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Museum Vleeshuis

Vleeshouwersstraat 38, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 292 61 01
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Museum Vleeshuis looks back at six hundred years of music and dance in the city. You will be immersed in the stories of musicians, shown how musical instruments are made, taken to the first balls and opera performances…and especially enjoy many beautiful sounds.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“streaky bacon” (3 reviews)
“bells” (5 reviews)
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Vleeshouwersstraat 38, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 292 61 01
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

In this museum you can find many historical musical instruments, and the museum tells the story of how the instruments and the musical artists are connected to the history of Antwerp. In the basement you can also see an atelier where instruments were made

Thank Ive348
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This museum is not difficult to find. But somehow the entrance is easy to miss. It displays ancient musical instrument on the first floor. I could not appreciate these gems as there was no English explanation. The basement has interesting showcase on bell making.

2  Thank ngwkd2008
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Took the combination ticket museum and climbing the tower of the cathedral. Unknown to most people, the northern tower as a belfry is a Unesco World Heritage site, while the rest of the cathedral isn't. First a 20 minutes explanation about the bells and the...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly beautiful building, museum collection is of classical instruments. Museum is small but a great piece of culture in Antwerp. Entrance to the museum is only 5 euro. Museum has ties to concervatorium, and every last Wednesday of the month they give classical concerts, very...More

Thank TheGoneAways
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A hidden place that is not so famous but by coincidence i ended up here and tought to go inside and have a look. Small entrance fee of 5 euro and a possibilty of using your smartphone to listen to most instruments. Simple thing but...More

2  Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This museum is located in the old meat house, a brilliant building. The collection consists largely of old music instruments, including serpents, old bagpipes, harpsichords, hurdy-gurdies, and much more. There's also some paintings and things like an old shaft for arrows. The collection is very...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building, definitely walk around and admire the architecture of the second oldest building in Antwerp. Started out as a meat market run by the Duke and the Butchers Guild, cellars were made for storage and the ground floor was the market hall. Upstairs (non-accessible)...More

1  Thank MaartenVL
Reviewed 17 August 2016

As this used to be the butcher's guilt the façade is quite appropriate, with its red and white stripes looking like streaky bacon. The museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in old musical instruments

Thank Hardtoplease98
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Although it is not expensive, we decided not to go into this former butcher halls. Typically, this site was the historical town Centre and served the general public in the past. In order to preserve the building, it was turned into a museum. The nearby...More

Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We visited this museum about two years ago and had a blast. It was great to discover the music from the middle ages and renaissance that is rarely heard. The visit this month however was ultimately disappointing. The difference: the audio guides, which made all...More

1  Thank hdkeulenaer
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