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City break in Antwerpen. Active leisure ideas for Antwerpen - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Mechelen: Stadhuis (Town Hall) Antwerp is a perfect place for family holiday. Those tourists, who have come here with their families, should definitely visit the local zoo. It was founded over 150 years ago. Today the zoo is home to as many as four thousand animals. Tourists, who enjoy walking and shopping, will also find much interesting in the city. Widest choice of shopping centers, boutiques and restaurants can be found on Meir Street. You will be pleased and amazed by widest selection of jewelry stores. Sweet tooth travellers will surely find excellent chocolate in the best shops of the city - Burie, Del Rey and Château Blanc. Don’t forget to move your feet to Theaterplein Square on weekends – this place turns into a large market on this time of week.
De Koning van Spanje is a small, beautiful and very romantic hotel. This true gem with a wonderful private garden will leave many pleasant memories and you will want to return there again … Open
You will find best Belgian beer in Den Engel Pub; De Vagant bar is no less popular. However, these are not only great places for lovers of this amazing drink. We suggest visiting Kulminator bar, where guests can enjoy more than 700 types of beer, as well as most unusual and exotic snacks. There are surely many nightclubs in Antwerp. The most popular of them are Noxx, Red & Blue, Pure, Nanno sur l'O and Café d'Anvers. The majority of nightclubs, restaurants and bars are surely located in the central area of the city. Industria nightclub becomes a hot place on weekends as most colorful and joyful parties take place here. Entertainments, which are organized by the club for its visitors, cover a large choice of actions. Only here you can attend original theme parties or concerts of popular music groups. Black Pearl nightclub surely cannot be ignored too. The music here never stops until dawn; the club has become a permanent place of rest for lovers of dancing and disco. The absence of dress code will also please visitors. The doors of Black Pearl club are open to all visitors.
Middelheim Park is the best place for relaxation and walks. Another advantage is that this park is located near the city. You will also find a museum under the open sky on the territory of the park. The museum features a rich collection of sculptures. Copyright
Shopping in Antwerp can be an unforgettable adventure. Popular shops and shopping centers are located very close to outstanding historical monuments, so a shopping trip always resembles an … Open
The best way to explore Antwerp is by bike, especially when local people prefer eco-friendly means of transport. There are plenty of such services throughout the city, but we recommend to take a bike tour at the CYCLANT Bike Tours, which is located next to Antwerp Central Train Station. There you can rent the bike and enjoy the trip with your friends, or take the guide and choose one of the offered tours to your liking. The most popular tour is called Marnix that combines the excursion to the old city, and few interesting neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city. When biking, you will enjoy the variety of cycling lanes and St.Anna Tunnel, which takes pedestrians and bicyclists under the river Scheldt. If need some rest after cycling all over the city, the guide will make a break at one of the bars, where you can treat yourself with a Belgium beer.
Stadhuis If you got tired of the city and need some rest on nature - the best choice is to visit the natural park called Grenspark de Zoom. On the entrance, you will find a cozy parking place. It is the best place to have fun at summer, have the picnic and play various summer games. On the territory, you will find snack stands with traditional Belgium food. Thinking about the romantic and amusing trip that will stand out in your mind? Our strong advice is to take the balloon flight. The feeling of freedom and satisfaction will capture your mind. Apply to Airventure Ballooning service and choose your specific tour across the Belgium. The flight will take from one hour and a half, and up to six hours and will cost you from €145 per person. The team, who really loves what they are doing, will take you and your friends to the remote outdoor range and bring you back to the launch site.
Antwerp is an amazingly beautiful city. Due to its cultural and historical places of interest, Antwerp has always occupied a special place among cities and towns of Benelux. The centre of … Open
The variety of aquaparks will satisfy the fans of water rides and activities. There are five aquaparks in Antwerp, and all of them located in the range of 40 kilometers from the center. The most popular is the Aqualibi water park with tropical atmosphere; it opens at the beginning of April and is located at Boulevard de lEurope. Here your family and friends will enjoy the biggest jacuzzi in Belgium, water machine, and rivers.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Antwerpen and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Antwerpen
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 59.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 69.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 110.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Antwerpen
♥   Amusement park 'Speelstad Rotterdam' Rotterdam, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bobbejaanland' Lichtaart, 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels, 36 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Circus Bruul' Geel, 44.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'ZoetWaterPark' Oud-Heverlee, 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Antwerpen
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splesj' Hoeven, 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Mol, 53.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre, 58.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs De Vossemeren' Lommel, 63.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Antwerpen
♥   Restaurant 'Verso Café' Antwerpen. Type - International. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ko’uzi' Antwerpen. Type - Japanese|Sushi. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bún' Antwerpen. Type - Vietnamese. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Godevaart' Antwerpen. Type - Creative. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Schnitzel' Antwerpen. Type - Classic cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Antwerpen from our surveys on extreme Earth places


From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The unique building, whose design was developed by the outstanding architect Adre Waterkeyn, is today the landmark of national importance. The huge pipes that connect the spheres have not only a decorative purpose. Inside are the escalators and high-speed trains, with the help of which visitors of the 'atom' can move freely through their entire space. In 2006 the unusual building was completely renovated, after which it even looked more attractive. In the evening Atomium is illuminated by the wonderful illumination. The building is surrounded by the picturesque park with fountains and comfortable recreation areas. … Read further

Water Tower Conversion

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
The original construction was completely restored, on the ground floor the garage was furnished. For the convenience of the residents the tower was provided with the elevator. The rooms were designed as minimalism. The modern furnishings of the old tower have nothing in common with the old traditions. The elegant colors and the strict forms weigh in the interior furnishing. The original house in the water tower is environmentally friendly and is designed with the natural materials. In addition, the house uses the alternative energy sources, which makes it even more unique. … Read further

Dinner In The Sky

From the series “The Most Exotic Restaurants in the World”
The original restaurants, where you can dine in heaven, was opened in 2006 and has been incredibly popular since the first days. At the moment there are similar restaurants in the other European cities, but Belgian dinner in the Sky remains the most popular and famous among them. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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Guide to your best city break in Antwerpen - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Antwerpen - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Antwerpen?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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