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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

Hanzestedenplaats 1, Antwerp 2000 , Belgium
03 338 44 00
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Ranked #14 of 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit to view the city from on high. Each level hosts a different exhibition and information is available on leaflets in several languages. Interesting exhibits in the city and harbour sections although surprisingly little on Antwerp's status as a modern world port and as a diamond centre. A moving exhibition about the grand exodus of 1914 was relegated... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The building is modern and one of the most interesting I've ever seen. Loved the exhibits about how various cultures view death and the artifacts from Central America are amazing. Wonderful free iPad use with translations off barcode scanners at exhibits included in admission. You can see the building and rooftop and exhibits of random collections without needing any ticket.... More

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Marseille, France
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Apart from the awesome interior decor and the memoirs of the rich Belgian culture, the MAS is an architectural masterpiece.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The draw of MAS is of course the panoramic view of the city on the top of the building. The museum collection is an eclectic mix of social artefacts relating to the life in this intriguing city. There is lots to explore and every object tells a story. It gave me a rich view of Antwerp. It's worth a visit... More

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

All the reviews are in agreement. Lovely building and great views. BUT the exhibits are a confusing collection of artifacts. Dutch with Japanese with Polynesian? NO ENGLISH LABELS for the exhibits. My aging parents declined the ipods offered since like me they do not want to stare at endless script or keep poking at touch screen. QR codes available but... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed very much the free panoramic view on top of the MAS, ideal to do with good weather. The building is magnificent expressing the typical bricks on top of each other. The automatic stairs show parts of the history of the town, which you can see all around through the glazed facade. Nice positive environment and if you have... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A new museum near the city centre. The area was old (the docks of Antwerp), they stored and renovated the area and it's now a "wanted" place for home-owners. The cafe's, bar's and restaurants surrounds the museum. The museum is, for me, too eclectic. I'm more for the old paintings. The glass-walls are very curved and special. When I got... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Each floor of the museum offers a different theme, well set out areas and space to roam and browse. Some floors more interesting than others. The view at the top is very good, you can see all angles as you can walk all the way round, and it's free to go up there(escalators to every floor).

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This new museum is in the north of the city and by the old docks. You can travel to the very top for free and the views are amazing. It also houses some ethnographic collections and exhibits from the old maritime museum, which are very interesting. However, captions are only in Dutch (which is fair enough as that is their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We only went up to see the panoramic view from the top (which is free!), and what a view it was. The whole of antwerp lays before you and you are left in awe. And on the way up there, the staircases themselves told a dramatic story of belgiums history. And on each floor there was an exhibition relating to... More

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