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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  • August 16, 2017
    This museum is housed in a special building and some love it and others hate it. It's special and it gives you lots of opportunities to watch the city from above. The windows are quite impressive. The...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    MAS offers a free visit to the top floor, where a panoramic view of Antwerp awaits you. Nice museum shop with plenty of real Antwerp gifts. Located in nice area full of restaurants and coffee shops.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Focal point of the port area of Antwerp, converted today compared to the original destination, the MAS is truly a modern Museum, tended towards an image related to interdisciplinarity. Each floor of this building (which recalls the shape of a bunch of books piled) houses a thematic exhibition (some still remain, some exhibits are temporary). Glasses that delimit the spaces of each floor are wavy and in fact the same as those used in the construction of the Casa da Musica in Porto, the exhibition spaces are really wide and designed for optimum vision of the works. An important piece of architecture, with, at the end of the visit, the panoramic terrace that offers the best view for Antwerp.
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  • July 6, 2017
    Great museum to discover a lot about the history of Antwerp and from cultures around the world, like the African continent, a lot about trading in Antwerp and around Europe. After every exhibition there is a special thing to do which makes interaction with the visitors very good. Also the guiding looks very good and is located on 15 minutes from the center of the big city of Antwerp. It has a nice Square to relax at to sit and you can walk on the roof and take a drink at the top of the amazing view giving roof. You can see a lot of the city including the famous Our-Lady Cathedral.
  • June 14, 2017
    The exhibition about the relationship between the town and food is original and educational. Also enjoyed the one about how different cultures treat life and death and the one about demonstration of power. The museum is placed in one of the best locations in town, definitely something to visit when you're in Antwerp! Last Wednesday of every month it's free.
  • July 4, 2017
    Wonderful place! Worth to visit this. 15-20min away from the city centre , but walkable. On the 8th floor you can enjoy the view of the city. Really beautiful if the weather is nice. 6-7 floors depending on the exhibition thats going on are available to visit. You need to buy one ticket and you can enjoy the exhibition on all floors.
  • June 27, 2017
    One of the biggest architectural attractions in Antwerp. Located in a trendy part of the city. You can visit the panoramic view for free. It's a pretty sight ofcourse.
  • March 29, 2017
    Our visit to this iconic museum was a fantastic experience for my family. It has several floors (10) where different exhibitions are held. Once we made our way up to the roof, did we truly appreciate the view of the city. What a view indeed. You can see the river flowing pass the city and the ancient city as well as the new development rising up everywhere. Antwerp is a true cosmopolitan city and its arts and culture shows is an indication of it. It celebrates its artists unlike other places I visited. The MAS is an indication of this celebration. It is free on certain days and the normal price is reasonable. It has a restaurant and a curious shop as well.

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