As one of the world’s biggest cities in the 15th and 16th century Antwerp has a vivid history. This history is strongly interwoven with the entire world since Antwerp is also a port city. The MAS – the Museum aan de Stroom is telling the history of the city. As the name says, it is located right next to the river Scheldt. The river that connects Antwerp to the sea and to the world.
The water is also an important element in the architecture of the building. Have a look at it, think of water and you will recognise the parallels. If it also reminds you of the storage houses from the 19th century, well – it was intended that way since they are a symbol for the city’s commercial history.
Take your time to discover this fantastic and ever-changing museum. Our highlight? The panorama on top of the museum. It’s on the tenth floor of the building and it offers you a 360-degree view. You can see the city, the port and the Scheldt right under you. What a beautiful view!