Practical information concerning Coronavirus

When can you visit the Vleeshuis Museum? What is the best way to get to us? How much does a visit cost? And how can you enjoy a safe visit to the museum in these times? All the practical information is listed here for you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Musuem Vleeshuis. We will put the well-being of our visitors and employees first. We are taking take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit. You can read more about them here. We hope to welcome you soon.

New!

With a ticket for Museum Vleeshuis you still visit two floors of the building. After the ground floor you now also visit the first floor, via the spiral staircases in the towers. There you can admire the monumental large hall, next to the exhibitions BLIND DATE and (from June 4) Contrast and the study of Wannes Van de Velde!

Our basement is temporarily not accessible.

Tickets

To impede the coronavirus from spreading, we are implementing the following measures:

  • We work in time blocks of 30 minutes and only allow a maximum of 16 visitors per time block. Therefore, you need to buy your tickets online in advance.
  • Only visitors with a valid e-ticket will be allowed access to the museum.
  • Visitors who are entitled to free admission must also reserve a (free) e-ticket.
  • There will be no ticket sales at the reception.
  • The last tickets will be sold at 3:30 p.m.

Buy your ticket

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

Follow the step-by-step plan here | FAQ

Measures to be taken for corona

This is how, together, we can make your visit a success.

Measures to be taken before your visit

  • Respect the time of arrival stated on your ticket.
  • Have your e-ticket, identity card and/or discount certificate ready at the entrance of the museum.
  • Group visits are not allowed.
  • Avoid using lockers, and limit coats and (large) bags.

Measures to be taken during your visit

  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 m from your fellow visitors.
  • Follow the fixed route in the museum and do not touch anything. Stick to the established route and follow the advice of our museum staff.
  • You will receive a visitor’s guide containing a mapped out numbered route from the reception staff. After your visit, you can take the visitor’s guide home.
  • The touchscreens in the museum are currently unavailable.
  • You can go to www.vhapp.be on your smartphone during your visit for more information about the objects.
    (Make sure your device is charged, and bring earphones or headphones if necessary. You can disinfect your smartphone with a disinfectant cloth at the reception)
  • The museum has a strict hygiene plan. Give employees who are cleaning doors, banisters, smooth surfaces, toilets, etc., the space and time to do their work properly.

Read about the measures implemented by the City of Antwerp to impede the coronavirus from spreading here.

Ticket prices and formulas

€ 5

  • visitors from age 26 to 65

€ 3

  • visitors from age 12 to 25
  • visitors older than 65
  • visitors with disabilities
  • A-cardholders not living in Antwerp

Free

  • Visitors under age 12
  • carers of visitors with disabilities
  • visitors with a ticket voor the BLIND DATE expo (Museum Snijders&Rockoxhouse)
  • Card holders
    • visitors from Antwerp with an A-card
    • A-cardholders with OMNIO
    • Antwerp City Guides
    • Visitors with a museumpass
    • ICOM-members
    • teachers card
    • press card
    • Friends of the Antwerp Museums
    • Antwerp City Card
  • access press and travel/trade organizations on request: Freya.Vanwijnsberghe@antwerpen.be

Formulas

Museumpas
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 online
  • only for Belgian residents

More info on www.museumpas.be

Antwerp City Card

Upon purchasing this card you recieve 24, 48 or 72 hours access to all the Antwerp museums, (including Vleeshuis Museum) and numerous other attractions. The card costs 27 euros for 24 hours, 35 euros for 48 hours or 40 euros for 72 hours.

Buy your Antwerp City Card online or in one of the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp.

 

Opening Hours

The museum is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 17pm.

During 2020, we will also be closed on the following dates:

  • 21 May (Ascension Day)
  • 1 November
  • 25 December

Address

Museum Vleeshuis | Sound of the city
Vleeshouwersstraat 38
2000 Antwerp
tel. 03 292 61 01
vleeshuis@antwerpen.be

Accessibility

The Vleeshuis Museum is located in the historic center of Antwerp – close by to the Groenplaats and the Grote Markt. You can reach the museum very easily, especially by public transport or by bicycle.

By bike

Leave your bike in one of the bicycle racks opposite the entrance to the museum. Or come with one of Antwerp’s city ‘Vélo’s’. There is a Vélo station at the Grote Markt, within walking distance from the Museum. (More information www.velo-antwerpen.be).

By public transport

Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.

Keep in mind that a mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport.

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

By Waterbus over the Scheldt

The waterbus connects Hemiksem and Lillo and stops at the Steenplein (where you have to get off). If you come from the Left bank, you can also take the ferry. All practical information such as rates and departure times can be found on dewaterbus.be.

Keep in mind that a mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport.

By car

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For those who come by car, you can park in one of the car parks in the surrounding area:

  • car park Grote Markt, Ernest van Dijckkaai 3
  • car park Scheldekaaien, Jordanskaai 27

The nearest parking spaces for people with disabilities are on Burchtgracht

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 www.sna.be/en/lez.

Disabled access

The Vleeshuis Museum is housed in a historic building and has no elevator. As a result, only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible