The Saint Carolus Borromeus church with its wonderful Baroque facade has three naves with two galleries and a chancel. It was built by the Jesuits from 1615 to 1621 during the Spanish period, and was called Saint Ignatius. An impressive baroque bell tower designed by Pieter Huysmans dominates the rear of the building. The chancel is decorated with marble just like the Madonna chapel. Pieter Paul Rubens designed and painted the ceilings that were damaged by a fire later in 1718. However, you can still see many of his paintings on the walls. The church was subject to Austrian law in 1773 and was closed until 1779 when it was given its current name—Saint Carolus Borromeus.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday to Saturday from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
- Nearest Train: Centraal Station