Where water and land meet, ports develop. These teem with life and form crossroads and meeting points. People sail into ports from all over the world, looking for a place to stop over, or to stay. They trade goods there, and by doing so enter a different world. New impressions are formed; dreams and ideas arise.

Treasures from the maritime collection

City, river and port. In Antwerp, they have belonged together for centuries. In the Middle Ages, the city burst at the seams. From the 16th century, explorers brought exotic products and spices to Antwerp from all over the world. Board ship for the East Indies run, and go on a voyage with Congolese sailors. A guide uncovers treasures great and small from Antwerp’s maritime collection.

Practical information

  • for: adults
  • length: 1.5 hours
  • 20 people per guide
  • languages: NL/FR/EN/Other languages on request
  • cost: € 85 guide + € 20 administration cost + access to museum (for ticket rates, see 'Plan your visit')


Group visits are not possible fot the time being.

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