Visiting the archaeological site & ticket prices for tourist visit

Novelties for April 1, start of a new tourist season

gepost op: 18 April 2022

This is useful information for those who wish to visit the Sint-Pauluskerk from tomorrow in 2022. The Sint-Pauluskerk and its enthusiastic Sint-Paulus friends are happy to help you to make it a wonderful welcome year.

*NEW* is of course the opening up of the crypt and the medieval underground of Saint Paul that you can visit. Dive four meters lower and 750 years back in time with our guides! You can read all about it in this up-to-date post.

Our church is easily accessible for those who walk, cycle or take public transport. Cars can park further away. The site is also easily accessible for wheelchair users. In the summer we are open every afternoon.

Opening hours
Tourist visit
From April 1 to October 31, the church is open every day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Sunday Mass
Every Sunday at 10:30 am
During all Sunday masses, music is played in St. Paul’s Church. This can be organ accompaniment by our organist or a mass with soloists or choir. On seven Catholic heydays, we offer an orchestra mass during Mass! Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar so you don’t miss out! All Masses are, of course, free for everyone.
Tickets for tourist visit, from Monday 4 April 2022:
5 euros for a standard ticket
3 euros per person for groups from 15 people and for students
Free for young people up to the age of 18, people accompanying wheelchair users, ICOM and Antwerp City Card (ACC)

Free for everyone during
• Religious ceremonies
• Catholic holidays (see calendar)
• The first Tuesday of every month
• Cultural events in which Saint Paul participates (see calendar)

*NEW from Friday April 1, 2022*

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Friends of Saint Paul offer guided tours for individual visitors in the crypt and the archaeological site. There is a fixed tour at 3 p.m., but depending on the number of guides at work, additional tours can be organized in an afternoon.

The number of participants per guided tour is limited to eight. Because of the stairs, it is only suitable for people with a good physical condition. Participation is included in the entrance fee of the church.

Practical: to give every visitor a chance to participate, we do not work with advance reservations. At the cash register, the visitor can register on site for these guided tours before or after purchasing an entrance ticket.

If you wish to visit the crypt in a group, please contact

Site access
Entrance for tourist visit
*NEW from Monday 4 April 2022*
Past the large gate next to Sint-Paulusstraat 22. You walk in through the gate and enter the large, quiet Lourdes garden, with a beautiful view of the church, its tower and the monastery ruins.

We are wheelchair accessible along the gate on the corner of Zwartzustersstraat and Veemarkt (which used to be the access for everyone). Call 0470/908700 during opening hours and we will open the gate for you and guide you to the wheelchair lift.

Entrance for Sunday Mass
Along the Sint-Paulusstraat or the corner of Veemarkt/Zwartzusterstraat

Free of charge

Our Lord Ascension, 26th of May, 2pm until 5pm

gepost op: 26 May 2022

The church is open, FREE! You’re welcome! Entrance along the Sint-Paulusstraat (through the large gate and the Lourdes garden)!

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22nd of May – church exceptionally closed for tourism

gepost op: 22 May 2022

The church is exceptionally closed today due to a concert. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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