The Museum aan de Stroom (‘MAS’ in Dutch for: Museum by the River) is a museum located along the Scheldt in the Eilandje district of Antwerp, Belgium.
It opened its doors in May 2011 and is the largest museum in Antwerp.
The 60-metre high MAS was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects.
The façade is made of Indian red sandstone and curved glass panels.
It is an example of postmodern Art Deco architecture.
The MAS houses 470,000 objects, most of which are in storage.
The first visitor’s gallery is the “Visible Store”, which contains 180,000 objects.
The building is located where the Hanzehuis once stood. International merchants worked and lived in the Hanzehuis. In the 19th century a fire destroyed the building.
Rates and opening hours :
Closed on Easter Monday:
Permanent collection :
Permanent collection + temporary exhibition :
A ticket gives you access to all the rooms of the museum, the accessible Depot, the Boulevard and the panorama.
visitors between 25 and 65 years old
Reduced rate :
Free of charge:
Address: Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerp – (+32)32 3 338 44 00