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Den Bell

Art-deco in new south

“Den Bell” is a household name in Antwerp. At the end of the 19the century, it effectively claimed the title of being the world-famous phone manufacturer’s first foreign branch.

Now, the emblematic building houses the central offices of the city’s administration. The tower of Den Bell is one of Antwerp’s iconic landmarks. The monumental staircase and curved glass façade of the courtyard are highly praised for their unique architectural qualities. Inside the building, numerous art-deco stylings have been preserved, including the checkerboard pattern in the central hall.

Students are welcome to study on the 9th floor, where the skyline is breathtaking.  While drinking coffee with employees, learn all about the headquarters of city of Antwerp.


Francis Wellesplein 1
2018 Antwerp

03 336 65 54

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WIFI - Free coffee - Free tea - Free water - Relax area - Power Points

Wheelchair accessibility

A lift brings you to the 9th floor, where you’ll find a wheelchair accessible toilet.

Time for a break

In need of a lunch break or a study break? You can bring your own food and settle yourself in the coffee corner next to the study spaces. Or you can go to the business restaurant on the ground floor where you can get a sandwich, salads or a hot meal for which you can pay by card. In between your study sessions you can find some refreshments there as well. On the ninth floor of the tower you can chill at a high table or relax on a sportive desk bike.

Getting there

Den Bell is easily attainable by bike or Velo from most parts of the city: you can park your bike at one of the many bicycle storages next to the main entrance on the Francis Wellens square. There are two large Velo-stations in the Boudewijnsstraat (085 Den Bell and 159 Den Bell 2). From the train stations Antwerp-Central and Antwerp-Berchem you can use a rental Blue Bike or a Velo.

Several trams and busses stop in the surroundings of Den Bell. For traveling advice, you can check”.

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