Practicalities

Address, opening hours and directions

Contact

Rubenianum 
Kolveniersstraat 20 
2000 Antwerpen 
België

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Following the guidelines concerning Covid-19, the Rubenianum has reopened the reading room under stricter conditions. For the latest update, please visit this page: https://www.rubenianum.be/en/page/coronavirus-covid-19-update.

Opening hours from 11 May onwards

The Rubenianum is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. During these opening hours, the reading room is accessible after reservation. The Rubenianum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on public holidays.

Closing days 2020

  • Wed 1 January: New Year's Day
  • Thu 2 January: Second New Year's Day
  • Fri 3 January: day of obligation
  • Mon 16 March - 8 May: temporarily closed due to Corona-measures
  • Mon 13 April: Easter Monday
  • Fri 1 May: Labour Day
  • Thu 21 May: Ascension Day
  • Fri 22 May: day of obligation
  • Mon 1 June: Whit Monday
  • Mon 20 July: day of obligation
  • Tue 21 July: National holiday
  • Wed 11 November: Armistice Day
  • From 25 December 2019 to 3 January 2020: Christmas holidays

 

CLOSING DAYS 2021

  • Fri 1 January: New Year's Day
  • Mon 5 April: Easter Monday
  • Thu 13 May: Ascension Day
  • Fri 14 May: day of obligation
  • Mon 24 May: Whit Monday
  • Wed 21 July: National holiday
  • Mon 1 November: All Saints' Day
  • Thu 11 November: Armistice Day
  • Fri 12 November: day of obligation
  • From 27 December 2020 to 2 January 2021: Christmas holidays

 

Directions

The Rubenianum is located in a side street of Meir, at walking distance from Antwerp’s Central Station. It is easy to reach by public transport.

For public transport options see:
Website NMBS (train services)
Website De Lijn (tram, premetro, bus)  

  • Premetro: 3, 5, 9 en 15 (Meir), 10 (Opera) 
  • Tram: 1 (Opera), 4, 7  (Meirbrug), 8 (Astrid), 10, 11 (St.-Jacobs) 
  • Bus: 22, 180, 181, 182, 183 (Groenplaats), 13, 14 (Stadspark), 20, 21, 32, 191 (Quellin Perron 1) 

Caution: low emission zone as of 1 February 2017

Are you travelling to Antwerp by car? Then remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever/Left Bank are a low emission zone as of 1 February 2017. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter may no longer enter the low emission zone. Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry with this test.

All vehicles with a foreign number plate (except Dutch number plates) that comply with the conditions for entry must be registered once-only. Registration is free and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone. Register your car here

You can find further information about the low emission zone in Antwerp at www.sna.be/en/lez.

Reading room

The reading room of the Rubenianum is freely accessible to the general public. You can consult books and documentation during its opening hours from Monday to Friday.
For more information about the reading room, click here.

Agenda

To discover our program of lectures, seminars and other activities, click here

Guided tours

For art history students, the Rubenianum provides introductory guided tours behind the scenes.
For more information about the guided tours, click here.

Conference and reception rooms

The Rubenianum offers you the opportunity to hire the historic Kolveniershof for your event.
For more information about hiring rooms, click here.