The romance between Antwerp and fashion goes way back.Our most famous love childis the Antwerp Six.Thanks to these designers, all spotlights shine on Antwerp’s catwalks.And that reputation has not diminished – just look at their many remarkable successors.
Antwerp has been investing in fashion for years.It is present here in all its forms:from an illustrious fashion programme and several ateliers to a fashion museum.That creative influence has spread across the city. You'll bump into many famous fashion houses and design shops.
De ModeNatie is the creative fashion heart of Antwerp.It houses the Fashion Museum (MOMU), the famous fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI).The Antwerp Six (Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkenbergs, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten) graduated from Antwerp’s fashion academy.
The Antwerp Six took the international fashion world by storm and placed our city on the fashion map.Designers like Tim Van Steenbergen, Véronique Branquinho and Bruno Pieters followed in their wake.Today the fashion department attracts talent from around the globe and great prospects graduate every year.
Many designers remain in Antwerp and start their labels here.Their boutiques add to the famous fashion houses that settle in our city.That’s good news for fashion lovers.They’ll find everything they need to make a successful fashion statement.
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"The beautifully renovated Shopping Stadsfeestzaal on the Meir is presently a shopping centre housing over fifty shops. "
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.
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.
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.
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 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.