The best museums in Antwerp in 2021

These are the top 20 best museums in Antwerp, Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Antwerp:

  1. The Rubens House1

    The Rubens House

    The 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
  2. Museum Aan de Stroom2

    Museum Aan de Stroom

    The 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
  3. Antwerp Zoo3

    Antwerp Zoo

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  5. Red Star Line Museum4

    Red Star Line Museum

  6. Plantin-Moretus Museum5

    Plantin-Moretus Museum

    Museum 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
  7. Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk6

    Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk

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  9. Museum De Reede7

    Museum De Reede

    Museum De Reede focuses on the work of 3 masters in graphic art: Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya and Félicien Rops, alongside temporary exhibitions.
  10. DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds8

    DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds

    Enter 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.
  11. Snijders&Rockoxhuis9


    The 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
  12. Bunkermuseum Antwerpen10

    Bunkermuseum Antwerpen

    In the bunkers of Park den Brandt you can discover how during W.W.2 an important section of the enormous German Atlantikwall was commanded from them. Besides extensive information on the bunkers and Atlantikwall in general also the air war is given attention. Especially the technical aspects of the
  13. Museum Mayer van den Bergh11

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh

    Museum 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
  14. Museum Vleeshuis12

    Museum Vleeshuis

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  16. FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp13

    FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp

    The 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
  17. Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum14

    Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum

    The 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
  18. Stampe & Vertongen Museum15

    Stampe & Vertongen Museum

  19. MoMu - Fashion Museum of Antwerp16

    MoMu - Fashion Museum of Antwerp

    The 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
  20. Maurice Verbaet Center17

    Maurice Verbaet Center

    Maurice 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
  21. Letterenhuis18


  22. Extra City Kunsthal19

    Extra City Kunsthal

  23. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Antwerpen20

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Antwerpen


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