Do you like art and are you looking for the best art museums to visit in Belgium? These are the ones:
Museum Aan de StroomAntwerpThe 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
Basilica of the Holy BloodBrugesThe Museum of the Holy Blood tells the story of the relic of the Holy Blood that Count Thierry of Alsace is said to have brought with him from the Holy Land (1150). Showpiece of the museum is the reliquary of the Holy Blood, made by the Bruges goldsmith Jan Crabbe (1617), with thirty kilos of gold a
Horta MuseumSaint-GillesThe Horta Museum is dedicated to the Belgian architect Victor Horta (1861-1947). The museum is located in this architect's private home and studio, which have been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2000. The interior of the museum consists of 11 half floors around a narrow central staircase. The mu
The Rubens HouseAntwerpThe 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
GroeningemuseumBrugesSix centuries of Belgian visual arts in one location, with work by Flemish primitives such as Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling and Gerard David, neo-classicism by Joseph Odevaere and Joseph Ducq, Flemish expressionism, and 20th century modern art by René Magritte, Roger Raveel, Raoul De Keyser.
Museum of Fine Arts GhentGhentMuseum of Fine Arts Ghent is one of the oldest museums in Belgium. The museum displays a collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and graphics. It owns two works by Hieronymus Bosch and etchings of James Ensor. In addition, it displays works by Maarten Van Heemskerck, Pieter Breughe
Van Buuren Museum and gardensUccleThe Van Buuren Museum is a "house museum," a 1928 Dutch-style art deco home furnished by several reputable interior designers, decorators and the owners: banker and patron David van Buuren and his wife Alice. The museum also features a collection of paintings from the 15th to the 20th century. Among
Hergé MuseumOttignies-Louvain-la-NeuveThe Hergé Museum is housed in a building designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc and is dedicated to the Belgian cartoonist Hergé, which is mainly known for The Adventures of Tintin. The museum features more than 80 original drawings, 800 photographs, documents and objects. Hergé is no
Musée Magritte MuseumBrusselsThe Musée Magritte Museum (MMM) is located in the Altenloh Hotel, a neo-classical building designed in the 19th century by Alphonse Balat. The museum is dedicated to oeuvre, thought and life of Belgian surrealist painter Magritte. The museum displays more than 200 works by his hand.
Collégiale Sainte-Waudru et Trésor de MonsMons
St. Bavo's Cathedral GhentGhentSt. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent is characterized by a collection of religiously inspired art accumulated over centuries. The oldest objects date from the 8th century, the youngest from the 20th century. A showpiece is the "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," a work by brothers Jan and Hubrecht Van Eyck.
Plantin-Moretus MuseumAntwerpMuseum 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
François Duesberg Museum of Decorative Arts (1775-1825)MonsA unique space ! Opposite St. Waudru's Collegiate Church, discover an exceptional museum of decorative arts (1775-1825) with a multicultural, humanist and educational approach, and featuring not only a prestigious collection of clocks, unique in the world, but also majestic French gilt bronzes, sup
The Our Lady with the Rose Hospital MuseumLessinesThe Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose was founded in 1242 as a shelter for the poor and sick. It is one of the last examples of a self-sustaining hospital with farm, gardens, ice cellar and cemetery, in addition to the convent buildings and hospital. The museum has some 800 pieces of pewter, Brussels and
Liberty of BrugesBrugesThe Liberty of Bruges is a country house from 1726 to 1795 where the seat of the government of the ‘Brugse Vrije’ was. It was built on the place where the second residence of the Count was situated. Since the late 18th century to 1984, the court was housed here. Now the City Archives have found a ho
Museum of the Church of Our Lady BrugesBrugesThe Church of Our Lady is a Gothic church from the 13th to 15th century. The collection of treasures includes twelve apostle sculptures that support the pillars, paintings by Jacques-Louis David, Bernard van Orley, Adriaan Isenbrandt, Pieter Pourbus and Gaspar de Crayer and the rococo pulpit with sy
Sint-Carolus BorromeuskerkAntwerpThe 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.
BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts BrusselsBrusselsBOZAR - Palace of Fine Arts is an art center housed in a building designed by Art Deco architect Victor Horta that dates back to 1928. It hosts about 20 thematic or individual exhibitions of ancient or contemporary art each year. There are also concerts and space for contemporary theater and contemp
Musée Le Grand CurtiusLiègeThe Curtius Museum (Musée Le Grand Curtius) is a museum of archaeology and decorative arts. The building that houses the museum was a private mansion for Jean Curtius, a Belgian manufacturer who provided gunpowder to the Spanish army. It was built somewhere between 1597 and 1610 in the typical regio
Gaasbeek CastleLennikGaasbeek Castle is a medieval castle that has had an eventful history. The castle evolved from a strategic stronghold to a large estate. One of the most famous owners was the Earl of Egmont. The visitor walks in the Gaasbeek Castle through historical interiors, where tapestries, paintings, furniture
Snijders&RockoxhuisAntwerpThe 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
CINEMATEKBrusselsCINEMATEK is the pet name of The Royal Belgian Film Archive and Museum of Cinema. In Wunderkammer, various objects illuminate the pre-history of cinema. Remix brings together images from various films and periods, creating unique connections, and four Moviolas unlock Belgian non-fiction films from t
René Magritte MuseumJetteRené Magritte House-Museum is located in the house where the Belgian surrealist painter worked from 1930 to 1954. The museum features the painter's old apartment as well as a biographical exhibition dedicated to the painter.
