Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Antwerp

Antwerp, a busy pocket-sized metropolis, has something for everyone. The city is an inspiring source of culture thanks to its impressive architecture and magnificent museums and churches. Fashionistas can explore the stores of Antwerp’s designers, whose stylish creations are revered all over the world. And foodies and people with a passion for life in general will enjoy the warm welcome of Antwerp’s cafés and restaurants. A visit to Antwerp should definitely include the new museum MAS, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Rubens House.

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Central Station

Antwerp's Central Station is a magnificent architectural feat with its steel canopy over the platforms. The large station hall is frequently used for all kinds of events. In 2014 the website Mashable ranked it the most beautiful station in the world.
Adresse: Koningin Astridplein 27, 2018 Antwerp

Horse and carriage

Romantic at heart, Antwerp unfolds for those travelling at this deliciously slow yet charmingly old-fashioned and enjoyable pace. The horses depart under good weather conditions from Grote Markt near the Town Hall.
Adresse: Grote Markt

Antwerp Diamond Bus

Hop on the Antwerp Diamond double-decker bus and visit Antwerp’s best-known hot spots. It’s a first timers’ ideal introduction to the city. Daily departures from April until November, the other months only in the weekend.
Adresse: Astridplein


This shuttle is a unique way to discover the city. Departure and arrival: Grote Markt with STOP Eilandje (MAS / RSL), STOP Central Station, STOP Groenplaats and STOP Zuid
Adresse: Grote Markt

Comics Station Antwerp

Comics Station is a new indoor park at Antwerp's Central Station. It is based on Belgian comic strip heroes like The Smurfs, Lucky Luke and Spike&Suzy. The park offers a unique experience for the whole family with attractions, installations and interactive components that bring a comic book to life.
Adresse: Pelikaanstraat 3, 2018 Antwerp

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom

If you visit one museum in Antwerp make it MAS. The sixty-metre high museum tower has become a new focal point in Antwerp. Here the city and the port meet in every sense of the word. On the roof of MAS you can enjoy a 360° panoramic view of Antwerp.
Adresse: Hanzestedenplaats 1
Telefon: +32 3 338 44 00

Cathedral of Our Lady

After 169 years of construction the cathedral of Antwerp finally dominated Antwerp’s skyline in 1521 with a height of 123 metres. It was and still is the biggest Gothic building of the Low Countries. The Cathedral is a huge treasury of works of art. Eye-catchers include two masterpieces by Rubens: The Raising of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross. Currently the Cathedral is hosting a splendid exhibition, called Reunion, which showcases altarpieces from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in their original location. Absolutely worth visiting!
Adresse: Handschoenmarkt
Telefon: +32 3 213 99 15

Museum Mayer van den Bergh

In the late 1800's the passionate collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh amassed an amazing art collection. He purchased paintings by Peter Brueghel for a pittance, managed to beat major museums purchasing stunning medieval sculptures. Mayer van den Bergh had an eye for the best quality in almost every genre. After his death his mother finally managed to make her son’s dream come true: she built a museum, which only showcased his collection. And today Museum Mayer van den Bergh hasn’t changed: it is still a museum of one man... and of his mother. Highly recommended in the Great smaller museums of Europe!
Adresse: Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp
Telefon: +32 3 232 42 37

Red Star Line Museum

Between 1873 and 1934 the Red Star Line’s ocean steamers ferried about 2.6 million adventurers and fortune seekers from Antwerp to New York. For many people their passage started in the Red Star Line buildings in Antwerp. This museum tells the story of these passengers. The old buildings render their feelings and emotions tangible and visible. This new Antwerp museum also examines the issue of migration today.
Adresse: Montevideostraat 3

Rubens House

Step into the shoes of the leading Baroque artist of his era. Rubens and his family lived in this palatial setting for well over 25 years and it is here that the artist created the lion’s share of his work. Here he entertained Europe’s nobility and Royalty and stored his impressive art collection in a beautiful art room. The charming garden, the creators’ workshop and the fabulous collection draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Adresse: Wapper 9-11
Telefon: +32 3 201 15 55

