Around the square and in the surrounding streets are excellent examples of 16th-century guild houses. One worth a visit is this magnificent Gothic structure. A short walk from the Stadhuis, it now functions as a museum of archaeology, ceramics, arms, religious art, sculpture, musical instruments, coins, and medieval furnishings. The collections give a good general idea of daily life in Antwerp during the 16th century, as do the historical paintings (look for the striking The Spanish Fury, picturing Antwerp's darkest hour). There's also an Egyptian section.