Art & History MuseumBrusselsThe Jubilee Park Museum is located in the Jubilee Park. The museum displays thousands of historical objects and works of art. The collection consists of Belgian archaeological objects and finds from the Near East, Iran, Egypt, China, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Americas and Classical Antiquity
Museum Mayer van den BerghAntwerpMuseum 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
Museum of the City of Brussels - BreadhouseBrusselsThe Museum of the City of Brussels is housed in a neo-Gothic building, a 19th-century reconstruction of The Bread House by city architect Victor Jamaer. The Bread House is on the Unesco World Heritage List, along with the entire Grand Place. The museum is dedicated to the history of Brussels. Painti
Félicien Rops museumNamurMuseum Félicien Rops is housed in a bourgeois house from the early 18th century. The museum is dedicated to the Belgian graphic artist, painter and caricaturist Félicien Rops (1833 - 1898). It provides an overview of all aspects of the artist and his work. Among other things, the museum pays attenti
St John’s Hospital BrugesBrugesSt John's Hospital is currently undergoing a complete makeover. What exactly will the completely revamped museum and the new contemporary display look like? You can find out from Saturday 16 December 2023.
Centrale for Contemporary ArtBrusselsThe Power Plant - Centrale for Contemporary Art is the contemporary art center of the City of Brussels.
TeseumTongerenThe Treasury of Tongeren Basilica features objects of religious art from the Merovingian period to the 19th century. The Basilica of Our Lady itself is a fine example of Gothic architecture. The collection in the treasury includes gospel books from the 11th century onward, reliquaries and shrines, t
Design Museum BrusselsBrusselsThe Design Museum Brussels is a space dedicated to design and its history. It was launched after the acquisition of the Plasticarium by the Atomium. Since 2015, the Plastic Design Collection offers its visitors an original reflection on plastic design from the 1950s until today. Continuously enrich
Museum De ReedeAntwerpMuseum De Reede focuses on the work of 3 masters in graphic art: Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya and Félicien Rops, alongside temporary exhibitions.
DIVA, Antwerp Home of DiamondsAntwerpEnter 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.
Middelheim Open Air Sculpture MuseumAntwerpThe 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
Design museum GentGhentDesign museum Gent is housed in the 18th-century Hotel de Coninck. The collection of the museum mainly consists of modern and contemporary design objects from 1860 to now. The objects that were created before 1860 form the basis for the modern and contemporary design. The old museum collection mainl
Musée de la Photographie à CharleroiMont-sur-MarchiennePhotography Museum Charleroi (Musée de la Photographie) is housed in a former Carmel in neo-Gothic style. The museum houses more than 60,000 images and 2,500 devices. The museum covers the entire history of photography, from the pioneers to contemporary artists along pictorialists, modernists, surre
Paul Delvaux MuseumSint-IdesbaldThe Paul Delvaux Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Belgian surrealist painter Paul Devaux (1897-1994). The museum displays the most important collection of his paintings, drawings and prints. In addition to the masterpieces, personal effects and treasured souvenirs are on display.
Our Lady of the PotteryBrugesThe Our Lady of the Pottery Museum is housed in a historic hospital complex from the 13th century. The museum collection includes paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, stained glass, a silver collection, monastic and religious relics and healthcare items. The Gothic church with its baroque i
Trésor de la Cathedrale de LiègeLiègeTrésor de la Cathedrale de Liège is housed in the annexes of the monastery where art is displayed and the history of the former principality of Liège is illustrated. Most of the Treasure Room comes from the now-defunct 'Saint-Lambert' Cathedral, including two 11th-century sculpted ivory pieces and t
Folon FoundationLa HulpeThe museum of the Folon Foundation is located in the farmstead of Terhulpen Castle. The foundation exhibits over 500 works by the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon (1934 - 2005). On display are watercolors, etchings, posters, and sculptures. The trail is additionally animated by music, films, and opt
Royal Museum of MariemontMorlanwelzThe Royal Museum of Mariemont is located in a 45-hectare park that includes monumental sculptures and the ruins of Charles of Lorraine's palace. The museum's collection consists of objects from a donation made to the Belgian state by industrialist Raoul Warcqué. The collection includes pieces from c
FOMU - Fotomuseum AntwerpAntwerpThe 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
Musée du Château de SeneffeSeneffeMusée du Château de Seneffe is located on the Domain of Seneffe, which consists of an 18th-century neoclassical-style castle with a collection of silversmithing. The collection was assembled by Belgian private collector Claude D'Allemagne and his wife Juliette Rémy. In addition to this collection, t
Mu.ZEEOstendMU.ZEE is the museum of Belgian art. The museum owns a collection of Belgian art from 1850 to now. Highlights in Mu.ZEE’s collection are works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially by artists as James Ensor, Spilliaert and Constant Permeke. The total collection includes 3,500 works
Musée Fin-de-Siècle MuseumBrusselsThe Fin-de-Siècle Museum illustrates Brussels around the turn of the century as the cultural crossroads of Europe. The museum focusses on impressionism, symbolism, wagnerism and Art Nouveau. The collection consists of works by foreign artists such as Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Emil
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MoMu - Fashion Museum of AntwerpAntwerpThe 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
Ixelles MuseumIxellesMuseum of Fine Arts of Ixelles is housed in a former slaughterhouse. Almost all the art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries are covered in the museum, but there is also a focus on ancient art. Movements represented in the museum include fauvism, futurism, impressionism, realism and surrealism.
