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Saint Charles Borromeo

‍Please note thatthis visit is only guided in Dutch.

With your guide, discover this 17th-century Baroque gem. Also visit the Lady Chapel and go behind the scenes into the crypts and the Sacristy. Through a - once - secret passage you will then descend into The Ruien, to enjoy the underground corridor system where the medieval vaults reveal their secrets step by step.

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€27 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 Thursdays at 2 p.m., and on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.. Reservations can be made until just before the start of the visit.
* No visits possible during church services

Duration of the visit? 

+/- 120 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 entrance of the Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk, Hendrik Conscienceplein 11, 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.


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.