Chocolate Nation

Chocolate Nation, the brand-new experience museum in Antwerp, recently opened its doors right opposite Central Station. It is the largest Belgian chocolate museum in the world and entirely devoted to Belgian chocolate.  By the way, did you know that Belgium's very first chocolate factory opened in Antwerp in 1831? These days, there's a chocolate shop on pretty much every street corner.


Antwerp and chocolate

As well as finding every large Belgian chocolate brand in Antwerp, you will also discover artisanal chocolatiers with some heavenly creations. The Port of Antwerp is the largest storage site of cacao beans in the world and top chocolatiers are trained at the Provincial Institute for the Catering Industry of Antwerp (PIVA).  So it's hardly surprising that a chocolate experience is being launched here.

Belgian chocolate

Chocolate Nation tells the story of Belgian chocolate. A place packed with experiences and tales of chocolate brands and chocolatiers. It will give you a unique insight into Belgian chocolate traditions and innovations.


You will start your experience in the jungle, to then end up in the Port of Antwerp. You will see how a life-size, mobile, imaginary machine makes Belgian chocolate and discover why Belgian chocolate is so famous. Needless to say, there are lots of opportunities for tasting too. In short, not to be missed if you love chocolate.

Ateliers and workshops

Belgian chocolate is also made at Chocolate Nation. There are ateliers and workshop zones, as well as the Bean-To-Bar Atelier where master chocolatier Patrick Aubrion teaches several chocolatiers the tricks of the trade and where you, as a visitor, can see them at work or even participate in a workshop.

Besides the experience, there is also a chocolate shop, restaurant and kiosk, open to everyone.


Chocolate Nation


Koningin Astridplein 7
+32 32 07 08 08

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1 10:30 - 21:00
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3 10:30 - 21:00
4 10:30 - 21:00
5 10:30 - 21:00
6 10:30 - 21:00
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Individual visitors

Price per person: 16.5

Tickets include tastings and audio guides (Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish) 

Children until 3 years old: free
>67 years old:  €15 
Students <26 years old:  €15

Antwerp City Card: 10% discount

Reduction rates

< 12: 11.5.

< 18: 15.

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