Today, Antwerp offers a wide range of European, exotic and of course Belgian eateries.
The people of Antwerp have a long-standing reputation as connoisseurs. Thanks to the port, all kinds of foods, drinks, herbs and spices from all over the world have been introduced since as early as the 16th century, influencing the city’s gastronomy. Today, Antwerp offers a wide range of European, exotic and of course Belgian eateries. Many restaurants serve French cuisine, but with Belgian touches. Most restaurants are located around the historic centre, Het Zuid and Het Eilandje.
Antwerp has numerous Michelin-starred restaurants:
’t Zilte **
The Jane **
Bistrot du Nord *
Het Gebaar *
Lam & Yin *
L’épicerie du Cirque *
’t Fornuis *
The Glorious *
Many cultures have their own cuisine in Antwerp. For instance, Antwerpen Noord is a multicultural district whose more than 100 nationalities are reflected in the many types of cuisine to be found there: Turkish, African, Japanese, Arabic and Indian restaurants and shops all make the place more colourful. Chinese restaurants and supermarkets are clustered together in Chinatown (Van Wesenbekestraat).
Jewish culture also has a strong presence in Antwerp. Especially in the area around the Central Station you’ll find a number of kosher restaurants.
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The many local specialities, including the Antwerp ‘handjes’, the ‘Bolleke’ beer and the ‘Elixir d’Anvers’ liqueur all bear testimony to the city’s rich culinary tradition.
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.
Every city has its own traditional delicacies. So does Antwerp: the handjes, a bolleke, and filet d’Anvers. But Antwerp has many more culinary indulgences in store for you. Your guide will take you to the most beautiful and tastiest spots in the city. It’s lip-smacking good.
There is a shorter gastronomic tour for those who like to enjoy in moderation. A fun tour past Antwerp’s tastiest spots and the perfect introduction to savoury and sweet pleasure in the city.