All major artists that visit Antwerp stop in the Sportpaleis (sports palace) or its smaller variant, the Lotto Arena.<br />
Artists who have sung their lungs out here include Madonna, U2 and Beyoncé and there is also the annual recurring Night of the Proms – a modern ode to classical music.
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This museum tells the story of a city, from respectable bourgeois chamberconcerts to dancing tents and café-chantants.
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.
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!
Practical information about the climate, the city tax, the language and the public holidays in Antwerp.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is closed for renovation until the end of 2018. Consequently the holdings can, for the time being, not be displayed at the familiar building in Antwerp’s Zuid or ‘South’ quarter. Yet the collection remains close by and accessible. Selected highlights can be admired at various host venues in and around Antwerp.
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.
The MAS is the most prominent place where the city and the port come together, both literally and figuratively. The 60 metre tall tower – a feat of daring architecture – has already become a new landmark in Antwerp. The MAS is focusing on the city’s diversity and reflecting on the many contacts between cultures, both past and present. The museum collection tells the story of the city, the port and the world. On the roof of the MAS, you can also enjoy panoramic views over Antwerp.
Antwerp is truly heaven for coffee lovers, with coffee bars on practically every street corner. But how are they different from each other? Where to find the ultimate cuppa that suits your taste and what is the story behind it? Coffee roaster Koen Bleuzé shares his top 10 favourite coffee bars and explains his choices.
In the splendid theatre temple De Bourla you hear 19th century skirts rustling through the corridors. But once the lights dim, Het Toneelhuis drags you to a universe of staggering creativity and innovation. Top-class theatre of international quality.
Theatre, ballet or rock opera? Big names, large-scale productions or grotesque shows? The Stadsschouwburg is at home in every market. One criterion dictates the programming: absolute quality. After the show you can enjoy yourself in the pubs and grand cafés of the lively Quartier Latin.