In the center of the district ‘t Eilandje, you will find a unique riverside museum (MAS). This eye-catcher is built in red Indian stone (notice the “chopped off” hands on some of the stones), and has strikingly curved expanses of glass. The past few years, the quality of life has improved tremendously in this quarter, and the opening of this museum only helped this progress along.
You’ll find temporary as well as permanent exhibitions on every floor that often cover different themes. Now, I won’t lie to you; I hardly ever visit any of the exhibits. But whenever I pass this architectural gem, I can’t help myself from going all the way to the top. The 360° panoramic view is amazing. No other location in Antwerp will offer you this opportunity for € 0.
You will have to focus on not getting any of your garments stuck in the escalators that would get you tied up in the end. This focus needs to last for roughly nine floors. In the meantime, you will get a chance to notice the constantly changing view of our magnificent city. The unique outlook offers a view of the town, river and our dynamic port in a single peep. The spiral tower symbolizes the connection Antwerp has with the rest of the world.
Before you hit the road in order to grab a bite, beer, or both, I urge you to try to spot the mosaic skull on the square in front of the MAS.