Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) Tours
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Please note:The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is currently closed for renovation. The reopening is scheduled for 2020. However, most of the art can still be viewed at different venues throughout the city.
Famous for one of the world’s largest collections of work by Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) showcases art by Flemish masters such as van Dyck and Jordaens. The acclaimed gallery, which opened in 1890, exhibits 15th-century masterpieces beside more-modern works by Titian, Modigliani, and Rodin.
Located in the ultrahip Zuid district, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is housed in a neoclassical building with a colonnaded facade. Hop-on hop-off bus tours stop outside the museum and provide a great way to explore the city at your own pace. Travelers can also visit the museum during a day trip from Brussels, Bruges, or Amsterdam, which typically combine a guided city tour with free time to explore Antwerp independently.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is a must-visit for lovers of classic art.
- The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
- Most visitors spend around one to two hours exploring the museum.
- The museum is home to a café and gift shop.
How to Get There
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is in the Zuid district, which is just a short walk along the river from the historic center of Antwerp. Close by are the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp and the Fotomuseum, so it’s easy to combine visits to these sights.
When to Get There
As one of the city’s more popular museums, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is most crowded on weekends and holidays, especially during the summer season. For a quieter experience, visit midweek if possible.
Highlights of the Collection
In the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, paintings by Flemish primitives—Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling—sit beside works by Quentin Massys, the founding father of the Antwerp school. Notable pieces include religious art such as Madonna at the Fountain, the morbidly titled Skeletons Fighting for the Body of a Hanged Man, and the Diptych of Philip de Croÿ with the Virgin and Child.
Address: Leopold De Waelpaats, Antwerp, Belgium
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Discover top Antwerp attractions and famous landmarks with ease on this hop-on hop-off Antwerp sightseeing tour. Choose the departure time and location to suit your schedule, and take a seat aboard your Antwerp city tour bus. Take in popular sites including the botanical gardens, Chinatown, Rubens’ house, the Old Town, the war memorial, the Brabo Fountain, the Cathedral of Our Lady, and Lambermont Square. With departures running throughout the day, gain insight into the city’s rich heritage and enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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