Zalig In Antwerpen

Things to do in Antwerp Belgium

Things to do in Antwerp Belgium while staying at ZaligInAntwerpen

Below we give you our tips about Antwerp neighborhoods that we think are worth visiting 

Before check-in, we will send you a list of our favorite addresses for breakfast, lunch, aperitifs and dinner… So it will be difficult to choose!

On the website of VisitAntwerpen, the tourist office of the city of Antwerp also provides a nice overview of the nicest neighborhoods in Antwerp.

Our holiday homes are located right in the historic center of Antwerp! 

And yet both our vacation rental in the Leeuwenstraat and our boutique holiday rental in the Lange Riddersstaat are located in a quiet street. Just a few minutes’ walk away you will discover numerous hotspots and hidden squares. And we guarantee you, there is a lot to do in Antwerp near the ZaligInAntwerpen holiday homes

Rent a shared bike to visit all the sights in the City of Antwerp

You can easily visit the city on a shared bicycle. You can rent shared bicycles per day at Velo Antwerp. The shared bicycles are spread throughout the city.

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 mornings the square turns into an open-air auction of old items and furniture.


Also just around the corner and one of the most famous squares in Antwerp with a cozy atmosphere. The cafes and restaurants are dominated by the beautiful Cathedral of our Lady. You can reach the main entrance of the Cathedral via the super cozy square, the glove market. You can find even more squares here.

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

Shop till you drop! With many renowned designers of the Antwerp 6, the fashion district and the Fashion Museum (MOMU), this is the beating fashion heart of Antwerp. Discover the trendy or stylish boutiques in Nationalestraat, Reyndersstraat and Steenhouwersvest for yourself.

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 Star 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. Jump on your A-Velo shared bike and discover Het Eilandje.


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 and its museums

Het Zuid is the artistic heart of Antwerp with the FOMU (Fotomuseum), Muhka (Museum Hedendaagse kunsten), KMSK (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten) and various art galleries. Thanks to the many trendy cafés and restaurants, Het Zuid is also a very popular nightlife venue.