Danspromenade will transform the centre of Antwerp into one huge dance floor on Saturday, March 26. Visitors will become acquainted with a whole lot of moves and grooves via dance initiations, demonstrations and surprising flash mobs on four dance islands.
The Steenplein, the Grote Markt, the Groenplaats and Sint-Jansvliet will each be given their own theme and dance style. Between dance moves you can enjoy delicious snacks served out of our food trucks on terraces in each zone. It promises to be a swinging day!
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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.
You may feel like an intruder in this sacred, quiet space, but don’t worry – you are welcome. The Beguinage reminds us of a secret garden, nestled in the city centre next to the university, it is a surprise for those exploring. The tiny houses and charming St Catherine’s Church offers a haven of silence to busy souls, the beautiful garden, orchard and pond in the inner courtyard replenish and rejuvenate. Walk along the cobbled streets in this sixteenth-century garden of peace and quiet.
"The beautifully renovated Shopping Stadsfeestzaal on the Meir is presently a shopping centre housing over fifty shops. "
Want to discover the fashion must-sees and hip lifestyle spots in the centre of Antwerp? Our guide will show you the coolest shopping addresses and the best-kept fashion secrets around the Grote Markt, the Quartier Latin and in the gilded Stadsfeestzaal shopping centre.
Het Steen was home to the Maritime Museum for many years. Now that its collection has been moved to the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), HETPALEIS and the city of Antwerp have reopened this legendary building as a ‘question centre’ for visitors (and anyone looking for answers), young or old, aged six years or over.
During the opening weekend, on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, the Taste Masters venture out, setting up a stand in front of their business. Everyone is treated to a typical sample and they show off their skills during fun demos, workshops, tasting sessions and more in various locations in the city.
Winter in Antwerp is the Christmas market 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 an outdoor ice rink, a winter bar, original and fun shops, additional retail Sundays and lots of surprises.
The secret Vlaeykensgang alley dates from 1591 and connects Hoogstraat, Oude Koornmarkt Pelgrimstraat with one another. Walk through the gate at Oude Koornmarkt 16 and you feel as if you have journeyed back in time. In the past this alley was where the shoemakers and the poorest people in the city lived. The shoemakers were also in charge of sounding the alarm bell of the cathedral. These days you can find antiques stores and art galleries here as well as the exclusive restaurant Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The atmosphere is very intimate which is why many people also like to come here to listen to the carillon concerts during the summertime.