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In 2015, Antwerp had 57 accredited hotels. Fourteen percent of all the hotels were one or two star hotels, whereas 42.11% of the hotels had been awarded three stars. The three and four star hotels account for about 72% of all accredited hotels in Antwerp. The three and four star hotels also have the largest market share in terms of rooms. Almost 84% of all accredited rooms in Antwerp hotels are in three or four star hotels.
(2015 Hotel report)
Antwerp is in the top three of Belgian destinations in terms of the number of overnight stays and arrivals, attracting both tourists and business visitors. In 2015, the city accounted for almost two million overnight stays. See more figures about overnight stays and arrivals in Antwerp.
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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.
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 an outdoor ice rink, a winter bar, original and fun shops, additional retail Sundays and lots of surprises.
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.
This museum is the continuation of the Of the Officina Plantiniana, founded by Christoffel Plantijn in 1555, as the first industrial printing works in history. Granted by Unesco in 2005, the museum demonstrates the entire book production process from the 15th to the 18th century.
Practical information about the climate, the city tax, the language and the public holidays in Antwerp.
As of 1 February 2017, the entire city centre of Antwerp and part of Linkeroever will become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The most polluting cars will no longer be welcome in the city as of this date.
Calling at Antwerp by ship is a unique experience. Ocean cruises moor in the city centre. Passengers are greeted by the sight of the Cathedral of Our Lady from the gangway. The cruise terminal is just a five-minute walk from the historic city centre, the main shopping streets and the many pubs and restaurants in the city.
Antwerp is the second largest port in Europe and the regeneration of the historical docks area affords the visitor a view of a true trendy city: stylish architecture, bars and restaurants muscling in the old town. Riches from the Golden Age abound around the historical city centre cobbled streets and much in contrast to many other cruise destinations the major sights are in walking distance of the berth. The aesthetics and functionality of this layout make Antwerp a unique cruise destination, providing what other places around the globe simply can’t duplicate.