The romance between Antwerp and fashion goes way back.Our most famous love childis the Antwerp Six.Thanks to these designers, all spotlights shine on Antwerp’s catwalks.And that reputation has not diminished – just look at their many remarkable successors.<br />
Antwerp has been investing in fashion for years.It is present here in all its forms:from an illustrious fashion programme and several ateliers to a fashion museum.That creative influence has spread across the city. You'll bump into many famous fashion houses and design shops.
De ModeNatie is the creative fashion heart of Antwerp.It houses the Fashion Museum (MOMU), the famous fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI).The Antwerp Six (Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkenbergs, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten) graduated from Antwerp’s fashion academy.
The Antwerp Six took the international fashion world by storm and placed our city on the fashion map.Designers like Tim Van Steenbergen, Véronique Branquinho and Bruno Pieters followed in their wake.Today the fashion department attracts talent from around the globe and great prospects graduate every year.
Many designers remain in Antwerp and start their labels here.Their boutiques add to the famous fashion houses that settle in our city.That’s good news for fashion lovers.They’ll find everything they need to make a successful fashion statement.
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"The beautifully renovated Shopping Stadsfeestzaal on the Meir is presently a shopping centre housing over fifty shops. "
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.
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.
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.
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!
There is also room for shopping centres in the centre of Antwerp.Ideal for rainy days or moments when you don't want to do much walking (that’ll leave more time for shopping).Our two shopping centres – on the Meir and the Groenplaats – await you.
It hardly needs saying: the Christmas market should not be missed during the festive season. Christmas cheer and heaps of original gift ideas guaranteed!