MoMu | Fashion Museum

Right in the heart of the Antwerp fashion district is ModeMuseum of the Province of Antwerp, also referred to as MoMu. Whilst the museum manages a collection of more than 25,000 objects (including garments and shoes) that are not accessible to the public, it does organize alternating exhibitions on specific themes (designer, fashion house or any other fashion-related theme).
Adresse: Nationalestraat 28
Telefon: +32 3 470 27 70

Museum Plantin-Moretus

This museum gives an overview of book printing from the 15th until the 18th century and owns the worlds oldest printing press from around 1600. The stately town house also boasts period rooms, decorated with tapestries, gilt leather and paintings – including a Rubens, sculptures, earthenware and porcelain. The Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prints Room received the ultimate recognition in 2005 and was named as a UNESCO world heritage and is the only museum worldwide to have been given this honour.
Adresse: Vrijdagmarkt 22
Telefon: +32 3 221 14 50

M HKA | Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

The Museum of Contemporary art or M HKA is located in the bustling Zuid district, among the galleries and the lively cafés. Explore a fascinating collection of modern art in the old, converted corn silo. The museum is currently closed for renovations, on the 27th April it will reopen with new exhibitions in a brand new setting.
Adresse: Leuvenstraat 32
Telefon: +32 3 260 99 99

Saint Paul’s Church

Near the river Scheldt you find Saint Paul’s Church, the former Dominican church, which was completed in 1639. Masterpieces by artists such as Jordaens, Rubens, Van Balen and Van Dyck emphasise the church’s unique appeal.
Adresse: Veemarkt 1
Telefon: +32 3 232 32 67

Antwerp Zoo

The Antwerp Zoo was founded in 1843. It is one of the oldest zoos worldwide and the oldest in Belgium. About 5.000 animals from 950 species live in the Antwerp Zoo. It also has an amazing garden and all the buildings in the zoo are listed buildings. A visit to the Antwerp Zoo is always a moment of sheer relaxation in the centre of the city.
Adresse: Koningin Astridplein 26
Telefon: +32 3 202 45 40

Antwerp by Bike

Guided bike tours (individual and group bookings accepted)
Adresse: Steenplein, 2000 Antwerpen

FOMU | Fotomuseum

Do you like photos or are you a photographer? Then do visit FoMu. It’s permanent collection shows you the history of photography. During the temporary exhibitions you can take a closer look at the work of Belgian and internationally renowned photographers.
Adresse: Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 242 93 00


In this historic sixteenth-century building you can take a closer look at the phenomenal collection of the OCMW (public social welfare centre). It used to be a girl’s orphanage; hence its name and a lot of the items in the collection refer to this period.
Adresse: Lange Gasthuisstraat 33, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 338 26 20


Middelheimmuseum is a unique place in Antwerp. This stunning park features an impressive art collection and amazing exhibitions. Some of the leading artists whose sculptures are on display in Middelheim Museum include: Auguste Rodin, Rik Wouters, Ai Weiwei and Erwin Wurm. The completely renovated castle – with a reception, café and museum shop – is the open-air museum’s beating heart. There’s always something new to discover!
Adresse: Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Wilrijk
Telefon: +32 3 288 33 60

Museum Vleeshuis

Butcher’s Hall tells the story of 600 years of sound and music in Antwerp. Find out more about the enchanting history of street musicians, heralds and carillon players. Do not expect to visit a conventional instrument museum.
Adresse: Vleeshouwerstraat 38-40, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 292 61 00

Saint Andrew's Church

In the early sixteenth century the Augustinian Friars built St. Andrew’s Church in the popular St. Andrew’s neighbourhood. Inside you can see stunning Baroque altars and seventeenth-century works of art.
Adresse: Waaistraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 232 03 84

Brasserie Appelmans

This restaurant is located near Antwerp’s amazing Cathedral. Brasserie Appelmans serves great food with some nice Belgian touches the stew made with De Koninck, a locally brewed beer. The building is a combination of old and new, just like Antwerp.
Adresse: Papenstraatje 1, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 226 20 22


