Cathedral of Our Lady


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Cathedral of Our Lady

After 169 years of construction the cathedral of Antwerp finally dominated Antwerp’s skyline in 1521 with a height of 123 metres. It was and still is the biggest Gothic building of the Low Countries. The Cathedral is a huge treasury of works of art. Eye-catchers include two masterpieces by Rubens: The Raising of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross. Currently the Cathedral is hosting a splendid exhibition, called Reunion, which showcases altarpieces from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in their original location. Absolutely worth visiting!

Do & See

Antwerp is the city that strongly believes that you can always do things just that little bit differently. Enjoy architectural feats such as the Antwerp Law Courts, the Bourla Theatre and MAS | Museum aan de Stroom. Treat yourself to dishes from all over the world. Explore the shopping streets with the many high-end shops and unique concept stores. Take a stroll along the River Scheldt and gaze at the port from afar. Don’t forget to visit the diamond district. And what about museums like the Rubens House, the Red Star Line Museum and Museum Plantin-Moretus. With world-class collections in a unique setting. Discover why our city is different from other cities. Discover Atypical Antwerp.