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 floorMezzanine for kids
Tuesday 18 june 2024busy from 13h00 - 14h00free all day
Wednesday 19 june 2024busy from 09h30 -10h30, closed from 10h30closed from 10h30
Thursday 20 june 2024busy from 11h00 - 12h00free all day
Friday 21 june 2024busy from 10h30 - 12h30 busy from 10h30 - 12h30
Saturday 22 june 2024free all dayfree all day
Sunday 23 june 2024free all daybusy from 13h30 - 17h00
Monday 24 june 2024closed closed

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? 

Neem een duik in de wereld van de haven, breng zoveel mogelijk opdrachten tot een goed einde en ga naar huis met een officieel havendiploma.

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.
Book your birthday party
Testdag Portopolis 9 december 2020

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.

Book your class visit
Portopolis is dé plek om op een speelse en interactieve manier de haven te ontdekken.

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.

Contact us

Aan de voet van het MAS in Antwerpen vind je Portopolis, een gratis interactief bezoekerscentrum. Hier ontdek je de Antwerpse haven in het hart van de stad.
Portopolis Antwerp

Interactive visitor centre


Hanzestedenplaats 19
B-2000 Antwerp


Open from Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 17:00

Closed on Mondays

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