Restaurant Maritime is located between the main square and the Scheldt. If you like fish, this is the place to be! Definitely try the local dishes!
Adresse: Suikerrui 4, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 233 07 58


In many ways RAS resembles a moored ship along the Scheldt quays. In the summer you can dine outside on the large terrace. The menu features contemporary cuisine, a diverse range of salads and some surprising seasonal suggestions.
Adresse: Ernest Van Dijckkaai 37, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 234 12 75

Den Rooden Hoed

Den Rooden Hoed is Antwerp’s oldest existing restaurant and is located opposite Antwerp’s Cathedral. Besides serving Belgian traditional fare such as mussels and eel in green sauce the menu also includes several refined meat and fish dishes.
Adresse: Oude Koornmarkt 25, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 289 09 09

Grand Café Horta

Grand Café Horta is an icon in Antwerp’s theatre district, very close to shopping street Meir. This place is named after Belgian art nouveau architect Horta. Good choice if you are looking for a light lunch or a meal made with the famous Belgian beer.
Adresse: Hopland 2, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 203 56 60

De Peerdestal

Restaurant De Peerdestal is within walking distance of Antwerp’s main attractions. The restaurant has a distinct Paris feel to it. Its specialties include tasty horse meat, beef and the fresh lobster from its own homarium.
Adresse: Wijngaardstraat 8, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 231 95 03

De Reddende Engel

If you like French cuisine then De Reddende Engel is the place to go. The two chefs, who each specialise in a region, serve typical French dishes such as bouillabaisse, cassoulet and brandade de Nîmes.
Adresse: Torfbrug 3, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 233 66 30


In the historic city centre you will find Invincible, a restaurant which combines delicious food, excellent wine and a lovely setting. Take a seat at the counter near the open kitchen or in the small, cosy dining room.
Adresse: Haarstraat 9, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 231 32 07

Elfde Gebod

The interior of this historic edifice is simply bursting with statues of saints, which the owners collected over the last thirty years. The menu features several Belgian specialities such as beef stew, chicken friand and mussels.
Adresse: Torfbrug 10, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 289 44 66

Graanmarkt 13

Graanmarkt 13 is the address of a building in one of the most beautiful squares of Antwerp. It is home to a fashion and design store, a gallery and a restaurant. The chef serves fair food using quality products, with Belgian and European influences.
Adresse: Graanmarkt 13, Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 337 79 91


In Theaterplein, where you can find the biggest market of Antwerp during the weekend, you can eat snacks at Lunchbox. They focus on serving eco-friendly and organic food, with a menu comprising healthy sandwiches, wraps, hand-made burgers and fresh juices.
Adresse: Nieuwstad 8-10, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 231 04 79

Ristorante Arte

This Italian restaurant with its modern interior is located in the centre of the old city. Ristorante Arte is known for its delicious pizzas and refined Italian food.
Adresse: Suikerrui 24, 2000 Antwerp
Telefon: +32 3 226 29 70


At Hoffy’s, the Hoffman brothers serve food which has been prepared according to the rules of traditional Yiddish cooking. The menu includes a wide selection of fish and meat dishes, soups and vegetarian food.
Adresse: Lange Kievitstraat 52, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 234 35 35

Fong Mei

Searching for an Antwerp restaurant which serves authentic Chinese cuisine? Then head over to Antwerp’s China Town and eat at Fong Mei. The restaurant is renowned for its home-made fresh dim sum, which some even consider to be the best in Antwerp.
Adresse: Van Arteveldestraat 65, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 225 06 54

Ellis Gourmet Burger

Ellis’s Gourmet Burgers are such a success with meat lovers that they recently opened a second restaurant near Central Station. The menu includes traditional burgers as well as vegetarian and kids’ burgers.
Adresse: De Keyserlei 21, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 689 97 03

