Museum nights are great. You get to visit as many museums as you’d like in an evening, and there are lots of funky events going on in each. This is especially true for a city that has lots of interesting museums. The only limitation is, well, your museum tolerance. Even though mine is rather low, still suffering from long-term Museumoverburdenolia from visiting too many arts/nature/history/technology museums in top locations around the world, and having no more than a two hours patience for roaming around, still, I really like museum nights. Taste a bit, move on.

This year I had the chance to visit the museum night in Antwerp, which has its fair share of interesting museums, not to mention some local-born famed artists (Rubens, for one), so it’s a great place for such a night. This wasn’t my first visit to Antwerp, so I already visited some of the local ones (e.g., the Plantin-Moretus Museum print history museum), but I did get to visit a few new ones. For example, I really enjoyed the Red Star Line Museum, dedicated to the immigrant boat line going from Europe to the US, with many notable celebrities escaping the wars in Europe to seek out new lives in the US.




Town square…



DIVA. Antwerp Home of Diamonds… (also quick stop by Museum De Reede)






Red Star Line Museum…



Museum aan de Stroom…




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