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Book an exclusive visit after closing hours and immerse your group in the fascinating underground history of Antwerp.

An experienced guide leads your group into the furthest corners of the underground canal system. As you wander in semi-darkness along covered canals, moats and locks, the medieval vaults reveal their secrets step by step.

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We have put together an interesting educational package especially for schools. The school visits consist of an exclusive underground visit to the "Chapel" with an experienced guide.
The pupils gain insight into the "underbelly" of the city thanks to an informative exhibition . History & urban development, ecology & economy, biology, architecture, stories and myths... it's all there! 

After confirmation of the visit, an educational package is sent via e-mail. Based on these materials, a visit to The Ruien can be included in the curriculum.


€405 for a group of maximum 15 people, accompanied by a professional guide. For groups of +15 participants, please contact the Ruihuis for a price quote.

Number of participants?

For safety reasons, a maximum of 15 participants can accompany each guide. 

Per time slot we can have up to 45 participants divided into 3 guides . Each group leaves at 15-minute intervals.


You can reserve an evening guided visit on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, at 5 or 6 p.m. Reservations can be made up to 21 days before the visit.

You can also do this walking tour during the day. All information about the day visit can be found here.

Duration of the visit? 

120 minutes.

For whom? 

Anyone from 10 years onwards who is up for a tough and sometimes muddy walk of +/- 1.6 km.

Where and how? 

The visit starts at the Ruihuis, Suikerrui 21, 2000 Antwerp, and ends at the Stadsmagazijn, Keistraat 5, 2000 Antwerp

For the descent to The Ruien , visitors will receive a protective suit, boots and a backpack to store shoes and other personal items during the walk. No possessions can be left behind on the spot.


It is possible to have a guide for your group in Dutch, English, German or French. Please state the desired language clearly during the reservation process.

Please read our general terms and conditions. For further questions, please contact the Ruihuis.