MAS Port Pavilion

In the MAS Port Pavilion at the foot of the MAS Museum you’ll find answers to all your questions about the port. Why are some containers white? Where is the largest petrochemical cluster in Europe to be found? How are bananas unloaded, and where are the best places for ship-spotting? Here you can plan your visit to the port and prepare for it down to the smallest detail. So feel free to drop in!

Visitor Centre

The MAS Port Pavilion is the "front parlour" of the modern port, introducing visitors to the port and showing them around the vast area covered by it. View the 360° surround-screen film, plan your route with the help of the giant aerial photograph on the floor, and read all the port info on the touchscreens around the walls and on the backs of the seats. You can pick up a free cycling map of the port, and you should certainly ask for the port map with lots of useful information about the port.

The 360° surround-screen film is a great way to learn about the port and the people who work there. The cylindrical screen is inspired by the numerous silos dotted around the sites occupied by chemical companies in the port area. The action takes place all around you, making it seem as if you are actually surrounded by the sights and sounds of the port. You experience the hectic atmosphere in the traffic control tower, a tugboat looms up behind you while sounding its horn, a container carrier slides majestically past ... you really do see and hear it all happening at once.

The floor of the MAS Port Pavilion is taken up by a giant aerial photo that shows just how much area the port covers: 12.068 hectares, to be exact. You can see it all: the city, the nature areas, the construction site of the large Kieldrechtlock, Lillo village, the large terminals ... And yes, you can pick out the MAS Port Pavilion.





How To Get There

Would you like to come for a visit? Below you will find all the information on opening hours, accessibility and how to get there.

  • Free entrance
  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday - 9:30 am to 17:30 pm
  • Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Whit Monday), January 1, May 1, O.L. Ascension, November 1st and December 25th. Exceptionally closed from May 25 until May 30 2019.

  • Bicycle: A large bicycle storage is provided at the Museumplein. Nearby is also a Velo bike station of Antwerp,
  • Tram: Tram 7 (stop Sint Pietersvliet, 5 minutes walking northbound)
  • Bus: Bus 13 (stop Cadixstraat), 17 (stop Rijnkaai or Van Schoonbekeplein) and 30 (stop St. Peter Vliet)
  • Train: Antwerp Central Station - bus 17 (platform 10) and get off at the Rijnkaai or Van Schoonbekeplein
  • Car parking: Godefriduskaai (Zeevaartstraat 11) -

Opening hours

OPEN from Tuesday to Sunday - 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

CLOSED on Monday (except on Easter Monday and Pentecost), January 1, May 1, O.L.H. Ascension, November 1st and December 25th

Book it

The MAS Port Pavilion is perfect for a presentation, meeting or reception. We even offer children's birthday parties in maritime theme.

The MAS Port Pavilion can be rented by groups, companies or organisations, for meetings, receptions and other events.

For reservations, send an email to The reservation is not definitive until it has been confirmed.


Bianca, Mieke, Pascale and Mie will welcome you in the MAS Port Pavilion and show you around.


MAS Port Pavilion

0032 3 229 73 50

Hanzestedenplaats 19
2000 Antwerp