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MAS Antwerp

MAS is the Museum Aan de Stroom, located by the water in the center of the city. This ten-story building has five levels dedicated to its permanent collection about the city’s link with the world. The art tells stories of power, life and death and shows Antwerp as a metropolis and a world port. MAS is also home to excellent temporary exhibitions ranging from historical art to work by contemporary artists. If wanting to learn a little more about the city, its residents and its history, this is a great place to start.

More than a museum

There is more than art on display at this museum. Not including the wonderful view over the city this structure promises to visitors, there is much to do when in the building. Check out the MAS café, The STORM. Here the architect decided to create an atmosphere of old versus new, rich versus poor by using a mix of materials such as oak, leather, mirrors and concrete. A true delight to admire while enjoying a healthy ‘good fast food’ dish.

For a more exclusive meal, head to Restaurant ‘t Zilte and eat staring out over the horizon at the city’s highest dining spot. Enjoy your food in the panoramic bar, or head outside to the spacious terrace in the sun. This space provides the backdrop to an artistically lovely evening.

Experience Antwerpen Architecture

The incredible structure that is the MAS Museum soars up above the water in style. The red stone carved walls from India wrap around immense glass windows, sometimes six meters high. The sun catches and reflects the 3,000 aluminum hands grabbing onto the museum’s sides making the building sparkle. The architects Neutelings and Riedijk wanted the tower to look like a store house, as though boxes had been stack upon each other. This is a true masterpiece of modern architecture and is only moments away when staying at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp.