Belgium art


The most impressive Belgium art museum is The Royal Museum for Fine Arts, in Antwerp.

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 finest paintings by Old Masters Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, van Eyck, Rembrandt and both Brueghels . Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts has more Rubens – including the spectacular "Adoration of the Magi" and a marble entry hall decorated with the master's frescoes – than any other museum in the world.

Mary and Jesus with Seraphim and Cherubim c. 1451-1452.
Peasant Wedding. Marten van Cleven 1527 - 1581.
Judith. Jan Massys c 1509 - 1575

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.


Plaatsnijdersstraat 2
Leopold De Waelplaats
Antwerp 2000
+32 3 238 7809

Neighbourhood: The South/'t Zuid

Tram: 8
Bus: 33, 34

Fee: 6 €

Opening Hours:

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.

Closed on Mondays, 1 and 2 January, 1 May, Ascension Day and 25 December.

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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