BegijnhofmuseumTurnhoutThe Turnhout Beguinage is on the Unesco World Heritage List. The museum's collection comes from the property of the Turnhout beguines. At the time, they acquired works of art and other objects to decorate the beguinage. The oldest pieces come from the first half of the 15th century. 'Beguinage 56' i
The Autrique HouseSchaerbeekThe Autrique House is the first truly striking house by Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta. The house is an important benchmark of Art Nouveau, with elements that characterize the architect and his quest.
Musée Meunier MuseumBrusselsThe Musée Meunier Museum (Constantin Meunier Museum) is dedicated to the Belgian sculptor, painter and graphic artist Constantin Meunier (1831 - 1905). The museum is located in his studio home. Meunier glorified the working man in his realistic works. Through some 150 works from a collection of some
Wiels Centre for Contemporary ArtForestWiels Centre for Contemporary Art is located in the former Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery. The center's objective is to present contemporary art in all its facets and to bring the public in touch with it. The museum focusses especially on projects that highlight its similarities with other discipli
The World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience at La TentationBrussels
Verbeke FoundationKemzekeThe Verbeke Foundation is a private art site where culture, nature and ecology come together. The space houses a collection of modern and contemporary art. The sheds of Geert Verbeke's former transport company have been converted into exhibition spaces. The Verbeke Foundation is an ongoing growth pr
Beauvoorde CastleVeurneBeauvoorde Castle, along with the church, forms the core of the village of Wulveringem, but fell into disrepair in the 18th century. In 1875 jonkheer Arthur Merghelynck became owner and restored the buildings to their 17th-century state and laid out the French-English castle park. The interior was d
ArsKrippanaManderfeldArsKrippana is Europe's largest exhibition of nativity scene art. Exhibits include nativity scenes with landscape, mechanical nativity scenes and an outdoor nativity scene with live animals.
M - Museum LeuvenLeuvenM - Museum Leuven is housed in a building designed by the Belgian architect Stéphane Beel where historic buildings are combined with contemporary architecture. The museum displays combinations of ancient and contemporary art. In addition to a historical collection, it has temporary exhibitions of ol
Da Vinci-Museum (Norbertijnenabdij)TongerloHoused in the Norbertine Abbey at Tongerlo, the Da Vinci Museum is a one-art museum. The abbey owns one of the most faithful replica of the Last Supper, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the dining room of the Santa Maria delle Grazie cloister in Milan. The original fresco is in bad shape because Leon
Jakob SmitsmuseumMolThe Jacob Smit Museum is housed in the clergy house of Mol-Sluis, a rural building from 1892. The museum displays more than fifty of Jacob Smits' best paintings, drawings and watercolour paintings. Jakob Smits mainly painted Kempen landscapes and figure paintings, biblical scenes and portraits,
Musée Wiertz MuseumBrusselsThe Musée Wiertz Museum (Antoine Wiertz Museum) is dedicated to the Belgian painter, sculptor and author Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865). The museum is located in his 1850s studio. The museum displays not only his paintings, inspired by the great masters of the past, but also his numerous small sketches.
BPS22 - Art Museum of the Province of HainautCharleroi
Sint-GilliskerkBrugesThe most important work of art within St. Gillis Church is the Polyptych of Hemelsdale by Pieter Pourbus, featuring scenes from the life of Jesus. There are also paintings on display by Jan Garemijn and Jacob Van Oost, among others.
The Castle of LaarneLaarneOriginally a moated castle, Laarne Castle dates back to the 11th or 12th century. The castle houses an art collection that includes Brussels tapestries, 16th-century furniture and a silver collection.
Jehay-Bodegnée CastleAmayThe castle of Jehay was founded in the 11th century, but dates largely from the 16th century with a Renaissance look. The castle displays objects collected by the Count Guy van den Steen. Among other things, furniture, sculptures, porcelain, carpets, books and silverware are on display.
Museum Godshuis BelleYpresMuseum Godshuis Belle is housed in a almshouse from 1276, which was a hospital first and later became an institution for elderly women. In the chapel, the Public Centre for Social Welfare collection is displayed, consisting paintings, sculptures and furniture. The highlight of the museum is a panel
Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en Baron CarolyLierThe Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen and Baron Caroly derives its name from two bequests, of Jacob Joseph Wuyts in 1887 and of Baron Georges Caroly in 1935. The museum displays paintings and other art objects. The most important collection consists of paintings from the 16th to the 20th century. Hi
Cauchie HouseEtterbeekThe Cauchie House is the home of Belgian painter-decorator and architect Paul Cauchie (1875 - 1952). The building dates back to 1905, was built in Art Nouveau style and is best known for the large sgraffito on its facade. It is considered one of the finest realizations of art nouveau in Brussels.
Red Cloister Art CentreAuderghemExhibitions at the Red Cloister Art Center focus on the relationship between text and image, between art and graphics.
