The Letterenhuis is located in the University District and accommodates the literary archives of Flanders. To reach the reading room, walk through the museum, where you will bump into Conscience, Van Ostaijen, Streuvels, Claus and Hemmerechts while rubbing shoulders with biographers and other researchers. Be sure to visit the collection when you get the chance. The finest and most compelling works from the archives relate the fascinating story of Flemish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Ask someone to help you with the small step at the front door. Furthermore the location is completely wheelchair accessible, there’s a lift to bring you to the study room and an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
You can use the break corner of the Letterenhuis to have food you brought yourself. If you need some fresh air, the Letterenhuis is located on the edge of the old city centre, right by the beautiful Hendrik Conscience Square, Groenplaats and the Market Square. If you are looking for something to eat or drink, you’ll find café Normo for delicious coffee and Tartine for a tasty lunch on Minderbroedersrui. In Wolstraat there is the traveller’s café ViaVia, where you can also have a delicious dinner. For a beer and snack at the end of the day, try Bar Buenos Aires, also on Minderbroedersrui.
Need more inspiration? At your place of study, you will find the Antwerp Student Guide, which has all the must-know addresses in the area.
Bicycle parking is on Minderbroedersrui and you can also leave your Velo bike at the Velo station on Minderbroedersrui. At railway stations Antwerp Centraal and Antwerp Berchem, you can rent the ‘Blue Bikes’ rental bikes.
If you’d rather come by public transport, use De Lijn’s route planner. Buses 17, 30 and 34 stop nearby (Hessenbrug). Trams 7 stops at Klapdorp and trams 11 and 24, which stop in front of the station, take you to Wolstraat. From where it’s a five-minute walk to the Letterenhuis.