The Open Workshop is a free workshop held on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August. <br />
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The Antwerp ZOO is one of the oldest and best-known zoos in Europe. It will take you and your parents at least half a day to see and do it all! The penguins live in Vriesland with their own arctic enclosure, elephants and giraffes are as tall as the Egyptian temple they stay in and hippopotamuses goof around in a pink villa. 950 different species and 5000 animals live at the zoo, that’s more than all the sweets you’ll ever eat all in one place!
Aquatopia is a futuristic aquarium displaying a fascinating collection of tropical fish and unique water-dwelling creatures in high-tech surroundings. In Aquatopia you will come across incredible and amazing sea creatures from the whole world.
It is not only the buildings that have survived the test of time in Antwerp, the triangular Stadspark is all that remains of Fort Herentals, one of the forts that guarded the city in the 16th century. Not far from the city centre and the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets the park borders onto the Jewish neighbourhood.
On sunny weekends Antwerpers gather at Nachtegalenpark, enjoying nature at its best.
Rural life sometimes seems very far away when you are roaming around Antwerp, but it is actually closer than you think. You can get a taste of life on the farm at the petting farms on the outskirts of the city. If you want to feed pigs, cuddle rabbits or play among the kid goats, then this is the place for you.
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 people of Antwerp have a long-standing reputation as connoisseurs. Thanks to the port, all kinds of foods, drinks, herbs and spices from all over the world have been introduced since as early as the 16th century, influencing the city’s gastronomy. Today, Antwerp offers a wide range of European, exotic and of course Belgian eateries. Many restaurants serve French cuisine, but with Belgian touches. Most restaurants are located around the historic centre, Het Zuid and Het Eilandje.
Winter in Antwerp has all that’s needed to give your winter holiday a really festive feel. Discover the events.
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.
Het Geluk is a family-friendly bar where mothers with pushchairs are just as welcome as fathers with toddlers on pushbikes, grandparents with their grandchildren or teens with or without their girl- or boyfriend. There are always newspapers and books on hand and they serve healthy sandwiches, home-made soup, and the one of the best hot chocolates in town. Pop in on Saturday during the exotic market or on Sunday when the traditional “Vogeltjesmarkt” market is in the square.
Do you want to rouse the imagination of your toddler, astonish your pre-schooler, and make the child in yourself rejoice? Be sure to check out De Spiegel when they play in your neighbourhood, and enjoy the sweetest and freshest music theatre in the entire world.
It hardly needs saying: the Christmas market should not be missed during the festive season. Christmas cheer and heaps of original gift ideas guaranteed!
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.
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.
A theatre for little ones and young people, and for the parents of these boys and girls. Prejudice-free amazement, infinite emotion. Shows that ruffle your hair, crawl under your skin and tickle your heart. Real theatre. Het Paleis.