MAS - Steen Castle Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is located in the remains of a former castle called the Steen, once the city core of Antwerp. The Steen dates back to around the year 1200, making it the oldest building in Antwerp. Since 1952 it was turned in to a museum. It has a fascinating collection: ship models, paintings, nautical instruments, photos and documents. Next to the Steen, in the aisles under the sheds, visitors can admire the Maritime Park, with a number of authentic ships and relics of the industrial and archeological past of the port. The tow barge "Lauranda", built in 1928 in Baasrode, frequently serves as a venue for exhibitions.