Maagdenhuis

Maagdenhuis information

Location
Antwerp , Belgium
Address
Lange Gasthuisstraat 33
Telephone
+32 3 223 53 20
Prices
adult/concession/youth €5/3/1
Opening hours
10am-5pm Wed-Mon, 1-5pm Sat & Sun
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Now mainly a gallery of religious art, the Maagdenhuis was an orphanage and child refuge from 1553 to 1882. Notice a few cut playing cards? They were snipped in half when girls were brought to the refuge by impoverished parents unable to feed them: one piece was retained by the parent and the other kept with the child as an identification token.