The ‘Museum van de Vlaamsche Letterkunde' [Museum of Flemish Literature] was founded in 1933. More than 80 years later, the Letterenhuis has grown into a literary archive centre for Flanders. It stimulates attention for the literary heritage and collects, preserves and makes accessible the archival and documentary heritage of literature in Flanders.
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.
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.
Consult our collection online via Agrippa and read more about what our reading room has to offer. Here you can also follow current research or find more information about borrowing and the reproductions.