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Where to stay in Antwerp? Best districts + Hotels

Looking for the best place to stay in Antwerp?

Follow the guide, we have tested, listed and detailed for you the best districts to stay in Antwerp as well as the best accommodation.

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Sleeping in Antwerp is not a bad idea; on the contrary, it’s the right way to make the most of this Flemish gem.

But which district to choose? Still not sure? To help you, we’ve put together a list of the best areas to stay in Antwerp.

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Here are our 3 favourite accommodations listed by price category:

🚨 Note: These hotels are among the most popular so don’t delay in booking. What’s more, they offer free cancellation, so don’t worry if you change your mind

(€) Citystay: This cheap hotel in Antwerp is ideally located 400 metres from Antwerp’s Cathedral of Our Lady. The location is perfect for tourists. Book here

(€€) ❤️ Mellow guesthouse: Located in the heart of the points of interest, 500 metres from the Plantin-Moretus museum and 600 metres from the famous Groenplaats square. Book here

(€€) Citybox Antwerp: This family-run hotel has a large green garden. It is close to Astrid Square, Meir and Antwerp Zoo. Some rooms have a balcony with a view of the city. Book here

(€€€) Hotel Julien: Hotel Julien is set around green patios in the centre of Antwerp, a 5-minute walk from the Groenplaats square. Its roof terrace offers a unique view of the city. Book here

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The best areas to stay in Antwerp

The historic centre

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This tourist district is the ideal place to stay in Antwerp: by bike, on a gastronomic tour or even in the company of a local, stroll through its lively alleyways day and night.

This district is packed with museums, monuments and terraces.

The Grand-Place continues to impress with its gilded houses. Its mythical fountain, with the bronze Roman soldier Silvius Brabo throwing the hand of the giant Antigoon into the river, has always caused a sensation.

The Notre-Dame cathedral, which towers 123 metres above the city, is another sight that will not leave you indifferent.

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In Antwerp’s historic quarter, be sure to visit De Ruien, Antwerp’s oldest canals and sewers: a wide network of underground galleries that supplied Antwerp with water in the feudal era.

The Rubens house and the Plantin-Moretus museum are other landmarks to be discovered at your leisure.

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Countless hotels in Antwerp are located just a few metres from these sites, between the terraces where you can savour the city’s emblematic gastronomic attraction: the Antwerp koffiekoeken, biscuits wrapped in a refined coffee glaze. An unforgettable gourmet break!

5 things to do and see

  • Visit the Grote Markt
  • Browse the art galleries along Vlaeykensgang
  • Visit the Gothic cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp
  • Visit Plantin-Moretus, the printing museum
  • Go shopping

Here are our 3 favourite accommodations sorted by price category:

Note: Don’t delay in booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Florence.

(€) Citystay: This cheap hotel in Antwerp is ideally located 400 metres from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp. The location is perfect for tourists. Book here

(€€) ❤️ Mellow guesthouse: Located in the heart of the points of interest, 500 metres from the Plantin-Moretus museum and 600 metres from the famous Groenplaats square. Book here

(€€) Citybox Antwerp: This family-run hotel has a large green garden. It is close to Astrid Square, Meir and Antwerp Zoo. Some rooms have a balcony with a view of the city. Book here

(€€€) Hotel Julien: Hotel Julien is set around green patios in the centre of Antwerp, a 5-minute walk from the Groenplaats square. Its roof terrace offers a unique view of the city. Book here

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Central Station district

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If you’re arriving by train, Central Station, aptly named the “Cathedral of Rail”, will be your first stop “cathedral of the railways”, will be your first port of call. And you’ll discover that it is a fabulous monument that cannot be ignored.

Having stood here since 1905, it is truly one ofthe most magnificent stations in the world.

Its impressive concourse and gargantuan glass roof offer a patchwork of architectural styles, particularly Baroque.

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The station area is at once elegant, popular, historic, modern and bustling.

Many cafés, bistro terraces and restaurants line the station’s thoroughfares.

Staying close to the station in Antwerp is a great way to stroll through the Antwerp Zoo, one of Antwerp’s most spacious green spaces. It’s an oasis of peace, serenity and adventure in the heart of the city.

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5 things to do and see

  • Explore Antwerp zoo
  • Have an affordable picnic in the Stadspark
  • Stroll along the Diamond Square Mile
  • Explore the university district, home to St James’s Church
  • Visit the Antwerp Opera House or the Elckerlyc Theatre

Here are our 3 favourite accommodations in this district, sorted by price category:

Note: Don’t delay in booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Florence.

(€) Citystay: This cheap hotel in Antwerp is ideally located 400 metres from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp. The location is perfect for tourists. Book here

(€€) ❤️ Mellow guesthouse: Located in the heart of the points of interest, 500 metres from the Plantin-Moretus museum and 600 metres from the famous Groenplaats square. Book here

(€€) Citybox Antwerp: This family-run hotel has a large green garden. It is close to Astrid Square, Meir and Antwerp Zoo. Some rooms have a balcony with a view of the city. Book here

(€€€) Hotel Julien: Hotel Julien is set around green patios in the centre of Antwerp, a 5-minute walk from the Groenplaats square. Its roof terrace offers a unique view of the city. Book here

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Where to stay in Antwerp The theatre district

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Antwerp is also a first-rate artistic city. Located to the south of the city centre and to the west of the central station, the theatre district offers a space much appreciated by directors, actors, dancers and musicians.

