Popular Accommodations in Antwerp
Highlights in Antwerp
- Paradise for beer lovers
- Numerous cultural sights
- Broad programme of events
- Zoo worth seeing
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Vacation rentals in Antwerp
The port city of Antwerp in the north of Belgium has been an important commercial centre since the Middle Ages and has therefore always had a large number of apartments, apartments and holiday homes. The choice is particularly large in the old town and on the banks of the Schelde, where you can stay in modernly furnished accommodation. In addition, the central location allows you to benefit from the walking distance to the cosy harbour, the rustic restaurants and the numerous sights of the past centuries.Holidays in the countryside
If you are travelling with your family or generally like it a little quieter, there is an alternative vacation rental on the outskirts of Antwerp. You will find what you are looking for in your search for a vacation rental or a vacation rental with garden, especially in the districts of Middelheim, Deurne and Merksheim. Thanks to the closely interlinked bus and train system, you can still reach the city centre within less than 30 minutes.
Vacation in Antwerp
Travelers and Activities
The rich history of the city is reflected in the numerous sights of Antwerp. Among the absolute hot spots for culture lovers are above all the city's five large churches: the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Sint-Pauluskerk, the Carolus Borromeuskerk, the Sint-Andrieskerk with its famous treasure chamber and the Sint-Jacobskerk with the burial chapel of the painter Rubens. There are also museums worth seeing such as the Rubens House, the Silver Museum, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Platinum Moretus Museum.The city of beer lovers
Belgium is not only known for its French fries, but also for its beer. If you can get something out of the barley juice, you will feel at home in one of Antwerp's many pubs, which serve several hundred types of Belgian beer. The Seefbier, which dates from the 18th century and has only been brewed again since 2012, is particularly worth trying. Of course, the experience is rounded off by a tour of the Antwerp City Brewery by De Koninck followed by a meal.
Things to know
The name of the town derives from its location on the banks of the Schelde Bay. The original name "Andauerpa" is most probably derived from "an de warp". The fact that the name Antwerp originated in this way is likely from a scientific point of view, since the first settlers actually lived on terps.Regular events
The highlights of Antwerp's wide-ranging programme of events include the Belmodo Fashion Days in May and the Belgian Cycling Road Championships in June, as well as festivals such as the "Vlaanderen Feest" and the Summer Festival in July. In addition, there is the Ruben market in August and the Tour of Flanders in April.
Antwerp hosted the Summer Olympics in 1920.
Top travel tips
The Vlaeykensgang is a secret passage dating from 1591 in the middle of the old town of Antwerp, which connects the Hoogstraat, the Pelgrimstraat and the Oude Koornmarkt. Enter through the gate at Oude Koornmarkt 16 and dive into the past.Visiting one of the oldest zoos in the world
Founded in 1843, Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest and best-known zoos in the world, not far from your holiday home. Visitors to the zoo, young and old, can look forward to over 950 animal species, including elephants, penguins and hippopotamuses in thematically designed enclosures.Comic Walls
Belgium is considered the country of comics, so the colourful picture stories are present almost everywhere. In Antwerp you can start a kind of scavenger hunt through the whole city, where you can admire ten wall drawings as tall as a house by famous comic artists.