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Saint James's Church

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St James Church is one of the largest in Antwerp. This church was started at the end of the 15th... read more

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Anyone on the Rubens trail has to see this - he married and is buried here. The interior (gothic... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
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This church houses one of the richest church interiors of the low countries, filled with 24 altars, dozens of paintings and hundreds of statues from the renaissance and baroque period, including the grave of Rubens.
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Lange Nieuwstraat 73 | Opposite to Eikenstraat, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 491 99 99 57
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St James Church is one of the largest in Antwerp. This church was started at the end of the 15th century in the Gothic Style. In the 17th century they added on to the church in the Baroque style. The church is worth a visit...More

Thank KathyK835
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Anyone on the Rubens trail has to see this - he married and is buried here. The interior (gothic with a baroque makeover is unique) and it has some interesting stained glass as well. The church needs the entry fee towards urgently needed restoration, but...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very interesting charch witt many tombstones of Antwerpen and Spanish nobles and wonderful pictures. All information in Niderlans languige.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Went here on our last say because we found some good reviews of the church. Decided to go to this church instead of the Lieve-Vrouwe kathedraal. Definently worth the trip. Such an amazing baroque/gothic church. Absolutely beautiful and worth the time and effort. Do not...More

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Without knowing that it houses the grave of famous painter Rubens, we entered the church and discovered a real gem. Wonderful sculptures in marble and wood, beautiful paintings, a dream! a 3€ enter tax is required. it was empty the day we went.

Thank rodicam
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The most important church in Antwerp on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella. Building with a fascinating history and an incredible art collection. Friendly and knowledgeable guide offered a lot of interesting information, including a visit to the wedding chapel. Arguably the most underrated...More

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Saint James Church has to be after the magnificent Cathedral Of Our Lady the most beautiful church in Antwerp ,the beautiful Baroque style of architecture with a certain Flemish flair looks awesome,this is Rubens final resting place which is befitting as the interior is outstanding...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 9 December 2017

There are so many things to be done in Antwerp. Most of them historical places however the St. Jacobskerk church is by far one of the best churches to visit. I strongly recommend also to take a guided tour if possible to learn the very...More

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Bart B, Manager at Saint James's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your review! Depending on their availability, we have a free guide available in the church most of the days our church is open. As every corner is in our church is filled up with art, our guides can tell plenty of anecdotes...

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Interior of this church was one of the most beautiful church i've ever seen. Definitely must see! Ruben's paintings inside

Thank S_Marty_0101
Reviewed 30 September 2017

If you rate this church against other Gothic churches in this part of the world then it can only be considered average. It's in need of a fair bit of work and frankly is rather sad when compared to the nearby Cathedral of Our Lady....More

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