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Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp
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A museum and monument, Museum aan de Stroom celebrates the city of Antwerp. Focusing on themes of power, life and death, and metropolis, the museum explores the city's history and position as an important international port. Committed to embracing new media, the museum lets visitors scan QR codes on most objects to hear background information in several different languages. The building is designed to resemble boxes stacked in a spiral tower, and it offers great views of the city. Take the escalator up to the ninth floor, and enjoy views through glass walls as you make your way to the top. Use our Antwerp family vacation planner to add Museum aan de Stroom and other attractions to your Antwerp vacation plans.
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  • Always a pleasure to go with friends, for the view, the amazing architecture and museum (all year exhibitions and temporary) 
  • Museum with very interesting exhibitions and on the top floor it is possible to have a very nice view of the city.
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  • The museum closed at 5pm, but we could go to the top of the building for a 360 degree view of the city for free. 
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  • This is one of the quirkiest attractions that you could take in if you ever visit Antwerp. The cool part is that you have to go up via escalators in a spiral to every floor. Then you have to go into the hall in each room via a entrance hall. But once inside, you get to see a cool array of things; be it modern art, political statement, abstract art, historical artifact..... it is endless in inspiration. But the best part is when you get to the top, and you get a stunning panorama of Antwerp and the Schlecht Estuary, including the Old Town. Worth a visit! And the escalators make getting down that bit more rapid in getting to the ground floor to tell your friends!!
  • It's okay. But not *very* impressive - at least during our visit 11/2016. Some nice items on display though. Perfect for a rainy / cold day. One exposition is usually free of charge. As is the platform on the 10th floor, which offers a view over Antwerp.
  • Het MAS one of the biggest museums in the area, with a vast collection of historic items. There are different collections on display throughout the year. On the roof there's also a panoramic view of Antwerp. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Most of the exhibits are in Dutch, as a reference for visitors, however the exhibits all have digital information that made it really easy to follow along. This is actually one of the most interesting museums I've been to. The presentation is well done and it covers a variety of topics. I wish I had more time the day I visited!
  • I found the museum well placed and with a modern architecture. PROS: fee-WiFi and different topics to visit. Great view from the panorama floor. CONS: In fact, YOU NEED WiFi (thanks God it was free) for understanding the exposition: everything is in Dutch. I am Spanish and I can speak 3 languages, but damn! not Dutch! Even in catalans museums where you can see expositions in Catalan, there is always a translation into English. I used the QR scan from my mobile phone to acces to the translations, but oh no! I run out of batery! -There might be any power sockets where I can charge my phone (I though) given the fact that you are OBLIGED to use it to have acces to explanations. Ops, no... there were no power sockets... bye bye museum!