Spacious, very charming and sunny apartment in the heart of Antwerp. Vintage, fashion, museums, history, little squares, charming streets and nice resto’s are all within walking distance. Welcome in the most attractive neighborhood of Antwerp.
Very bright, sunny apartment in the famous antique street of Antwerp. Wanna feel like a bohemian? If you ask me, this is the best location you can have in Antwerp. You can't have it more central, more trendy, more vintage. Really, take a look at the pictures, where I point out the distance to several highlights and a few of my favorite spots.
Although you feel Antwerp's heart beating, you will have a really good sleep at night. The double bed, in the back of the apartment, is perfect. This place is perfect for one or two people. As a guest you can use all the facilities: spacious bathroom with bath, shower, washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen with oven, stove and dishwasher, iPod station and free wifi. More features are: it's sunny, at the first floor, you will overlook a small square, A-location, 80m2 big, huge terrace in the back, wifi.
My home is situated in an easygoing neighborhood where the keyword is: vintage. You are in de famous Kloosterstraat, which means that you're surrounded by antique & vintage shops and all kinds of cool places to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. My house is not really trendy or modern, but it has a sunny and worldly vibe. I exchange houses a lot - see me as of working nomad who loves to live and work in inspiring cities and places - and everyone who has stayed here would love to come back, because they loved the authentic feel, which they describe as: travellers feel, yogi feel, journalist/writers feel.
My place is excellent for citytrippers and bohemians, but as an extra, it's really very convenient if you have the intention to work as well. There's a big desk in the frontroom. It overlooks a small square which is most inspiring.
My house is full of natural light, which you can't really see at the pictures: sorry, too much back light. The kitchen, sleeping room and bathroom don't have that bright light as my living room, but don't worry, you won't need it, it are good vibe spaces too.
Bon vivant, have a nice stay.
Frontroom living, back room living, kitchen, sleeping room, bathroom, terrace. More people do live in this building, my place is at the first floor.
Interaction with Guests
I will be there to welcome you and give you some good tips about my city. Afterwards you'll have the apartment to yourselves.
Welcome in 'de Kloosterstraat', a great neighborhood and hotspot of Antwerp. Have you already seen the pictures, where I point out the distance to several of Antwerp's highlights and soms of my favorite bars, coffee places and small restaurants? Please, check it out to feel the vibe.
If you step out of the doorway there are lots of nice breakfast-, lunch and dinner places. Most of all great attractions (historical or modern) are at walking distance and otherwise the metro is a five minutes walk.
My street and the surrounding area is dotted with vintage-, fashion- and trendy shops, bookshops, great markets (big and small), musea, cosy cafe's and bars, uncountable terraces at big and little squares.
The river - de Schelde - is your back garden. I provide campsite chairs or picknick blankets if you want to sit along the riverside. There's also a little park around the corner and a basketball field (great to watch them play eating an ice-cream).
Overview of nearby attractions at walking distance: Grote Markt, Cathedral, Antique Street, Groenplaats, 't Zuid, FoMu, MoMu, Museum van de Hedendaagse Kunsten, Plantijn Moretius Museum, Museum van de Schone Kunsten, Modenatie, Kammenstraat, Vrijdagmarkt, Vreemdelingenmarkt, kruidentuintje (botanic garden), MAS, all shopping streets (Meir, Keyserlei, Kammenstraat, Nationale Straat, Huidevetterstraat, Schuttershofstraat, Hopland, Kloosterstraat), voetgangerstunnel, Linkeroever, Henry Conscienceplein, Toneelhuis, Schouwburg, Cinema Zuid, Cartoons and many more, the list is endless.
Free parking nearby.
By car: free parking nearby.
By train: Central Station, metro 9 and 15 to Linkeroever.
Look for 'antiekstraat', 'de Kloosterstraat' or
Sint-Andries (neighborhood) in your guidebook.
Other Things to Note
Are you a yogi, a freelancer or a working nomad? We share the same spirit. I'll bet you will love this place. Ask me for directions to vegetarian places, yoga schools and great co-working spots.
Respect my hospitality and my belongings, my friendly neighbors, the lovely people of Antwerp and the shiny soul of my place and area.
The welcome was fantastic, the apartment was just as described and the location was first class.
