In the shadow of the Museum aan de Stroom, you'll find Portopolis. Here, you can discover the port of Antwerp from the heart of the city through an interactive exhibition!

Interactive tour

Every visitor gets a tablet that guides you through an interactive tour. By focusing your tablet on the large aerial photo, you'll learn more about different hotspots at the port and bring the port to life. For example, follow the journey a banana travels or discover the various nature reserves at the port of Antwerp. If you scan the portrait photo of a port employee, the character comes to life on your screen. With a pair of VR glasses, you'll get a 360° tour of various locations at the port.

There are several activities at Portopolis for the little ones, too. On four separate islands, children can load a container ship themselves, map out a route for their goods or learn how to moor a ship.
Would you rather have things explained in person? No problem, our hosts are happy to answer your questions and they can also captivate you with exciting stories, incredible anecdotes and surprising facts about the port.

In short: A fun and informative trip for young and old!


A visit to Portopolis is free of charge.
However, due to coronavirus, reservation is required for the time being: https://www.portofantwerp.com/en/Portopolis

  • Portopolis
  • Hanzestedenplaats 19
  • 2000 Antwerpen
  • Free admission
  • open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
  • Closed on Monday
 
History
 
Since its opening in 2010, the Harbour Pavilion at the MAS has attracted more than 500,000 visitors. High time for a refurbishment! The pavilion was given a new, digital and interactive look and was renamed Portopolis for the occasion. Experience and interaction are central.
 
Top 3 reasons why this is worth your visit
  • An interactive journey of exploration for young and old
  • Test your port knowledge with the big harbour quiz or play the lock game
  • Finish your visit with a nice souvenir (yes, there is a photo booth!)
 
FAQ / Important information – Top 3 FAQ
  • Q: Do I need to register to visit Portopolis?
    A: For the time being, because of coronavirus, registration is required. You can easily reserve a spot for you and your bubble via our website.
     
  • Q: What coronavirus measures have been taken?
    A: To slow down the spread of coronavirus, open access to Portopolis is not possible. A limited number of people per time slot is allowed in fixed time blocks. Book a ticket online in advance and you're sure to be admitted. Furthermore, wearing a face mask is compulsory for anyone over 12 years of age and Portopolis is fully disinfected several times a day.
     
  • Q: Is Portopolis wheelchair accessible?
    A: The ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users; the first floor (floor for children) and the toilets are only accessible via stairs.