Night At The Museum

On Saturday K and I went to the Museum Night in Antwerp. We saw The house of Rubens (yes the painter!),  The MAS, which is the newest museum in the city, just around the corner of K’s rented room and the Plantyn-Moretus museum, where they had books that were over 600 years old. It was the most amazing evening. And eventhough it was pouring rain we had a lot of fun frolicking around the city. I have some photos to share with you. Most were taken outside because I wasn’t always sure if I was allowed to take pictures inside the museums. 

The Plantyn-Moretus was certainly the best museum we visited that night. I loved all the colourfull old books in the libraries and the little copper and metal letters they used for printing the books, in the era before typewriters and printers. When we came out of the museum it was a real monsoon outside so we ran to the nearest cafe and K bought me a cup of hot chocolate milk. What a sweetie! 

The view from the top of the MAS. All the things you’ve heard about the Belgian light-erosion are true. They say you could spot our little country from the universe at night, haha ^^ It had cooled down a lot outside so around 11pm we decided to go home. I can’t wait to join this event again next year! 
How was your weekend? 


  1. 10 August 2011 / 08:23

    aw it's such a classic city!hopefully,i'll visit there soon πŸ˜‰

  2. 10 August 2011 / 08:27

    Ik wou da ook nog doen πŸ˜€ Zag er leuk uit! Museums moet je gewoon trekken! Als het niet mag komen ze het wel zeggen, en dan heb je toch minstens 1 foto πŸ˜‰ lol

  3. 10 August 2011 / 08:35

    wonderful photos!! these places looks amazing!!

  4. 10 August 2011 / 08:53

    This sounds great! I wanna go too! πŸ™‚
    We have the same thing in Budapest, but in June, and it's such a great atmosphere! I'd love to attend a museum night in every European city. πŸ™‚

  5. 10 August 2011 / 10:30

    Beautiful shots, especially of the architecture at night. And that frontal shot with the hanging baskets is lovely, I want my house to look like that πŸ™‚ β™₯ Claire @ Jazzpad

  6. 10 August 2011 / 10:49

    Looks gorgeous! I love visiting museums! xo

  7. 10 August 2011 / 11:24

    How cool!! I would love to live in a city like that. It keeps things interesting.

  8. 10 August 2011 / 11:35

    Loving your glasses! πŸ˜‰

    PS. I'm competing for a spot at Bloggers Wardrobe. Would be great if you'd support me by checking out my post… Merci! =)

  9. 10 August 2011 / 11:42

    I love that house with the blue door. Is that the Rubens house? Because that would make it nearly impossible to move in there one day…

  10. 10 August 2011 / 12:46

    Beautiful photos! Looks like so much fun πŸ™‚
    I absolutely love museums and being in the city. so much to do!

  11. 10 August 2011 / 13:25

    The view is breath-taking. I bet even more in person.

    P.s. I love your glasses with your hair. They go together so nicely! πŸ™‚

  12. 10 August 2011 / 14:36

    Wow it's beautiful! I love the city lights at night; and I'm absolutely in love with the architecture!

  13. 10 August 2011 / 14:52

    Aww, I love museums! I would love to visit Belgium one day, it seems to beautiful! That museum is so gorgeous, like a castle! Europeans are so lucky that they live amidst so many castle-like places! πŸ˜‰

    Have a great day, sweetie!

  14. 10 August 2011 / 16:43

    Those building are so beautiful. Belgium is the probably the most beautiful country I've ever visited!


  15. 10 August 2011 / 17:17

    you're glasses are darling! i love that blue door too, sooo lovely!!

  16. 10 August 2011 / 22:08

    i love the hot chocolate picture! πŸ™‚ so cute!

  17. 11 August 2011 / 07:20

    Klinkt erg leuk, misschien ga ik volgend jaar ook wel πŸ˜€ !

  18. 11 August 2011 / 08:29

    Wow it looks really awesome!

  19. 11 August 2011 / 13:07

    aah superleuk dat je daar heenging, ik ga altijd naar gentse museumnacht en ik wist niet dat dat er in a'pen ook was, anders was ik zeker ook langsgeweest πŸ˜‰

  20. 12 August 2011 / 19:37

    Oh dat had ik ook echt graag gedaan! Helaas was ik niet op de hoogte en ja… herexamens πŸ™

  21. 13 August 2011 / 19:14

    how fun! belgium looks like a beautiful place- i hope i can travel and stop by your wonderful country one day!


  22. 14 August 2011 / 14:10

    Fijn om te zien dat je er geweest bent. Hoe vond je het MAS vanbinnen? Je mag er trouwens foto's nemen van de tentoongestelde objecten, al is het licht er niet altijd even goed voor πŸ˜‰

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