Of course shopping centres work in the city centre.In Antwerp you’ll find two of them – adapted to urban dynamics: not too bombastic but with good offerings.They’re also easy to reach thanks to underground car parks.They’re also nice to visit when you are not in a shopping mood.
Luxurious shopping centre
Centrally located on the Meir, the Stadsfeestzaal flaunts its incredible architecture.This majestic shopping centre deserves a visit,even if you only have a coffee in its monumental hall (notice the glass dome with gold leaf).This Neoclassical building houses 40 shops:from beauty to fashion.They include a few firsts:the first Urban Outfitters on the European continent, a Tommy Hilfiger pilot store and Antwerp’s first Cos store.
Everything under one roof
The Grand Bazar Shopping Center on the Groenplaats connects Antwerp’s historic centre with its commercial centre.From children’s toys to electronics and from lingerie to beauty products:you’ll find everything under one roof.Ideal on rainy days, and on sunny days the modern interior full of daylight gives the illusion of walking outside.
Both shopping centres are in the middle of the commercial heart of Antwerp – you can’t miss them.Their location makes them easily accessible:four metro lines run under the Grand Bazar Shopping Center and six busses and trams stop right outside.It’s also easy to walk from the payable car park under the Groenplaats right into the shopping centre.Under the Stadsfeestzaal there are 275 parking spacesand Central Station is only 10 minutes away on foot.