Royal Museum of Fine Arts
Royal Museum of Fine Arts
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Alex S
    Zurich, Switzerland260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum with old and modern masters
    It’s a well organized art museum with amazing collection of old and modern masters: Rubens, Rodin, van Eyck, Titiaan, Magritte just to name a few. They have free WiFi and an app with audio guide, so take your own headphones and enjoy the tour with comfort! If you like Renaissance, impressionism or modern art - it’s absolutely a must visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • EllenChr
    Oslo, Norway2,584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth going
    Enjoyed this museum very much. The building is amazing itself - especially the main hall. My only complaint is that the entrance is cramped and there are not very many lockers available. They do have quite a few Rubens and Van Dyck (which can be expected) but there are a lot more to enjoy. I especially liked that they are doing cleaning og masterpieces in plain sight, so you can really see before and after on the same canvas. The new part of the building is surprisingly spacious even though you don’t really see it from outside (at least not from the front). There are an enourmously long staircase to climb…
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 20, 2024
  • Sharon W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom2,653 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    Fabulous building and exterior. Once inside lots of places to sit and enjoy your surroundings. Beautiful art and a coffee shop for good coffee and biscuits. Lots to see but especially enjoyed the Ruben’s gallery
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2024
  • Matilda M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Antwerp Museum
    A most interesting and creative museum. The different colors, floor plan layouts, unexpected installations, and creativity keep one surprised. Oh, yes - don't miss the paintings, too. Check out the staircases, elevator and ladies WC, too ) And take the train to Antwerp (Central Station is not to be missed).
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 27, 2024
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Nigel H
St. Albans, UK76 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
So many basic problems with this museum:

Huge underground entrance hall, but then one tiny spiral staircase for all visitors to go up and down to access the museum.

App was very clunky, and kept freezing. 

The App was not compatible with a recent version of Android.

And the app relies on WiFi which did not function for over half the time, making it largely useless.

A paper map was available, but it had virtually no information on it.

Once inside the museum, access to toilets was via two very small temperamental lifts.

And to cap it all, the cafe was exceptionally expensive, and the museum was not one of the attractions listed on the Antwerp card.

Written October 24, 2022
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Sydsolo
Sydney, Australia896 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
At 20 euros this must be one of the most expensive museums in Belgium and in the region! And for what?!
Was so put off by the exorbitant price I turned around and gave it a miss. Went to the Museum Mayer van der Bergh for half the price and enjoyed it greatly!
Museums should be put on notice they cannot: charge exorbitant prices or put a time limit on the visit ( not here but in Rome).
AVOID!!
Written June 20, 2024
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YorkshireAviator
Yorkshire221 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I visited the museum about 9 years ago, and recall a good experience,both of the collections and visitor facilities.
The present visit was only to the Old Masters floor.The paintings are still there, although there has been some reorganisation into thematic, rather than period divisions.There are very basic explanations of the theme for each room,but minimal detail on each work.A few modern works intrude on the 16/17 th century .Some of these,such as the Magritte,are thought provoking.Others,such as a large painting of a mandrill,have such a bright and discordant. visual impact that they destroy the entire room. The museum map is almost useless until you annotate it yourself with one of the pencils provided!
A new feature is the viewing window into the restoration workshop,which I found of great interest.
The visitor facilities are very bad; not mediocre ,not poor,but BAD. There is a small basement level door leading to a dazzling white space with two unexpected steps to trip over.The ticket machines (only two,with one u/ s) lurk concealed around a corner.The timed ticket system was superfluous on the day of my visit, but a slot time waiting room was provided ,carefully divided into small alcoves so that people can breathe on each other.
The basement is connected to the museum by a single ,narrow,spiral staircase for both up and down.There is a choice between waiting, a struggle with a possible termination in hospital,or leaving the building and re-entering by the monumental steps in front.The staff say this is not an “ official” entrance, but there is no actual obstruction,and it is much safer.
I was unable to obtain any form of refreshments during my visit.There is only one ( excessively grand) restaurant,which was full on a quiet day.
The one and only progressive aspect of the visitor facilities I noticed was the unisex arrangement of the toilets.As these are too small for the size of the museum,it at least makes best use of the available space.
Written April 12, 2023
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Tubbytummy
London, UK608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Ok taste and likes, Im sorry but museum is not just the art it’s the encapsulation of it in a building.

