<a href="http://www.cofena.be/">Cofena</a> fulfils a unique role in musical life in Antwerp. It attracts the greatest classical artists to our city, including Herbert von Karajan, Wilhem Kempf and the Berliner Philharmoniker. <br />
Cofena’s concerts prove that classical music is alive and well.
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This museum tells the story of a city, from respectable bourgeois chamberconcerts to dancing tents and café-chantants.
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.
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.
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.
With its 2000 seats, De Roma was once the largest cinema in the city.Today this majestic hall is an atmospheric meeting place.It’s a popular theatre where everyone can enjoy culture and entertainment.
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!
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is closed for renovation until the end of 2018. Consequently the holdings can, for the time being, not be displayed at the familiar building in Antwerp’s Zuid or ‘South’ quarter. Yet the collection remains close by and accessible. Selected highlights can be admired at various host venues in and around Antwerp.
All major artists that visit Antwerp stop in the Sportpaleis (sports palace) or its smaller variant, the Lotto Arena. Artists who have sung their lungs out here include Madonna, U2 and Beyoncé and there is also the annual recurring Night of the Proms – a modern ode to classical music.
Antwerp is truly heaven for coffee lovers, with coffee bars on practically every street corner. But how are they different from each other? Where to find the ultimate cuppa that suits your taste and what is the story behind it? Coffee roaster Koen Bleuzé shares his top 10 favourite coffee bars and explains his choices.
Theatre, ballet or rock opera? Big names, large-scale productions or grotesque shows? The Stadsschouwburg is at home in every market. One criterion dictates the programming: absolute quality. After the show you can enjoy yourself in the pubs and grand cafés of the lively Quartier Latin.
In the splendid theatre temple De Bourla you hear 19th century skirts rustling through the corridors. But once the lights dim, Het Toneelhuis drags you to a universe of staggering creativity and innovation. Top-class theatre of international quality.