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How and when to get here

When is the museum open and how do you get here?

The Red Star Line Museum is located in the old buildings of the Red Star Line shipping company on the Scheldt quays where the steam ships used to dock.

Montevideostraat 3
2000 Antwerp

When is the museum open?

  • from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • on 24 and 31 December the museum closes exceptionally at 3 p.m. You can start your visit at 1.30 p.m. at the latest.
  • exceptionally on Easter Monday and Whit Monday

​The museum is closed:

  • on Mondays, except for Easter Monday and Whit Monday
  • on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th

! Please note that the museum can be busier on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as schools often visit.

How to get here?

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By bike

There is a bike stand in front of the museum and on the corner of the Rijnkaai and the Montevideostraat.

By Velo (shared bikes to rent)

Right next to the museum there is a Velo station, on the Rijnkaai. More information on

By public transport

Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.
The stops MAS (450 m), Londen (600 m), Brouwersvliet (700 m) and Felixarchief (1 km) are close to the museum.

Plan your trip by train with the NMBS/SNCB route planner.

Or take DeWaterbus over the river Scheldt. The stop at Steenplein is at 1,4 km from the Red Star Line Museum.
Rates and timetables can be found on

If you come from the Left bank, you can also take the ferry.

By car

Park your car at the Rijnkaai car park (Waagnatie - Rijnkaai 33) or in the streets near the museum.

Pay attention: remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever (the Left Bank) are a low emission zone. Polluting vehicles 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.

Compulsory registration: All vehicles with a foreign plate (except Dutch number plates) complying 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 nearest parking spaces for people with disabilities are in front of the museum in the Montevideostraat (2 spaces) and right behind the corner near Rijnkaai 12 (1 space).

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