General information


Museum Rockox house
Keizerstraat 12
2000 Antwerp

Opening hours

From 2 February 2013 until the end 2016

 Days Opening hours


10am – 17pm



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.  


Rates Target groups
€ 8 Standard rate
€ 6

Groups (15 persons min.)
Disabled persons
OKV members

€ 1 -26
€ 0

Clients of KBC
Friends of KMSKA
School groups
Antwerp city card
ICOM/VMV members

Entrance to the museum is free for all on the last Wednesday of the month.

Guided tours

For groups

Maximum 20 participants
Price: € 75 (+ admission fee) , € 50 for a school
Duration: 1 hour and a half


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.


Educational department
T +32 (0)3 224 95 61
F +32 (0)3 248 08 10

The Golden Cabinet. Royal Museum at the Rockox House


Date 02/02/2013 - 07/02/2017

From 2 February 2013 at the Rockox House.

During the latter part of the sixteenth century and the early part of the seventeenth, the Scheldt city of Antwerp enjoyed an especially favourable artistic and economic climate that made it the prime production and trading centre for luxury articles. It was a time when many patricians and merchants built up rich collections of contemporary and ancient art, though the majority of those collections have – alas – come to be dispersed in the course of time.

A luxurious art cabinet

From 2 February 2013, however, visitors to the Rockox House in Antwerp will be able to see how an Antwerp art collection must 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. On display will be a range of fine paintings by such masters as Rogier Van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Jan Van Eyck, Peter Paul Rubens and Antoon Van Dyck.

Focus 5: Power Flower. Floral still lifes in the Low Countries

Campagnebeeld Power FlowerFrom 28 November 2015 to 28 March 2016

This is the fifth in a series of small-scale exhibitions organised as part of the Golden Cabinet initiative. Since time immemorial, art in Flanders, Brabant and Holland has been characterised by incisive observation of nature and the quest for naturalness. Despite that, until into the 16th century, plants and flowers were only to be seen adorning the margins of illustrations depicting saints in books of hours. The flourishing interest in the botanical world and the burgeoning fondness for things natural prompted early 17th century artists to regard bouquets of flowers as a self-contained motif. It was a period in which artists were totally spellbound by the 'Power Flower' and were to be for many years to come.

Jan Brueghel, Jan Davidsz. De Heem, Osias Beert, Daniël Seghers, Rachel Ruysch are just some of the many artists on proud floral display at this most sweet-scented of exhibitions.

Create your very own art cabinet

Webapp op desktop, tablet en smartphoneFor this exhibition, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has developed an online application for smartphone, tablet and pc. By surfing to you will discover all there is to know about the artworks in featured in The Golden Cabinet. Stroll through the rooms of Museum Rockoxhouse with your smartphone or tablet, and gain quick and easy access to information about all the items on show. Zoom in for close-up views of paintings and sculptures. Select your favourite pieces before, during or after your visit and compile your own private collection, just like Nicolaas Rockox did throughout his life. If you launch the webapp from a pc or laptop at home, you can arrange your favourite paintings and objects in your personal art cabinet using a picture of your own living room, dining room or even bathroom. There are attractive monthly prizes to be won for the best cabinets. 

Visitors' guide 

Download the visitors' guide (PDF, 20 MB)


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The Golden Cabinet

  • Man with a Roman Coin (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Man with a Roman Coin

  • The Holy Family (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    The Holy Family

  • Saint Barbara of Nicodemia (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Saint Barbara of Nicodemia

  • Fish Market or Winter (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Fish Market or Winter

  • Madonna surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Madonna surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim

  • Madonna in a Floral Wreath (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Madonna in a Floral Wreath

  • Philippe de Croy (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Philippe de Croy

  • Ecce homo (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Ecce homo

Museum offices

Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen

T +32 (0)3 224 95 50