The rockoxhouse in Antwerp
When visiting Antwerp you don't need to visit public places and churches to discover 16th and 17th century Antwerp. The rockoxhouse 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.
The house is now a museum and together with its garden open to the public. You can find it at this address: Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp.