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On a fascinating journey through time, a guide leads you from the courtyard of the monumental St. Paul's Church to the crypt and archaeological site of this Gothic gem. Then you descend in The Ruien for a fascinating walk through the ridge that ran alongside the monastery in former times. You walk underground to the end of the Koolvliet where you can take a look at the Burchtgracht, the oldest and most authentic canal in Antwerp.

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We have put together an interesting educational package especially for schools. The school visits consist of an exclusive underground visit to the "Chapel" with an experienced guide.
The pupils gain insight into the "underbelly" of the city thanks to an informative exhibition . History & urban development, ecology & economy, biology, architecture, stories and myths... it's all there! 

After confirmation of the visit, an educational package is sent via e-mail. Based on these materials, a visit to The Ruien can be included in the curriculum.


€220 for a group of up to 10 participants, accompanied by a professional guide.

If you want to book this walk for a small group or just for yourself, please choose the individual formula.

Number of participants?

There are a maximum of 10 spaces per time slot.


You can book a combination guided visit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:15 p.m.*

Reservations can be made up to 21 days before the visit.

* No visits possible during church services

Duration of the visit? 

+/- 90 minutes. Keep in mind that changing clothes after the walk may take an extra ten minutes or so.

For whom? 

Anyone from 10 years onwards who is up for a tough and sometimes muddy walk.

Where and how? 

The combo visit starts at the courtyard of Sint-Paulus, Sint-Paulusstraat 22, 2000 Antwerp, where your guide awaits you. It ends at the Stadsmagazijn, Keistraat 5, 2000 Antwerp

For the descent to The Ruien , visitors will receive a protective suit, boots and a backpack to store shoes and other personal items during the walk. No possessions can be left behind on the spot.


It is possible to have a guide for your group in Dutch, English, German or French. Please state the desired language clearly during the reservation process.

Please read our general terms and conditions. For further questions, please contact the Ruihuis.