Antwerp is full with art and culture to discover, but one of the must sees is no doubt the MAS. This museum, located in a new thriving neighborhood in Antwerp, known as ‘het eilandje’ , tells the story of Antwerp in the world and the world in Antwerp.

The unique architecture of the museum and the magnificent rooftop view alone is worth a visit, but did you know every floor has its own story?

+ 2 Visible story:

On the second floor you get a look behind the scenes of the Mas. A selection of valuable objects and works of art are displayed here for you to discover.

+4 Celebration:

This new exhibition will sweep you of your feet with its colorful collection of festive objects and rituals used around the world to celebrate life‘s different rites of passage. The Mexican ‘dia de los muertos’ or the Hindu ‘Ganesha-festival or the well-known Antwerp Pride are just a few examples.

+5 Antwerp à la carte

This exhibition reveals the important relationship between the city and food and how what we eat has left its mark on Antwerp. With half a million inhabitants Antwerp has a lot of mouths to feed, so it’s quite interesting to see how we manage to do this now , and if the past might offer any inspiration to continue to do this in the future.

+6 World Port

The port of Antwerp, one of the largest in the world, connects the city with the rest of the world. Discover the importance of the port throughout history and its effect on the Antwerp of today.

+ 7 Life and Death

Unravel some of life’s big questions around the mystery of life and death. Every culture is intrigued by it but how do you feel about it?

+8 Art from Pre-Columbian America

Here you can get to know the world famous collection of Paul and Dora Janssen-Arts, which represents the special relationship between man and the world of gods, ancestors and spirits in America before the conquest of Europe. Apart from its permanent collection, the MAS has different temporary exhibitions that are certainly worth a visit. Discover the latest news on

Let’s end with a nice insight tip: you can visit the MAS for free every last Wednesday of the month!

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