introduces you to the residential neighborhood that has arisen in this historic district. The gothic...


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Antwerp's oldest remaining public building was once the only place in the city where meat could be sold. Over the centuries, the Gothic...

Zoo Antwerpen

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Antwerp's zoo houses its residents in style. Giraffes, ostriches, and African antelopes inhabit an Egyptian temple; a Moorish villa is...