Antwerp Chocolate Week is a tasting route for chocolate lovers. Stop at twenty Antwerp chocolate makers for a sample of their delicious confections. Chocolate week starts on Friday 3 March and runs until 12 March 2017.
You need a Chocolate Pass to participate. You can buy it from mid-January from the twenty participating chocolate makers and the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp in Grote Markt and in Central Station. The pass costs just 10 euros and contains 10 vouchers which you can exchange for some very tasty morsels at the participating chocolate makers. Most chocolatiers will give you about two euros worth of chocolate or pralines for every voucher. You can use no more than two vouchers in any given shop. Normally you will not be required to eat the chocolate in the shop.
Your chocolate pass comes with a brochure with information about the participating chocolate makers. You also receive a ticket (value: 10 euros) to the exhibition “Antwerp chocolate city-factory” on the first floor of Mercado in Groenplaats. In other words, you get twice your money’s worth with the Chocolate Pass.
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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 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.