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Baroque capital of the Netherlands

Are you up for a good city walk with some "body"? Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, the three princes of the Antwerp Baroque, will gladly show you some of the Baroque architectural highlights of their city.

In Rubens's footsteps

A walk through the city of Rubens starts near the River Scheldt, which has been Antwerp's lifeline for centuries.

Baroque capital of the Netherlands

Are you up for a good city walk with some "body"? Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, the three princes of the Antwerp Baroque, will gladly show you some of the Baroque architectural highlights of their city.

In Rubens's footsteps

A walk through the city of Rubens starts near the River Scheldt, which has been Antwerp's lifeline for centuries.

The feast of Saint Martin

Long-term loan since 2011

Rubens had the habit of reworking paintings which his assistants painted after his own specifications. A lesser-known fact is that he also took great pleasure in retouching the paintings and drawings of other, usually older masters.

Hans Rottenhammer

Venus and Cupid

Out and about in Antwerp

If you want to get to know Rubens’s city, you could not find a better guide than the master himself. The Rubens House has made a list for you and recommends some routes around Antwerp.

360° photography reveals secrets of restored portico and garden pavilion

Why did Rubens incorporate an ox skull in the portal? What is the meaning of the Latin proverbs above the portico entrances? Why did Rubens place a statue of Hercules in his garden pavilion? A unique online tour featuring 360° photography uncovers the portico and pavilion’s secrets and brings to life some rare traces of Rubens the architect.