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Burgundian city of Antwerp

Antwerp is buzzing, Antwerp is alive. International allure with Flemish friendliness. Not far across the Dutch border, so ideal for a day out when staying at Familyland bungalow park. Antwerp has everything you would expect from a metropolis: culture, a cozy center with unusual stores and numerous cafes and restaurants. But there are also fun attractions and zoos for children. In short, a day in Antwerp represents a day of fun for everyone! The underground corridor system, the Antwerp Ruien offer opportunities for historical tours.

The center of Antwerp can be divided into several “neighborhoods,” which makes it easier to plan your day out a bit in advance.

The station building

lak near Central Station you will find the world’s largest diamond center. If you like glitter, this section is definitely worth a visit. Through Chinatown, you step into exotic Antwerp. Design can be found in De Winkelhaak, numerous shopping galleries in De Keyserlei or the Atrium Shopping Center. If you are a movie buff, you are sure to find a movie of your choice at the UGC Cinema with no less than 17 theaters.

Meir

Meir is Belgium’s most renowned shopping boulevard. Not only will you find the largest international shoe and clothing chains here, they are also housed in beautifully renovated historic architecture. A feast for the eyes! Also be sure to visit the prestigious new shopping center at De Stadsfeestzaal. If you want to take a break, you are sure to find a table at one of the cozy brasseries on the Wapper at the Rubens House.

Historical Center

Around the Grand Place, Groenplaats and the Cathedral, you will find numerous cozy streets with plenty of souvenirs and specialties. Wolstraat and Lange Koepoortstraat (accessible via the Grand Bazar Shopping Center) are the place to be for books and bric-a-brac. On Hendrik Conscienceplein, you can dine romantically after a long day in Antwerp.

The Wild Sea

For authentic craftsmanship, the atmospheric streets of The Wild Sea are the place to be. Fashionable accessories, exclusive beauty products, as well as delicious delicacies: discover Antwerp from its most refined side.

Latin Quarter

For timeless, chic clothing, be sure to visit the clothing stores on Schuttershofstraat and Hopland. Nearby are the Leopoldstraat, Sint-Jorispoort and Mechelsesteenweg, where antique and interior decoration lovers can indulge. The Bourla and Stadsschouwburg live up to the name of Antwerp’s greatest theater tradition; if you love theater, you should definitely visit here. In the Horta complex you can store, eat delicious food and enjoy the beautiful architecture.

The Fashion District

In and around Nationalestraat you will find the creative heart of Antwerp’s fashion scene. To name a few: Flanders Fashion Institute, ModeNatie, ModeMuseum, Academy… The famous Japanese fashion designer has his largest Flagship Store in the world here. So really recommended for the fashion lover. The boutiques on Combs Street and around it offer distinctive streetwear. And Kloosterstraat is Valhalla for brocante fans.

The South

In Het Zuid you will find Art and Kitchen: 3 major museums, renowned auction houses, numerous galleries and the new extraordinary courthouse. With an accompanying mix of design and interior design shops around it. And for the inner man, a diverse assortment of cafes, terraces and restaurants. All the Ingredients for a Day Out.

Aquatopia

Discover the unique underwater world of Aquatopia. Aquatopia is so much more than “just” an aquarium. Discover more than 10,000 exotic fish and animals in natural habitats here. It is even possible to swim among the sharks! And after exploring, children can play in the indoor playground and ball pool.

The Antwerp Ruien

For the truly adventurous, this is an exciting as well as historic hike. The ruins, Antwerp’s underground system of corridors, reveal much of the history of this beautiful city. If you opt for the “Long Rui” (guided walk) you will get an underground adventure, explained with an exhibition on the history of moulting. Back above ground, you can ask the experienced guide questions. For more information and reservations, see the Antwerp Ruien website.

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