About this listing
I'm offering a private room in my sunny apartment. It's located in a nice multicultural district, within walking distance of many cool bars. Discover a different side of Antwerp, and still be very close to the historical center.
At your disposal is a big, quiet room with double bed, table and wardrobe. Right across to your room is the bathroom with toilet and shower (shared, with me). The living room is cosy with lots of light. Feel free to hang out and relax. There's also a desk, if you need to get some work done.
Interaction with Guests
I'll try to make you feel welcome and at home. I love travelling, and I love sharing travel stories. Free tourist information is available. I'll try to give you tips of where to go and what to see, where to drink, to eat or to go out in Antwerp or elsewhere in Belgium.
During the day I'm working and I come home late, around 8 or 9. My parents live below. So if you arrive earlier or have urgent questions we can make an arrangement. It won't be a problem for you.
In the weekends we can go out and have a drink or party, if you'd like.
The flat is located in a great and increasingly popular neighborhood. It's multicultural and alternative, with lots of nice bars very close. Don't worry, I'll tell you where to find them or take you there. Also around the corner there's a great art gallery, called Zeno X. And there's a legendary concert hall/cinema, called De Roma. And lots of nice restaurants, snackbars and shops, too. Plenty of groceries, bakeries, butchers and supermarkets within walking distance.
We're only 20 minutes walking from the Antwerp Central train station. Excellent railroad connections bring you to Ghent, Bruges or Brussels (city and airport) in less than an hour.
A convenient way of getting around in Antwerp is using the public bike-system, which is called Velo-Antwerpen. There’s a Velo-station in front of the house and you can subscribe to a day- or week-pass on their website: (website hidden).
But there are also enough busses and trams. From my flat, there's a tram going to the historical centre every 10 minutes. If you prefer to walk, you can get from my flat to the old town in 30 minutes.
You can park your car on the street, the rate is 3.8 euro for 10 hrs (=1 day / free at night & on sundays). Take care: don't park in front of any garage door, even when there's no sign on it! Free parking space is approx. 750 meters away.
Other Things to Note
Of course (OF COURSE) there's free WIFI available.
Towels and bed linen are provided, as well as coffee and tea.
I'm new to this, so if you have have any more questions, feel free to ask.
When I’m travelling or at work, my parents who live below, will be happy to receive and host you. We all speak Dutch (mothertongue), English and French fluently, and some German.
Hopefull to see you soon!
No smoking except on the balcony.
Check-in time preferred between 17 and 22h (weekdays) or between 14 and 22h (sat&sun), but other arrangements can be made.
If you use the kitchen, please do the dishes afterwards. I'm having a hard time keeping up with my own! The good news is that a dishwasher is at your disposal.
Please don't eat my food :)
Please try to leave the room as you found it: clean and orderly. If you have the time, I'd appreciate if you would remove the bedding from the bed before leaving.
We had a really lovely time in Antwerp! Dirk and Leen were SO nice and hospitable, and the space is huge and amazing. Thank you Dirk and Leen!
Host welcomed us when we arrived at the apartment. Did not see the host after this, mostly since we were out and exploring anyways. Large apartment, with lots of information about antwerp, and a nice balcony.
Dirk was very cooperative with our check-in. He made sure to make the time to inform us about the apartment and neighbourhood. He was kind. The apartment was spacious. Thank you.
Dirk and Lene were there to meet us. Very nice couple. The apt was comfortable and clean with everything we needed and plenty of kitchen things. The apt is about a 20 minute walk to Centraal Station and from there easy walk to historic center.
We had a beautiful stay in the house of Leen and Dirk.
They are very friendly hosts and we can recomment this appartement
Tout était bien - le quartier, l'appartement, l'accueil, la ville d'Anvers. Une adresse hautement recommandée!
I spent 2 months in Frederik's room.
My stay was very pleasant. Frederik and his parents have always been friendly and very helpful. It' s always a pleasure to meet such nice people when you work and live in another country. I'd recommend Frederick's room to anybody is going to visit Antwerp, for a short or a longer stay, for work or just for holidays.
About the Host, Dirk & Leen
Hello. We are Dirk and Leen, both in our fifties. Leen is HR-manager in a large hospital, Dirk is spokesperson for an NGO. We love nature, literature, theater and to travel. Our son Frederik started hosting via AirBnB, and after he moved out we decided to continue because we enjoy meeting people from all over the world.