Located in the buzzing district of Zuid south of Antwerp city center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp opened in 1987, leading the rejuvenation of the once dilapidated district. Its gleaming white home is a former grain silo and warehouse, transformed by architect Michel Grandsard into a funky gallery in which some extremely avant‐garde artwork is displayed. The permanent collections encompass installations, videos and photographs plus paintings from some of Flanders’ foremost contemporary artists and the museum holds all manner of innovative temporary exhibitions showcasing the very best of international artists. It is also home to the art house Cinema Zuid, where classic and international movies are shown, and the top‐floor restaurant has wonderful views over the River Scheldt, plus a vibrant mural by US graffiti artist Keith Haring.
Leuvenstraat 32, Zuid. Open Tue–Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thur 11am–9pm. Admission adults €8; seniors & students €6; aged under 26 €1 (also €1 Thursday between 6pm–9pm). Walk along the River Scheldt from the city center.