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Saint Charles Borromeo

‍Please note thatthis visit is only guided in Dutch.

The Ruien and the baroque St. Carolus Borromeo Church share an underground secret. Together with your experienced guide, discover the Lady Chapel, the Sacristy and the church's ancient crypts. Then descend the basement stairs and a secret passageway at The Ruien !

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€24 per person, accompanied by a professional guide.

Would you like to book for a large group? Then our group formula may be cheaper.

Number of participants?

There is a maximum of 20 places per time slot. So be there on time!


You can book a combo visit with a guide on Thursday at 1:45 p.m., and on Saturday at 1:45 and 3:15 p.m. Reservations can be made until just before the start of 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 combined visit starts at the entrance of St. Charles Borromeo's Church, Hendrik Conscienceplein 11, 2000 Antwerp, where your guide is waiting for 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.


Please note that this visit is guided in Dutch only.

Requesting a guide in a language other than Dutch is not possible for this visit.

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