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Young people too can learn a lot from a visit to the Antwerp Ruien. That's why we offer them the opportunity to discover this important piece of hidden history for themselves in a unique way.

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Good news!!! Our school visits were not possible for quite some time due to on-site work, but starting Jan. 09, 2024, school visits can take place again! We would love to welcome you back then. Reservations can already be made now via the request form.

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.


€5 per student. 

€50 per guide with max. 25 participants (pupils + accompanying adults).

Per group of 25 participants, one accompanying person is allowed free of charge. Additional chaperones pay €5 

Number of participants?

There is a maximum of 50 places per time slot, divided between two guides.

Duration of the visit? 

60 minutes, of which about 40 minutes underground.

For whom? 

Pupils of the fifth and sixth year of primary education and of the first and second year of secondary education accompanied by at least one teacher/guide


We offer this visit formula only in Dutch.


You can book a guided school tour Tuesday through Friday starting at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm or 2 pm.

Reservations can be made up to 21 days before the visit. No visits possible during school holidays.

A school visit can be requested online via the application form

You will receive a confirmation of your application by e-mail. This will be processed as soon as possible, subject to availability of places. 

Where and how? 

The guided school visits start at the anchor on St. Paulusplaats, Antwerp. The guide(s) wait for the group there and take them to the Ruien entrance in the Stadsmagazijn, Keistraat 5, Antwerp, where the underground visit starts. The visit ends at Keistraat 5, Antwerp.

A safe footbridge allows the pupils tovisit this part of The Ruien in a dry and clean environment. It is best not to bring a backpack that is too big, as it has to be carried at all times.

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