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The architectural splendour of the MAS

Walking tour

What began as a contest developed into an impressive monument by the well-known Rotterdam firm Neutelings Riedijk Architecten. The MAS doesn’t just look great on the outside: it’s breathtaking inside too. The idea behind the building reflects the history and atmosphere of this waterside location. Numerous advanced techniques also went into its construction.

All the architectural details explained

A guide will take you round the MAS and tell you more about the history of the waterside location and the building. You will learn all about the different shades of red in the brick, the corrugated glass and other architectural features.

We then continue the tour with the Boulevard and the Kijkdepot, and walk through one of the exhibition rooms. The guide will be happy to give you a lot more information about the interior, the layout and the view.

By the end of the tour you will be acquainted in detail with the architectural splendour of the MAS.

Practical information

  • Accredited MAS guides accompany all tours.
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Languages: Dutch, French, English


  • Charge per guide (maximum 20 people per guide): € 95 + € 25 administration charge per order + access to the museum (see Tickets & Rates)

Price subject to change.


See also


In this impressive warehouse, all the museum rooms are stacked like boxes. Follow the Boulevard with its metres-high glass windows as it spirals upwards, and enjoy an incredible view of the city from every level.

Boulevard and panorama

Fancy a free high-level city tour? The escalators of the Boulevard will take you nine storeys high. Along the way you will enjoy a constantly changing view of the city. And right up on the roof, you can see the whole city.

Plan your visit

Are you planning a visit to the MAS? Then go through some practical information first. Ticket prices? Opening hours? How to get there? Accessibility? Food and beverages? You'll find it here!

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