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De magische Nottebohmzaal van de Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience

The Nottebohm Room open to individual visitors

The Nottebohm Room is a hidden gem. This prestigious library space shines in all its facets. And from this autumn you can also discover the magic of this unique place in the heart of Antwerp on your own.

Magical, overwhelming, breathtaking... The special beauty and authentic atmosphere of the Nottebohm Room is difficult to put into words. You just have to see this.

A visit to the Nottebohm Room guarantees an undeniable wow feeling. The magic hits you as soon as you enter this historic library space. You immediately imagine yourself in the wonderful universe of Harry Potter.

Globes in de Nottebohmzaal Boeken in de Nottebohmzaal

As soon as you step into the room, you can smell the scent of the 120,000 oldest books in the collection and hear the city sounds hushed. Follow in your footsteps over the creaky parquet floor and discover Blaeu's iconic globes and other masterpieces that are kept there. Step by step you become more and more enchanted by the breathtaking appearance of this wonderful place, this literary treasury, this historic show room.

Trap in de Nottebohmzaal Nottebohmzaal

So good news! The beautiful Nottebohm Room will soon open its doors to individual visitors. No more waiting for a themed day or guided tour to admire this majestic library space. In the period from November 17, 2022 to February 26, 2023 and from April 20, 2023 to September 9, 2023, you can visit the Nottebohm Room from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Beeld Hendrik Conscience in de Nottebohmzaal Nottebohmzaal

Practical info for individual visits

  • Open from November 17, 2022 to February 26, 2023 and from April 20, 2023 to September 9, 2023
  • Opening hours: from Wednesday to Sunday, each time from 1 pm to 5 pm. Last entry at 4:30 pm.
  • Standard ticket € 8

Practical info for group visits

  • Every working day, between 10 am and 5 pm.
  • A tour takes about 1.5 hours. Our guide will be waiting for you fifteen minutes before the start at the desk of the Heritage Library, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4.
  • For groups of up to 20 people.
  • Rate: 115 euros (administration costs included)


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