Antwerp has had a strong reputation for years as a fantastic shopping city.
Antwerp has had a strong reputation for years as a fantastic shopping city. It has enormous diversity, the different shopping areas are within walking distance of one another, and the historic buildings and pedestrian streets make window-shopping an experience in itself. Shops specifically for LGBT people include bookshop ’t Verschil, Plan B, Man Playz and others.
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Expect lots of colour during Antwerp Pride, with parties, sport events, exhibitions and cultural activities.
Antwerp ranks high on the list of gay-friendly cities, thanks to its extensive gay community whose gathering place is Het Roze Huis, a non-profit organisation that brings together more than 30 affiliated associations. But also thanks to the gay-friendly environment in Belgium: same-sex couples have been able to get married since 2003 and to adopt children since 2006.
The monthly Studio 54 party, Café de Love, The Boots, dance cafés of all sizes... There are plenty of options in Antwerp for a wild night with kindred spirits. And of course there are discos, clubs and pop-up parties that do not specifically target LGBT people but are of equally legendary status.
Red & Blue is one of Europe’s largest gay discos. On some nights, only men are allowed in.