"On the Quiet" Apartments is made up of 2 cosy, newly renovated stylish 1 bedroom apartments in the heart of historic Antwerp, run by a friendly Belgian/Australian couple.
Situated on the Vrijdagmarkt ("Friday Market") a beautiful quiet square in the very heart of the fashion district in the centre of Antwerp, they are both are equipped with new kitchen and bathroom (with walk-in rain shower), bedroom with double bed, separate living room with sofa bed. (One apartment has a spacious sofa-bed which comfortably sleeps 2 adults and the other has a 1 person sofa bed).
Decorated in an eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage styles with all the convenience of modern amenities such as cable TV, DVD, stereo, wireless internet and central heating.
Just a 2 minute walk from the Grote Markt, Groenplaats and the famous Onze Lieve Vrouw Cathedral. Surrounded by hip cafes, designer shops and close to museums and public transport. And for your daily needs there is a City Delhaize Supermarket just a 3 min walk away on the Nationalestraat next to the Irish Pub and a very large Carrefour supermarket in the underground shopping centre at the Groenplaats for your more specific or extensive shopping needs.
Close to trams and the underground tramline to Antwerp Central Station. When coming from the station take tram numbers: 3, 5, 9 or 15 direction "Linkeroever" and get off at "Groenplaats". The Groenplaats is a 3 min walk from the Vrijdagmarkt where the apartments are situated.
For those travelling by car there are 2 underground parking stations within a 2 min walk: Brabo Parking at Kammenstraat 2 (€16 a day) and Cammerpoorte Parking at Nationalestraat 38 (€18 a day).
Both apartments are a dream to wake up in. Tastefully decorated with a warmth and style which makes you feel at home while you're away, whether it be for a weekend, a week, or a month. Available for short or longer term stays. Quiet and private yet close enough to the city buzz for an ideal stay in beautiful Antwerp.
These are strictly non-smoking apartments. For those who wish to smoke there is one apartment with a small balcony and the other apartment has a small outside terrace.
Totally endorse all the other positive reviews. Can't think of anything to complain about. Great family, great flat, great location.
We had a great time in Antwerp. The apartment was so cosy! Tess also gave us the best diner tips. We will definitely come back for another sunny weekend :)
Tess and Jim a very lovely, welcoming couple. Both are very friendly and responsive to texts and emails messages. The flat itself is gorgeous! It is spacious and smack bang in the middle of the old town, in a square that has a friday market and a block away from a Sunday antique market.
The flat is made up of a really spacious bedroom, super comfortable bed, plenty of clean fluffy towels and the biggest shower I have ever seen! The kitchen is modern with everything you need, and the living room is really comfortable. The sofa can easily be made in to a double bed if you are more than 2 people (I have the same sofa at home).
I loved Antwerp, and next time I go back I will stay with Tess and Jim again.
Oh, the cafe right next door called 'In de Roscam' is well worth a visit, too!
Tess is lovely, super-chatty and was full of helpful ideas about where to eat on our first night (we arrived late, without a reservation or a plan of any sort, in fact). The flat was actually rather nicer than the photos, which made it look a bit sparse, but it was comfortable, clean, warm and light, with lots of thoughtful touches (flowers on the table, chocolates on a stack of clean white towels, strawberries in the fridge). Its position, close to the centre of Antwerp, is just perfect - it is a great base from which to spend a weekend exploring this lively, friendly city. We had fun watching the Friday market auction which happens in the square in front of the house and enjoyed coffee in the cafe just below the flat. Our one very minor niggle was that the neighbour who lives upstairs has quite a loud voice, so one evening when we returned to the flat after dinner, we could hear her talking to her boyfriend. Tess - who raised the issue with us because the neighbour is new - was full of concern and said that she was going to speak to the neighbour. This didn't bother us that much and it didn't by any means spoil our stay (you could only hear her in the sitting room, not in the bedroom) but it was worth mentioning. One final top tip: if you want to eat in one of the better restaurants that Antwerp has on offer, make sure you book in advance - every single one was fully booked!
I was warmly welcomed by Tess's husband, Jimmy. Both Tess and Jimmy are very friendly. The listing description is very accurate. Situated at a very convenient location where everything is easily accessible, it is easy to find and I hardly had any problem travelling around. The apartment is really cosy, warm and nice with a nice neighbourhood. It was a superbly pleasant stay. I will definitely want to come back again.
We had a nice and warm welcome from Tess, the place is amazing not to big not to small. i loved the shower there nice and spacious.
the neighbourhood is nice and quiet I was suprised since it's very central. I had a lovely stay
We were warmly welcomed by Tess. The apartment was just as described and the neighborhood wonderful to walk around with museums, shops and restaurants all nearby. It was easy to get to the train station by metro. If we visit Antwerp again we would definitely want to stay at Tess's apartment. thank you Tess, for a very nice time.
I am Australian. I live in Antwerp in Belgium and I'm an actor, singer and voice over artist. I am married to a lovely Belgian man who works in film and tv and we have two young children. I have lived in Antwerp for almost a decade and I think it's a beautiful city with a lot to offer, both to tourists and to people who come here to work or for people like myself who decide it's just too good to leave. My husband and I have always been avid travellers and so we appreciate the comforts of home when you're away and so we do our best to make our guest feel at home during their stay in Antwerp.