The roof terrace of the MAS museum

The MAS, the "Museum aan de Stroom", is located in the 't Eilandje district - within walking distance of the Historical Center. It is one of the places you must have been in Antwerp. Some of the exhibitions in the MAS change, but the basic collection of this museum tells the story of Antwerp and its relationship with water and its port. If you don't want to visit the museum, you can take the escalators upstairs to the free panorama terrace on the tenth floor.

Picture by Harry Fabel

The view is amazing. You have a view of the marina in the willem dock on one side and the old town and the Scheldt river on the other. So From here you have a beautiful 360 degree view of the city and its ports. Especially around sunset it is a good place to be.

In and around 't Eilandje you will find some nice and good restaurants, but also many terraces for sunny days. Be sure to also take a look at new porthouse a little further, a beautiful piece of architecture that combines the old with the new. Also take a look at the Felix Pakhuis, a monumental building from 1858 that is now bursting with nice restaurants. All to be found on the so-called "little island" of Antwerp.

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