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Translators' House

Translators are Flanders Literature's most important partners in promoting our literature abroad. That's why we try to create a sound basis for them to be able to work professionally and with ease.

In the Translators’ House in Antwerp, Flanders Literature hosts literary translators from Dutch. During each period, two translators can stay in this fully equipped apartment on the second floor of the grand residential block Oostkasteel. This gives translators from abroad a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Flemish culture and connect with authors, publishers, other translators and native speakers in person.

Photo Translators' House Antwerp
Translators' House Antwerp

The Translators’ House is situated in the elegant neighbourhood of Zurenborg, an area known for its pleasant squares and interesting architecture. This makes the Translator’s House a peaceful and inspiring place where guests can focus on their work. The bustling city centre with its cultural attractions and sights is only a short journey away by public transport or bike.

Corona virus update (23 June 2020)

We’re happy to welcome back our first guests in the Translator’s House in July and we still have rooms available from August onwards. If you are planning on applying for a stay at the Translators’ House later this year, be sure to inform yourself on the government measures and the travel advice for your country of residence as well as for Belgium. You can send an email to if you want to know more about the availability and measures we take for a safe stay at the Translator’s House.