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Museum Vleeshuis

Vleeshouwersstraat 38, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 292 61 01
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Museum Vleeshuis looks back at six hundred years of music and dance in the city. You will be immersed in the stories of musicians, shown how musical instruments are made, taken to the first balls and opera performances…and especially enjoy many beautiful sounds.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“workshop” (5 reviews)
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Vleeshouwersstraat 38, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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+32 3 292 61 01
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$45 per adult
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"bells"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the building is all striped pink and white outside because it was built as the butchers' guildhall and they were celebrating the bacon which was their major product(!)) ....inside the building is less remarkable, though still largely intact as built, but the current use is...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

it may be small but it has the wow factor because its small you r more up close to the instuments and able to c the finer détails and the workshop downstairs gives an idea of how it would have been

Thank bas t
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We arrived at this beautiful building and thought let's give it a go. Over 65 ticket price 3 euros each. As we start the tour the lady says if you want to make it more interesting log on to the museum website and hear the...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

We walked around the exterior of this beautiful building - we weren't overly interested in going inside but the exterior is something to marvel at.

Thank BigBig-L
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

In this museum you can find many historical musical instruments, and the museum tells the story of how the instruments and the musical artists are connected to the history of Antwerp. In the basement you can also see an atelier where instruments were made

Thank Ive348
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

This museum is not difficult to find. But somehow the entrance is easy to miss. It displays ancient musical instrument on the first floor. I could not appreciate these gems as there was no English explanation. The basement has interesting showcase on bell making.

2  Thank ngwkd2008
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Took the combination ticket museum and climbing the tower of the cathedral. Unknown to most people, the northern tower as a belfry is a Unesco World Heritage site, while the rest of the cathedral isn't. First a 20 minutes explanation about the bells and the...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly beautiful building, museum collection is of classical instruments. Museum is small but a great piece of culture in Antwerp. Entrance to the museum is only 5 euro. Museum has ties to concervatorium, and every last Wednesday of the month they give classical concerts, very...More

Thank TheGoneAways
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

A hidden place that is not so famous but by coincidence i ended up here and tought to go inside and have a look. Small entrance fee of 5 euro and a possibilty of using your smartphone to listen to most instruments. Simple thing but...More

2  Thank HugoColle
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

This museum is located in the old meat house, a brilliant building. The collection consists largely of old music instruments, including serpents, old bagpipes, harpsichords, hurdy-gurdies, and much more. There's also some paintings and things like an old shaft for arrows. The collection is very...More

Thank RHAHJ
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