La Sirena

An old favourite in Antwerp. La Sirena opened in 1965 and today patrons are still welcomed by the same owner. The menu includes typical Italian fare alongside a few Belgian dishes. A popular choice among Antwerpers and tourists alike.
Adresse: Statiestraat 7-9, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 233 01 02

The Square

The Square is located on the ground floor of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. The Square serves Franco-Belgian cuisine as well as some popular international dishes. On Friday and Saturday evenings you will be treated to live piano music during dinner.
Adresse: Koningin Astridplein 7, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 233 01 02

La Fontanella da Enzo

Near Central Station you will find several restaurants which serve all types of cuisine, including gems like La Fontanella Da Enzo. This Italian restaurant with its sleek, modern interior serves a variety of pasta, risotto, pizza, meat and fish dishes.
Adresse: Statiestraat 26, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 231 53 03


For over sixty years Antwerp chocolate lovers have found their way to DelRey. Every day master chocolate makers craft delicious pralines, biscuits, pastries and ice cakes here. You can also have lunch at the Chocolate Lounge next door.
Adresse: Appelmansstraat 5 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 470 28 67

Bistro Miro

In Moorkensplein in Borgerhout you will run into a tiny but cosy bistro, called Miro, which is opposite the stunning district house. The chef serves fresh products at an affordable price. Seating is limited so reservations are mandatory.
Adresse: Moorkensplein 28, 2140 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 235 03 25

Bier Central

Bier Central serves more than 3,000 beers in a bottle and more than 20 other beers on tap. The menu features an array of traditional Belgian dishes such as mussels, oven-baked Brussels endives, and beef stew prepared with Belgian beer.
Adresse: De Keyserlei 25, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 201 59 85


Milano is the oldest Italian restaurant in Antwerp. Everything is freshly made in the kitchen, from the bread to the pasta and the ice-cream. The kitchen is always open until 11.30 p.m., making this restaurant a good option for dinner after a film.
Adresse: Statiestraat 11, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 232 67 43


An Indian restaurant which only serves vegetarian dishes. Go à la carte or choose the buffet formula and enjoy a nice selection of traditional Indian dishes.
Adresse: Lange Herentalsestraat 23, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 226 00 52

Bistrot du Nord

Bistrot du Nord is located only a stone’s throw from Park Spoor Noord. This is a small, relaxed, private restaurant which serves simple brasserie fare. The menu features a lot of meat dishes but the fish will also appeal to no-nonsense gourmets.
Adresse: Lange Dijkstraat 36, 2060 Antwerp

De Burgerij

Head to the Burgerij near MAS for a delicious burger: a juicy piece of meat, straight from the grill. They use Belgian and Luxembourg beef and serve a wide range of traditional and more contemporary burgers. Something for everyone.
Adresse: Sint-Laureiskaai 8, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 336 66 63


An old warehouse on Oude Leeuwenrui, has been converted into a restaurant called Pazzo. The owner is one of Belgium’s best sommeliers, which explains the emphasis on wines and the amazing wine list with many wines available by the glass.
Adresse: Oude Leeuwenrui 12, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 232 86 82

Brouwersvliet 23

An innovative combination of a bistro, a restaurant and a wine shop. The chef serves traditional dishes, with wine pairings.
Adresse: Brouwersvliet 23, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 234 09 79


If you happen to find yourself in Antwerp’s Eilandje neighbourhood and you’re up for a more Asian flavour then head over to Cambodia. The restaurant serves Thai, Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine and has a nice view of Antwerp’s MAS museum.
Adresse: Godefriduskaai 10, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 234 09 79

Het Pomphuis

If you want to experience the grandeur of the Port of Antwerp, you have to come to Pomphuis. This restaurant is located in a monumental building that was used to pump water out of the adjacent dock. It offers a great dining experience.
Adresse: Siberiastraat
Telefon: +32 3 770 86 25


Dave and Lieze opened the trendy restaurant Marcel in a former seamen’s church just around the corner from MAS. They serve Franco-Belgian cuisine, and like to focus on fish and game dishes.
Adresse: Van Schoonbekeplein 13, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 336 33 02

