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Snijders&Rockox House

Snijders&Rockox House

Curious about life in the 16th and 17th centuries? Do you like to peek in through your neighbours’ windows? Do you like to find surprises behind the closed doors of previously inhabited rooms? If so, Nicolaas and Frans are your ideal hosts, who’ll share all of their secrets with you. Can you visit the 16th and 17th centuries in a modern way? Yes, you can. You’ll have a memorable time going round the Snijders&Rockox House with the help of iPads, interactive screens and fascinating films. And don’t forget the delightful enclosed garden, where you can rest a moment and enjoy the sounds of the city.

The Snijders&Rockox House is comprised of two historical homes that now serve as a museum, but their architectural prestige and Renaissance splendour are as surprising as ever. It is located on Keizerstraat, which is Antwerp’s former residential district. Together with the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe (Our Lady’s) House opposite and the Emperor’s Chapel (Keizerskapel) further up the street, they are a reminder of the fascinating 17th century.

3 reasons why this is worth your visit

  • Historical residences are better at bringing works of art to life than other museums.
  • Fascinating exhibitions in the historical houses themselves supplement Antwerp’s history in a compelling way.
  • The Renaissance garden offers a breath of fresh air and a taste of urban stillness amid an evocation of the early 17th century.