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St Jacobskerk (St James's Church)

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Address: Lange Nieuwstraat 75, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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+32 3 232 10 32

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This review will be obsolete, but right now the church is under reparation works and the access is limited. Leaving apart this detail, the church has the grave of Rubens and has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2016
Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This review will be obsolete, but right now the church is under reparation works and the access is limited. Leaving apart this detail, the church has the grave of Rubens and has interesting minor artworks. There use to be a person at the entrance asking for one euro for the visit, and prices may vary also with the works.

Thank Guluten
Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Walking around in Antwerp i suddenly could see a tower and got curious. Was really surprised this was part of a beautiful Gothic Church that was build from 1491 till 1656. The entry is at the side and theres a fee to pay but for an adult it only 3 euro, its worth the money to go in. Beautiful stained-glass... More 

Thank HugoColle
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Interesting church in the flemish style, made of grey/white stone. The interior is possible to be visited but it's not for free. Here you can find the grave of Rubens.

Thank Davide G
Plouhinec, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The St. Jacobskerk is my favourite church in Antwerp. It`s a bit hidden between buildings, and its tower is unimpressive, but the interior is absolutely stunning. The church still is being renovated bit by bit. Some art works are in a dusty state; this kind of adds to the atmosphere. When the sun shines, the light inside is just awesome.... More 

Thank immorissal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Like many in Antwerp, this church is hemmed in by other buildings, but it's large and beautifully constructed in the common Flemish style. Well worth a visit.

Thank Andrew E
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Known for being the burial site of Rubens, but also one of the most richest churches in Antwerp. At the moment though being renovated and it's also very very necessary. So if you don't mind the church being not in the best condition and paying a small entry fee (not for several other monumental churches) worth your while.

Thank Michael D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

The painter Paul Rubens is buried here. An interesting story regarding the Baroque 17th century interior…it is well preserved due to a priest who pledged allegiance to the French revolutionaries who had just invaded the city. He was permitted to choose one church in Antwerp that would not be ransacked and this was the one. Unfortunately many of the original... More 

Thank Linda B
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Misled by the unattractive exterior of this church with its bell tower that has never been finalized, few inhabitants of Antwerp and tourists know how beautiful Sint Jacobskerk really is. The 17th-18th century baroque interior is stunning and one of the richest in Northern Europe, as unlike many other churches and monasteries in Belgium, Sint Jacob hasn't been destroyed nor... More 

Thank Veerle T
Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Decide to go here after visiting rubens house. Not sure what to think of it. Very dusty and in need of some tender loving care.Although I did enjoy history and art work there, and would recommend a visit.

Thank susan h
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Well worth visit but note it is only be open to the public from 1 April to 31 October (2-5pm). However if you attend service you can visit it for free. The exterior of the church is Gothic in style - the built started in Gothic period (15ct) and was completed in 17 ct when the style has changed. As... More 

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