Your visit to AntwerpPhoto Festival

Near the centre of Antwerp, on the Eilandje between the river Scheldt and the MAS lies the beating heart of the AntwerpPhoto Festival in the imposing Pilotage Building.

How and when can you visit?


From 26 June to 26 September 2021

Every day between 10 am and 6 pm, reservations only

How to get there?

Address: Tavernierkaai 3 2000 Antwerpen

Public transport: tram 7, direction Eilandje, stop Antwerpen Brouwersvliet

Bicycle: Vélostation 135, Sint-Aldegondiskaai

Parking: Sint-Pietersvliet 7 and Zeevaartstraat 11

Check before you leave


A normal ticket for all exhibitions in the Pilotage Building: € 15

With a valid student card -25: € 10

Wednesday ticket (only valid on wednesdays) : € 10

Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children to 12 years): € 45

Groups (starting from 10 normal tickets): € 13 per ticket

Wheelchair users*: €10 (two tickets with free companion)

* Wheelchair users:

Unfortunately, only the Jimmy Kets exhibition on the Pilotage Building’s ground floor is currently accessible to wheelchair users. The building has a separate entrance without any steps, so please ask your companion to go to the front desk to have that door opened for you. Wheelchair users get a visitor discount and can bring along one companion free of charge. We are happy to offer you a tablet with photographs of the other exhibitions. If you have any questions in this regard, feel free to contact us at

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      © Karin Borghouts

      Historic Pilotage Building as the ideal setting

      In former days this neo-renaissance palace on the quay acted as a staging point for pilot boats who guided ships in and out of the port. During the AntwerpPhoto Festival it acts as your vantage point overlooking the world of photography today. For this grand Antwerp photo festival this heritage building is temporarily opened to the public, just as in 2018 (Incidentally, this is your last opportunity to see the Pilotage Building because the major renovation project is scheduled to start soon). With the striking tower, the special inner courtyard and the statue of the legendary Brabo as the obvious eye-catchers in the decor of the AntwerpPhoto Festival 2021.