Everyone is welcome in Antwerp. As a city we attach great importance to the accessibility of public buildings and public transportation, and the parking opportunities for people with disabilities. Here is some useful information for preparing your visit.
The City of Antwerp has always taken the lead in terms of accessibility. We have added special times in Grote Markt, which make life much more pleasant for the blind and the visually impaired. Or how about our visitor centre in Grote Markt, which has wheelchair access? Pop in to plan your visit.
Antwerp is a city with a history. Which is why it also has narrow alleys, cobbled streets and historic dwellings. Some of the museums and restaurants also are more difficult to access. But most museums and attractions are open and accessible to everyone. Many restaurants, hotels and museums in Antwerp have special facilities for wheelchair users and the blind or the visually impaired. Here is a handy overview.
These websites and apps help you plan your visit to Antwerp.
On wheels (only in Dutch)
This app will tell you which restaurants, bars, sanitation, parking spaces, hotels and so on have wheelchair access. You can download it from the App Store and Google Play.
The Toepark website and app show you where there are parking spaces for people with disabilities in the vicinity of your destination.
Meer Mobiel (only in Dutch)
Meer Mobiel allows you to search for adapted transportation in your neighbourhood and gathers all the information about adapted transportation in Flanders, your rights as a user and possible financial concessions.
This website contains plenty of information for planning your day trip or trip in Flanders according to your specific needs and wishes.
This guide for passengers with reduced mobility informs you about adaptations to the services of the NMBS to facilitate your train journey.
The HogeNood app on your smartphone will point you to the nearest accessible sanitation.
WheelMate has been developed to find clean, wheelchair accessible sanitation and parking spaces for people with disabilities.
Contact Visit Antwerp with all your questions about our city’s accessibility. We will gladly help you.
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Visit Mercado covered food market and enjoy culinary surprises and much more.
Het Steen was home to the Maritime Museum for many years. Now that its collection has been moved to the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), HETPALEIS and the city of Antwerp have reopened this legendary building as a ‘question centre’ for visitors (and anyone looking for answers), young or old, aged six years or over.
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.
Get all you can out of Antwerp! Are you interested in exploring all of Antwerp? Then use the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can choose how long you want to use it.
Antwerp is a vibrant city. And all those residents and visitors who bring so much life to the city also require a lot of parking for their cars. In order to give everyone an equal chance at a parking spot, there is paid parking in many places throughout Antwerp.
Visitors to Antwerp have been flocking to the hip Eilandje district, an old dockside neighbourhood, to visit the MAS, which opened in 2011.
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.
Nothing is more fun than a market.You get a taste of the city and its local offerings.Antwerp has several weekly and monthly markets spread all over the city.They’re highly recommended for those who want to experience the real Antwerp.
Antwerp is a pocket-sized city. Many of the attractions are within walking or biking distance of each other. Another way of getting around the city is on the trams and buses of De Lijn. Tip: buy your tram or bus ticket in a point of pre-sale (newsagent’s, supermarket, the vending machines at the various stops or in the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp), where tickets are cheaper.