Practical information

Here you will find useful information about the location, ticket sales, packages, opening hours, accessibility and accessibility of the museum.

The Letterenhuis has the responsibility to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. That’s why we will close until the 5thof April 2020. All our planned activities will be cancelled until the end of April. Visitors that bought a ticket, will be informed personally. We will contact you with more details as soon as possible.



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.

From Antwerp Central station

  • It is about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the station.
  • You follow the De Keyserlei and the Meir.
  • At the end of the Meir you turn right along Sint-Katelijnevest and the Minderbroedersrui.
  • The Minderbroedersstraat is opposite the statue of Paul van Ostaijen.

At Antwerp Central Station you can also take tram 10 or 11 (destination Melkmarkt) from the Koningin Astridplein stop to the Wolstraat stop.

Public transport

  • Premetro/tram: 3, 4, 5, 9, 15 (stop: Meir/Meirbrug) –  7 (stop: Keizerstraat) – 4 (stop: Groenplaats) – 10, 11 (stop: Wolstraat)
  • Bus:  22, 180, 181, 182, 183 (stop: Groenplaats)

Parking possibilities
The Letterenhuis does not have its own parking lot. Paid parking garages nearby are Parking Groenplaats and Parking Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai). You can find more information about parking in Antwerp on the website of the municipal parking company.

Low emission zone

Are you travelling to Antwerp by car? Then remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever/Left Bank are a 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

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.


Opening hours


The museum will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The museum will be closing at 4 PM on the 24th and 31st of December.

Tickets are sold until 4.30 pm (excl. 24/12 and 31/12).

The museum is closed on the following public holidays: 

  • January 1
  • May 1
  • Ascension Day
  • November 1
  • December 25

The museum is, however, open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Reading room
You can visit the reading room from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

It is closed on Saturday and Sunday. The reading room is also closed on the following days in 2020:

  • 1 and 2 January
  • 13 April
  • 1 May
  • 21 and 22 May
  • 1 June
  • 21 July
  • 11 November
  • 25 December


Admission prices

€ 5

  • Adults (26 - 65 years)

€ 3

  • Senior citizens (+65 years)
  • Groups of 12 or more visitors.
  • Young people (12 to 26 years)


  • Children (-12 years)
  • School groups
  • Teacher ID issued by Klasse
  • Antwerp residents with an A card
  • City guides
  • MuseumPASSmusées-holders
  • Attendants of people with a handicap
  • Antwerp City Card
  • Annual ticket holders: ICOM & Friends of Antwerp Museums
  • Last Wednesday of the month

Admission to the reading room is free. Rates valid until December 31, 2019

Special Price Formulas


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 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:

  • Market Square (Grote Markt 13): daily from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Central Station (level 0, near the escalators): daily from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Closed: 1 January and 25 December