Things to do in Antwerp

Our Holiday rentals are located in a quiet street in the Fashion District, a few steps from:

 

Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market)
A piece of Provence in Antwerp with nice cafés, terraces and with the UNESCO World Heritage Museum of Plantin-Moretus. On Friday morning, the square changes into an outdoor auction of old items and furniture.
Groenplaats
One of the most famous squares of Antwerp with a cozy atmosphere, cafés and restaurants dominated by the beautiful Cathedral of our Lady.
Grote Markt
The impressive building of the Town Hall is one of the eye-catchers in Grote Markt and the statue of Brabo is overlooking the scenery. Antwerp’s town hall was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1999. Discover all the secrets during the Historical City Walk of Antwerp.
The Fashion District
With many renowned designers of the Antwerp 6, the fashion district and the Fashion Museum (MOMU), this is the beating fashion heart of Antwerp. In the Nationalestraat, Kammenstraat and Steenhouwersvest you can shop till you drop.
The Eilandje, the old port district
The city's north, called the Eilandje, is bustling as never before. Plan a visit to the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom) or go to the rooftop for a 360° view of the city (free entrance). Look for relatives in the Red Stare Line Museum who took the Red Star Line Ship from Antwerp to New York hoping for a better future in the early 20th Century. Admire the latest architecture jewel, the Port House, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid. After these inspiring visits you deserve a coffee or dinner in one of the trendy coffebars and restaurants with view to the Willemdok Marina
Kloosterstraat
Well known street for antiques, brocante, vintage and interior design shops. De Kloosterstraat is also worth visiting on Sunday when all the shops are open.
Theatre district
During the day the Theatre District is very charming with many fashion, antique and interior design shops, as well as two little museums. On Sunday hit for the must-visit market Vogelenmarkt (Bird market), or the international market on Saturday. While in the evening enjoy a theatre, ballet or rock opera in the Stadsschouwburg.
The Meir
Without doubt, the Meir is the most famous shopping street in Antwerp and also car-free. All famous brands, chains like Zara, H & M, Footlocker and the Festival Hall (Stadsfeestzaal) are worth a visit for a drink, snack or even more shopping. In a side street you will find the Rubenshuis and a few steps further you will be in the Theater district right away.
Het Zuid
Het Zuid is the artistic heart of Antwerp with the FOMU (Fotomuseum), Muhka (Museum of Contemporary Art), KMSK (Royal Museum of Fine Arts) and various art galleries. Thanks to the many trendy cafés and restaurants, Het Zuid is also a very popular nightlife venue.
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