The Rockox house museum in Antwerp
When visiting Antwerp you don't need to visit public places and churches to discover 16th and 17th century Antwerp. The Rockox house is a patrician house from that period that delicately illustrates how the bourgeoisie lived those days.
Nicolas Rockox was Mayor of Antwerp, art collector, and friend of painter Pieter Paul Rubens. In his house, you can find original furniture, decorative objects, and artworks of Rubens, Metsijs, Van Dijck, Jordaens, Teniers, and many others.