As a visitor, you receive a tablet that guides you through an interactive tour. By pointing the tablet at the large aerial view, you can learn more about different hotspots in the harbor and bring the harbor to life. For example, you can follow the route of a banana or discover the various nature reserves in the port of Antwerp. If you scan the portrait photo of a port employee, the character comes to life on your screen. With VR glasses you get a 360° tour at various locations in the port.
There are also various activities in Portopolis for the very young. On four separate islands, children can load a container ship themselves, map out a route for their goods or learn to moor a ship.
Do you prefer a personal explanation? No problem, our hosts are happy to answer your questions and are ready with fascinating port stories, spicy anecdotes and startling figures.
In short: An educational and fun outing for young and old!
Corona proof visit
A visit to Portopolis is free, but reservation is mandatory due to corona for the time being.
- free entrance
- open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
- closed on Mondays
Since its opening in 2010, the Port Pavilion at the MAS has attracted more than 500,000 visitors. So it's high time for a refresh! The pavilion was given a new, digital and interactive look and was renamed Portopolis for the occasion. Experience and interaction are central.
Why Portopolis is worth your visit
- An interactive exploration for young and old
- Test your harbor knowledge with the big harbor quiz or play the lock game
- Finish your visit with a nice souvenir (yes, there is a photobooth!)
Top 3 FAQ
Q: Do I have to register for a visit to Portopolis?
A: For the time being, due to corona, registration is mandatory. You can easily book a spot for you and your bubble via our website.
Q: What corona measures have been taken?
A: In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, free access to Portopolis is not possible. A limited number of people per time slot is allowed in fixed time blocks. Book a ticket online in advance to be sure that you will be admitted. Furthermore, wearing a mouth mask is mandatory for everyone older than 12 years and Portopolis is completely disinfected several times a day.
Q: Is Portopolis wheelchair accessible?
A: The ground floor is wheelchair accessible, the first floor and the toilets are only accessible by stairs.