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MAS. A river of tales

In the MAS you’ll become acquainted with Antwerp in the world and with the world in Antwerp. Use all your senses to discover the city, the river, the port and the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and be surprised by the many large and small details of this architectural gem.

The museum

Be amazed by the architecture. Allow yourself to be swept away by what you see in each gallery and by the stories that flow in from all over the world. In the past, today and in the future. New stories are written here every day. After all, a port city never sleeps. The MAS is a place where you look at the world, at Antwerp and yourself. Welcome to the MAS, a river of tales.

The building

The MAS radiates water. You notice that as soon as you approach the museum; rippling glass, reflections in the water, and on the roof you can see how the Scheldt River connects Antwerp to the world. It is also a huge, contemporary storehouse inspired by the 19th-century depots that are typical of this neighbourhood. The Boulevard leads you past all the galleries. Along the way you’ll discover the giant mosaic by Luc Tuymans on the museum square. A breathtaking panorama of Antwerp awaits you at the top.

Many encounters

The city and the world meet in the MAS. As a city on a river, Antwerp has attracted people from all over the world for centuries. Throughout the centuries, people met exchanging ideas and goods. Traces of these encounters are collected in the MAS. The MAS guarantees surprising encounters between people, objects and stories. It is a magnet for visitors from all over the world.

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