Musée du SilexEben-Emael
Hospital Museum St. DimpnaGeelHospital Museum St. Dimpna is located in the old hospital and monastic buildings of the Augustinians, of which the oldest parts date back to the 15th century. In the museum, the visitor learns about the everyday life in a hospital and the life of the hospital sisters. Also the memories of Saint Dymp
Musée de la ceramique d'AndenneAndenne
Kunsthal Sint-PietersabdijGhentKunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij paints a picture of the abbey using the digital monk Allison. The monk addresses the visitor from a "movie guide. Most of the current buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries. The refectory, however, dates back to the Middle Ages. In addition to the permanent exhibi
Trésor de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de TournaiTournaiTrésor de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai is the Cathedral Treasure of the Cathedral of Tournai. The treasure includes relics, sacred vessels, priest's vestments, manuscripts, books and historical documents. The cathedral itself has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Charlier MuseumSaint-Josse-ten-NoodeThe Charlier Museum is a house museum. Owned by patron and art collector Henri Van Cutsem, the house was remodeled by Victor Horta, and in 1904 sculptor Guillaume Charlier inherited it. The house is still decorated as before, with furniture and decorative arts, including silverware, porcelain, carpe
Saint Gertrude Collegiate ChurchNivelles
Maurice Verbaet CenterAntwerpMaurice 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
Museum Dhondt-DhaenensDeurleThe museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is a private foundation recognised by the Flemish Government. As a museum, it makes publicly accessible important modern and contemporary private collections with a social relevance. As a contemporary art centre, it aims to play an active role in the international art fie
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal AntwerpenAntwerpThe 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.
Erasmus houseAnderlechtThe Erasmus House is the house where the Dutch priest, Augustinian canon, theologian, philosopher, writer and humanist Desiderius Erasmus stayed for just under six months in 1521. At the time, he was struggling with fierce criticism from the Church, among others. In the Erasmus House, visitors will
Pottery Museum RaerenRaerenSince 1963 the Pottery Museum Raeren is accommodated in the historic Raeren Castle dating from the 14th century. With its permanent exposition the museum offers a complete overview on the history of Raeren stoneware. Up to today the Pottery museum Raeren is the only museum in the world with such an
Trésor de la collegiale Notre-Dame HuyHuy
PermekemuseumJabbekethe Permeke Museum is dedicated to Belgian Expressionist painter and sculptor Constant Permeke (1886 - 1952). The museum is housed in house "The Four Winds," which Permeke himself built in 1929. The collection consists of over 150 works, including 80 paintings. In addition to many large drawings, th
Palace of Charles of Lorraine - Museum of the 18th centuryBrusselsThe Museum of the 18th Century is located in the Palace of Charles of Lorraine, the residence of the governor general of the Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780. Charles of Lorraine was a lover of both art and science. The museum tells of the noblemen's comforts, their ostentation, their leisure
Musée Oldmasters MuseumBrusselsThe Musée Oldmasters Museum (Museum of Ancient Art) displays works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rubens and Jordaens, among others. It also displays works by Flemish primitives and the other artists of the Southern Netherlands.
Groesbeeck de Croix MuseumNamurMusée de Groesbeeck-De Croix is housed in a stately building from the 18th century. The building exudes the atmosphere of an aristocratic residence from the Age of Enlightenment. On display are artistic works by cabinetmakers, goldsmiths, watchmakers and glassblowers of old Namur, among others.
argos centre for audiovisual artsBrusselsFounded in 1989 in Brussels, ⓐⓡⓖⓞⓢ is an institution and resource for the presentation, production, and study of critical audiovisual arts, as well as for its distribution, conservation and restoration. 𝓪𝓻𝓰𝓸𝓼 considers the audiovisual as a primary means of looking at and understanding the world i
Extra City KunsthalBerchemExtra City Kunsthal Antwerpen is a platform for production, presentation and artistic debate. The program focuses on contemporary artistic developments. Together with several partners, Extra City develops thematic group exhibitions, solo projects and a fringe program of lectures, debates and film sc
IKOB - Museum of Contemporary ArtEupenIkob - Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen focuses on emerging and established values in the world of contemporary art by building a permanent collection and organizing temporary exhibitions.
Gruuthuse MuseumBrugesThe city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse is now an absolute highlight after a thorough restoration. The gables look magnificent. Renovated halls, a new museum concept, and special collection items are just waiting to be rediscovered. Gruuthusemuseum takes you to three crucial periods in the rich hi
Broelkaai 6KortrijkShowspace for art and culture
Museum Hof van BusleydenMechelenThe Court of Busleyden is one of the buildings in Mechelen that dates back to the early 16th century. It was commissioned by Hieronymus of Busleyden, a member of the Great Council. Jeroen van Busleyden was also the founder of the Collegium Trilingue at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, breeding gr
Museums of the Far EastBrusselsThe Museums of the Far East include three Asian buildings on the royal estate of Laeken: the Japanese Tower, the Chinese Pavilion and the Museum of Japanese Art. At the beginning of the 20th century, they were commissioned by Leopold II and designed by Alexandre Marcel. The tower addresses European
Art Center Hugo VoetenHerentalsArt Center Hugo Voeten is a unique location in the green heart of the Kempen. The industrial architecture betrays that this place was once a grain factory. Thanks to a magnificent renovation by architects Wouter Bastijns and Barent Bulcke, the complex today houses the private collection of entrepren
Musée Modern MuseumBrusselsThe Musée Modern Museum (Museum of Modern Art) displays a collection of modern and contemporary art.
Museum of Deinze and the Leie RegionDeinzeMuseum of Deinze and the Leie Region is housed in peculiar sleek white building. Visitors learn about the artists who from 1870 to today lived and worked in the art village of Sint-Martens-Latem and the bucolic Leiestreek. The museum exhibits paintings, sculptures and graphic works. Feutured artists
Marc Sleen MuseumBrusselsThe Marc Sleen Museum is dedicated to Flemish cartoonist Marc Sleen who is best known for his comic series The Adventures of Nero & Co.
