Plan your visit to Happy Birthday Dear Academie


Fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and museum curator Paul Huvenne collaborated on Happy Birthday Dear Academie an exhibition in MAS | Museum aan de Stroom in which they will review some of the artistic highlights of the amazing history of Antwerp's Academy.

Opening hours

Day Hours
TU - SU 10am - 5pm
MO Closed

In September and October the exhibition will be open until 6pm on Sundays. Every first Thursday of the month the exhibition will be open until 9pm. The exhibition will be closed on Mondays and on public holidays.  


Happy Birthday Dear Academie

Rates Target groups
€ 8
  • Standard rate
  • A-card
€ 12
  • Combi
€ 6
  • Groups (20 persons max.)
€ 1
  • -26 years

Tickets provide access to the exhibition Happy Birthday Dear Academie only. Combined tickets are available for access to all temporary and permanent exhibitions at MAS.

Guided tours

A guided tour lasts 90 minutes and costs € 75 per group of up to 20 persons. Please make reservations at least three weeks prior to your visit by contacting, T +32 (0)3 232 01 03.

Getting there

Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS) is situated in a vibrant neighbourhood in the north of Antwerp, known as Eilandje. The main entrance to MAS is at Hanzenstedenplaats 1, at the Nassaubrug end of the building, alongside the MAS shop. Visit  Slimweg for tips on how to get to MAS in an environmentally responsible way.

Walking to MAS

MAS is situated at walking distance from the historical city centre (10 minutes along the Scheldt riverbank).

Cycling to MAS

Ample bicycle parking is available near the main entrance to MAS.

Driving to MAS

MAS is easily accessible by car via some of Antwerp’s main traffic arteries. Paid parking is available at Parking Godefriduskaai (entrance at Zeevaartstraat 11).

Visit  Mappy to determine your route. The website of the  Municipal Parking Company provides details of Antwerp's parking facilities.

Public transport to MAS

By train:

Arrive at Antwerp Central Railway Station. Catch bus 17 at platform 10 in Pelikaanstraat, alongside the station (stop: Van Schoonbekeplein).

For details on rail services, visit the  NMBS website and the  Thalys website.

By tram or bus:

  • Bus 9, 17 (stop: Rijnkaai) and 30 (stop: Sint-Pietersvliet).
  • Tram 7 (stop: Sint-Pietersvliet, at 5 minutes’ walk south from MAS).

For details on tram and bus services, visit the website of  De Lijn

Disability access

Wheelchair access is available on request at the reception desk. A museum attendant will accompany you by elevator to the appropriate floor(s). Free admission for companions of wheelchair users. 


Museum offices

Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen

T +32 (0)3 224 95 50