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Need that ‘adult-working-in-a-fancy-office’-feeling? MCA Labs has got you covered! At their coworking space people from all over the maritime industry come together to work and connect. Fun fact: 90% of the furniture you’ll see there was bought second-hand or made from old sea containers and ship ropes. Talk about taking thrifting to the next level! There are also focus areas and soundproof phone booths for optimal concentration and cosy lounges where you can relax by playing a game of pool, getting some coffee, tea or a snack from the Smart Fridge (fancy!). So, get ready to swap ‘chilling at the quay-side’ for ‘studying at the quayside’!


De Gerlachekaai 20, 2000 Antwerp

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free coffee - free tea - free water - kicker - pool table

Time for a break

Getting hungry? Pop into Nouna's Foodbar for a sandwich, wrap, toast, panini or a croque. 't Soet Brood offers all that and soups and pastas. Walk a little further and you’ll find Fresh à Manger and WASBAR, ready to provide a yummy lunch. In need of a culture fix? Around the corner you can visit FOMU and a bit further on you'll find M HKA. Want to unleash the sporty spice in you? The Brick is nearby and ready for your work-outs.

Getting there

A fancy location like MCA Labs can only be located at the fancy South area. Taking the tram? You can take tram 4 to Pacificatie and tram 1 to Bolivarplaats. From there it’s a 10-minute walk to MCA Labs. Get off at the Broedermin stop if you take tram 10, bus 13 or 14. After a short 15-minute walk, you’ll arrive at your destination! Bus 180, 181, 182 and 183 stop at Graaf Van Hoornestraat, bus 500 at Antwerpen Zuid platform 3b and bus 22 at Antwerpen Tropisch Instituut. From those locations you’ll arrive at your fancy study spot in 12 to 16 minutes. Biking to MCA Labs? Then you can park it safely in the covered bicycle shed at Waalse Kaai. You can park your velo-bike on Cockerillkaai, at the FOMU or the MHKA.

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