St. Andrew’s church
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In what was a people's neighbourhood - now one of fashion and antiquarians - early on the 16th century this late-Gothic church rose out of the ground thanks to the St. Augustine fathers. It has a troubled history. Inside, the Baroque has the last word thanks to the Baroque altars and some fantastic works of art from the 17th century. Outstanding are the monument for the Scottish queen Mary Stuart, the high altar from the no longer existing abbey church of Hemiksem and the theatrical pulpit. In what was the first parish church of Rubens and a work of his master Otto van Veen is also prominently displayed.


Organisation chart
Kerkfabriek (church administration) St. Andrew's church is administered by a so-called "Kerkfabriek", a public institution that manages the material goods that are needed for the execution of church service in the parish. The "Kerkfabriek" is subject to the authority of the higher church and civic (...) (More...)
Description
St. Andrew's is the least well known of the monumental Churches. It can, however, surprise its many visitors with a few outstanding Antwerp works of art. Surely, for a visitor with time it has a lot up its sleeve. It is an oasis of calm, relaxing-informal atmosphere. This is also thanks to the enthusiastic reception team of volunteers: here you really (...) (More...)
Restoration projects
St. Andrew's church has an active policy concerning the conservation and restoration of its cultural heritage.  Each year, one or more dossiers are started, mostly with the financial aid of the authorities - Province of Antwerp and Agency Cultural Heritage - as well as private sponsors. Here you get a review of (...) (More...)
Practical informations
Main entrance Waaistraat 5 B-2000 Antwerpen Holy masses Sunday and holidays: 10h30, and 19h30 Tuesday and Friday: 18h  Confession possibility On request  Opening hours January until December, Monday, (...) (More...)
Publications
Rudi Mannaerts, Een sleutel voor de Sint-Andrieskerk te Antwerpen, Antwerpen, 2005. Bart Goovaerts, Sint-Andrieskerk te Antwerpen, Antwerpen, 1979. Het verhaal van een garderobe, tent.cat., Antwerpen, 1995. Anders gekleed, anders gedragen. Drie Antwerpse Kerken openen hun kleerkast, tent.cat., (...) (More...)
Guided tours (booking)
Individual visits (for free) May 1 till September 30, every Sunday at 15h. No booking possible. Group visits Non-Profit Organisation St. Andrew's 2000, E-Mail: sint-andrieskerk@topa.be Tourist information, phone: (0032) (0)3 232 01 03 Reverend father Rudi (...) (More...)
Public transport
By train Central Station By tram Trams 2, 3, 5, and 15 (stop premetro Groenplaats). From there follow Nationale Straat and turn right into Augustijnenstraat to reach the church. Trams 4, and 8 (stop Th. Van Rijswijckplaats). Turn into (...) (More...)
Agenda
 Consult also the General agenda of the Monumental Churches. For suggestions, contact C. (...) (More...)
In the neighbourhood
Fashion Museum - MoMu The museum is 270 metres away from St. Andrew's church. When you exit turn right into Augustijnenstraat and then left into Nationale Straat.   The Fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp combines a contemporary collection with a historical one, and is the soul of the Modenatie with the Fashion Academy and (...) (More...)
Accomodation/hotels
This page is under construction...  Hotels which would like to be mentioned on this page can contact the coordinator of MCA (...) (More...)






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