The free exhibition runs until 31 March 2017 on the ground floor of the town hall. The exhibits are in Dutch but visitor brochures are available in French, German and English.
Why were there originally two mayors? Did Antwerp’s town hall really burn down once? How did the town’s administrators communicate before www.antwerpen.be was launched? What actually goes on in the town hall? Why does the town hall need restoring?
The exhibition “450th anniversary of the town hall. The city’s best known house” will provide an answer to these and many other questions. In this exhibition visitors will learn more about this building’s history, the backdrop for four centuries of Antwerp politics.
An interactive tailor-made tour has been developed for children, with facts about the town hall.
Grote Markt 1
Special opening days
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Price per person: 0.00
Tickets are free and can be booked online at www.antwerpen.be/450jaarstadhuis.
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In 2015 the town hall of Antwerp is celebrating its 450th anniversary. Are you interested in visiting the town hall’s bomb shelter? Or admiring Grote Markt from the balcony? Then this is your opportunity. Follow the guide on a unique tour of the town hall.
Het Steen was home to the Maritime Museum for many years. Now that its collection has been moved to the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), HETPALEIS and the city of Antwerp have reopened this legendary building as a ‘question centre’ for visitors (and anyone looking for answers), young or old, aged six years or over.
Antwerp’s latest architectural jewel is the Port House. This funky and innovative building, with roots in the past, is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority that accommodates over 500 employees. You can also plan a guided tour of the building and enjoy the panoramic view over the port and the city.
Visit Mercado covered food market and enjoy culinary surprises and much more.
Antwerp is a vibrant city. And all those residents and visitors who bring so much life to the city also require a lot of parking for their cars. In order to give everyone an equal chance at a parking spot, there is paid parking in many places throughout Antwerp.
Visitors to Antwerp have been flocking to the hip Eilandje district, an old dockside neighbourhood, to visit the MAS, which opened in 2011.
Get all you can out of Antwerp! Are you interested in exploring all of Antwerp? Then use the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can choose how long you want to use it.
Step inside the home of the greatest Baroque artist north of the Alps.
Nothing is more fun than a market.You get a taste of the city and its local offerings.Antwerp has several weekly and monthly markets spread all over the city.They’re highly recommended for those who want to experience the real Antwerp.
Antwerp is a pocket-sized city. Many of the attractions are within walking or biking distance of each other. Another way of getting around the city is on the trams and buses of De Lijn. Tip: buy your tram or bus ticket in a point of pre-sale (newsagent’s, supermarket, the vending machines at the various stops or in the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp), where tickets are cheaper.