I’ve heard so many amazing things about Antwerp and it didn’t disappoint. My trip was shorter than originally planned so I wasn’t able to visit some of the museums and restaurants on the list but I enjoyed a quick tour of a few city highlights.
Where to stay is just as important as where your going and the Boulevard Leopold Hotel was an experience. This 19th century former residence has been transformed into a B & B with an abundance of style and taste. Located in the Jewish Quarter, the privately run establishment is a 25 minute walk from the city center and has 10 bedrooms available. Don’t let the distance turn you off, the walk to the city center is beautiful and there are many restaurants and bars in the area. Antwerp is the closest major city in Belgium to the Netherlands, so most people speak Dutch and the cuisine is similar. Especially the breakfast.I was hoping that divine intervention would take place and a table at the Jane would open up but that didn’t happen. So we stumbled upon Little Brewers Winter Garden, an industrial themed gastro pub and feasted.
Satisfy your craving for industrial art and history at the Museum Plantin-Moretus. Entrance is 8 euro per person.