The well-being of our visitors and employees is very important to us. If you take and follow some precautions, we ensure a safe and relaxing museum visit. So come on down and dive into our river of tales about Antwerp and the world again.

Free access to the MAS isn't possible at this moment - this is to delay the spread of coronavirus. The museum only allows a limited number of visitors in fixed time blocks. Buy a ticket online in advance, so you can be sure access is granted. You can try to buy tickets on site by scanning a QR code, but there's a risk that the maximum amount of people is reached for the time block. Without a ticket, you cannot go to the boulevard or the panoramic roof. And visitors who are entitled to free admission must still reserve a (free) e-ticket.

Important: wearing a face mask is mandatory in the museum for everyone (age 12 and older), even on the rooftop panorama. Visitors without a mask are denied access.

Precautionary measures

Before and during your visit

  • Respect the time of arrival stated on your ticket.
  • Avoid using the lockers, and limit coats and (large) bags.  
  • Stand on the right when using the escalator.
  • Follow the directions highlighted, touch as little as possible, and follow the instructions of the staff. Maintain a distance of 1.5 m from other visitors and/or staff. Good to know: the space between the medallions in the floor is 1.5 m.
  • Only assistance dogs are welcome in the boulevard and in the museum halls.
  • The audio in the museum can be heard through jacks and your own Android earphones. If needed, there are earphones for sale at the box office. Wireless earphones or headphones cannot be paired.

For your protection

  • The museum has a strict hygiene plan. Give employees who are cleaning doors, banisters, smooth surfaces, toilets, etc., the space and time to do their work properly.
  • Wear a face mask. It is mandatory for everyone (age 12 and older), even on the panorama.
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Wash your hands before and after your visit.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell.

Tickets

Fixed time blocks

  • You can visit the museum between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. An average visit lasts 90 minutes.
  • A limited amount of people will be allowed to enter every 30 minutes.
  • You can buy tickets for the following time blocks:

    10:00 a.m.

    10.30 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    11.30 a.m.

    12:00 noon

    12.30 p.m.

    1:00 p.m.

    1.30 p.m.

    2:00 p.m.

    2.30 p.m.

    3:00 p.m.

    3.30 p.m.

    Exhibitions

  • With a ticket 'permanent collection' you can admire our permanent collection (5 museum halls), wander through the Visible Storage and take a peek at the rooftop panorama.
    Tickets MAS permanent collection
  • ​The Visible Storage on the 2nd floor and the exhibition 'Fleet' is accessible for free. 
    Tickets Visible Storage / Fleet
  • A ticket 'MAS + temporary exhibition' gives you access to the temporay exhibition, all the museum halls, the boulevard and the rooftop panorama.
    Untill 28 March 2021, you can take a look at one hundred highlights of our Congolese collection in the exhibition '100 x Congo. A century of Congolese art in Antwerp'. See our webpage 100 x Congo for more information.
    Tickets MAS + 100 x Congo

Free Wednesdays

The MAS is accessible for free every last Wednesday of the month. For these days, you must also book a ticket in advance for a fixed time block.
Tickets free wednesdays

Do you need help?

Press and trade/travelorganisations

Are you a member of the press or do you want a visit for trade or travel, please make arrangements by sending an email to mas@antwerpen.be

Group visits and guided tours

Group visits and guided tours are possible again for groups up to 20 people (except expo '100 x Congo': max. 10 people). We offer various theme tours. For an overview: see Visit the MAS with a group.

Book a guide

A guide tells you a lot of interesting facts about our collection and the exhibitions. 

You have to book the guide at least 3 weeks in advance, at Visit Antwerp via tickets@visitantwerpen.be or tel. +32 (0) 3 338 95 30 (from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm).

Please note: you cannot book a guide for the free last Wednesday of the month.

