For years, the prestigious Nottebohm Room in Antwerp has been the setting for the hotly anticipated Nottebohm Lectures. What is new is that the historic library space is now open to individual visitors. From 17 November, everyone can admire the impressive hall, which seems to come straight out of the world of Harry Potter.
Magical, overwhelming, breathtaking ... the extraordinary beauty and authentic atmosphere of the Nottebohm Room are difficult to put into words. The historic library space of Antwerp's Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library will open its doors to individual visitors this autumn.
An undeniable wow feeling
The Nottebohm Room is the hidden gem of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library. As soon as they step into the hall, visitors smell the scent of the 120,000 old books and hear the sounds of the city hushed. Strolling across the creaky parquet, they discover Blaeu's iconic globes and all the other masterpieces kept there.
Starting this autumn, the curious among us can explore the Nottebohm Room on their own. From 17 November, individual visitors will be most welcome there Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets cost 8 euros and can be purchased online.
- Nottebohm Room, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, 2000 Antwerp
- from 17 November 2022 through 26 February 2023 and from 20 April 2023 through 9 September 2023
- from Wednesday through Sunday, always from 1pm to 5pm – last admission at 4:30pm
- standard ticket 8 euros via https://consciencebibliotheek.be/en – Click here for the direct link.
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