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  • Letterenhuis - foto Johannes Vande Voorde

    The Letterenhuis

    The memory of Flemish literature
The Letterenhuis in a nutshell
The memory of Flemish literature
The Letterenhuis is the largest literature archive in Flanders. Its mission is to safeguard the literary heritage. You can visit the reading room to consult the extensive collection for research. In the museum there is a permanent exhibition about 200 years of literature in Flanders.
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Expo 75 Jaar Letterenhuis / Fotograaf: Johannes Vande Voorde
Everything you need to know to prepare for and make the most of your visit to the Letterenhuis.
foto Christophe Lambrechts/Letterenhuis
Would you like to visit the Letterenhuis in a group? A guide will conduct you through the museum and tell you about a number of authors and works of Flemish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries.
De Feesten van Angst en Pijn
The Flemish Masterpieces Decree protects rare and indispensable masterpieces. The list includes two manuscripts from the Letterenhuis collection.
Georges Meir
You can consult the Letterenhuis collection for research and reference in our reading room on week days.
In the Agrippa database, you can look up the individuals, associations and subjects that the Letterenhuis possesses archive and documentation material on.
Binnenplaats Letterenhuis - foto Luc Roymans
The Letterenhuis was originally housed in the De Beukelaer House on the Minderbroedersrui. In 1959, a new and modern building in the Minderbroedersstraat was taken into use.