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Stadhuis If during a vacation in Antwerp you want to stay away from noisy tourist sites, head to the bay. Not many travellers know about this picturesque place, so the bay area is not crowded, especially in the morning, when one can hardly see any passersby. Despite that, this place is very beautiful, the bay is surrounded with modern buildings, and white yachts look simply marvelous in urban landscape. There are comfortable benches near the waterfront, where one can sit and relax or enjoy breakfast in the open air.
Belgian fans of art Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens opened a very unusual hotel that can hardly be found anywhere else in the world. Originally CasAnus was just a sculpture made by Dutch … Open
The district of Sorenberg is one more attractive place that is not very popular with tourists. This district was founded yet in the beginning of the 20th century and it reminds of a fancy isolated town. Architectural landmarks in the art deco style remain the biggest attraction of this place. Local historic villas and guest houses are usually not mentioned in classic tour guides, as well as a miniature tramline that is known as one of the main attractions of Sorenberg. The line makes a circle around a giant flowerbed. This picturesque place is perfect for taking memorable photos.
If you want to purchase something original and make interesting and unusual gifts for your friends and family, head to Ace Lighting, a designer shop located on Kammenstraat . In this wonderful store everyone will find exclusive designer items. The owner of the shop is famous designer Tom Dixon. The items sold there are quite expensive, but that price is normal for exclusive designer items that can be hardly found anywhere else. Some people visit the shop simply as an art gallery because every chandelier or vase is a true piece of art. Copyright
The name of a small hotel De Witte Lelie can be literally translated as “White Lily”. The hotel was founded by two sisters who wanted to make it the best accommodation in the luxury … Open
Ladies, who want to purchase something exclusive for themselves, should visit Wooters Hendrix. This shop, which is located on Lange Gasthuisstraat, has been working for more than 30 years. It sells, probably, the most unusual jewelry in the city. Bird arms, skulls and other strange talismans that resemble ancient magic items are just a small part of the items sold there. Upon entering the shop, you will understand that it is hard to find anything similar in any other jewelry shop of Antwerp.
De Sint-Willibrorduskerk and basketball square Fans of nighttime entertainment should not forget to visit Cafe danvers. This club was open in a restored church of the 16th century. As renovation works were very careful, the original style and atmosphere of the building were kept. Visitors of the club will be able to feel the atmosphere of a medieval basement. During many years the club has been chosen as a venue for performances of famous musicians and DJs.
Antwerp is rich in high class hotels. If you search for a luxury hotel in Antwerp, take a look at Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel, Antwerp. This magnificent hotel is located close to the central … Open
If noisy parties are not your cup of tea, head to the River Dyle. This picturesque 86 kilometre long river crosses the historic part of Antwerp and its tremendously beautiful suburbs. A beautiful bank of the river is an awesome place for unhurried walks. Fans of longer walks and excursions are recommended to visit tiny towns located on the both banks of the river. The town of Wavre with its rich military history and the charming university town of Louvain with its original traditions are considered the most interesting places to visit in the area.
Antwerpen Centraal Station While exploring Antwerp suburbs, don’t forget to visit Verbeke Foundation Park. It is located in Kemzeke village and it was open relatively not long ago, in 2007. This park will be liked by fans of walking in unusual places as it is decorated with fantastic artworks and collages.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Antwerpen
♥   Restaurant 'De Reddende Engel' Antwerpen. Type - Regional cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Renaissance' Antwerpen. Type - Italian. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bistrot du Nord' Antwerpen. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bij Lam & Yin' Antwerpen. Type - Chinese. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ciro’s' Antwerpen. Type - Belgian. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Antwerpen
♥   Castle 'Cleydael Castle' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cortewalle Castle' , 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rameyen Castle' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Westmalle Castle' , 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bouchout Castle' , 32.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Antwerpen and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Mayer van den Bergh' Antwerp, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Royal Museum of Fine Arts' Antwerp, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Modern Art Antwerp (MuHKA)' Antwerp, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Antwerpen
♥   Palace 'Royal Castle of Laeken' Brussels, 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Belgium' Brussels, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Egmont Palace' Brussels, 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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