Rates

Permanent exhibition:

  • Standard € 5
  • Discount € 3

Permanent + temporary exhibition:

  • Standard: € 10
  • Discount: € 8

Standard rate:

  • visitors +25

Discount rate:

  • visitors aged 12 to 25 years
  • visitors +65 years
  • card holders: for temporary exhibition, exchange A-card for digital discount voucher

Free access:

  • visitors -12 years
  • every last Wednesday of the month
  • attendants of people with a handicap
  • 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
    • teacher ID
    • Antwerp City Card (buy an Antwerp City Card online
    • Friends of Antwerp's Museums
    • Museum Pass
      With a museum pass you can visit all participating Belgian museums for one year, whenever you want and as often as you want. The Museum Pass is only for sale online via this link. Read more on www.museumpas.be

Pratical information

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom
Hanzestedenplaats 1
2000 Antwerp

Open

The museum halls, the Visible Storage, the Boulevard and panorama are open for visit:

  • Tuesday to sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last acess: 3.30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Exceptionally open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday

The MAS is closed:

  • on mondays (except on Easter Monday and Whit Monday)
  • January 1, May 1, Ascension, November 1 and December 25.

The museum shop is open from thursday to sunday from 11:00 a.m. tot 5:00 p.m. Closed on monday, tuesday and wednesday.

How to get here?

By bicycle

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

With a Velo bicycle (Share-A-Bike system)

There are two Velo 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 tram or bus

  • Tram 7 (Mortsel - Eilandje), disembark at final stop MAS.
  • Tram 1 (P+R Luchtbal - Zuidstation). Get off at Noorderplaats and walk 15 minutes to the MAS.
  • Tram 24 (Silsburg - Havenhuis). Get off at stop Londen and walk past the Londenbrug to the MAS (10 minutes)
  • Bus 17 (Brouwersvliet - Centraal Station - UZA). Get off at final stop Felixarchief (Brouwersvliet)
  • Underground Antwerpen Centraal: lines 3, 5, 9 or 15, direction Linkeroever. Get off at station 'Meir'. Above ground, take tram 7 at 'Meirbrug'.

Go to delijn.be/en for the most up-to-date information.

By waterbus over the Scheldt

The waterbus connects Hemiksem and Lillo and stops at the Steenplein (where you have to get off). If you come from the Left bank, you can also take the ferry. All practical information such as rates and departure times can be found on dewaterbus.be.

By car

Pay attention: remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever (the Left Bank) are a low emission zone. Polluting vehicles 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) complying 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.

Parking

Accessibility

The MAS is accessible for all visitors, including less mobile visitors and people with an auditory or visual handicap.. The MAS is partner in the project European Disability Card. On presentation of the card your companion enters for free. More information:http://eudisabilitycard.be/en

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 toilet has adapted sanitary fittings.
  • We have 3 wheelchairs that can be used for free at the ticket counter on the ground floor. You can reserve one in advance via balie.mas@antwerpen.be or phone +32 3 338 44 00.
  • The panoramic roof (+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.

 People with a visual handicap

Babies and small children

  • Pushchairs can be used on the escalator at your own risk. Would you like to use the elevator? Request this at the ticket counter (ground floor). A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey. You can leave your pushchair behind in a locked room. Ask about this at the info desk.
  • Baby backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. You are allowed to use a baby carrier or sling.
  • There's a baby nursery table in the WC on the ground floor.
  • There's a quiet spot for breastfeeding on the ground floor. Ask directions at the info desk.

Visitor guides

Pavilions

  • Are you looking for an exclusive gift or an original souvenir? Then pop into the MASshop, which is much more than an average museum shop. See the page MASshop.
  • The Harbour pavilion visitor center brings the port to the city. It is the place to be if you have a question about the port or are looking for inspiration for a surprising day out. Due to the corona measures, a maximum of 7 visitors are allowed at a time. Free access. 
  • The pavilion Antwerpen Morgen ('Antwerp Tomorrow')  tells all about urban development in Antwerp, past and present. You can discover more than 100 urban development projects via a large digital wall.

Read here all the measures of the city of Antwerp to slow down the spread of the coronavirus: FAQ coronavirus