You’ll also find a wide range of boutiques where shopping and cultural outings go hand in hand.

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If you fancy a stroll through some exotic greenery, the Jardin des Plantes in this area is the ideal place, where you can recharge your batteries amid some two thousand plants, including cacti and other tropical varieties.

5 things to see and do in the theatre district when staying overnight in Antwerp

  • Visit the fashion boutiques
  • Visit the antique shops and decoration boutiques
  • Visit the Maagdenhuismuseum
  • Visit the Mayer van den Bergh museum
  • Take a break in a “brown café” on a sun-drenched terrace

Here are our 3 favourite accommodations in this district of Antwerp, sorted by price category:

Note: Don’t delay in booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Florence.

(€) Citystay: This cheap hotel in Antwerp is ideally located 400 metres from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp. The location is perfect for tourists. Book here

(€€) ❤️ Mellow guesthouse: Located in the heart of the points of interest, 500 metres from the Plantin-Moretus museum and 600 metres from the famous Groenplaats square. Book here

(€€) Citybox Antwerp: This family-run hotel has a large green garden. It is close to Astrid Square, Meir and Antwerp Zoo. Some rooms have a balcony with a view of the city. Book here

(€€€) Hotel Julien: Hotel Julien is set around green patios in the centre of Antwerp, a 5-minute walk from the Groenplaats square. Its roof terrace offers a unique view of the city. Book here

Sint-Andries, or Saint-André

Sint-Andries, close to the banks of the Scheldt, was the old deprived district, once dubbed “the parish of misery”, but those days are long gone.

Today, it’s a neighbourhood that’s taken on a different look, one that’s become gentrified. It’sone of the best places to stay in Antwerp, especially for fashionistas.

If if you’re looking for a place to stay in Antwerp, we recommend Sint-Andries provided you have a penchant for antiques, fashion and vintage fashion and vintage.

The Fashion Museum and St Andrew’s Church in Antwerp – built in the 16th century in Gothic and Baroque style – are well worth a visit.

The Fashion Museum embodies the new face of the district, with vintage and new trends new trends coexist in the Nationalestraat and Kammenstraat areas Kammenstraat, a district in perpetual ascension.

If you’ve chosen Saint-André as your home in Antwerp, don’ t miss the opportunity to take the Saint-Anne Pedestrian Tunnel, which will take you to the left bank of the Scheldt via wooden escalators.

5 things to do and see

  • Visit the Gothic church of Saint-André
  • Browse the fashion exhibitions at the Musée Mode
  • Treat yourself to vintage clothes in the designer boutiques on Nationalestraat and Kammenstraat
  • Go bargain hunting in Kloosterstraat
  • Take the authentic wooden escalators in the St Anna tunnel

Which is the best district to stay in for the first time in Antwerp?

If you’re here for the first time as a tourist, we recommend Antwerp’s Old Town, also known as the historic centre.

And if it is undoubtedly one of the most touristy areas of Antwerp it’s because it has all the ingredients to win visitors over.

The antwerp’s historic centre exudes history and offers all the charms of a bygone era with its Renaissance architecture, medieval roots, folklore and culture, folklore and culture.

You historic buildings, museums, jazz bars and a sumptuous old market square, Grote Markt old market square, Grote Markt. Here in the Grote Markt, you’ll come across a host of restaurants offering you the privilege of sampling continental cuisine.

The main of this district is its central location. However, expect to pay a bit more if you decide to stay here in this district.

Where to stay in Antwerp to visit?

At in fact, there are several districts that are ideal for this purpose. But perhaps.., perhaps the station area is the best.

A is Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest and most famous in Europe, with its penguins, elephants, giraffes and a host of different species species. A veritable savannah right in the centre of the city of Antwerp

No is the Diamond Square Mile, a gleaming district that will leave you breathless that will leave you breathless. It’s got everything: craft craft workshops, manufacturing workshops, traditional workshops and creative workshops.

You discover this somewhat inaccessible, mythical world of diamonds and perhaps learn more about it.

The city’s main shopping street, Mier, is a shopper’s paradise. All the internationally famous brands have a foothold on this street, which is very close to the theatre district close to the theatre district.

In cobbled lanes, you’ll find well laid-out shops with a wide choice of products wide choice. You’ll find restaurants on the sides, and a variety of Belgian belgian souvenirs for sale.

The place to stay in Antwerp for couples and lovers

Antwerp is the perfect city for a romantic getaway. And there’s no shortage of peaceful to enjoy each other’s company.

The Béguinage, among others, is a cosy green spot jealously hidden in the city centre close to the university. The crudely cobbled, medieval-looking alleyways of this 16th-century haven of peace are an irresistible invitation for a romantic stroll romantic stroll.

