Guided tours

Our guides are photography enthusiasts who will gladly take you through the AntwerpPhoto Festival exhibition. Deepen your knowledge of the surprising pictures in the Pilotage Building and the galleries. A tip for a fascinating outing with your family, friends, colleagues or an association. Combine your visit with other activities of the AntwerpPhoto Festival and turn it into a summer’s day filled with photography!
Sebastiaan Franco

A guided tour through the AntwerpPhoto Festival

What you can’t afford to miss at AntwerpPhoto Festival? Our guides will tell you everything you need to know during a captivating guided tour of the world of photography today. Discover the work of household names and up-and-coming talent, both from Belgium and abroad, and soak up all the details your guide has to share.

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GUIDED TOUR 1: The Pilotage tour

A guide shows you the highlights of the five exhibitions and the history of the Pilotage Building.

  • Duration: 90 min.
  • €90 for the tour plus an AntwerpPhoto Festival ticket p.p. (discount as of 10 persons)

GUIDED TOUR 2: The gallery walk plus one exhibition

A guide takes you to see four galleries (Stieglitz 19, Gallery FIFTY ONE, Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO and Rossaert) and their expos. This is followed by another tour of one exhibition of the AntwerpPhoto Festival in the Pilotage Building.

  • Choose Jimmy Kets, Erwin Olaf, Iconobelge or Congo in Conversation.
  • Duration: 90 min.
  • €90 for the tour plus an AntwerpPhoto Festival ticket p.p. (discount as of 10 persons)

How to schedule a guided tour?

  1. Request your guided tour at on the day and time of your choice.
  2. We will either confirm your application or suggest another time and/or date.
  3. Once the guided tour has been confirmed you can book the tour and the tickets and pay online. We will send you a confirmation email containing a separate ticket.
      • Please present all ticket codes at reception fifteen minutes before the start of your guided tour. Your guide will be waiting!
      • How about a well-deserved break afterwards in the AntwerpPhoto Café? Reserve a table in advance.

      Enjoy a day filled with photography

      In addition to your guided tour there’s so much more to experience: drop by the AntwerpPhoto Café and the bookshop, visit The World of Steve McCurry (with discount), stroll past (other) galleries with free photo exhibitions or the FOMU (discount in the shop)... Put together an inspiring, cosy day trip or team building event. Also enquire after our group catering arrangements at the AntwerpPhoto Café, before or after your tour.


      For how many people can I book a tour?

      You pay one guide (€90) for a group of max. 20 people. This means you can book a guide for a small group of people, or even just for you.

      Who are the guides?

      Our guides are specialized in guided tours of the city and its museums. They have received an in-depth training, they are accredited by the City of Antwerp and they also work at the FOMU, the Letterenhuis, the MAS...

      Can I also use my ticket for a self-guided tour of the exhibitions?

      No, you only have access to the exhibitions accompanied by your guide. If you would also like to visit the exhibitions without a guide then you must purchase an additional ticket per person and time slot.