The Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Royal Museum for Fine Arts) has a collection of the major Dutch masters. The Plantin-Moretus Museum is the house of the printers Christoffel Plantijn and Jan Moretus.
The Cathedral of Our Lady (begun in the 14th century) has three works by Rubens. The Church of St James, even more decorative than the cathedral, ... More houses the tomb of Rubens and the baroque interior of The Church of St Paul is remarkable.
Central Station has a baroque exterior, a massive glass dome and an interior decorated in gilt and marble. The oldest skyscraper in Europe, built in 1932, (The Boerentoren) can be found in Antwerp.
Antwerp is a city with vivacity, magnificent architecture, artworks, fashionable shops, including the diamond district, and pubs and restaurants serving superb Belgian and multicultural food.
The 500,000 cosmopolitan inhabitants call their city ‘The Metropolis’. In the 16th century (‘the golden era’) Antwerp was reknowned for its wealthy merchant citizens, whose splendid ... More houses have been maintained throughout the city.
In the 17th century Antwerp had a fine artistic tradition, based on the school of Rubens, Van Dyck, and many others.
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