Holidays in Museum Aan de Stroom

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Museum Aan de Stroom which includes a marina, a city and a bay or harbour

Learn about Antwerp’s history and culture at this stunningly designed museum, perched next to the seafront and offering 360-degree views of the city.

The Museum Aan de Stroom (Museum on the Stream), or MAS, is one of Antwerp’s most fascinating cultural institutions and a spectacular example of contemporary architecture. Come to admire its modern towering design, enjoy spectacular views from its upper floors and learn about Antwerp’s history through a series of fascinating exhibits.

MAS opened in 2011 and was designed to hold the collections of the Ethnographic and Maritime Museums. Today, it is Antwerp’s largest historic institution with a collection of over 470,000 objects.

As you approach the museum, admire its unique design. This towering monolith soars 200 feet (60 meters) and is composed of layers of Indian red stone and glass, stacked one on top of the other. With the surrounding port, the MAS building makes for a great souvenir photograph.

Make your way through the museum’s nine floors and enjoy permanent exhibits centered on four main themes. Explore the Displays of Power level to see various objects from throughout history that were regarded as “status symbols.” Further up, browse the Metropolis and World Port exhibits to see artistic representations of Antwerp and learn about its prosperous economic past. At the top levels, engage with philosophical questions that have perplexed different civilizations for centuries at the Life and Death collection.

The museum also features a number of temporary exhibits and galleries that shed light on Antwerp’s culture and history. Take a guided tour or read the exhibit information provided in several languages, including English.

When you need a break, enjoy a drink with a view at the museum café. Head up to the museum roof and gaze out over Antwerp’s historic cityscape. Looking down, spot an intricate skull mosaic inscribed into the museum square.

Museum Aan de Stroom is open every day except Mondays. It is free to enter, however, there is an admission charge for galleries and temporary exhibits. MAS is located near the seaport, within easy walking distance from the city center.

396 Cheap Hotels Near Museum Aan de Stroom

Citybox Antwerp
Citybox Antwerp
2 Molenbergstraat, Antwerp, Vlaanderen
The price is AU$76 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Located in University District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Antwerp Beguinage, Meir and Antwerp Zoo. Port of Antwerp and Cathedral of Our Lady are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (35 reviews)
recommend it.
"Nice, brand new hotel. Bit basic room but all works perfectly and you are near the city centre, at 300m from the local underground. Reminds me a bit of Ibis (but NOT the formula1 joke), and is quite good. No restaurants nearby though ...."

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Citybox Antwerp
Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station
Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station
3 out of 5
Pelikaanstraat 10-16, Antwerp
The price is AU$133 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Located in Statiekwartier, this hotel is steps away from De Keyserlei, Century Center and Antwerp Zoo. Queen Astrid Square and Queen Elizabeth Hall are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (612 reviews)
"This hotel is located in the perfect location to the city! There are so many cool things to do in the area! The staff was very friendly, and they provided ice since there was no machine or a fridge, which is the only downfall really. I liked that the TV channels were in English because I forgot my ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station
Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Hilton Antwerp Old Town
4 out of 5
Groenplaats 32, Antwerp
The price is AU$188 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Green Square, Farmers' Tower and Cathedral of Our Lady. Antwerp Market Square and Plantin-Moretus Museum are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Excellent location, very close to shopping and restaurants districts"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Hilton Antwerp Old Town
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Citybox Antwerp
Citybox Antwerp
2 Molenbergstraat, Antwerp, Vlaanderen
The price is AU$76 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
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Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station
Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station
3 out of 5
Pelikaanstraat 10-16, Antwerp
The price is AU$133 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
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Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Hilton Antwerp Old Town
4 out of 5
Groenplaats 32, Antwerp
The price is AU$188 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
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Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt
Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt
4 out of 5
Oude Beurs 29, Antwerp
The price is AU$219 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
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Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City-North, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is AU$121 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
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HotelO Kathedral Antwerp
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The price is AU$127 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
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NH Collection Antwerp Centre
NH Collection Antwerp Centre
4 out of 5
Pelikaanstraat 84, Antwerp, Antwerp
The price is AU$163 per night from 27 Feb. to 28 Feb.
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PREMIER SUITES PLUS Antwerp
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Antwerp
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$162 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
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A-STAY Antwerpen
A-STAY Antwerpen
3.5 out of 5
86 Pelikaanstraat, Antwerp, Vlaanderen
The price is AU$93 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
A-STAY Antwerpen
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