The best museums in Antwerp in October 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Antwerp, Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Museum Aan de Stroom1

    Museum Aan de Stroom

    The MAS – Museum Aan de Stroom is housed in a tall building with a spiral tower of 62 meters high and offers a beautiful panorama of Antwerp. The museum brings art and heritage of the city, the ‘stroom’, the harbor and the world together. The MAS unites the following various collections: the former
  2. The Rubens House2

    The Rubens House

    The Rubens House is the rebuilt and refurbished house of the Flemish Baroque painter, draftsman and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens. The museum displays work by Rubens himself, but also from peers as Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. The visitor learns about the lives of Flanders greatest painter. Rub
  3. Antwerp Zoo3

    Antwerp Zoo

  4. De Koninck Brewery4

    De Koninck Brewery

  5. Red Star Line Museum5

    Red Star Line Museum

    The Red Star Line Museum is dedicated to the historic transatlantic migration from Europe to America, on the transport company Red Star Line and the transit port of Antwerp. The museum focuses on the stories of the Red Star Line passengers. Visitors travel with the passengers in the museum, as it we
  6. Plantin-Moretus Museum6

    Plantin-Moretus Museum

    Museum Plantin-Moretus is the only museum in the world that is on the Unesco World Heritage List. It is a combination of a patrician house from the 16th to 18th century, a printing company that was founded in 1550 and active until the 19th century, a collection of art and a collection of manuscripts
  7. Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk7

    Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk

    The Jesuits built the Baroque church of St. Charles Borromeo between 1615 and 1621. Rubens had an important share in the decoration of the facade and the crowning of the tower.The apse of the main altar, the Marian chapel and the sculptures and carvings still testify to the former splendor.
  8. Snijders&Rockoxhuis8


    The Snijders&Rockoxhuis is an early-17th-century historic building. Nicolaas Rockox (1560 - 1640) bought the property in 1603. The museum is located on the ground floor which is a good example of 17th-century Flemish living culture. The collection includes furniture, sculpture, porcelain, pottery an
  9. Museum Mayer van den Bergh9

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh shows artefacts collected by Belgian art collector and art historian Fritz Mayer van den Bergh. His collection consists of more than 3,000 artefacts. The museum displays paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, drawings and tapestries. Among others, the museum displays work by
  10. Museum De Reede10

    Museum De Reede

    Museum De Reede focuses on the work of 3 masters in graphic art: Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya and Félicien Rops, alongside temporary exhibitions.
  11. DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds11

    DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds

    Enter the world of DIVA, a cocoon of luxury and extravagance, filled with diamonds, jewellery and silverware. DIVA and her butler Jérome take you on a journey through Antwerp’s diamond story. Workmanship, anecdotes, emotions and sets await you in this museum.
  12. Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum12

    Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum

    The Middelheimmuseum is an open air museum with some 400 works of art. It provides an international overview of modern and contemporary art in the park, ‘Het Huis’, ‘het Kasteel’ and the ‘Braempaviljoen’. Among others, the museum displays works by Carl Andre, Jean Arp, Wim Delvoye, Alberto Giacomett
  13. Bunkermuseum Antwerpen13

    Bunkermuseum Antwerpen

    In the bunkers of Park den Brandt you can discover how during W.W.2 an important section of the enormous German Atlantikwall was commanded from them. Besides extensive information on the bunkers and Atlantikwall in general also the air war is given attention. Especially the technical aspects of the
  14. Museum Vleeshuis14

    Museum Vleeshuis

    Museum Vleeshuis is located in the Vleeshuis in Antwerp, a former guild house. The Museum focuses on 600 years of musical life in Antwerp. It highlights centuries of sound, music and dance. From ancient players, bells in the tower, music in theaters and opera, in churches, on kiosks and concert hall
  15. FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp15

    FOMU - Fotomuseum 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
  16. Stampe & Vertongen Museum16

    Stampe & Vertongen Museum

    The Stampe & Vertongen Museum is dedicated to the aviation pioneers Jean Stampe and Maurice Vertongen who founded their aircraft factory and flight school in Antwerp in 1923. Among other things, the museum displays the SV ("the Stampe"), the Antwerp biplane in which novice pilots received their firs
  17. MoMu - Fashion Museum of Antwerp17

    MoMu - Fashion Museum of Antwerp

    The Fashion Museum of Antwerp (MoMu) is located in the ‘ModeNatie’. The museum has a collection of over 25,000 objects, including clothing, shoes, accessories, walking sticks and lace. It shows both historical pieces from the 16th century and newer designs from among others, Veronique Branquinho, An
  18. Maurice Verbaet Center18

    Maurice Verbaet Center

    Maurice Verbaet Center is promoting Belgian Modern Art from 1945 - 1975. Since 2015 the Maurice Verbaet Center in Antwerp has been making exhibitions with the focus on post-war Belgian art. Besides the temporary exhibitions, visitors can discover the Caroline & Maurice Verbaet collection in a perman
  19. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Antwerpen19

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Antwerpen

    The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries. The cathedral is a treasure trove of various works of art by Rubens and others. Eye-catchers in the cathedral are Rubens' "Raising of the Cross" and "Descent from the Cross.
  20. Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience20

    Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience


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