Museum aan de Stroom – MAS in Antwerp, Belgium, is a definite must-see for a series of reasons. It’s the biggest museum in Antwerp, and it is fascinating because of its collection and exhibitions, but also its incredible building with amazing view. Located in one of the city’s most iconic modern buildings and in one of the hippest areas, it is truly an outstanding place to discover.
Collection & Exhibitions of MAS
The internationally awarded, multimedial MAS shows multi-faceted aspects of Antwerp and the place of the city in the world. On several floors, in very different collections, you may see the maritime history of the city, its international trade that built its history, and the art and culture of Antwerp.
Apart from that, you can visit rich collections of art from Europe and several other continents.
Probably the most fascinating part are the exhibitions which focus on global and local culture and different arts.
The exhibitions of the Museum change perciodically, read more here.
Iconic Building of MAS in Antwerp
The building itself is a spectaculat landmark in postmodern Art Deco architecture style. The name of the Museum aan de Stroom means Museum by the River – more precisely the river Scheldt in the Eilandje district, where in the past stood the Hanzehuis – the Hanseatic merchants district. The structure of MAS, in red sandstone and glass, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, is truly impressive inside and outside.
Terrace with a Spectacular View
While visitng MAS Antwerp, don’t miss the panoramic terrace at the last floor of the building. The view makes quite an impression both by day or in the evening!
You don’t need the museum ticket to visit the MAS rooftop – the entrance is for free.
The rooftop is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 12 midnight (doors close at 11.30 p.m.)
- Price: Normal: €10 (€ 5 if no temporary exhibition); discount: €8 (€ 3 if no temporary exhibition)
- Schedule: Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Every last Wednesday of the month one gallery is open until 7 p.m. (Ticket counter closes 1 h before closing time)
- Address: Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium