Antwerp, Churches and Tourism (TOPA)

The Pastoral Tourism Service in Antwerp (TOPA vzw) guarantees to open up the religious heritage of the town and the Antwerp diocese, in a cultural-historical way.

In presenting our information in a scientific way we focus on the Christian iconography and symbolism and on the links with local social-cultural life.

Discover our multilingual website and our publications about numerous monumental churches in the Antwerp diocese. They are important culture-historical and religious sources of information.

Visit our magnificent churches and be inspired by our TOPA-guides. You will be astonished at the eventful history and the rich artistry of our church patrimony.

With this website, we people from Antwerp, want to welcome you to our town in a special way.

A deeper, Christian, sense of hospitality incites us to consider our visitor not merely as an anonymous ‘tourist’, but to approach you personally as a ‘guest’.

That is why we want to welcome our visitors from a number of countries, not only with this site and a warm welcome in our churches, but extra with small books, written specially for them, highlighting the manifold relations between their country and our city of Antwerp..

Moreover we want to help you find a Christian service in our town. For Catholics the Sunday Eucharist, some in your language, and in an ecumenical spirit also the services of the Orthodox Churches, the Anglican and Protestant churches for as far as members of the Antwerp Council of Churches.

Dear neighbours

Welcome, visitors from Great-Britain and Ireland

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Hospitality forges links

The Bible as a source of inspiration.

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Worship in in Antwerp

Praying together in Antwerp.

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Monumental Churches in Antwerp

Discover the five Monumental Churches at the heart of Antwerp

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The other Churches of Antwerp

Different, but each in its own way also monumental

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the Museums

Under construction

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the Religious statues

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Herentals

Discover Herentals and its main church

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Turnhout

Discover Turnhout and its churches

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Hoogstraten

Discover Hoogstraten and its main church

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Lier

Dicover Lier and its main church

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Guided Tours

General information about TOPA guided tours

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions by or with TOPA

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Lectures

Lectures by TOPA

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Night of the Churches

Once a year the Antwerp churches open their doors at night...

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The Liturgic Year

Art and Faith all year round

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Publications and Christmas cards

Publications by TOPA vzw

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TOPA? Who are We?

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Ars et Fides

Art and fath across the borders

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Events

19 Nov

Muziek in Sint-Paulus
10:30-12:00

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19 Nov

Artiestenmis in de Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk
11:30-12:30

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24 Nov

Concerten in Sint-Anna-ten-Drieën
17:00-19:00

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News

15/09 - Added a whole series of church descriptions. During ...

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24/08 - As per today an extensive and illustrated description o...

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30/07 - An extensive and illustrated description of the Antwerp...

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