Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp


in short

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts has a splendid collection of Baroque works by Rubens and his contemporaries, as well as works by 19th-century Salon artists and by the Modernist painters James Ensor and Rik Wouters.
The museum building with the 'Deep Fountain' by Cristina Iglesias
© Kristien Daem
Logo: Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

in detail

When strolling around the Antwerp Southside the visitor's attention is inevitably steered to the magnificent building accommodating the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Royal Museum of Fine Arts). Though the stairs towards the entrance are impressive, the threshold is actually low since it only takes a modest fee to enter this museum with its world-class art collection.

Visitors enjoy a splendid view on the history of artistic life in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium. Indeed, the collections of the Royal Museum comprise 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 Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens are major players in this intriguing story that doesn't end with the Old Masters, but continues into the nineteenth century with Salon artists and modernists like James Ensor and Rik Wouters. National 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.

Exhibitions, temporary presentations, animated educational activities, a print gallery, and an open restoration studio offer young and old an unforgettable Grand Tour.  To round it off, visitors are most welcome to browse in the museum shop or relax in the museum café.
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Visitor entrance

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
Leopold de Waelplaats
2000 Antwerp
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Opening Times

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is closed for renovation until the end of 2017. Consequently the holdings can, for the time being, not be displayed at the familiar building in Antwerp’s Zuid or ‘South’ quarter. Yet the collection remains close by and accessible. Selected highlights can be admired at various host venues in and around Antwerp - The exhibition portal for Europe