As the church with the most Rubens influence in Antwerp, the painter’s contribution to the decorations on the facade and top of the steeple was considerable.
The Jesuit order commissioned the construction of this typically Baroque church, built between 1615 and 1621. The main altar's apse, Mary's chapel, the many sculptures and the elaborate wooden carvings bear testimony to the church's former glory.
A unique feature of this church is the original, functioning mechanism above the main altar used to switch paintings: an impressive spectacle.
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Antwerp is truly heaven for coffee lovers, with coffee bars on practically every street corner. But how are they different from each other? Where to find the ultimate cuppa that suits your taste and what is the story behind it? Coffee roaster Koen Bleuzé shares his top 10 favourite coffee bars and explains his choices.
Get all you can out of Antwerp! Are you interested in exploring all of Antwerp? Then use the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can choose how long you want to use it.
There’s lots to see and experience at the redesigned Plantin-Moretus Museum. Step into the world of pioneering publisher Plantin and his in-laws, the Moretus family. Seven tips for an extra special museum visit.
Antwerp is a vibrant city. And all those residents and visitors who bring so much life to the city also require a lot of parking for their cars. In order to give everyone an equal chance at a parking spot, there is paid parking in many places throughout Antwerp.