Practical information

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How to reach us

  • walking: it takes about 25 minutes to walk to the church from Antwerp Central railway station
  • by bike: Velo station no. 50 (Klapdorp), 49 (Tolhuis) and 58 (Noorderterras). You can find more information at
  • by public transport: the church can be reached by Tram 7 (direction: ‘Eilandje’ – stop ‘Klapdorp’). It is then a few minutes’ walk away. You could take one of the many trams to ‘Groenplaats’ as an alternative and take a ten minute walk to the church
  • by car: there are several public car parks within short walking distance, including ‘Parking Scheldekaaien Noord’NB: please bear in mind that the whole central Antwerp is a Low Emission Zone. You can find more information at your route on Google Maps

Opening hours

Visiting the church:

  • From April 1 to October 31, the church is open every day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • From November 1 to March 31, the church is only open on Saturdays and Sundays and during the holiday periods from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For changes in opening hours, please consult ‘news’ or subscribe to our newsletter.

Sunday mass:

  • Every Sunday at 10.30am
  • During all Sunday services, music is played in the St. Paul’s Church. This can be organ accompaniment by our organist or a mass with soloists or choir. On seven Catholic high days we offer an orchestral mass during the celebration! Be sure to keep an eye on our agenda so that you do not have to miss this!


New from Monday April 4th, 2022

  • 5 euros for a standard ticket
  • 3 euros per person for groups of 15 people and up and for students
  • Free up to the age of 18, accompanying wheelchair users, ICOM-members, Antwerp City Pass, holders of an A-kaart

Free for everyone during

  •  Religious ceremonies
  • Catholic holidays: Easter, Our Lord ascension, Pentecost, Assumption of the Virgin Mary (15th of August), All Saints Day and Christmas.
  • The first Tuesday of each month
  • Cultural events in which Saint Paul participate: Slow Art Day, Erfgoeddag, Museumnight (1st Saturday of August), Nacht van de Kerken (2nd Saturday of August), Cultuurweekend and Open Monumentendag.

Visits to the crypt and the archeological site:

  • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the ‘friends of Saint Paul’ offer guided tours of the crypt and the archaeological site to individual visitors. There is a fixed tour at 3 pm, but depending on the number of guides on duty, additional tours may be organized in an afternoon.
  • The number of participants per guided tour is limited to eight. Because of the stairs and the nature of the space it is only suitable for people with a good physical condition and children from 10 years old. Participation is included in the entrance fee of the church.
  • Practical: to give every visitor a chance to participate, we do not work with reservations in advance. At the box office, the visitor can register on the spot for these tours before or after purchasing an entrance ticket.
  • Do you wish to visit the crypt and the archaeological site with a group? Go to ‘guided tours’.


Entrance for tourist visit:

  • Enter 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.

Entrance for Sunday Mass:

  • Via the Sint-Paulusstraat main entrance or corner Veemarkt/Zwartzusterstraat.


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