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Plan your visit to the Letterenhuis

Practical information concerning coronavirus

Here you will find all the practical information about the location, ticket sales, formulas, opening hours and accessibility of the museum as well as how to reach us. Additional information about how you can also enjoy a pleasant and safe visit to the museum and the reading room during these times can also be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you back.  We will put the well-being of our visitors and employees first. We are taking take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.  You can read more about them here. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Address

Letterenhuis
Minderbroedersstraat 22
2000 Antwerp
letterenhuis@antwerpen.be
T +32 (0)3 222 93 20

Opening hours

Museum (from 1 June to 31 October 2020) - Temporary exhibition Velodroom

  • the museum will be open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Monday and Tuesday the museum is closed

Museum (from November 2020)

  • the museum will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Monday, Friday and Sunday the museum is closed
  • During 2020, we will also be closed on the following dates:
    • 21 May 2020 (Ascension Day)
    • 25 december 2020 

Reading room

You can visit the Letterenhuis reading room by appointment three days a week.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The reading room closes between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The reading room is also closed on the following days in 2020:

  • 21 May (Ascension Day)
  • 21 July 2020
  • 25 December 2020

Find out more about a visit to the reading room.

Tickets

To impede the coronavirus from spreading, we are implementing the following measures:

  • We work in time blocks of 30 minutes and only allow a maximum of 15 visitors per time block. From July 1st, 20 visitors per time block are welcome. Therefore, you need to buy your tickets online in advance.
  • Only visitors with a valid e-ticket will be allowed access to the museum.
  • Visitors who are entitled to free admission must also reserve a (free) e-ticket.
  • The last tickets will be sold at 3:30 p.m.
  • Every last Wednesday of the month you can visit the museum for free. You also need to reserve an e-ticket for this.

Order your tickets

Do you need help, or do you have any questions about booking your tickets?

Follow the step-by-step plan here | FAQ

Admission prices

€ 5,00

  • Adults (26 - 65 years)

€ 3,00

  • Young people (12 to 26 years)
  • Senior citizens (+65 years)

Free

  • Children (-12 years)
  • Teacher ID issued by Klasse
  • Antwerp residents with an A-card
  • A-card OMNIO holders
  • last Wednesday of the month
  • Museumpasmusées-holders
  • Accompanying person of wheelchair-user or people with disabilities
  • Antwerp City Guides
  • Friends of Antwerp Museums
  • ICOM
  • Antwerp City Cardholders

Access press and travel/trade organizations on request: karen.werkhoven@antwerpen.be.

Special price formulas

Museumpasmusées
MuseumPASSmusées is your key to over 100 Belgian museums. The pass grants Belgian residents one year admission to participating museums and their fabulous collections.

  • € 59
  • for sale online 
  • only for Belgian residents

More info on www.museumpas.be

Antwerp City Card
Upon purchasing this card you recieve 24, 48 or 72 hours access to all the Antwerp museums, (including the Letterenhuis) and numerous other attractions. The card costs 27 euros for 24 hours, 35 euros for 48 hours or 40 euros for 72 hours.

By your Antwerp City Card online or in one of the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp.

Measures to be taken for corona

This is how, together, we can make your visit a success.

Measures to be taken before your visit

  • Respect the time of arrival stated on your ticket.
  • Have your e-ticket, identity card and/or discount certificate ready at the entrance of the museum.
  • Group visits are not allowed.
  • Wearing a mask is recommended, but not mandatory. If you want to wear a mask, you will have to bring your own

Measures to be taken during your visit

  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 m from your fellow visitors.
  • Follow the fixed route in the museum and do not touch anything. Stick to the established route and follow the advice of our museum staff.
  • The touchscreens and drawers in the museum will be unavailable.
  • You can only pay electronically. Cash money will not be accepted.
  • The museum has a strict hygiene plan. Give employees who are cleaning doors, banisters, smooth surfaces, toilets, etc., the space and time to do their work properly.
  • Avoid using lockers, and limit coats and (large) bags.

Read about the measures implemented by the City of Antwerp to impede the coronvirus from spreading here.

Getting there

The Letterenhuis is in the centre of Antwerp. You will find the building in the Minderbroedersstraat, a side street of the Minderbroedersrui.

On foot/by bike

You find the Letterenhuis in Minderbroedersstraat, a side street of Minderbroedersrui.

Leave your bike in one of the bicycle racks at the corner of Minderbroedersstraat and Minderbroedersrui.

With a Vélo-bicyle (Share-a-Bike system)

You find a Vélo-station at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Blindestraat) and on Minderbroedersrui on front of number 44-46.

More on velo-antwerpen.be

By public transport

Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.

Keep in mind that a mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport.

Or plan your trip by train with the NMBS/SNCB route planner.

By Waterbus over the Scheldt

The waterbus connects Hemiksem and Lillo and stops at the Steenplein (where you have to get off). If you come from the Left bank, you can also take the ferry. All practical information such as rates and departure times can be found on dewaterbus.be.

Keep in mind that a mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport.

By car

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Parking possiblities
The Letterenhuis does not have its own parking lot. Paid parking garages nearby are Parking Groenplaats and Parking Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai). 

Low emission zone
Are you travelling to Antwerp by car? Then remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever/Left Bank are low emission zone. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter may not enter the low emission zone. 

Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry with this test.

Compulsory registration: all vehicles with a foreign number plate (except Dutch number plates) that comply with the conditions for entry must be registered once-only. Registration is free and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone. Register your car here.

You can find further information about the low emission zone in Antwerp at www.sna.be/en/lez.

Accessibility for wheel-chair users

The front-desk employees will assist wheelchair users to access the Letterenhuis.
The public areas of the building are accessible; the public lifts have not been adapted. If required, you can ask the employees for assistance. There is a specially adapted toilet.