With its literary archive, the Letterenhuis is dedicated to the memory of Flemish literature.
Over two million letters and manuscripts from Flemish writers and poets, both well known and lesser known, from the past centuries.
Documents from dozens of publishers and literary journals.
60,000 cultural posters.
Dozens of death masks of deceased authors.
The basement of the Letterenhuis But where are those memories stored? Where are the storerooms, the depots of the archive? Where are all those beautiful manuscripts and other impressive literary archive material preserved?
The depot reveals its secrets The Letterenhuis organises exclusive depot tours, where you’ll head into the cellars of the building, deep under the ground. Are you interested in the archives of Hendrik Conscience, Paul van Ostaijen, Willem Elsschot, Jef Geeraerts, Hugo Claus and Karel van de Woestijne? Their literary memory will be revealed. You will be treated to a very special insight into the secret archives of Flemish literature.
This guided tour is suitable for groups
Maximum 15 persons per group
Duration: 90 minutes
For this guided tour a museum ticket is not required