Meeting in Antwerp

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.

How can we help you?
We offer you free personalized advice about Antwerp and its sights, about events, exhibitions and cultural activities, and information about conferences, meetings and incentive opportunities.
We assist you in finding original ideas for activities and/or partner programs.
We put you in touch with DMCs and PCOs to support the organization of your meeting, incentive or conference.
We suggest suitable locations and organize site visits.
We inquire about availability and requests no obligation quotations from hotels, convention and exhibition centers.
We provide promotional materials such as brochures, city maps, images and video material.
We provide guidance and advice in the preparation of bid books.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments about the above. Check out www.visitantwerpen.be for further information.
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Getting to Antwerp by plane

Getting to Antwerp by plane

Antwerp is situated near two airports. Zaventem is 45 kilometres from Antwerp, or 30 minutes by car. Deurne Airport is a 15-minute drive from Antwerp. Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Eindhoven Airport are two other airports from which you can reach Antwerp easily. Check out the information and links below.

Getting to Antwerp by train

Getting to Antwerp by train

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.

Getting to Antwerp by ship

Getting to Antwerp by ship

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

A visit behind the scenes

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. 

Diamond district

Diamond district

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. 

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The Port House

The Port House

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 top 10 coffee bars within walking distance of Antwerp must-sees

The top 10 coffee bars within walking distance of Antwerp must-sees

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 City Card

Antwerp City Card

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. 

Public transport

Public transport

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.

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom

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.

Parking in Antwerp

Parking in 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.

Sunday Shopping

Sunday Shopping

Many of the shops in the historical city centre are open every first Sunday of the month. Performances and small mobile events like the Antwerp Fashion Festival and Models on Wheels make Sunday shopping an even more memorable experience.