How do I buy a ticket for a passenger journey?

Most activities of the Tram Festival are free: the street and children's entertainment, the visit of one of the trams from the Tram Expo, ... Only the public rides are paying.


Tickets for passenger rides can be bought at one of the sales stands:

  • Islet: Bataviastraat, Nassaustraat, London Bridge
  • Boarding stops (not for horse tram/horse omnibus): Amsterdamstraat, Meirbrug, National Bank, Opera


Public rides

  Normal ticket Ticket horse tram / horse omnibus Day ticket
Adult € 10 € 4 € 25
Reduction rate € 5 € 2 € 12,50
Child< 6 years Free


A normal ticket entitles you to:

  • 1 full circulation of a ride through the city (regardless of where the traveller boards)
  • 1 ride on horse-drawn tram or omnibus
  • 1 admission to the VlaTAM (valid until 31 December 2023)


A ticket horse tram/horse omnibus entitles you to:

  • 1 ride with horse tram or horse omnibus

A Day Ticket:

  • entitles you all day long to rides with all the available trams of the Tram Festival, including the horse tram or horse omnibus


The reduced rate applies to:

    • Children aged 6 to 11
    • Persons with disabilities on presentation of ... ?
    • Persons with ... ?



  • Tramfeest tickets are only valid on Sunday 28 May 2023 on rides on historic trams in Antwerp. Not valid on De Lijn's regular offer.
  • Tickets from De Lijn are not valid on passenger journeys for the Tramfeest.

Where do I get on for a passenger journey?

Rides on historic trams

Amsterdamstraat Single boarding, standard boarding Stop not in regular use
Meirburg Disembarkation possible, boarding if free places available Line 7 stop
National Bank Stops of lines 1 and 10
Opera Line 1 stop
London Street Mandatory dismount Line 24 stop


Note that you can board at several stops, but if the tram is full, you will have to wait for another ride. The maximum capacity is indicated on each tram. Tram Party staff will ensure that not too many people board.


  • Horse tram/horse omnibus: Bataviastraat.

What should I pay attention to when I ride along?

  • Passengers are reminded that they are taking their seats on a heritage tram that requires special care.
  • Access to and disembarkation from the vehicles is regulated by the tram driver, the attendant and the stop manager (access prams).
  • The number of seats is limited to 20 or 30, depending on the tram type.
  • Children under 12 years of age are only allowed when accompanied by an adult.
  • A ticket does not entitle you to a guaranteed seat.
  • On the rides of the parade and to and from Groenenhoek, only volunteers on duty on this day are allowed. Other travellers are not allowed....
  • De Lijn's house rules apply to historic trams.

How do I get to the Eilandje?

  • • By tram, of course. Tram lines 7 and 24 take you straight to the tram festival. But you can also easily get to the Eilandje by bus. Check the route planner of De Lijn.
  • • Prefer to go by bike? Fine. Additional bicycle parking facilities are provided. There are also several Velo stations nearby.
  • • By car or motorbike? Remember: the south side of Amsterdamstraat (from Rijnkaai to Londenstraat) is closed all day. It's best to park at one of the P+Rs on the outskirts of the city.

Can I eat and drink at the Tram Festival?

Yes indeed. There are food and drink stands. There are also additional sanitary facilities.

Of course, you can also visit one of the many catering establishments on the Eilandje.

Is the Tram Festival open to everyone?

The Tram Party is a celebration for everyone, including people with physical disabilities.

Note that most of the historic trams are not accessible.


  • Want to visit one of the historic trams from the Tram Expo? Then speak to one of the Tram Festival staff.
  • Would you like to ride along on one of the public rides? Then contact the organisers in advance.

How to reach the Tram Festival?

How do you reach the event? Some suggestions:


By bicycle

You will find ample bicycle parking at the MAS.


By Velo

You will find two Velo stations at the foot of the MAS. One on Hanzestedenplaats and one on Sint-Laureiskaai, just over the Nassaubrug bridge. More information at


By tram & bus

Tram line 7 (Mortsel - Eilandje). Get off at the MAS terminus.

Tram line 1 (P+R Luchtbal - Zuidstation). Get off at the Noorderplaats stop. From there, walk 15 minutes to the event.

Tram 24 (Silsburg - Havenhuis). Get off at the London stop and you are at the start of the event.

Bus line 17 (UZA - Central Station - Brouwersvliet). Get off at the Felix Archive stop.

Metro from Antwerp Central Station: lines 3, 5, 9 or 15 towards Linkeroever. Get off at the Meir stop. Then take underground tram 7 at the Meirbrug stop until you reach the MAS terminus.

For timetables, check the De Lijn website.


By Waterbus

The Waterbus on the Scheldt provides a convenient connection between Hemiksem and Lillo with stops at Kruibeke, Zwijndrecht, Sint-Anna and Steenplein in the heart of Antwerp. From Steenplein, you can walk to the event in about 20 minutes. Bicycles can travel for free on De Waterbus.


The ships and stops are wheelchair accessible. There are departures every half hour, the fares and timetable can be found at


Travelling by car

Coming to Antwerp by car? Then keep in mind that the entire Antwerp city centre and Linkeroever bank have been a low-emission zone since 1 February 2017. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter are not allowed to enter the low-emission zone.


Check in time whether your vehicle meets the admission requirements via this test.


Compulsory registration: Vehicles with foreign number plates (except Dutch ones) that meet the admission requirements must be registered once. This is free of charge and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone at the latest. Register your car here.  


More information about the low-emission zone in Antwerp can be found at


Parking options 

Street parking in the vicinity of the event.

Parking Godefriduskaai (Zeevaartstraat 11) - show on map.

On the neighbouring Van Schoonbekeplein there are 2 parking spaces for people with disabilities.

Route planner

Plan your itinerary directly with De Lijn here  


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