Philosophical diversity is a reality in contemporary (Antwerp) society, and also at our university. In tackling this diversity, the University of Antwerp favours an actively pluralistic approach. In 2006, this active pluralism manifested itself in the creation of the Quiet Space: a place for peace and quiet, contemplation and prayer.
The Quiet Space is a space for prayer and contemplation for all University of Antwerp students and staff. They can come here to pray, reflect or just enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.
This space is not associated with a particular religion or ideology - it simply aims to offer neutrality and tranquillity. There are tables where you can read or talk to other people and there are also separate meditation benches.
Stadscampus - Koningsstraat 10 – 2000 Antwerp
(in the basement under the 'ten Prinsenhove’ student restaurant - enter using the steps on Koningsstraat)
The Quiet Space is open continuously from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
During the exam period the Quiet Space is open until 10 p.m.
You can enter the Quiet Space by swiping your card through the card reader. Use your University of Antwerp student or personnel card to enter the room.
The card reader was not installed as a control measure but to allow for more flexible opening hours and to prevent misuse of the space.