There there is also a private garden for local residents, with a 17th-century fountain fountain and a number of statues, including two 16th-century sculptures that had been were once part of the furnishings in the old church.

5 things to see and do

  • Visit the church of Sainte-Catherine
  • Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of this peaceful oasis
  • Visit the houses of the beguinage
  • Visit the local private garden
  • Visit the university

The best place to stay in Antwerp as a family with children?

You wondering where to stay in Antwerp with children? Well, you’re in luck because in Antwerp there’s always a solution.

Zurenborg is a beautiful district with a village atmosphere and a residential feel. Because of the city centre, this district offers much more space than any other than any other neighbourhood in Antwerp.

Zurenborg also stands out for its Art Nouveau architecture, beautiful squares and neoclassical neo-classical residences. It’s an up-and-coming neighbourhood and, according to those who know it well, it’s the ideal area in Antwerp for families to stay!

It’s also ideal for fun family photos against the backdrop of its colourful walls along the backdrop of the colourful walls along the Krugerstraat, Minkelersstraat and Vlijstraat!

Your play areas or the basketball court on the Dageraadplaats dageraadplaats, or visit the nearby Antwerp Zoo.

5 things to see and do

  • Discover the colourful street art along Krugerstraat, Minkelersstraat and Vlijstraat – perfect for happy family photos!
  • Go to the playground or basketball court at Dageraadplaats and let your children have a blast
  • Take your children to Antwerp Zoo, which is located nearby nearby
  • Take a picnic to the nearby Stadspark
  • Have lunch at the Wattman, a cosy café open all day long day

Antwerp’s tourist district

There are countless antwerp, but our favourite is the Het Eilandje district het Eilandje district.

This this small island has the serenity of a beach. The morning breeze further enhances atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of Antwerp city centre.

In the MAS and the Red Star Line Museum are places of history to explore to explore. The 10-storey MAS is a treasure trove of art, but many people come just to admire the views over the city, which change as you go up as you ascend a series of escalators.

At 8th floor, you’ll find a lounge and study area open to all, with seating and panoramic views with seating and a panoramic view of the city.

In exotic cafés, restaurants and numerous art studios art studios.

5 things to see and do

  • Visit the docklands district
  • Visit MAS, the “museum on the river
  • Visit the Red Star Line Museum
  • Visit the Port House
  • Visit Park Spoor Noord, just a few minutes’ walk from MAS

Neighbourhoods to avoid in Antwerp

Antwerp is a safe city, where you can walk around at your leisure. You just need to be careful, because as in all big cities, delinquency lurks in certain lurking in the corners of certain neighbourhoods. A little behind the scenes.

According to authorities, the docklands district, known as Dokske in Antwerp, which district of Merksem-Ouest, a village on the outskirts of Antwerp, is perhaps perhaps best avoided. A bad reputation due to a population that is mostly disadvantaged population.

But it’s not a question of denying it, but perhaps of being more careful.

Best neighbourhood(s) for going out in Antwerp

You are here in Antwerp to discover the city, its history and its monuments. But it doesn’t stop there. Because you’ll also love trying out the nightlife.

But which is the best district to go out at night?

We invite you to the Het Zuid district, also known as the South. It’s one of the city’s most vibrant districts.

With trendy restaurants, cafés and bistros located close to the Sint Andries district Sint Andries district, where you’ll also find museums and art galleries, Het Zuid offers the best of both worlds the best of both worlds.

This makes it best place to stay in Antwerp. But expect to pay more and for good reason.

In within easy reach, you’ll find lively markets, impressive Art Nouveau art Nouveau architecture and intoxicating nightlife. From lively late-night bistros to live theatre, you won’t be bored as the sun begins to leave the horizon.

5 things to see and do

  • Go to Café d’Anvers, one of Antwerp’s most popular nightclubs in Antwerp
  • Visit the FOMU photography museum and the Museum of Contemporary art museum
  • Stroll through the Lambermontmartre open-air art market on Sunday
  • Visit the world cultural centre ‘Zuiderpershuis
  • Shopping in the Latin Quarter

Where to stay near Antwerp

À 5 kilometres from Antwerp, the Deurne district offers a place where relaxation is in a fresh atmosphere with a minimum of disturbance.

Deurne’s surroundings are ideal for cycling and cultural activities. Accommodation is varied and affordable. There are luxury hotels, romantic hotels, serviced flats, self-catering cottages and holiday homes. It’s up to you.

Information on the best places to stay in Antwerp

Antwerp or Antwerpen in Dutch, which lies on the Dutch border in the north of Flanders, has a rich historical heritage as a trading city and financial centre of Europe since medieval times.

Today, Antwerp is a leading economic centre in Europe, Antwerp is a major economic centre in Belgium, and the epicentre of diamond of European diamond trading.

Antwerp is well worth a visit if you’re looking for peace and quiet, and we hope you enjoyed our article on the best areas to stay in Antwerp during the holidays. And let us know in the comments if you have any other hotels to recommend. In the meantime, bon voyage!

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