Guided visits with TOPA-guides

The goal of the Pastoral Touristic Service in Antwerp (ToPA vzw) is clear:

‘To unlock the churches and the religious heritage of the Antwerp diocese.’

To realize this we offer you this website and numerous publications.

But above all you will be able to enjoy the free welcome by our guides in the 5 touristic monumental churches:

Besides TOPA also offers guided tours for groups in which the church itself and its works of art are elucidated. More info on the same pages as above.

Also other monumental churches of the town and the Antwerp diocese open their doors. Guided tours can be had there too, but mostly on demand.

See the pages of each of church on this website for details.

Besides visits per church ToPA also offers:

Walking from one church to another

These visits depend on the access times of the churches, which vary from season to season, and on religious services.

The top of Antwerp painting

Thanks to the Showpiece Decree the top-class of Antwerp Baroque painting will never leave our territory. Stand face to face with twenty-two listed Antwerp masterpieces in three monumental churches: Saint Paul’s, the Cathedral and Saint James. Discover who, besides Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens, also deserve our protection and admiration.

Duration: 1u30 to 2u00
Price: € 6.00;  inhabitants of the Province of Antwerp: free
Guide: € 85.00
Reservations: 3 weeks in advance via or +32 (0)3 213 99 51