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The Letterenhuis in a nutshell

The Letterenhuis is the largest literature archive in Flanders. Its mission is to safeguard the literary heritage. You can visit the reading room to consult the extensive collection for research. In the museum there is a permanent exhibition about 200 years of literature in Flanders.

Flemish Masterpieces

The Flemish Masterpieces Decree protects rare and indispensable masterpieces. The list includes two manuscripts from the Letterenhuis collection.

The Letterenhuis

The memory of Flemish literature

The memory of Flemish literature

Plan your visit

Everything you need to know to prepare for and make the most of your visit to the Letterenhuis.

Plan your visit

Everything you need to know to prepare for and make the most of your visit to the Letterenhuis.

Students and researchers

Students and researchers can visit the reading room to consult archival material.

Antwerp Museum App

Your personal guide in and around Antwerp's museums

You'll discover a treasure-trove of art and history in Antwerp's museums. The Antwerp Museum App is a handy way to learn more about those treasures. The app is full of exclusive information and interesting tours of the museums and the city.

About the Letterenhuis

The Letterenhuis is the literary archive of Flanders. It collects and preserves manuscripts, letters, photographs and other documents by writers, poets, publishers and literary magazines from 1800 to the present.

Antwerpen Boekenstad

Antwerp Book City

Antwerpen Boekenstad [Antwerp Book City] carries out a support policy for existing projects and a promotional policy that profiles Antwerp as the book metropolis for Flanders.

The building

The Letterenhuis was originally housed in the De Beukelaer House on the Minderbroedersrui. In 1959, a new and modern building in the Minderbroedersstraat was taken into use.

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