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Visit Antwerp

Discover Belgium’s City of Cool

It may be Belgium’s second city, but when it comes to fashion, entertainment and architectural contrasts, we place Antwerp firmly on the number one spot! Known worldwide for its diamond district and baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens, this vibrant, authentic and super-chic city is rich in culture and history. Discover art galleries and diamonds, high end boutiques and cool markets, fine dining restaurants and buzzing cocktail bars during your stay at the 5-star superior Leading Hotels of the World Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp!

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Carigi

Carigi Fine Jewellery represent excellence, rarity, and beauty. The finest gems combine with exceptional craftsmanship for unreserved magnificence.

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Mercken

Designer and made-to-measure fashion experiences for men: When you step out in a Mercken garment, you step out with unbridled confidence, in comfort and in style.

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Le Parfum de Nathalie

Discover Nathalie Baeten-Coucke’s stylish range of luxurious scented home and body care products featuring her exclusive fragrance.

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Salima Thakker

Unconventional jewellery designs reflecting a movement that entwines shared culture and ethnic origins with craftsmanship for synchronised beauty, quality and diversity.

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Van Esser

Innovative, precious, passionate: the jewellers at Van Esser transform emotions and everyday impressions into eminently wearable creations.

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Karolin Van Loon

Handcrafted pieces inspired by nature. Step into Karolin Van Loon’s world of beauty and intuition where raw stones and finished diamonds are interwoven to make eye-catching heirlooms.

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Nathalie Coucke
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The Boutique Gallery
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Verso
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L’Oreal
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Atelier Geraud
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Optie – Ralph Lauren
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Tensen
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Heritage
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EXPERIENCES
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Exotic Market

Beloved by the locals, this outdoor market on Theaterplein is a great place for browsing. Graze on the vast array of international foods and flavours. Every Saturday, 8am–4pm – you won’t be disappointed!

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Port House

Designed by Zaha Hadid, the building’s diamond-shaped extension has a glass-covered façade to ‘reflect the complex interaction of shades and colours in the air’. A must for lovers of contemporary architecture.

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The Left Bank

Take the historic pedestrian underpass to the other side of the Scheldt and enjoy a stunning view of Antwerp’s skyline. Foodie tip: head for Sint-Anneke beach for the famous mussels.

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De Ruien

Take a walk in the sewers … below the city the secrets flow.

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Groen Kwartier district

Peaceful: PAKT is the sustainable hub in Antwerp’s Green Quarter.

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Park Spoor Noord

A super fun park for the young and young at heart!

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Rivierenhof

Walk among century-old trees, the rose garden, ponds and lakes.

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Rubensmarkt (yearly, mid-August)

Medieval-style market offering drinks, food, wares and antiques.

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Stadspark

Go on an adventure and enjoy all the activities the park offers.

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The architecture in Zurgenborg, for example Cogels-Osylei

Learn about the stories and the history behind the architecture.

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CULTURE
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DIVA Diamond, Jewellery and Silver Museum

DIVA allows you a peek inside various rooms where the most precious treasures are kept. Discover the world of jewellers and silversmiths from 10am-6pm every day except for Wednesday.

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Photo Museum Antwerp FOMU

One of Europe’s most prestigious museums of photography. Explore a collection of unique and inspirational work from young talents to established photographers. Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–6pm.

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Rubens House

The house where Rubens lived and created many of his famous paintings is now a museum with a fascinating collection. Step into his world and discover how the baroque genius lived. Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm.

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Gallery Sofie van de Velde

Contemporary gallery standing for entrepreneurship in art.

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Fashion Museum of Antwerp, MoMu

Largest collection of contemporary Belgian fashion in the world.

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Maagdenhuis

Art and social history museum housed in a former orphanage.

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Middelheim Museum

A special place where art and nature go hand in hand.

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Museum aan de Stroom, MAS

An interesting building holding countless objects.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, MUHKA

Contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense.

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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

An important art collection in an intimate and homely atmosphere.

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Museum Plantin-Moretus

UNESCO World Heritage Site offering a unique historical experience.

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Museum Vleeshuis

Look back at 600 years of music and dance in the city.

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Red Star Line Museum

An eventful journey in the footsteps of emigrants.

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Royal Museum of Fine Arts

7 centuries of art: from Flemish Primitives to Expressionists.

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Snijders & Rockox Huis

Experience the art and history of Baroque Antwerp.

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Tim Van Laere

Contemporary gallery exhibiting emerging and established artists.

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FOOD AND DRINK
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De Koninck Brewery

If you like beer, you’ll love this! A must-visit when in Antwerp, we highly recommend you take the brewery tour. Experience a tasting session and even hone your pouring skills! Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–7pm.

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The Chocolate Line

An equal must for chocolate lovers and admirers of beautiful shop interiors, the historic Paleis op de Meir is the place for you! Tuesday–Saturday, 9.30am–6.30pm; Sunday–Monday, 10.30am–6.30pm.

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Phillip’s Biscuits

Philip’s Biscuits pays homage to the artisan biscuit. All biscuits are made fresh every day in the baking workshop according to tradition, with carefully selected fresh ingredients and real butter.

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Bakeries
Dellafaille

High-quality Belgian bakery.

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Domestic

Traditional Belgian bakery and grocery store.

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Restaurants
Il Pastaiolo

Italian specialties in Antwerp.

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Wine
Vinetiq

Top-quality wines from New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Canada.

