Practical information

Are you planning a visit to the MAS? Then there are a few things you should know in advance. When can you visit the museum and its galleries? Until what time can you enjoy the roof-top panorama and the Boulevard? How much does a ticket cost? Are groups allowed? What's the best way to get there? Is the museum accessible for people with reduced mobility? We have gathered some practical information for you.

Address and opening hours

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom
Hanzestedenplaats 1
2000 Antwerp
+32 3 338 44 00

 

Closed

Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, Assumption, November 1 and December 25.

Open

Summer hours (from April 1 to October 31):

Museum galleries

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ticket counter closes at 4 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ticket counter closes at 5 p.m.)
  • every last Wednesday of the month one storey is open until 7 p.m. (ticket counter closes at 6 p.m.). In June, July, August: 'Luc Tuymans. Glasses'. In September: 'Antwerp à la carte'. October, November, December, January (2017), February: 'Buddha & Mind'. March, Apil: 'Antwerp à la carte'. 
  • Easter Monday and Whit Monday

Boulevard and panorama (free entry)

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 12 midnight (doors close at 11.30 p.m.)
  • Easter Monday and Whit Monday

Winter hours (from November 1 to March 31):

Museum galleries

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ticket counter closes at 4 p.m.)
  • every last Thursday of the month one storey is open until 9 p.m. (ticket counter closes at 8 p.m.)
  • Boulevard and panorama (free entry)
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (doors close at 9.30 p.m.)

 

Ticket prices

Especially for the exhibition 'Encounters', the MAS offers a repeat-visit ticket. You can find al the information here.

€10 (€5 if no temporary exhibition)

€8 (€3 if no temporary exhibition)

  • visitors aged 12 to 25 years
  • visitors +65 years
  • groups of minimum 12 people (the fee for groups of minimum 12 people cannot be combined with other discounts)
  • card holders: for temporary exhibition, exchange A-card for digital discount voucher

€ 2

  • Gallery of the month

Free

  • boulevard, panorama and exhibition in the Visible Storage (2nd storey)
  • visitors -12 years
  • every last Wednesday of the month
  • attendants of people with a handicap
  • school groups with teacher (students -26 years). Please make reservations three weeks in advance via tickets@visitantwerpen.be. It is not possible to book tickets at this price via the webshop.
  • card holders
    • Antwerp A-card holders enjoy free entry to the permanent exhibition
    • A-card holders eligible for an increased reduction
    • Antwerp city guides
    • ICOM
    • Sotheby’s Preferred
    • teacher ID
    • press card
    • Antwerp City Card
    • Friends of Antwerp's Museums
    • Culture Voucher for Antwerp students: Visit the website for more info or download the pdf.

 

Ordering tickets

For individual visitors

You can purchase tickets for the MAS

  • online. This manual helps you book your tickets.
  • at the ticket counter of the MAS | Museum aan de Stroom.
  • at the ticket counter of Visit Antwerpen:

Visit Antwerpen
tel. +32 (0) 3 338 95 30
fax +32 (0) 3 338 95 91

info@visitantwerpen.be 

  • The ticket counter is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5.45 p.m., Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.
  • Tip! Free entry every last Wednesday of the month. You cannot book tickets online for the free days.

For schools

School groups (students -25 years) visit the MAS for free (only valid for visits without a guide). You want to visit the museum with your class? Make a reservation via tickets@visitantwerpen.be.

For more information, take a look at our special webpage: Visit the MAS with your class.

Please note:

  • You cannot reserve tickets for a school visit online.
  • The museum is free for everyone on the last Wednesday of the month. It's not possible to visit the museum with a guide on those dates.

For groups

You want to visit the museum with a group? Take a look at our special webpage: Visit the MAS with a group.

Please note:

  • The museum is free for everyone on the last Wednesday of the month. It's not possible to visit the museum with a guide on those dates.
  • Groups that do not require a guide can book tickets online. If you want to visit with a guide then the tickets are booked through the receptionist, who will also book your guide.

Combi-ticket with the Red Star Line Museum

The Red Star Line Museum is within walking distance of the MAS. They can easily be combined for a great day out. If you book tickets for both museums at the same time, you'll receive a discount. Tickets are available at the ticket counter and soon they'll be available online.

  • €10 regular price / €8 reduced price (instead of €13 / €9) for a combi-ticket Red Star Line Museum and the MAS when there is no temporary exhibition in the MAS.
  • €15 regular price / €13 reduced price (instead of €18 / €14) for a combi-ticket Red Star Line Museum and the MAS when there is a temporary exhibition in the MAS.

 

How to get there?

By tram or bus

  • Take tram 7 and disembark at MAS
  • Underground Antwerpen Centraal: lines 3, 5, 9 or 15, direction Linkeroever. Get off at station 'Meir'. Above ground, take tram 7 at station 'Meirbrug'.

Due to road works, not all stops are being serviced. Go to www.delijn.be for the most up-to-date information.

By bicycle

There is a large bike rack near the flags right in front of the museum square.

With a Vélo bicycle

There are two Vélo stations at the foot of the MAS. One on the Hanzestedenplaats and one on the Sint-Laureiskaai, just across the Nassau bridge. More information on www.velo-antwerpen.be.

By car

  • route description
  • parking

Are you travelling to Antwerp by car? Then remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever/Left Bank are a low emission zone as of 1 February 2017. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter may no longer enter the low emission zone.

Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry with this test.

Compulsory registration: All vehicles with a foreign number plate (except Dutch number plates) that comply with the conditions for entry must be registered once-only. Registration is free and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone. Register your car here

You can find further information about the low emission zone in Antwerp at www.sna.be/en/lez.

Tourist tour

Take one of the many tours around Antwerp, on an authentic horsetram or a hop-on-hop-off bus. They stop at the most beautiful spots in the city, including the MAS. Take a look at the list of tours in Antwerp.

 

Accessibility

The MAS is accessible for all visitors, including less mobile visitors and people with an auditory or visual handicap.

Our website doesn't have an AnySurfer label, but we try to fulfil all the criteria. Remarks are appreciated! Mail us at mas@stad.antwerpen.be.

Less mobile visitors

  • Will you be visiting with a wheelchair? Let us know in advance on the number +32 3 338 44 00 and report it at the ticket counter. A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey with the lift.
  • Your companion enters for free.
  • The Boulevard and museum galleries are equipped with benches. Our WC has adapted sanitary fittings.
  • We have four wheelchairs that can be used for free at the ticket counter on the ground floor. You can reserve one in advance via balie.mas@stad.antwerpen.be or phone +32 3 338 44 00.
  • The roof-top panorama (+10) can only be reached via stairs, but the side terrace on +9 is wheelchair-accessible.

People with an auditory handicap

  • Informative texts are available in every museum gallery.
  • A deaf loop system at the ticket counter and in the atelier filters disturbing environmental sounds.
  • Your companion enters for free.
  • You would like a Flemish Sign Language interpreter during your guided tour? We can arrange that. Just let us know when requesting a guide. View all our guided walks.

 People with a visual handicap

Babies and small children

  • Pushchairs can be used on the escalator at your own risk. You would like to use the lift? Request this at the ticket counter (ground floor). A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey with the lift. You can leave your pushchair behind in a locked room. Ask about this at the ticket counter.
  • Baby backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. You are allowed to use a baby carrier or sling.
  • The roof-top panorama (+10) can only be reached via stairs, but the side terrace on +9 is pushchair-accessible.
  • There is a baby changing table in the WC on the ground floor.
  • There is a quiet spot for breastfeeding on the ground floor. Ask about this at the info counter.