The museum's permanent collection ( Over 7000 works) is one of the most important collection in Europe.
It has unique paintings by Flemish Primitives such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling as well as the work of Quinten Metsijs, the founder of the Antwerp Art School.
The collection continues into the nineteenth century, the ground floor exhibits modern painters like Ensor, Magritte and Rik Wouters.
Belgium art is exhibited next to and in confrontation with work by artists from abroad such as Jean Fouquet, Titian, Frans Hals, Auguste Rodin and Amedeo Modigliani.
This museum is a work of art in itself! The imposing building was built in the late 1800s and has been refurbished beautifully, so as to restore it to its former glory.
Neighbourhood: The South/'t Zuid
Fee: 6 €
The museum is open from Tuesday up to and including Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m., on Sunday at 5.30 p.m.
TIPS: If you only have time to visit one museum - make it this one. Be sure to request the English-language audio guide, which is included with your admission.
The Museum is free for everyone each last Wednesday of the month.
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