Gay Tourism Antwerp
Antwerp is the gay capital of Flanders and is quickly advancing as an important international gay travel destination. Annual events like Navigaytion and Antwerp Pride are well renowned, as are the rocking monthly parties by Studio 54 and Café de Love. In addition, Antwerp’s many LGBT hangouts are well established, D-Club and Hessenhuis, The Boots and the world famous Red and Blue head up the growing list. Over 70 cafés, bars and clubs provide an array of entertainment, from vanilla to kinky, for the LGBT clientèle.
Go all-out at night but remember that the city is equally exciting during the day. After your beauty sleep in one of the many gay friendly hotels and bed & breakfasts – explore Antwerp's famous fashion scene. Or go hunting for Antwerp diamonds and experience the pleasure of a new best friend first hand. For your LGBT shopping, check out Antwerp's rainbow businesses ('t Verschil, De Onderkant, Toys for Boys, Plan-B, Gay Ron, the list is endless...). But beware – these shops present a serious danger to your credit card.
If your night on the town wasn't wild enough, visit the Antwerp Zoo or Aquatopia. It’s the ideal place to relax – although it can be wild, it is also a no touch zone – possibly unlike your evening escapades!
Antwerp the ‘capital of cool’ specializes in art and culture and architecture knows no creative bounds. Acquaint yourself with Antwerp's allures on a discovery walk above or below ground. A carriage ride provides you with a classy alternative.
Feel like sinking your teeth into something? Here you are allowed to bite the hand that feeds you, treat yourself to delicious Antwerp hands washed down with an “Antwerps Bolleke” or an Elixir d'Anvers beer. Forget about your figure - fat is fabulous here in the city of delicious cuisine, we invite you to gracefully OD on countless Antwerp delicacies.
And if the weather fails you, you're in luck. Antwerp is always shining; a rainbow is never far away...
An American in Antwerp
- Gaymap Antwerp [ 2390Kb - PDF]