Visit Antwerpen offers professional tailored services free of charge to meeting and incentive organizers. Thanks to an excellent cooperation with all local partners we will ensure that your visit goes smoothly from arrival to departure.
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You can easily get to Antwerp by train. National and international trains such as Thalys and Eurostar (as of 2016) stop in Antwerp-Central Station and Antwerp-Berchem. There are fifteen trains to and from Antwerp every hour.
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.
A visit behind the scenes gives you an intimate glimpse into a diamond cutting shop and a diamond exchange - places an outsider never normally gets to see. Visits are possible for groups of up to 20 people.
Your guide will help you experience the heyday, downfall and resurrection of Antwerp’s diamond industry in the 19th century. Via the Central Station you’ll walk to the Diamond Square Mile – the home of diamond workers, jewellers and diamond merchants. In the diamond district bust merchants hurry through the streets – always on the way to their next transaction.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the lively fashion Mecca of Antwerp. This walk takes you past modern design, architecture and celebrated style icons to Antwerp’s early years as a world-class, trend-setting fashion centre. A hip city exploration.
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.
Step into the shoes of the leading Baroque artist of his era. Rubens and his family lived in this palatial setting for well over 25 years and it is here that the artist created the lion’s share of his work. Here he entertained Europe’s nobility and Royalty and stored his impressive art collection in a beautiful art room. The garden, the creators’ workshop and the fabulous collection draws 150 000 visitors from all over the world, year after year.
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.
The Eilandje, a special Antwerp district on the hinge between the city and the port, has just added a new iconic building to its list. The impressive Port House is a monumental design by the famous Zaha Hadid Architects. It puts the port of Antwerp on the world map from an architectural point of view, if nothing else. Book this unforgettable tour for your group.
Every Friday and Saturday the Last Minute Ticket Shop sells tickets at half price for performances and concerts in Antwerp theatres and concert venues. The selection includes dance, theatre, musicals, pop concerts, comedy as well as opera and classical concerts and changes weekly.