Een heerlijk huisje in een heerlijk hoekje van een heerlijke stad! Irene ontving ons bijzonder hartelijk in een knus koffietentje bij haar in de straat. Kort na de rondleiding door haar appartement vertrok ze zelf. Het appartement is licht, hip, sfeervol, multiculti (door alle souvenirs van haar verre reizen) en zeer comfortabel. En! Gelegen in de allerleukste wijk van Antwerpen. Ze gaf ons veel tips waar we lekker konden eten en drinken en we hebben ze bijna allemaal uitgeprobeerd.
Wat ons betreft de perfecte plek om Antwerpen te ontdekken. Ook praktisch, op 5 minuten loopafstand kun je gratis parkeren.
Irene's place was more than awesome. Located perfectly and a lot of nice places very close by to dine, chill and shop. And more than enough options for a late night drink.
Her place was very cozy. A perfect spot to chill out between shopping sprees and lunch/dinner. Everything is present: kitchenware, bath, etc etc. She even had an elaborate collection of travel books to nose through (Irene is a very experienced traveller and even wrote several travel books herself) and also a great collection of depech mode CD's which really dotted the i for us :)
The flat is lovely (as pictured) and perfectly located in the middle of Antwerp. There are lots of great restaurants, shops, coffee bars and bars all within easy walking distance. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Ireen was the perfect host, very warm and welcoming and helpful. We hope to stay here again in the summer!
Ireen has been a wonderful host to us; she welcomed us in person in her lovely home. She helped us have a nice stay in Antwerp by giving us lots of suggestions for nice places to see, good restaurants and little gems in the neighbourhood. The location and apartment are the best. We had a great stay. Recommended!
Wat een heerlijk lang weekend hebben we gehad in het appartement van Irene! Voor ons was het bijzonder om er te zijn door persoonlijke herinneringen aan de Oever, waardoor het uitzicht een speciale betekenis kreeg. We voelden ons meteen thuis, ook door het hartelijke welkom dat Irene ons al direct na onze reservering had bereid en door haar goede tips rond deze toplocatie, waar het hart van Antwerpen voelbaar klopt. Een bijzondere ervaring, die wij graag nog eens overdoen!
Angèle en Eelco
Adorable appartement hyper bien situé en plein coeur historique d'Anvers. on a passé 4 jours merveilleux, à quelques pas de l'ensemble des sites incontournables de la Ville. Ireen est merveilleuse, pleine de vie et les poches remplies de bons plans à suivre les yeux fermés!
et Anvers c'est tellement beau, nous y retournerons!
Hi, I'm a writer, traveller, trainer, wonderer and yoga-practitioner. My place will be unforgettable if you look for a positive and inspiring vibe indoors and outdoors.
I love Antwerp a lot because this city gives me loads of space. It's busy but quiet, it has a relaxed atmosphere and - as you will notice - people enjoy a high quality of life. The fact that I find this city inspiring has to do a lot with my neighborhood. I couldn't be at a better location.
Because I'm a freelance writer I work alone a lot. Therefore I need to live in a place where I'm surrounded by nice coffee places and people. I'm so happy I have found it. Here, I just step out of the doorway and many many many interesting locations are within walking distance. I'm in the middle of it, but it's not crowded at all. This neighborhood, my home, they both have that natural and inspiring feel I need to be creative.
Except for Airbnb I do home exchanges a lot. Lots of working nomads (free souls, people who carry their work in their laptop so they can be productive just anywhere) have stayed here for a longer period of time. If that's your intention too, know that you will feel most welcome. You will love my desk which is located in the frontroom. It's huge, full of bright light and you can overlook the square. You will have no excuse, this place dares you. In the case you're fad up to sit here working alone, don't worry there are a lot of very nice co-working coffee bars around.
Travellers, citylovers, working nomads, yogi's, intuitive people, new economy-people they all love my place. If you're a yogi I know lots of yoga schools by experience and great places for vegetarian food too. Just ask.
I'll bet you will enjoy my place but please book and check it out yourself :)
My home is 85 euro a night. We will make a suitable price if you want to stay for a longer period of time. This summer (July 25 - August 22) you can even rent my place as your summer residence.
Welcome to Antwerp,
Best regards, Ireen