At the foot of the MAS in Antwerp you will find Portopolis, a free interactive visitor centre. Here you can discover the port of Antwerp in the heart of the city. Put on a VR visor for a 360° tour and feel the port come to life! Walk across the large aeriel photograph and discover all special hotspots on offer in our port.
Fun for the whole family. Make a virtual visit to the port: for young and old, there is something for everyone. We offer a free one-hour programme.
Pick up a tablet at the entrance, go with the flow and set out on a voyage of discovery. Would you rather have things explained in person? No problem! Our hosts answer all your questions and are ready to recount exciting stories, incredible anecdotes and surprising facts about the port.
Planning a visit to Portopolis?
Feel free to drop by! Sometimes Portopolis is reserved for a birthday party or school outing and can be very crowded. So check the table below so you can visit Portopolis in the best conditions.
|Ground floor||Mezzanine for kids|
|monday 27 november 2023||closed||closed|
|tuesday 28 november 2023||closed||closed|
|wednesday 29 november 2023||busy from 09h30 - 10h30||busy from 09h30 - 10h30|
|thursday 30 november 2023||busy from 11u00-12u00||busy from 11u00-12u00|
|friday 01 december 2023||free all day||free all day|
|saturday 02 december 2023||free all day||free all day|
|sunday 03 december 2023||free all day||free all day|
With children to Portopolis
They can dive right into the world of the port, complete as many tasks as they can and get an official port diploma to take home with them!
For example, they can interactively follow the journey that a banana, a bike helmet or a car take through the port. Will you move the products to the right warehouse? Perhaps they want to berth a big ship and load it with containers. Or find the errors in a big consignment of cars?
Celebrate your birthday in Portopolis
Is one (or two, three...) of your children celebrating their birthday soon? Then invite their friends over for a great party at Portopolis! During an interactive game, the children come into contact with the port in a playful way.
Our captain and sailor are ready with a big bag full of surprises. All children go home with a port diploma to their name. Ahoy!
- For children aged 6 to 10.
- On Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
- Minimum 6, maximum 10 children.
- €150 all-in (including drink & snack).
- One supervisor (parent or grandparent) must be present.
- Book their birthday party at least two weeks in advance.
Come with your class to Portopolis
Portopolis is the perfect place to discover the port in a playful and interactive way. Immerse your class in the fascinating world of the port. We offer a free one-hour programme for both elementary and high schools.
Any questions once you are there? Our hosts are on hand to offer advice.
You are welcome with your class from Tuesday to Friday for a one-hour visit.
We offer a programme for both elementary and high schools. Booking is mandatory, at least two weeks in advance.
Programme for elementary schools
The tour starts on the ground floor with a short introduction to our port map. We will then go on a virtual discovery of the port with a tablet & VR headset.
We then head to the mezzanine. This area features comprehensive information and games tailored to children. Using an illustrated wall, we will give a brief explanation of how the port works.
On the mezzanine, students can earn their port diploma by completing various tests. Can you stack a container yourself? Check. Can you inspect ripe bananas? Check.
Programme for high schools
High school students also start the visit with an introduction to our port map. They can then use a tablet to independently explore what Portopolis has to offer.
Play the locks game, test your knowledge with a quiz on sustainability and innovation and immerse yourself in the port with a VR headset.