Skip to main content

Practical information

Here you will find all the practical information about the location, opening hours and accessibility of the Letterenhuis as well as how to reach us. 

We take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.

Opening hours

Reading room

You can visit the reading room by appointment from Tuesday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The reading room closes between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm.

In 2022 the reading room is closed on

  • Mondays and during the weekends
  • Thursday 26 May
  • Friday 27 May
  • Thursday 21 July
  • Friday 22 July
  • Friday 11 November
  • from 28 to 31 December

Read more about a visit to the reading room and how to reserve a place here.


In Letterenhuis you pay cashless - at the ticket counter, in the shop, as well as for activities.
We accept Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro, VISA and V Pay at the counter and the online ticketshop. At the museum counter you can als pay with QR code, Discover, Diners, JCB, CUP and Visa Electron.



Minderbroedersstraat 22
2000 Antwerp

Getting there

The Letterenhuis is in the centre of Antwerp. You will find the building in the Minderbroedersstraat, a side street of the Minderbroedersrui.

Enter your starting address:


On foot/by bike

You find the Letterenhuis in Minderbroedersstraat, a side street of Minderbroedersrui.
Leave your bike in one of the bicycle racks at the corner of Minderbroedersstraat and Minderbroedersrui.


With a Vélo-bicycle (share-a-bike system)

You find a Vélo-station at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Blindestraat) and on Minderbroedersrui on front of number 44-46.
More on


By public transport

Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.
The stops KlapdorpKeizerstraat and Sint-Katelijne are close to Letterenhuis.

Plan your trip by train with the NMBS/SNCB route planner.

Or take DeWaterbus over the river Scheldt. The stop at Steenplein is at 750 meters from the Letterenhuis.
Rates and timetables can be found on


By car

  • Follow signs for ‘Antwerpen-Centrum’
  • Then follow signs for ‘P-Groenplaats’
  • Paid parking garages nearby are Parking Groenplaats and Parking Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai).
    More info on parking in Antwerp.
  • Or park at one of the P+R car parks on the city fringe. More information on

PAY ATTENTION: remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever (the Left Bank) are a low emission zone. Polluting vehicles may no longer enter the low emission zone. Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry on


Accessibility for wheel-chair users

The front-desk employees will assist wheelchair users to access the Letterenhuis.
The public areas of the building are accessible; the public lifts have not been adapted. If required, you can ask the employees for assistance. There is a specially adapted toilet.


Subscribe to our newsletter