DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds
DIVA is located right in the heart of the historic centre of Antwerp, and yet close to the quays (‘kaaien’), making it easily accessible on foot, by bicycle, public transport and car.
The Suikerrui and Kaasstraat are easily accessible by bicycle. For the time being, you can leave your bicycle in one of the bicycle racks on the Suikerui.
By 'Velo' (hire bike)
If you use an Antwerpen Velo hire bike to come to DIVA, you’ll find a station near the Steen (station 059). On the other side of the Suikerrui, there is also a station on the Grote Markt (Wisselstraat, station 060).
By train, tram or bus
The Suikerrui is close to the Grote Markt and Groenplaats. It is easy to reach by tram or bus. See www.delijn.be for the most up-to-date information.
The rail network is well connected with bus and tram routes. If you are coming to DIVA from the Ghent direction, take the train to Antwerpen-Zuid (Antwerp South) station. From other directions you would do best to get off at Antwerpen-Centraal (Central Station).
- From Antwerpen-Centraal station: take tram 3, 5, 9 or 15 to the Groenplaats
- From Antwerpen-Zuid station: take tram 4 or bus 181 or 183 to the Groenplaats
- From the Groenplaats walk towards the Cathedral of Our Lady and from there to the Grote Markt. Continue towards the Steen (castle). You’ll find DIVA on the right-hand side.
De Waterbus takes you smoothly to DIVA. The stop 'Steenplein' is in Antwerp’s city centre, in walking distance from DIVA. Check out the prices and timetables at www.dewaterbus.be/en
You can leave your car in either the Grote Markt or Groenplaats car park. Or you might find a free parking space on the quayside. For other places to park, click on Parkeren in Antwerpen.
For the best route from your starting point, go to www.slimnaarantwerpen.be.
Please note! The centre of Antwerp is a low-emission zone. Go to http://lez.antwerpen.be to see if your car meets the conditions.
DIVA is a welcoming and inclusive museum. The sort of place we would like everyone to be able to enjoy. Hence the consideration we have given to the special needs of people with a disability.
Babies and small children
While prams and buggies are allowed into the museum galleries, we do ask you to stow away all the bags from the pram in the lockers (on level -1) first. Alternatively, you can leave the pram in the dedicated space for prams during you visit. Simply speak to a member of staff at the desk. The toilets are equipped with two changing tables for babies.
DIVA is accessible for people with limited mobility. The whole museum can be accessed by rollators and manual as well as electric wheelchairs. There is a lift to all the exhibition rooms. You will find accessible toilets on level -1. DIVA has a wheelchair and 20 folding seats available for visitors. Please ask for them at the desk. The carer of a visitor in a wheelchair is eligible for free entry to the museum, though the assisted person does need to obtain a (free) entrance ticket. Guide dogs are allowed in the galleries.
As access to Suikerrui is reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, the entrance to DIVA cannot be reached by car. The ‘Grote Markt’ car park is a few minutes’ walk from the museum. It has five parking bays reserved for people with a disability. The maximum headroom at the entrance to the car park is 1.90 m. You’ll find more information about accessing DIVA above.
Informative texts are displayed on screens in all the museum galleries. We will happily provide a written version of the audio scripts. Simply email your request to email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance and we will email it to you.
The carer of a visually-impaired visitor is eligible for free entry to the museum, though the assisted person does need to obtain a (free) entrance ticket. Guide dogs are allowed in the galleries.
DIVA is planning to develop a special programme for people with a disability.
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* By visiting the museum you automatically agree to the visitor rules and regulations.