Las Mañas

Step into Las Mañas and you might think that you ended up in a Spanish pub. The restaurant tables are at the back and are populated by people from all walks of life. If you like delicious Galician food, then Las Mañas should be your first pick!
Adresse: Ankerrui 36, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 231 72 20

Au Vieux Port

Au Vieux Port is a restaurant with a nostalgic bistro atmosphere. The restaurant excels at traditional French and Belgian dishes, and some are even sliced or prepared at your table. A fantastic experience!
Adresse: Napelsstraat 130, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 290 77 11

Ellis Gourmet Burger

Located opposite the new MAS museum Ellis Gourmet Burger serves exactly that: hamburgers for gourmets. The menu features traditional burgers as well as vegetarian and kids’ burgers.
Adresse: Sint-Aldegondiskaai 52-54, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 344 54 55

Urban Story Deli Shop

The Urban Story Deli Shop, near MAS, is a buffet restaurant with an international vibe, which serves fresh salads, desserts and a special of the day, which changes daily. All the dishes and their packaging are organic.
Adresse: Godefriduskaai 2, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 344 66 46


An authentic restaurant with a nostalgic interior. The chef only uses fresh produce. Order the “Confiance menu” and enjoy three refined and beautifully balanced dishes. Friday is fish day with the chef serving mouth-watering seafood and/or fish dishes.
Adresse: Hessenbrug 5, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 226 73 70

Bon Bini

Bon Bini (the word for welcome in Papiamento is located in the university neighbourhood and serves food, wine, cocktails and spirits from all over the world. Specialities include kangaroo and fajitas but they also serve a wide selection of tapas.
Adresse: Paardenmarkt 72, 2000 Antwerp
Telefon: +32 3 770 86 46

Balls & Glory

The speciality of this “Shop and Table” eatery? Delicious, hand-made meatballs, using only the best ingredients for a fair price. The filling changes daily and the meatballs are served with mashed potatoes or a salad.
Adresse: Godefriduskaai 30, 2000 Antwerp

La Pipe d'Anvers

Want to get a taste of the authentic Antwerp? Then stroll around the Cadix neighbourhood, behind the MAS. Order some of the most delicious Antwerp dishes in La Pipe d’Anvers and don’t forget to check out the original Art Deco interior.
Adresse: Cadixstraat 3, 2000 Antwerp

Chez Fred

The menu at Chez Fred will make your mouth water – from the traditional Belgian beef stew to the tuna steak with mint pesto. Highly recommended if you are looking for a nice place to have an affordable and delicious meal.
Adresse: Kloosterstraat 83, 2000 Antwerp


You will find l’Amitié in one of the oldest buildings in the Zuid district, an old coffee roastery. In the entrance you can still see the rails for the carts that were filled with coffee. The chef serves delicious, refined fare in a relaxed atmosphere.
Adresse: Vlaamse Kaai 43, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 257 59 05


In the centre of the Zuid district you will find Kommilfoo, a restaurant which earned its first Michelin star in 2011. The chef serves modern-contemporary cuisine using the latest culinary techniques to enhance his seasonal Franco-Belgian dishes.
Adresse: Vlaamsekaai 17, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 237 30 00

Meat & Eat

This tiny restaurant, which is located in a former butcher’s shop, caters to meat lovers’ every wish and command. Here you can choose from a selection of affordable meat dishes, which you might be hard pressed to find on the menu in other restaurants.
Adresse: Vrijheidstraat 63, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 238 11 15

Le John

The menu of this simple yet trendy restaurant in Antwerp’s Zuid district features Flemish, Mediterranean, Italian and oriental cuisine. After your meal you can continue your conversation in the lounge bar on the first floor.
Adresse: Kasteelpleinstraat 25, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 289 92 25

Puur Personal Cooking

This is a highly personal restaurant, since the chef does everything himself: he receives the guests, and serves them the food he prepares. There is no menu. The restaurant can seat 16 guests. A lunch menu costs 30 euros, a four-course dinner 50 euros.
Adresse: Edward Pecherstraat 51, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 495 83 24 87


