Antwerp has many wonderful sights to see and attractions to explore. We hope you will have plenty of time to enjoy our city but if you only have a short stay in Antwerp these are our must-see attractions to visit:
Wapper (1km / 10 minute walk)
The former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens is now a museum to the leading Baroque artist of his era. Visit the magnificent Rubenshuis (Rubens House) on the Wapper, the delightful gardens, Rubens workshop and the fabulous collection of his works.
Groenplaats (1.7km / 18 minute walk)
The 123m spire of De Kathedraal soars heavenward above Groenplaats. Inside the graceful gothic architecture and beneath the stained-glass windows the Cathedral has an amazing collection of major artworks including a series of paintings by Rubens.
Hanzestedenplaats (2.4km / 25 minute walk)
The MAS is an innovative museum that tells the story of the people, the past, present, and future of the city of Antwerp. Each floor of the impressive tower houses a different collection, from masterpieces by the old masters to symbols of power and prestige. Experience unrivaled views of the city from the rooftop panorama. The MAS café Storm is the place to be or enjoy food as amazing as the views from the 9th-floor Restaurant 't Zilte.
Vrijdagmarkt (1.8km / 20 minute walk)
The Museum Plantin-Moretus charts the history of one of the most important processes that helped shape our thinking and made the modern world possible. French printer Christopher Plantin established his printing house in Antwerp in 1555 which his successors, the Moretus family, continued for another 300 years. The museum preserves many important pieces from the 15th to 18th centuries, including the world’s oldest printing press. The rooms of the stately townhouse have been magnificently restored and also feature many magnificent works of art.