From 2 February 2013 visitors to the Rockox House in Antwerp will be able to see how an
Antwerp art collection must have have appeared in the Golden Century. More particularly, the
residence of burgomaster and patron Nicolaas Rockox (1560–1640) is being transformed into a
luxurious art cabinet with top items from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (closed for
renovation) and the most important works from the Rockox House itself.
The first focus exhibition within the context of The Golden Cabinet displays friends' books
owned by 16th century students.
The Parrot is the third small-scale exhibition organized as part of The Golden Cabinet. It
will be on view from November 8th until February 22nd. Following the stunning restoration of the
The Holy Family with parrot by Peter Paul Rubens, we are turning our attention to the
parrot in the pictorial art from the 15th to the 17th century.
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Last admissions at 4.30pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, on January 1 and 2, on Ascension Day and on December 25 and 26.
The Golden Cabinet
Entrance to the museum is free for all on the last Wednesday of the month.
Antwerp City Card
The Antwerp City Card is your key to discovering Antwerp and its assets over an 48-hour period. The convenient Antwerp City Card provides you with free access to churches and museums. It also features a 25% discount on attractions, sightseeing and bicycle rentals. You can visit the exhibition The Golden Cabinet, Royal Museum at the Rockox house by means of the Antwerp City Card. To top it off, you can use the exclusive benefits in the back of the guide to get the most out of your visit to Antwerp. The Antwerp City Card costs € 28. You can use it up until 48 hours after its activation.
Tours take 90 minutes and cost € 75 per group of up to 20 persons and € 50 for school groups. Please make reservations at least three weeks prior to your visit by filling in the online form. We will contact you in order to confirm your reservation. For more information please contact our Educational Department at T+32 (0)3 224 95 61.
Museum Rockox house is located at Keizersstraat 12, at walking distance from Groenplaats.
Walking to Museum Rockox house
Just 5 minutes from the KBC Tower via the Meir, Sint-Katelijnevest and Minderbroedersrui to the Keizerstraat. The Rockox House lies on the ‘Rubens route’ between the Sint-Carolus Borromeus church and the Sint-Jacobs church.
Public transport to Museum Rockox house
Arrive at Antwerp Central Railway Station.
By tram or bus:
- Bus 9 (direction ‘Sint-Pietersvliet’, stop ‘Keizerstraat’)
- Bus 22, 25, 26 (direction ‘Groenplaats’, stop ‘Groenplaats’)
- Tram 4 and 7 (direction ‘Sint-Pietersvliet’, stop ‘Keizerstraat’)
- Tram10 and 11 (direction ‘Melkmarkt’, stop ‘Sint-Katelijnevest’)
- Tram 3 and 15 (direction ‘Linkeroever’, stop ‘Meir’)
For details on tram and bus services, visit the website of De Lijn.
There is wheelchair access at the main entrance Museum Rockox House.