GezellehuisBrugesThis location revolves entirely around Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), a significant poet and linguist in the Dutch language. His personality and work come to life in the multitude of manuscripts, photographs, and books. You will also find his writing desk, his travel case, and rosary. Gezelle was born i
Arnold Vander Haeghen HouseGhentHotel Clemmen is a museum in the middle of Ghent's commercial center. Highlights of the collection include a reconstruction of the study and library of Belgian Nobel laureate Maurice Maeterlinck and a Chinese salon. Hotel Clemmen in a patrician residence built in 1746 to the design of David 't Kindt
Gaspar MuseumArlonMuseum Gapar revolves around the works of Jean Gaspar, a sculptor of the 19th century. Gaspar was best known for his animal sculptures.
Museum of Modern Art AntwerpAntwerpThe Museum of Modern Art Antwerp (M HKA) exhibits an international collection of works from 1970 to more recent. The museum exhibits paintings, sculptures, photographs, video, various objects, installations and drawings, in varying presentations upstairs. On the ground floor, the museum each season
Royal Museum of Fine Arts AntwerpAntwerp
Timmermans-OpsomerhuisLierThe Timmermans-Opsomer House is dedicated to Liege artists and writers. The museum's collection includes paintings and prints by Isidore baron Opsomer, ironwork by Louis van Boeckel and books, photographs, drawings and documents by and about author, illustrator and painter Felix Timmermans. Also fea
Kerkschatten Sint-CatharinaMaaseikChurch Treasures St. Catherine is a treasury in the neoclassical St. Catherine Church. It is one of the most valuable church treasures in Limburg with various reliquaries, silverwork, 16th-century vestments and a monstrance from the early 15th century. A masterpiece is the Codex Eyckensis, the oldes
Musea Maaseik MinderbroederskerkMaaseikThe Church of the Friars Minor (Ursuline Church) is a church building where the Friars Minor settled in 1626. Changing exhibitions are held in the buildings belonging to the church.
Abdijmuseum - Sint-AdriaanabdijGeraardsbergenAt the end of the 12th century, the abbey received the relics of St. Adrian and thus grew into a major pilgrimage site. This eventually gave it the name St. Adriaan's Abbey. The Abbot's House now functions as a museum. The second floor features furniture belonging to the Guillemin family, residents
Emile Van DorenmuseumGenkThe Emile Van Doren Museum is located in the former artist's home of Belgian painter Emile Van Doren (1856-1949). The museum is also partially dedicated to this "landscape painter. The museum tells the story of old Genck, where painters since the mid-19th century drew much inspiration from the unspo
MercatormuseumSint-NiklaasThe Mercator Museum is dedicated to the history of cartography before and after Gerard Mercator, aka Gerard De Cremer (1512-1594). The journey begins with the Babylonians and goes through Greeks and Romans to the Middle Ages and Mercator's 16th century. Mercator's treasury displays a selection from
Provinciaal Museum BegijnhofkerkSint-TruidenProvincial Museum Beguinage Church is located in the late Romanesque, early Gothic Beguinage Church. The museum regularly hosts various exhibitions. The church itself contains a series of 38 wall and pillar paintings, dating from the 13th to the 17th century. Together they provide an overview of the
Salons voor Schone KunstenSint-NiklaasThe Salons is a monumental mansion that presents a picture of art history from the 16th to the 20th century. The museum's collection includes works by "old" painters, including Peter Paul Rubens, Lambert Lombard, Sebastiaen Vranckx, Willem Claeszoon Heda and Joos de Momper, and newer painters, inclu
Museum of the Stavelot-Malmedy PrincipalityStavelotFor more than 1,000 years, from its foundation by Saint-Remacle until the French Revolution, the Abbey Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy exerted a great influence over a vast territory, particularly from the Loire River to the German Empire. The Historical Museum of the Principality of Stavelot-Malme
Radio museum OlenOlenThe Olens Radio Museum is dedicated to radio. The museum displays over 700 radios and related objects that paint a picture of 100 years of radio history. Among other things, the museum covers Rühmkorff's spool that sent the first radio signals into space, the wire recorder that was the forerunner of
Musée Mode & DentelleBrusselsThe Museum of Costume and Lace is housed in four distinguished houses and a warehouse from the 17th and 18th centuries in Brussels. The museum displays a collection of lace that sometimes even belonged to royalty. It also displays a collection of costumes, accessories, fashion prints and other docum
Wittert - Collections artistiques de l'Université de LiègeLiègeWittert - Collections artistiques de l'Université de Liège includes some 40,000 works of art, including prints and drawings old paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries, coins, medals, African art and sculptures.
John SelbachmuseumMaaseikThe John Selbach Museum consists of two sections. The first department includes a collection of paintings dating back to the 16th century and running through the early 20th century. A variety of paintings are displayed, including still lifes, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, interiors, depictions
Museum Stadhuis DendermondeDendermondeIn the Town Hall in Dendermonde, the visitor is introduced to the interior and the numerous paintings. Most of the paintings on display belong to the 'Dendermonde School', an art movement whose painters mainly practiced landscape painting. Exceptions are some portraits and history paintings by Frans
Musée Communal de HerstalHerstalMusée Communal de Herstal has a collection of paintings, sculptures and engravings by Steven, Daco and Rulot, among others.
