About This Listing
The duplex is part of a 2,5 floor apartment in the middle of Antwerp: 5 min away from the Meir, public transport & rental bikes.
The duplex has a private sleeping & living area with desk and a shared bathroom.
Hello! Nice to meet you.
Let me guide your around my home!
--- Tell me, where is it? ---
The duplex is part of a 2,5 floor apartment in the middle of Antwerp: just an easy stroll (about 5 min) away from the Meir (Antwerp's main shopping street), trams, busses, train station and rental bikes.
The Keyserlei is also a 5 min walk from my place: there you can find numerous restaurants, a cinema, the zoo and a fitness.
You can find the the public library around the corner as well. It's on a little square where there's also a nice coffee bar. My favorite Thai place is not far away either. All spots are marked in the neighborhood guidebook I made here on Airbnb.
--- What does it look like? ---
Well, it's located in a typical old mansion (think: wooden floors, authentic elements, and very light: we love sunshine!) The apartment starts on the second floor of the house, please keep in mind there are some steps to climb (that's the way it goes in old mansions :)).
1st floor: laundry room & toilet
2nd floor: living room & kitchen
3rd floor: my bedroom, the shared bathroom (shower + toilet) and your place to stay (the duplex)
You'll have your own private living area (couch, living room table, ...) & desk with stairs up to the sleeping area. The bathroom is shared (with me). There's a double sleeping bed/futon (with a standard bed mattress) and a fan for summer days & heating for winter.
Maximum 2 people can stay at the apartment. There's a blanket to get cozy in the couch, soap & shampoo in case you forgot & towels. I have a hair dryer you can use as well and if there's anything else you would need: just ask :)
--- And what about the city? ---
You'll get a map & booklet filled with local hotspots. Antwerp is only 45 minutes (by train) from Brussels or Ghent. If you want to explore any other cities - I'm happy to help you out as well - just let me know!
You can always take a look at the Airbnb guidebook I filled in to check my favorite spots in the city.
--- Any practicalities? ---
Only one: smoking is allowed, but only on the balcony.
--- Can I park my car? ---
(1) Yes, you can park your car in the street but don't forget to pay (from 9-19h for €0,70 to €1,10/hour) from Monday to Saturday.
(2) If you like to park your car inside, there are paid indoor parkings around the corner as well € 18 a day (Rooseveltplaats: see guidebook).
(3) The only free option is a 30 min walk or 10 min tram ride away, at the docks (Waalsekaai: see guidebook).
--- Can I rent a bike? ---
There are bikes around the corner you can rent, they are managed by the city and are called "Velo". You pick them up at one station and then drop them off at another one in the city (there are plenty around!).
You can order a day or week pass from the "Velo Antwerpen" website (in EN, FR and DE) with your credit card. You then get a code you can enter at the station to get your bike.
Prices are: €8/week or €3.6/day.
They are designed for short rides (approx 30 min each time) around the city (which will get you far, the city isn't that big).
--- Good to know ---
My apartment is officially registered as a guesthouse and therefore meets all the required safety regulations set by the city council (fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, emergency escape exists on every floor,...).
I'm mostly out during the day (working) but I'm there in the evening if you have any questions or want to have a chat :)
Take a look around, and do let me know if you have any more questions!
Smoking only allowed on the balcony :) - so not inside the apartment.
Check in is flexible, but needs to be checked in advance: I will always make the time to let you in, hand you the keys and show you around the house.
Check out time is based on what suits you best.
Laure was a great host, she gave us directions to the place from the station and she had a map etc. of the city ready for us. The place was tidy, cozy and decorated nicely. Walking distance from the city centre, the shopping street and central station. Perfect if you ask us!
Laura's house is simply wonderful. She and Tim put a lot of soul in to it and pay attention to every detail.
The house is located really close to the central station and commute is easy. The room is in top shape as there rest of the house.
Laura and Tim were excellent hosts, easy going and helpful.
Will definitely choose them again next time around Antwerp!
We hebben 2 hele fijne dagen gehad in het huis van Laura en Tim. Een handige routebeschrijving leidde ons binnen 5 minuten van Antwerpen Centraal naar het appartement. De kamer was precies wat we ervan verwacht hadden en in de buurt van het centrum. Als we weer in Antwerpen een overnachting zoeken hoop ik zeker dat we weer hier terecht kunnen!
Wij voelden ons erg welkom in de studio van Laura. Vooraf was ze goed bereikbaar, ze reageerde snel op mailtjes en was thuis toen wij arriveerden. Het huiselijke van de studio, de thee en het water wat klaarstond en gebruik van de koelkast maakt dat je je welkom voelt. Ook heeft ze een map vol met tips over Antwerpen. De winkelstraat, het oude centrum en de haven allemaal op loopafstand. Een perfecte locatie en accomodatie voor een weekendje Antwerpen!
很棒的公寓！ 乾淨並且非常靠近鬧區和火車站，很安靜的街區。 主人給了非常多的景點建議，幫了很多忙。非常建議住宿這裡！
Great apartment! Clean and very close to the downtown area and the train station, very quiet neighborhood.
Host give us a lot of attractions proposal, helped a lot. Accommodation here is highly recommended!
Лаура была очень гостеприимной хозяйкой! Внутри дома все соответствовало описанию и фотографиям, можно было пользоваться любой посудой, чтобы готовить себе еду. Очень легко найти дом, расположение тоже хорошее, город достаточно маленький и добраться до всех мест можно пешком. Никаких отрицательных моментов ;)
Thanks Laura, the room is really charming and very well located. We had a great weekend :)
About the Host, Laura
Hi, I'm Laura. I live in Antwerp and have a passion for all that's creative. During the day I work at an advertising agency, in the evenings I dedicate my time to my creative work and photography under the label "LAU+" and "life is a playground".
I'm recently back from a one year trip around Asia, so you can say I adore traveling as well ;). Next to that I'm also a real food lover and I have a sweet spot for local entrepreneurship.
Let me know if you have any questions!
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The place where you can catch buses and trams to almost everywhere!
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Bistro cuisine. Try typical Belgian dishes!
The central train station.
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All movies are played in EN, and subtitled in Dutch.
Covered car park (not free).
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Too many shops to mention in this shopping street. All mainstream brands can be found here: H&M, Zara, Vero Moda, Hema,...
Sightseeing & restaurant in one.
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A lovely park to sit and relax at the (summer) bar.
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This is an uber-brown café with a old fireplace. Very nice decor, was created in the XVIth century.
Great for breakfast!
Mon - Sat: 8:00 - 19:00
Sun: 8:00 - 17:00
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wed-thurs-fri: open @ 11h
sat & sun: open @ 10h
brown bar, if you want to try out the real café style of belgium
Food and drinks on the square
tip: K. Zeppos, look for the burgundy red front
In the St. Paul’s church, there is a ‘hidden’ garden. It is a small but very special garden, called the Calvary Mountain. it is unique in the world & impressive because of the statues.
Shopping street for more alternative brands.
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Lovely and lively square, food and drinks of all kinds.
Walk through the tunnel to the other side of the water to get a beautiful view of the Antwerp skyline. The tunnel building itself is also very beautiful and old.
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Open every day from 12-22h.
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