Address, opening hours and directions


Kolveniersstraat 20 
2000 Antwerpen 

Opening hours

The Rubenianum is open from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The Rubenianum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on public holidays.


  • Mon 2 January: Second New Yearsday
  • Mon 10 April: Easter Monday
  • Mon 1 May: Labour day
  • Thu 18 May: Ascension Day
  • Fri 19 May: day of obligation
  • Mon 29 May: Whit Monday
  • Mon 10 July: day of obligation
  • Tue 11 July: Day of the Flemish Community of Belgium
  • Fri 21 July: National holiday
  • Mon 14 August: day of obligation
  • Tue 15 August: Assumption Day
  • Mon 11 September: teambuilding of the Rubenshouse-Rubenianumteam
  • Wed 1 November: All Saints' Day
  • From Mon 25 December to Tue 2 January 2024: Winter holidays



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

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.


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.