As a museum, we have the responsibility to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. That’s why the museum will close until the 3rd of April 2020. All our planned activities will be cancelled until then. Visitors that bought a ticket, will be informed personally. We will contact you with more details as soon as possible.


The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is in the heart of Antwerp’s old town centre.

Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, 2000 Antwerpen


Opening hours

The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Tickets are sold until 4.30pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, except for Easter Monday and Whit Monday. The museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • 1 January
  • 1 May
  • Ascension
  • 1 November
  • 25 December


How to find us

On foot / By bicycle

  • Walk from the Central Station down De Keyserlei.
  • At the stoplights, cross the Frankrijklei to the Meir.
  • After 500 metres, turn into the Wapper, a wide street with a fountain.
  • Walk across the square. The Stadsschouwburg is on your left.
  • Immediately after the Stadsschouwburg, turn right into Arenbergstraat.
  • This leads into Lange Gasthuisstraat.
  • It’s about a 20-minute walk.

By train: from Antwerp Central Station

  • Change to premetro lines 2, 3 or 15, get out at the Meir stop (about 350 metres from the museum).
  • Walk into Huidevettersstraat and follow it round to the right.
  • Then go left into Lange Gasthuisstraat.
  • You can also walk from the railway station to the museum in about 20 minutes. Just follow the route described above.
  • Your NMBS train ticket entitles you to a reduction on the admission price. 

By premetro or tram

  • Premetro 2, 3 or 15, get out at the Meir stop (see above).
  • Tram 7 or 8, get out at the Lange Gasthuisstraat stop (in front of the museum entrance).
  • Tram 12 or 24, get out at the Nationale Bank stop (about 600 metres from the museum).
  • Take the street to the left of the Nationale Bank, which turns into the Sint-Jorispoort.
  • If you follow the street round to the right, you end up at the museum.

By bus

  • Bus 9, get out at the Oudaen stop (100 metres from the museum).
  • Walk down Lange Gasthuisstraat and you end up at the museum.

By car

  • Follow the P-route in the direction of the ‘centrum’.
  • There are several car parks in the vicinity of the museum: 
    • Parking Oudaen (Oudaen)
    • Parking Arenberg (Oude Vaartplaats)
    • Parking Horta (Hopland)
    • Parking Lombardia (Lombardenvest)
    • Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai)

More information about parking in Antwerp is available on this website.

Caution: low emission zone as of 1 February 2017

Are you travelling to Antwerp by car? Then remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever/Left Bank are a low emission zone as of 1 February 2017. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter may no longer enter the low emission zone. Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry with this test.

All vehicles with a foreign number plate (except Dutch number plates) that comply with the conditions for entry must be registered once-only. Registration is free and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone. Register your car here

You can find further information about the low emission zone in Antwerp at



The Museum Mayer van den Bergh has a range of admission prices.

The entry fee covers a tour of the permanent collection. The museum guide with an overview of the highlights is included in the entry fee. This guide is available in Dutch, French, English and German.

€ 8

  • Visitors between the age of 26 and 65

€ 6

  • Visitors between the age of 12 and 25 (untill 31.12.2013 fee = 1 euro)
  • Visitors older than 65
  • Groups of more than 12 persons


  • Visitors younger than 12
  • Last Wednesday of every month 
  • Companions of disabled people
  • School groups accompanied by a teacher 
  • Cardholders: Antwerp residents with an A-card, A-card OMNIO, Antwerp city guides, ICOM, teachers, press, Antwerp City Card, Friends of the Museums of Antwerp


  • Other rates may apply to temporary exhibitions.
  • These prices do not include the price paid for a guide to accompany you on a tour of the museum.



Combination ticket with the Rubens House (valid for one week)

Rubens House is located at 500 meters from the Museum Mayer van den Bergh and is worth a visit. We offer a great combination fee:

  • Full fee: € 10 instead of € 16
  • Reduction fee: € 8 instead of € 12
  • Free: If you comply with one of the criteria mentioned above.

Antwerp City Card

The Antwerp City Card is your key to discovering all the assets of Antwerp in 24, 48 or 72 hours. This card entitles you to free admission to all of Antwerp's museums including Museum Mayer van den Bergh. The card costs 27, 35 of 40 euros and is available from Antwerp Tourism & Convention.

Travelling by train

Take the train to the museum and get a discount.
Present your NMBS rail ticket to receive the discount.



The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is accessible to visitors with limited mobility and other disabled persons.

Visitors with limited mobility

  • The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is partially accessible to wheelchair users. Ask at the information desk for a museum employee who will accompany you in the lift. 
  • The museum has movable ramps that provide access to the rooms that are entered by two steps. A few rooms are accessible by stairs only.   
  • Your companion may come along free of charge. 
  • There are no toilets for the disabled. 
  • Parking possibilities for visitors with limited mobility are listed on the website Parkeren in Antwerpen

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

  • Gallery texts are available in every room of the museum. 
  • Your companion may accompany you free of charge.

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

  • Your companion may accompany you free of charge. 
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh. 
  • Soon you will be able to download the gallery texts here.

Babies and small children

  • The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is partially accessible to buggies and pushchairs. Ask at the desk for a person who will accompany you in the lift, or leave the buggy in the cloakroom.
  • There is no changing table for babies. Ask at the Information Desk and a museum employee will take you to a room where you can breastfeed or change your baby.