Practical information

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.

Buy your ticket

We take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.

Opening hours


The museum will be open

  • from Thursday to Sundag, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (the museum will be closing at 4 PM on the 24th and 31st of December)
  • on Easter Monday and Whit Monday

The museum is clossed

  • from Monday to Wednesday
  • On 1 January, 1 May, Ascension Day, 1 November, 25 December

Reading room

You can visit the reading room by appointment from Tuesday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The reading room closes between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm.

In 2021 the reading room is closed on

  • Mondays and during the weekends
  • 21 July
  • 11 November
  • 12 November
  • from 28 to 31 December

Read more about a visit to the reading room and how to reserve a place here.


In Letterenhuis you pay cashless - at the ticket counter, in the shop, as well as for activities.
We accept Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro, VISA and V Pay at the counter and the online ticketshop. At the museum counter you can als pay with QR code, Discover, Diners, JCB, CUP and Visa Electron.

Admission prices

€ 8

  • Visitors aged 26 and above

€ 5

  • Visitors aged 18-25
  • Groups of 12 people or more
  • A Card (A-kaart) holders

Free of charge

  • Visitors aged under 18
  • Holders of a preferential rate (kansentarief) A Card
  • UitPAS holders belonging to the Preferential Category (VT)
  • Museumpass holders
  • Antwerp City Card holders
  • ICOM (International Council of Museums) card holders
  • School groups accompanied by a teacher
  • Companions of disabled visitors
  • teacher's card holder (KLASSE)

Free access on request

  • Travel/trade organizations
  • Antwerp City guides
  • Press

Access press and travel/trade organizations on request:


Special Price Formulas


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

  • € 59
  • for sale at the counter of Letterenhuis or online

More info on

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.


Ordering tickets

We work in time blocks and only allow a maximum of 30 visitors per time block. Do you want to be sure of your access? Then book your ticket in advance.

Buy your ticket

Consult the terms and conditions of sale when purchasing an online ticket.

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

Follow the step-by-step plan here | FAQ


Minderbroedersstraat 22
2000 Antwerp

Getting there

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

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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-bicycle (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


By public transport

Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.
The stops KlapdorpKeizerstraat and Sint-Katelijne are close to Letterenhuis.

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

Or take DeWaterbus over the river Scheldt. The stop at Steenplein is at 750 meters from the Letterenhuis.
Rates and timetables can be found on


By car

  • Follow signs for ‘Antwerpen-Centrum’
  • Then follow signs for ‘P-Groenplaats’
  • Paid parking garages nearby are Parking Groenplaats and Parking Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai).
    More info on parking in Antwerp.
  • Or park at one of the P+R car parks on the city fringe. More information on

PAY ATTENTION: remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever (the Left Bank) are a low emission zone. Polluting vehicles may no longer enter the low emission zone. Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry on


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.