A series of elevators in Antwerp’s MAS Museum take you up to the roof terrace on the tenth floor. The view from the top is spectacular.
You see the port city spread out on a bend in the River Scheldt. Down below, the trendy Eilandje district. Over to the north, the modern docks stretching to the Dutch border. And down in the south, the handsome streets of the Zuid district.
You don’t pay to visit the terrace, which is normally open until late in the evening. The best time to visit is just before sunset.
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