visit Antwerp

Antwerp in a nutshell

Off course you have Google, Tripadvisor and many others, but here you get the essentials, all on a single page.

Important info : 

Emergency : dial 112 and then make your choice :

  • Ambulance or Fire : choose '1',
  • Police : choose '2'

For non-emergency contact with the Police, call the 'blue line' at 0800 123 12


  • Coming by train : walk from Antwerpen-Centraal to Frankrijklei 24
  • Coming by car : 
    • Park & Ride : Park your car for free in any of the 9 Park & Rides and take public transport to metro station 'Opera'
    • Park your car in a paid parking lot nearby :
      • Parking Opera, navigate to "Jos Brabantstunnel - 2000 Antwerpen", 50m from BnB, 10 euro/day promotion via the OPnGO app. The entrance to this parking is in the tunnels which go under the Opera square. Just follow Frankrijkei north or Italielei south, enter the tunnel and take the exit when in the tunnel.
      • Parking Horta, navigate to "Hopland 24, 2000 Antwerp", 400m from BnB, 10 euro/day
  • Coming by plane - Brussels / Zaventem / Charleroi : take a train to Antwerpen-Centraal
  • Nearest metro station is 'Opera', nearest bus station is 'Roosevelt'



Hungry - Little time

Tasty - More Time


  • Dansing Chocola (2 km - 25 mins)
  • Marnixplaats : a square with at least 8 trendy restaurants and bars (1.8 km - 22 mins)
  • Leopold de Waelplaats : trendy area with lots of restaurants and bars (2 km - 25 mins)
  • Eilandje : trendy area with lots of restaurants and bars. (1.5 km - 20 mins)

Free & Must-See

A list of things that cost no money and are really priceless :

  • MAS Rooftop Panorama (tue - sun) Climb the building from the inside and end up on the roof with a magnificent view over Antwerp. Due to Corona-measures you need to make a reservation.
  • Schelde river crossing : take the ferry to the left bank (linkeroever) at 'Steenplein'. Then walk back via the pedestrian St- Anna Tunnel.
  • Neighbourhood "Het eilandje"
  • Scheldekaaien - Zuid.
  • Antwerpen-Centraal railway station - one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world