<p>Antwerp Zoo offers a new version of the magical China Light this year. </p>
China Light Zoo is a fairytale-like light show that immerses the Zoo and Winter in Antwerp in a magical atmosphere. Experience an unforgettable evening with hundreds of huge luminous artworks in the form of colourful animals, flowers and mythical creatures. China Light also provides some large light installations in the city centre, such as a giant dragon on Astridplein. This unique Chinese festival is returning to Antwerp after the success of 2014 to amaze you with a completely new fantasy world.
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Price per person: 15
< 18: 12.
> 65: 12.
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There’s lots to see and experience at the redesigned Plantin-Moretus Museum. Step into the world of pioneering publisher Plantin and his in-laws, the Moretus family. Seven tips for an extra special museum visit.
What do you do if it’s raining outside but you don’t want to stay indoors? The Antwerp residents don’t let a shower or thunderstorm stop them from doing what they want to do. If you’re prepared to brave the bad weather, you will see that there’s plenty to keep you occupied, with an umbrella in hand, if necessary. We are happy to inspire you with sheltered and less sheltered tips.
Winter in Antwerp is the ultimate winter holiday and so much more! Between 10 December and 8 January, the entire city centre is enveloped in a cosy atmosphere on squares and shopping streets, with the christmas market, an outdoor ice rink, a winter bar, original and fun shops, additional retail Sundays and lots of surprises. Book your stay now!
Shorter days and longer nights… Yes, autumn is here. But don’t worry, because in Antwerp we always make sure that every day and every night is simply unforgettable, with fun parties in unexpected places, concerts in palaces and exhibitions and culinary highlights in the city centre. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, we have another surprise up our sleeve for you. Book the Discover Antwerp package, spend the night in Antwerp and make the most of your stay with the Antwerp City Card that is included.
Winter in Antwerp has all that’s needed to give your winter holiday a really festive feel. Discover the extensive range of activities on offer.
Experience the perfect winter holiday in Antwerp this year! From 10 December to 8 January, you will find every ingredient for a memorable festive season in the heart of the city. Not sure where to start? Then take inspiration from our list of nine top Winter in Antwerp attractions.
It hardly needs saying: the Christmas market should not be missed during the festive season. Christmas cheer and heaps of original gift ideas guaranteed!
Winter in Antwerp has all that’s needed to give your winter holiday a really festive feel. Discover the events.
You'll find all the info you need to plan your excursion to Winter in Antwerp and to find your way once you arrive.
Antwerp’s latest architectural jewel is the Port House. This funky and innovative building, with roots in the past, is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority that accommodates over 500 employees. You can also plan a guided tour of the building and enjoy the panoramic view over the port and the city.