Umami is a brand-new innovative Asian-style restaurant in Antwerp, serving several innovative Asian dishes. The varied menu includes sushi, tempura, dim sum and wagyu beef. It is also the perfect place for a pre- or after-dinner drink!
Adresse: Luikstraat 6, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 237 39 78


The place to go for pita dishes, falafel and grilled meat. This Middle Eastern specialty restaurant is a popular place to eat in Antwerp. The newspaper De Morgen even recently awarded it the title of best pita restaurant in Antwerp!
Adresse: Graaf Van Hoornestraat 1, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 248 77 14

The Glorious

The Glorious is the perfect asset in a neighbourhood which is populated by fashion, antiques and interior design stores. In this wine bar/bistro you can taste about 30 wines by the glass which are paired with a refined no-nonsense style of cooking.
Adresse: De Burburestraat 4A, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 237 06 13

Brasserie Den Artist

Brasserie Den Artist, in Antwerp’s Zuid district, attracts Antwerpers and visitors alike. Den Artist serves Belgian dishes and is widely considered an excellent address for breakfast or brunch.
Adresse: Museumstraat 45, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 238 09 95


Head over to this quintessential Antwerp brasserie for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kitchen serves Belgo-Franco cuisine with an oriental twist here and there. The menu features salads, steaks and pasta but do check the list of daily suggestions.
Adresse: Amerikalei 8, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 257 77 10

Civilta del Bere

If you love Italian wine then this trendy eatery with its stylish interior is the place to go.. The pizzas are super fresh with the price reflecting the delicious quality. They also sell several other Italian products.
Adresse: De Burburestraat 43, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 257 56 60

Het Gerecht

Het Gerecht is a contemporary restaurant, located in a magnificent town house near the old law courts. They serve French, seasonal dishes. The restaurant also has a nice terrace, bar and lounge.
Adresse: Amerikalei 20, 2000 Antwerp
Telefon: +32 3 248 79 28

A l’Infintiste

A l’Infintiste is a tiny restaurant with a special concept. You bring your own aperitif, wine or soft drinks and coffee or tea. Every day the chef creates refined dishes for a fixed price. Besides the main course he also serves creative hors d’oeuvres.
Adresse: Kasteelpleinstraat 6, 2000 Antwerp
Telefon: +32 3 237 43 37


Everyone knows Ciro’s in Zuid. For generations food connoisseurs have been coming here to enjoy a no-frills approach to good cuisine. The menu still features the best steaks, the most delicious fish dishes and excellent French-Belgian cuisine.
Adresse: Amerikalei 6, 2000 Antwerp


“One Drug, One Café, One Caffènation” is the slogan of Caffènation. Once over the threshold, you almost stumble over the sacks of house blend coffee. Inside is a pleasant, no-nonsense atmosphere, typical of a business that has nothing more to prove. The music is slightly harder and both the service and the interior have a rough edge. Most coffees come from their own roasting business, which also supplies many other bars and restaurants in Antwerp. Furthermore almost all local baristas made their first espresso here. If you want to take home some typical Antwerp coffee, choose from a variety of bags of the bar’s own coffee beans.
Adresse: Mechelsesteenweg 16
Telefon: +32 3 689 70 13
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 10am–6pm


At Normo, the jute sacks of raw coffee beans are displayed on pallets on the floor. Owner Jens Oris has put an authentic coffee roaster in the middle of his business, and roasts the beans during normal business hours. This “micro roastery” makes Normo perhaps the most independent coffee business in the city.
Adresse: Minderbroedersrui 30
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 8:30am–5pm, Sun closed


Coffee? Check. Pastries? Check. Crema has it all. This coffee bar was named after the brown layer of foam on a shot of properly brewed espresso. In addition to a nice range of coffees you can also enjoy freshly baked pastries here.
Adresse: Korte Winkelstraat 21, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 225 03 25
Åpningstider: Ma - Vr : 10.30 - 18.00u