Belgian Comic Strip CenterBrusselsThe Belgian Comic Strip Center is housed in a stately art nouveau building designed by Victor Horta. The museum is dedicated to the European comic strip, from its prestigious early days to its most contemporary developments. There are both temporary and permanent exhibitions covering the various cha
Musée Diocésain et Trésor de la Cathédrale Saint-AubainNamurMusée Diocésain displays the church treasures of Saint-Aubain, consisting of, among other things, goldsmith's art from the 11th to 18th centuries and paintings and sculptures originating from the parishes and former abbeys of the Diocese of Namur. It also displays medieval glassware, textiles and ma
Käthe Kollwitz MuseumKoekelareAt the Käthe Kollwitz Museum, you will learn more about Peter, a young German WWI front soldier who is killed on the day of his arrival in Diksmuide. His mother Käthe made two sculptures of grieving parents ("The Grieving Parents") to cope with her grief. Of course, a unique collection of artwork
Gilliot en Roelants TegelmuseumHemiksemThe Gilliot and Roelants Tile Museum is located in St. Bernard Abbey. The museum displays works by Roelants, Sonja Leemans and Ignace Verwilghen, among others. Also on display are molds, special tiles, pay books and photographs from the old factory. The abbey is also home to Heemmuseum Heymissen.
Chapelle Saint-Calixte - Musée du Château comtalMonsAt Musée et le Chateau Comtal, several panels and archaeological finds depict the history of the site.
Museum Het Zotte KunstkabinetMechelenMuseum Het Zotte Kunstkabinet is located in the historic rooms of 't Vliegend Peert. On display are mainly paintings from the 16th century. The name of the museum refers to the theme of the paintings: satirical-moralizing, also called Sot.
Kasteelmuseum van LoppemLoppemThe castle was built around 1860 by order of Baron Charles van Caloen and his wife. It was designed by Edward Welby Pugin and Jean Bethune. Inside is the museum where collections of paintings, drawings, printed matter, sculptures, pottery and porcelain are displayed, among other things. The focus of
Protestants Museum de GeuzenhoekHorebekeIn the museum, you will discover the history of the Geuzenhoek, the Protestant community in and around Horebeke from 1550 to the present. What was life like throughout the centuries in this enclave? And what is happening in the Protestant church today? In addition, the history of the Protestant scho
Hofke van ChantraineOud-TurnhoutThe Hofke van Chantraine Arts and Heritage Center is a meeting place for art, culture and heritage enthusiasts. Changing exhibitions are organized.
Val Saint Lambert CastleSeraingVal Saint-lambert Castle is an abbey palace from the 18th century. The interactive museum layout tells the history of glass and crystal and the history of Val Saint-Lambert.
Belfius Art CollectionBrusselsThe Belfius Collection is a Belgian art collection of the Belgian bank Belfius.It is an art collection of more than 4,500 works, the largest private collection in the country. The collection includes Flemish masters from the 16th and 17th centuries, modern art from 1860 to 1960, and art from 1960 to
Musée du chapitreSoignies
Beloeil Castle and ParkBeloeilThe 14th century castle, houses numerous collections: precious furniture, remarkable carpets, paintings, sculptures and porcelain. The park is landscaped in the French style and covers 25 acres.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté MuseumSaint-Hubert
Cabinet des Estampes et des DessinsLiège
Abbatiale Romane d'HastièreHastiere
MAD Brussels Mode & Design CenterBrussels
Muze’um L - Light, Landscape & LineRoeselareA contemporary museum built at the light meridian in Roeselare. A Muze'um L exhibition - the L stands for Light and Landscape - whose appearance depends on the time of the day. Well thought-out architectural features turn the building into a giant sculpture providing light and shadows in keeping wit
Sculpture Park Hugo VoetenGeelIn the 15-hectare private Hugo Voeten Sculpture Garden in Geel, hundreds of works by dozens of artists are on display. They enter into a special dialogue with nature and the landscape. The garden includes different zones with a different atmosphere including a design by Jacques Wirtz and Erik Dhont.
Kanal - Centre PompidouBrussels
Villa Empain - Fondation BoghossianIxelles
Stadsmuseum ‘t SchippershofMenenCity Museum 't Schippershof is located in a historic 17th-century building. The museum is dedicated to the history of Menen. Themes that pass by include smuggling, frontier labor, fortresses and World War I. The museum's art department displays works by 20th-century Menin artists, including Georges
Suske en Wiske KindermuseumKalmthoutAt the Suske and Wiske Children's Museum, groups of children between the ages of 8 and 12 can follow a 3-hour program centered around the cartoon and the work of Willy Vandersteen, especially Suske and Wiske.
MadmuséeLiègeThe Madmuseum displays over 1800 works by artists with intellectual disabilities from different countries. This international collection is unique heritage in its genre and is often associated with Art Brut, art outside the norm, on the margins or outsider.
MaagdenhuismuseumAntwerpThe Maagdenhuis Museum is housed in Antwerp's maagdenhuis, a former orphanage for girls from the 16th to 17th centuries. Among the items on display are foundling and orphan care, including samplers with cross-stitch decorations, a model of the foundling shuffle, foundling garments and other records.
