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St Jacobskerk (St James's Church)

Lange Nieuwstraat 75, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 10 32
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Known for being the burial site of Rubens, but also one of the most richest churches in Antwerp. At... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Michael D
Antwerp, Belgium
Well worth stopping to see

The painter Paul Rubens is buried here. An interesting story regarding the Baroque 17th century... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Linda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Lange Nieuwstraat 75, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 10 32
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Reviewed 28 July 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...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 11 July 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...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 28 June 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,...More

Thank Veerle T
Reviewed 26 June 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
Reviewed 30 May 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...More

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 28 March 2016

St. Jacobskerk (St. James' Church) is a early 16th century church built upon a resting stop for pilgrims seeking to visit the burial place of St. James the Great, for whom the church is named. Unfortunately, St. Jacobskerk seems to only be open to the...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Truly stunning both from the outside and inside. Go for a service to get the full experience for free.

Thank zchug
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Does not seem to allow for any visitors....too bad. Am not sure if we went at the wrong time as no there seems to be no information to be seen. Building looked beautiful though. Pity.

Thank Taylordiva
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Church was refurbished for some years, and is now open to the public. Tombe of Baroque Painter Peter Paul Rubens is located here.

Thank plasiboo
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Very beautiful church, where you can visit the tombstone of the worldfamous painter RUBENS, who lived in Antwerp

Thank Marijke W
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