Crumbles & Beans

Crumbles & Beans is located near Park Spoor Noord. The owners serve freshly brewed coffee and aromatic teas. You can also have breakfast or lunch here. Organic, home-made, artisan and super-fresh pretty much sums up the delicious fare at Crumbles & Beans.
Adresse: Lange Dijkstraat 16, 2060 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 468 10 50 42
Åpningstider: Ma-Di, Do-Vr 9:00-18:00.Zondag 9:30-17:30

Kolonel Koffie Espressobar

Are you in the neighbourhood of Grote Markt and do you feel like a coffee? Then head over to Kolonel Koffie, a great coffee bar with a long bench on the ground-floor and chairs and tables on the first floor. You can also order home-made muffins to go with your coffee.
Adresse: Grote Pieter Potstraat 38, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 486 65 51 55
Åpningstider: Dinsdag - Zaterdag: 10:00 - 18:00. Zondag: 11:00 - 18:00


Need a break while shopping? Then go to Escobar where you can choose from a range of coffees and teas or enjoy some breakfast or lunch. Weather permitting, the large garden doors are opened for some al fresco dining.
Adresse: Quellinstraat 32, 2018 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 336 18 11


Lojola is a small but cosy tea room in lovely Conscienceplein. Here you can enjoy all kinds of sweets such as cakes, biscuits ans muffins. Wash it all down with a delicious chocolate milk, a fresh smoothie or a home-made ice tea.
Adresse: Hendrik Conscienceplein 14, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 477 66 88 25
Åpningstider: wo-zo 10:00 - 18:00

City Coffee

City Coffee is located near St. Paul’s Church, where you can admire paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck. Ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, … if you’re into coffee, then is definitely the place to go. Need a pick me up? Then try the Antwerp coffee, coffee with a shot of Elixir d’Anvers, the famous Antwerp speciality. You can also have breakfast, lunch and snacks here.
Adresse: Sint-Paulusstraat 40, 2000 Antwerp
Telefon: +32 3 294 34 43
Åpningstider: Ma - Do : 8 tot 19.30u. Vr : 8 tot 17.00u. Za - Zo : 09.00 - 18.00u


Coffeelabs is located near Meir, the main shopping street of Antwerp. A place where the barista prepares a delicious coffee and where Antwerp’s creatives meet to work, exchange views or simply enjoy the sandwiches and pastries.
Adresse: Lange Klarenstraat 19, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 494 48 76 10

Koffie CR

Are you looking for a quiet place and a cup of java in the busy city? Then walk over to Koffie CR in Antwerp’s Zuid district where you enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee and organic juices and wines. They also serve tasty Belgian quiches and patisserie. Unlike most coffee bars Koffie CR does not have Wi-Fi or stacks of newspapers lying around. Here it’s all about enjoying your coffee and the conversation.
Adresse: Kronenburgstraat 17, 2000 Antwerpen


Antwerp’s newest addition, Wasbar, is a hip place where you can do your laundry while enjoying a nice cup of coffee or a bite to eat. The menu features waffles, toasts, soups and salad. On Friday they serve cocktails and Sunday is the perfect day for a brunch.
Adresse: Graaf Van Egmontstraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen


A new, creative coffee bar in Borgerhout’s fast changing Moorkensplein, only a stone’s throw from Central Station. There is art on the walls, a store selling clothes, jewellery and books as well as a menu with some original drinks and sandwiches.
Adresse: Sergeyselsstraat 2, 2140 Borgerhout
Telefon: +32 3 344 43 42

Me & My Monkey

Me & My Monkey (named after a song by The Beatles) is the successor of La Chascona. The interior matches the antique feel of the Kloosterstraat. Besides coffee you can also buy vinyl records here, which have been carefully selected by the owner.
Adresse: Oever 18, 2000 Antwerpen