I found it lots is narrow white stairs difficult to go from one floor to another.

Disabled signs not clear for access, I saw some people struggling with wheel chairs as ramps hidden behind pillars.

Spiral metal stair case you use to go up but then have to use down collect bags etc.

However T he locker room was well done to lock bags and coats away for visits we liked that and toilets spotless.

The art on display again taste is subjective but I prefer the old art than modern art. These ro I’m deep red and parka flooring the best part of the museum. Nice visit but in parts blanking out a beautiful building with hard white walls.
Written December 10, 2022
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L_K1509
London, UK1,624 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Tried to buy tickets online but somehow this failed. Then went into the museum and purchased them from a ticket machine on the wall inside the entrance. The ticket then provides a time slot. Free coat lockers available.

The main entrance hall to the museum is beautiful, the colours and grandeur of the paintings and the double staircase led me to think the rest of the building/ museum would be equally as architecturally stunning. Sadly that was not the case.

The museum is mainly vast spaces of glossy white floors, walls and ceilings. There was not much of the old building to be seen. The old master’s paintings we’re interested and enjoyable to view.

On a positive note the museum is very clean and smells new, having only been open for two months or so that’s a good thing.

Very expensive €20 entry fee
Written December 12, 2022
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Becky
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I've been twice since the remodel and I absolutely love it, one of my favorite museums in Belgium. The new addition is lovely but a bit too sterile white, almost modern asylum like lol. it's the classic art halls with statues, painting, classic pillars, ornate cieling and big velvet benches of the original building that make this museum so charming. The contrast between the 2 is interesting asweel and very much reflective of the different art styles within and Antwerpen city today. There is an audio tour on an app you can download from the museum and free wifi or you can explore on your own and not miss a thing. The press stamps in each room add a certain treasure hunt feeling and highlight often overlooked details in great works of art.
Written March 15, 2023
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Alex S
Zurich, Switzerland260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It’s a well organized art museum with amazing collection of old and modern masters: Rubens, Rodin, van Eyck, Titiaan, Magritte just to name a few. They have free WiFi and an app with audio guide, so take your own headphones and enjoy the tour with comfort! If you like Renaissance, impressionism or modern art - it’s absolutely a must visit!
Written August 10, 2023
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Enjoyed this museum very much. The building is amazing itself - especially the main hall. My only complaint is that the entrance is cramped and there are not very many lockers available.
They do have quite a few Rubens and Van Dyck (which can be expected) but there are a lot more to enjoy. I especially liked that they are doing cleaning og masterpieces in plain sight, so you can really see before and after on the same canvas.
The new part of the building is surprisingly spacious even though you don’t really see it from outside (at least not from the front). There are an enourmously long staircase to climb…
Written January 20, 2024
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Silvia V
Belgium5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Masters are still there and still worth seeing but tI find the way the museum is organised very poor. I've got the feeling of a space too big for the collection exposed and some things put there just because it's what's available and you need to fill the space.
On the practical sides, there aren't women toilets in the whole museum, only men 's or mixed toilets. Sorry ladies.
Written January 29, 2023
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Johann Eek
Brussels, Belgium41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Impressive museum - brilliantly restored and very handsomely renovated. With an equally impressive and fascinating collection. The non-chronological but thematic arrangement is very prudent, but still successful. Hopefully this concept will be followed more in other museums. One big downside: the impressive main entrance is not used. No, visitors are only allowed to enter via a side entrance as subordinate staff. It may look there very trendy white, but it is still a glorified mouse hole. Hopefully this concept will not be followed anywhere. Apart from that, KMSKA really is a must-see.
Written April 1, 2023
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