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Brewery
Seef

Antwerp’s independent locally-owned brewery.

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Chocolatiers
Chocolaterie ChoFleur

Journey around the world in 36 flavours.

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Chocolaterie Mary

Truly artisanal gourmet chocolatiers.

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Bakkerij Goossens

Authentic recipes to make the tastiest treats.

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SHOPPING
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Espoo

Espoo was the first interior design shop in Belgium that showed some of Scandinavia’s best brands in a whole new concept. The roots of espoo have remained Scandinavian but are now interwoven with brands from the entire world.

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Graanmarkt 13

Graanmarkt 13 is a special store where each floor tells a different story. It is a place where established fashion, interior and beauty brands meet their cutting-edge, emerging counterparts.

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Shopping Stadsfeestzaal

If you can’t resist a mall, this one’s everything you could dream of and more! Antwerp’s former festival hall is now a listed building housing a wide range of high-end stores. Monday–Saturday, 10am–6.30pm.

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Fashion
Baby Beluga

Premium multi-brand fashion and accessories store.

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Café Costume

A la carte tailoring to perfectly fit your body.

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Renaissance

Multi-brand store presenting the future of retail.

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Step by Step

The latest designer clothing and accessories.

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Verso

A one-of-a-kind concept store: a fashion haven in Belgium

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Antiques
Brigitte Aerden

Antiques, architectures, home and garden.

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Kolonaki Antiques

Specialised in office furniture and decorative pieces.

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Design
Louis

The go-to address for cutting-edge fashion.

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Akanthos Eclectic Interiors

Boutique for 20th century design and decorative arts.

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Kaai Design

Interior design store that focuses on the passion for design.

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Magazyn

A manifestation of Thomas Haarmann’s aesthetic perspective.

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Paulette in ‘t Stad

Colourful and original interiors shop.

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St-Vincents

Furniture, art and design from niche and established creatives.

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Vitrin

A favourite bar for the creative crowd and beer cognoscenti.

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Bar Burbure

An upscale bar in the museum district.

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Barok Antwerp

The most instagrammable interiors!

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Belroy’s Bijou

Spirits and cocktails using the very best ingredients.

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Blacksmoke Rooftop bar at De Koninck Brewery

BBQ restaurant and rooftop bar.

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Cocktails at Nine

Discover a different pace of life.

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De Muze

Choice of over 200 gins, fruit gins and liqueurs.

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Dogma

Atmospheric cocktail bar.

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Sips

Cocktails and mocktails using the best, freshest ingredients.

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JEWELS
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Diamani Jewels

DIAMANI JEWELS presents an exclusive collection of the finest jewellery and offers a comprehensive range of services. They provide customers with a DIAMANI certificate authenticating their jewels.

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Wouters & Hendrix

Graduates of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Katrin Wouters and Karen Hendrix have been ‘blending craftsmanship and surprise since 1984’. Elegant, daring and poetic jewellery. Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm.

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Van der Veken Juweliers

Founded in 1952, this is one of the world’s last high-end jewellery workshops. Every piece is made by hand in the traditional way for a finer and stronger finish. Monday–Friday, 9am–5.30pm.

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Adelin

An oasis of beautiful vintage jewellery.

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Adin

Fine antique jewellery.

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TenSen Juweliers

Antwerp’s leading name for watches for four generations.

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Diamond Blue

A major player in the diamond district.

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Joaillerie du Centre

Three generations share a passion for jewellery.

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Juwelenhuis Ruys

Unique and personal jewellery store.

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Juwelen Henri Dom

Specialising in diamond and pearl jewellery.

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Juwelen Orogem

Engagement rings and diamonds.

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Oriane

Excellent diamond expertise.

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Orsini Diamonds

Personal service guaranteeing exclusivity, quality and choice.

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Rayjo

Custom-made exclusive jewellery and elegant objects.

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Roëll

Timeless, yet contemporary designs embracing true femininity.

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Rudiam

Specialising in handmade jewellery since 1978.

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HIDDEN GEMS
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Vlaaikensgang

Vlaaikensgang is a 16th century alley in the historic centre of Antwerp. Eleven brick and sandstone houses line the cobblestone street whose name derives from a pie and waffle house that used to stand here.

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Zurenborg

Make a detour to the chic neighbourhood of Zurenborg where Art nouveau townhouses mingle with neoclassical mansions and other eclectic architectural styles. Listen to music at the Sint-Norbertuskerk.

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Rivierenhof

130 hectares of landscaped grounds on the former estate of the Sterckshof Castle. In addition to ponds, rivers and wooded areas, the park boasts a host of recreational facilities and is a popular events venue in summer.

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Bell tower

A striking example of Belgian modernism.

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Hendrik Conscienceplein

The most southern-feeling part of Antwerp.

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Beguinage

A 16th century secret garden.

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The Decap dance organ at Café Beveren

The city’s last remaining 1930s Decap dance organ.

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Dageraadplaats

A pleasant place for the community to gather.

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Vrijdagmarkt

An unforgettable market that is well worth a visit.

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Sint-Carolus Church

The ultimate Rubens church.

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Vleeshuis Museum

A look back at six hundred years of music and dance in the city.

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Visit Antwerp and enjoy a unique private sightseeing tour with our local private guides. The ultimate way to experience the city of diamonds is to combine must-see landmarks with opportunities to indulge in local cuisine.

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