Ansembourg MuseumLiègeThe Ansembourg Museum is housed in the House of Ansembourg, an old private mansion built around 1740. The museum paints a picture of aristocratic life during the Enlightenment period. The building still has its original interior, including furniture, carpets, Venetian glass chandeliers and ceramic w
Kasteel Marnix De Sainte AldegondeBornemA guided visit to Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde Castle focuses on 16th-century historical paintings by Margaret of Austria, Charles V and Philip II. Among other things, there is 18th-century furniture, engravings by Pieter Breughel the Elder, a lace room and a room with antique dolls and a permanent ex
Fashion Museum HasseltHasseltWith an extensive collection of approximately 18,000 garments and accessories, Modemuseum Hasselt tells a wide variety of stories about Western fashion from 1750 until today. Do not expect a permanent presentation, but two remarkable exhibitions a year that draw from the museum’s own collection or a
Sart-Tilman Open-air MuseumLiègeThe Sart-Tilman Open Air Museum displays a collection of 110 pieces of art, providing an overview of contemporary outdoor sculpture of the last forty years in French-speaking Belgium.
Museum of Erotics and Mythology (MEM)Brussels
BudafabriekKortrijkThe Budafabriek is located in the former textile factory Desmet-Dejaeghere. There are three key words: Love, Work, Share. Buda wants to encourage connections and create new objects or projects.
PARCUMHeverleeMuseum Parcum is dedicated to the history and culture of more than 1,000 years of Christianity in Flanders.
Kunstforum WürthTurnhoutKunstforum Würth displays works of art borrowed from Prof. Dr. h.c. Würth's personal collection. That collection includes more than 10,000 works of art. A new exhibition is organized every year, mainly with works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Kasteel d'UrselHingeneThe castle d'Ursel was the country residence of the noble family d'Ursel. Several temporary exhibitions are held there.
Treasure of the Visé Collegiate ChurchViseThe treasury of religious art of the old collegiate church in Visé contains several works of art, including the reliquary of Saint Hadelin from the 11th and 12th centuries. There is also a bust of the saint from the 14th century.
Memoriaal Prins KarelOstendThe Prince Charles Memorial introduces visitors to the life of Prince Charles (1903-1983). After being regent of Belgium for six years, Prince Charles settled in a simple fisherman's house in Ostend. This home has been redecorated as it once looked. The distinct furnishings consist of various varieg
Gemeentelijk Museum Gevaert-MinneSint-Martens-LatemThe Municipal Museum Gevaert-Minne is housed in the former home and studio of painter Edgar Gevaert (1891-1965). In addition to works by Gevaert, the museum's collection includes sculptures and works by Frits van den Berghe, Xavier de Cock, George Minne, Henri Permeke, Valerius de Saedeleer, Albert
Maison Van GoghCuesmesMaison Van Gogh is a house where Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh stayed between August 1879 and October 1880. The house is one of the places Van Gogh visited during his trip through Europe. Moreover, it is the house where he became a painter.
Museum voor Stenen VoorwerpenGhentThe Museum of Stone Objects is located in the old St. Bavo's Abbey from the 7th century. The museum displays a collection of stone sculptures, taken from disappeared or restored Ghent buildings.
Museum van de Abdij RoosenbergWaasmunsterThe Roosenberg Abbey Museum displays liturgical utensils, documents and works of art associated with the history of Roosenberg Abbey.
Schatkamer van de Sint-Martinusbasiliek en klokkenmuseumHalleSt. Martin's Basilica is a work of Brabant High Gothic. Portals, facades and interior of this church are richly carved. The church possesses some exceptional works of art, including a monumental copper baptismal font of 1466 and an alabaster altar retable of 1533. The collection in the Gothic crypt
Stedelijk museum DammeDamme
Renaat Braem HuisDeurneIn the Renaat Braem House, visitors experience the optimistic atmosphere of modern living in the 1950s. In addition, the house offers a look behind the scenes of architecture. Everyday ornaments and utensils, exotic objects, stones and shells brought together from all over the world represent the me
Trésor de l'église primaire Saint SébastienStavelot
museum of the tapestry - Jonathas's houseEnghien
Musée et Trésor de la Collégiale Sainte-BeggeAndenneThe Museum of the collegiate church from 1764-1778 includes 12 rooms in the outbuildings and sacristy. The museum displays goldsmith's art, cult objects, 16th-century rood screen, Renaissance reliquary of St-Begge, tombstones, Andenne porcelain, statues, manuscripts and printed matter from the 15th
Museum of Fine Arts of TournaiTournaiThe Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai is housed in a building designed there by Belgian architect Victor Horta. The museum depicts the history of painting from the 15th century to the present. The collection consists mainly of old paintings from the bequest given to Tournai by the Belgian art collector
Bal - Musée des Beaux-Arts de LiègeLiègeThe Bal - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Liège gives an overview of the artistic creations that originated in the French-speaking part of Belgium. The museum displays works of art from the Renaissance to the present day. Special attention is paid to Liege artists. Exhibitions are arranged chronologically,
Mons Fine Arts MuseumMonsBAM - Musée des Beaux-Arts Mons is housed in a modern building in the historic center of Mons. The museum features a large selection of Cobra works, Pop art, installations and other modern visual arts. It also has an old collection of Belgian and mainly Walloon works of art from the 15th to 19th cen
Het GlazenHuis - Vlaams Centrum voor Hedendaagse GlaskunstLommelThe GlazenHuis - Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art provides a platform for glass as a raw material for art. Besides and museum, it is an informative, educational and production and sales center. Glass is approached from as many angles as possible: artistic, conceptual and functional, industr
Z33 - Huis voor actuele kunstHasseltArts Center Z33 - House for Contemporary Art explores the frontiers of contemporary visual art and design by creating exhibitions that interpret social developments and scientific phenomena. Z33 does not have its own permanent collection, making it more of an art center than a museum.
