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The Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library is located in Antwerp’s bustling city centre. For over five centuries, the library has been collecting and preserving Flemish cultural heritage.

Browse through more than 1.5 million items in the Heritage Library’s Reading Room, including old books and historical newspapers to more recent publications. The library’s collection is available on paper, microfilm or in digital form.

The Nottebohm Room is just as impressive as the comprehensive, valuable and often unique collection of the Heritage Library. Everyone who steps into this magnificent, historic library – which also serves as a book storage and exhibition gallery – is immediately enthralled. You can explore this hidden gem during a public activity or a guided tour.