Caffe Mundi

If you’re looking for java heaven, then walk over to Oude Beurs near Grote Markt where you will find Caffe Mundi. Guaranteeing its customer only the best quality, the owners have come up with new and original approach: everything is done in house, from the roasting, to the grinding and the brewing. What’s more, you can even buy your own coffee plant in this coffee bar’s shop.
Adresse: Oude Beurs 24, 2000 Antwerp

Nellie's Coffeebar

Are you a coffeecionado? Then hit up Nellie’s Coffeebar in the theatre district. They will prepare your cup of coffee according to an ancient Japanese tradition, using a syphon system for a rich and aromatic cup of coffee. Your Kyoto iced coffee, meanwhile, will drip into the decanter at 90 drops a minute. Really a special zen-like taste experience. Hungry too? Nellie’s also serves delicious sandwiches, home-made cakes, milkshakes and ice-creams.
Adresse: Oude Vaartplaats 35, 2000 Antwerp

Tartoer Vespa Bar

What does Antwerp have in common with Rome? Find out at the Tartoer Vespa Bar: a finger-licking good cake bar in the centre of Antwerp. Here you can enjoy the tastiest home-made desserts, pies and cupcakes, along with a cup of coffee. Definitely the place to go for Vespa fans! The cake bar itself is decorated with some vintage Vespas but you can also buy the coolest accessories and clothes here and – who knows – even your first Vespa!
Adresse: Korte Koepoortstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp

Den Engel

This is one of Antwerp’s most authentic cafés. The history of this building dates back to the fourteenth century. People of all ages enjoy hanging out here with a beer.
Adresse: Grote Markt 3, 2000 Antwerpen

De Vagant

In De Vagant you can enjoy a wide range of Belgian jenevers (they serve over 200 different ones!). The café is situated on a picturesque street, with a stunning view of the Cathedral.
Adresse: Reyndersstraat 25, 2000 Antwerpen

Café Hopper

This jazz cafe has been named after the American painter, Edward Hopper and is widely known in Antwerp. Every week the café hosts several performances.
Adresse: Leopold De Waelstraat 2, 2000 Antwerpen

Red and Blue

Looking for a gay club? Then look no further because Red&Blue is Belgium’s biggest gay club attracting an international audience. Every first Sunday of the month they organise a fun disco party with a colorful dress code. Men only on Saturdays.
Adresse: Lange Schipperskapelstraat 11, 2000 Antwerpen
Telefon: +32 3 213 05 55


The Trix concert hall is the place to be for anyone who enjoys alternative and innovative converts. There are three rooms (Trix bar, Trix club and Trix zaal). Check the programme on their website.
Adresse: Noordersingel 28-30, 2140 Antwerpen

Shopping Sunday

The retailers of the centre welcome you every first Sunday of the month. You can shop in De Keyserlei, Meir, Diamond district, Wilde Zee, Fashion district, Hoogstraat, Kloosterstraat, Schuttershofstraat, Huidevettersstraat, Kammenstraat, Groenplaats and Zuid.

Antwerp à la carte

This exhibition presents the history of Antwerp through culinary glasses. It focuses on the vital challenge of how cities feed an ever-growing group of city-dwellers throughout the centuries.
Adresse: Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerp
Billetter: €5 per person

'Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires'

'Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires' shows an unexpected side of Antwerp. It is both chic and unrefined, historical and contemporary, world city and pocket sized metropolis. 'Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires' combines artistic obstinacy with workaday authenticity. Put your modesty to one side – that’s Baroque too – and surrender yourself to this high-spirited festival!

Shopping Sunday

Every first Sunday of the month, you can shop in the following neighbourhoods: De Keyserlei, Meir, Diamond district, Wilde Zee, Fashion district, Hoogstraat, Kloosterstraat, Schuttershofstraat, Huidevettersstraat, Kammenstraat, Groenplaats and Zuid.
Åpningstider: Every first Sunday of the month


Since 2011 you can explore Antwerp with one of the thousand city bikes, called Velos. Wherever you are in the city centre there is always a Velo station within walking distance (maximum 400 metres).

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