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Theater area



Studying needn’t be boring. In the next couple of weeks, hetpaleis, nestled in The Garden of this Antwerp theatre for young people, will receive you with open arms. Find absolute focus, while letting your gaze rest occasionally on the lively Theatre Square.


2000 Antwerp

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Opening hours

This location opens on the 3rd of May 2021.

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Time for a break

Near HETPALEIS, there are several places where you can have a break. A five-minute walk away, you can do this in the green surroundings of the Plant Garden or the City Park.

The Theatre Square offers a range of foods, including coffee and bagels at Barnini, rolls and pasta at Zwazo or wraps, hamburgers and bio rolls at Lunchbox. Get a lunch from Perruche, which is around the corner from Theatre Square.

Do you want to explore the neighbourhood further? Check out the Antwerp Student Guide with seven walks fine-tuned for students. Perfect to get some fresh air!

Opening hours and take-out services change quickly in times of corona, so make sure to first check these locations’ social media. That way you won’t end up standing in front of a closed door!


Getting there

Bicycle parking is available on the Theatre Square and in Meistraat. You can leave your Velo bike at the Velo station on Tabakvest or by the Rubens House (Wapper). Antwerp’s Centraal railway station is a five minute walk from hetpaleis.

If you prefer to come by bus, hetpaleis is accessible from several metro stops nearby. At metro stop Stadspark, buses 1 and 13 (Eilandje), 290 and 500, and trams 12 and 24 stop. From the City Park, it is a three-minute walk to hetpaleis. On Mechelse Square, trams 4 and 7 stop, and at pre-metro station Meir, trams 3, 5, 9 and 15 stop. Both stops are a seven-minute walk from hetpaleis. Map out your perfect route with the route planner from De Lijn.

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