Roger RaveelmuseumMachelenThe Roger Raveelmuseum is dedicated to the contemporary Flemish post-expressionistic painter Roger Raveel. It is one of the most important Belgian artists after World War II. The collection of the museum consists of about 300 paintings, 2500 drawings and the complete graphic oeuvre. The museum shows
Eugeen Van Mieghem MuseumAntwerpThe Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum displays works by Flemish-Belgian painter Eugeen Van Mieghem. He drew and painted the life of ordinary people, living and working.
TreM.aNamurThe Provincial Museum of Ancient Arts of Namur - Treasure of Oignies is housed in an 18th-century mansion, the Hôtel de Gaiffier d'Hestroy. The museum has a collection of artifacts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Among other things, it holds the treasure of the former priory of Oignies, on
FeliXart museumDrogenbosThe FeliXart museum is mainly dedicated to the Flemish painter Felix De Boeck. He belongs to the first generation of modernist painters in Belgium. The museum’s collection is based onhis works and are displayed in varying exhibitions. In addition, the museum displays historical and contemporary avan
Museum of Fine Arts of CharleroiCharleroiThe Museum of Fine Arts Charleroi (Musée des Beaux-Arts) displays a collection of works from the young artistic past of the Land of Charleroi and works by renowned Walloon artists. The collection spans the 19th - 20th centuries and showcases the artistic movements and collectives of Walloon and Brus
Musée GrètryLiègeThe Grétry Museum is housed in the birthplace of Liège composer André-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813). The museum's collection includes various paintings, sculptures, etchings, scores, instruments and documents related to the artist.
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image ImpriméeLa LouvièreThe Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée is dedicated to contemporary graphic art. It manages a collection of 6,000 etchings, 5,000 posters and 500 artists' books and portfolios. It also organizes creative workshops together with the artists.
MAC's - Le Musée des Arts ContemporainsHornuThe Museum of Contemporary Arts (MACs) is housed in a Pierre Hebbelinck-designed building on the former mining site of Le Grand-Hornu from the 19th century, which is among the finest sites of industrial neo-classical heritage in Europe. Exhibitions at the Mac's focus on the connection between memory
Musée de l'Éclairage au Gaz et d'Histoire du Luminaire AncienLiègeThe lighting museum has a collection of more than 600 lamps. The extensive collection includes electric lamps, petroleum lamps, oil lamps and gas-powered lamps.
Musée communal des beaux-arts et de la ceramiqueVerviersMusée communal des beaux-arts et de la ceramique (Municipal Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics) is housed in the former "Hôpital Nouveau" built in 1661. The museum displays a collection of European painting from the 14th to the 19th century, modern and contemporary Belgian painting, engravings of the
Art & marges museumBrusselsThe Art & Margins Museum champions artists who are out of touch with the official cultural circuit. Those self-taught artists work alone or in creative workshops for sick or disabled people. In addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions provide a dialogue with the works of professio
ULB Collection of Contemporary ArtIxellesULB's Contemporary Art Collection is presented in the De Allende Hall, one of ULB's main exhibition halls. The art on display illustrates the university's mission and values.
Museum of China - ScheutAnderlechtChina Museum Scheut is housed in a missionaries' monastery. The museum paints a picture of the cultural, artistic and folkloric life of ancient China. The collection consists of ornate and striking objects brought to Europe by the Congregation of Scheutists, with the aim of familiarizing young missi
Camille Lemonnier MuseumIxellesThe Camille Lemonnier Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Belgian Francophone writer and art critic Camille Lemonnier. He was the author of naturalistic works about the hard life of workers in his time. The museum displays a reconstruction of Lemonnier's workspace. It also displays a collect
Kunstgalerij De MijlpaalHeusden-ZolderArt Gallery The Milestone seeks to create a dialogue between contemporary art, ethnic art and design.
Atelier 34zero MuzeumJetteAtelier 340 Muzeum is an arts center for the study and promotion of sculpture and three-dimensional art in Belgium and abroad. The museum organizes 3 to 4 exhibitions a year.
Maison Particulière Art CenterIxellesMaison Particulière is located in a private home where visitors can (re)discover and experience works of art. Here, the founders create temporary accrochages around a particular theme.
Museum of Louvain-La-NeuveLouvain-la-NeuveMuseum of Louvain-La-Neuve is a university museum that displays over 20,000 works from the fields of art and civilizations. The collection is displayed in changing arrangements. The museum focuses on three themes. In "History of Civilizations," ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, traditional
Nivelles Communal Museum of Archaeology, Art and HistoryNivelles
Museum of Fantastic ArtSaint-GillesThe Museum of Fantastic Art is housed in a patrician residence. The museum's collection surveys all things strange and eccentric, always focusing on the surrealist side.
Be-partWaregemBe-Part is a center for contemporary visual art where three exhibitions are organized annually in line with the rhythm of the seasons: fall, winter and spring.
Musée du MarbreRanceMusée du Marbre is dedicated to the story of marble. Themes covered in the museum include geology, paleontology, social history, history of processing techniques. Among other things, there is a marble library with more than 400 marble pieces coming from all over the world.
Cultuurcentrum MechelenMechelenCultural Center Mechelen has a diverse range of exhibitions. The exhibitions are mainly its own productions, often in dialogue with artists or partners. Cultuurcentrum Mechelen is spread over several locations in Mechelen. In the Minderbroedersgang 5, the reception desk of the Cultural Center can be