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Chocolate Nation is the largest museum in the world on Belgian chocolate offering a magical multimedia experience for kids and grown ups
This is one of the best museums we have visited and our kids thoroughly enjoyed it! It is definitely worth a visit when you are in Antwerp
The self-guided tour follows the journey of cocoa beans from plantation to traveling to Europe in big ships to turning into chocolate
This is the best museum on chocolate in Belgium by far! We have also been to Choco-story in Brussels and to Choco-story in Bruges and Chocolate Nation is much more interactive and fun
*Opening hours: every day 10.30-18.00
*Cost: kids < 3 free entrance, kids 4-11 EUR 11.95, kids 12-17 EUR 15.50, adults EUR 16.95
*You can buy your ticket here
*Free audio guide and chocolate tasting package included in the ticket
*Wheelchair friendly, the person with reduced mobility buys the ticket online and the companion receives 50% discount and can buy their ticket at the ticket desk (not possible online)
*The museum is located right opposite of the Antwerp Central Train Station (go take a look, if you haven’t seen it already!), so it is easy to reach by train. There is no parking at the museum, but there is a private parking between the train station and the museum (more details below)
About 40 minutes N of Schuman, Brussels (or about one hour by public transport)
Koningin Astridplein 7, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
Where to park: Parking (private, underground)
Koningin Astridplein 41, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
If you find yourself in the “Chocolate Capital of the World”, then you have to visit Choco-story in Brussels. It is lots of fun end educative for kids. The highlight is the live demonstration with a master chocolatier
Choco-story in Bruges is very similar to Choco-story in Brussels!
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