Peter Paul Rubens liked his women fleshy and his home palatial, so when he bought this building in 1610, he set out to turn it into a Renaissance palazzo that...more
You don't have to be a bibliophile to be intrigued by Europe's oldest industrial printing house—UNESCO wouldn't have granted it World Heritage status for...more
This glorious hodgepodge of paintings, decorative arts, and fine crafts (heavy on Dutch and Flemish pieces from the 14th to 16th centuries) was amassed by art...more
These enormous art museums—one filled with "ancient" works; the other, modern—will keep you busy for a day, or two. They chart the history of...more
Known as MIM, the Musical Instrument Museum would be worth seeing even if it were empty, since it's housed in the beautiful Art Nouveau former Old England...more
A grain silo and warehouse in the Zuid district of town have been converted into a 13,000-square-foot exhibition space devoted to artboth international...more
The ModeNatie complex is not only a fascinating foray into Antwerp's fashion historydominated by Antwerp Six alums like Dries Van Noten and Ann...more
The first building designed by Belgium's greatest architect, Victor Horta. It was restored by Brussels' own François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters,...more
Discover exactly what art historians mean by "Flemish Old Masters" at the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts. This is the native city of Rubens, and the...more
An extremely pleasant neighborhood of boulevards, squares, and a string of lakes known as the Étangs d'Ixelles. It's worth the trip for real-estate...more
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