About this listing
Centrally located two-bedroom penthouse near local transportation, shops and central station.
Large terrace overlooking the city. Superb views from the Antwerp skyline.
We just purchased this nice penthouse on the 8th floor smack in the centre of Antwerp.
It has a spacious living/dining room with comfy sofabed, cable TV, docking station, wifi ...
From the two bedrooms (one with a brandnew double bed , the other with a single bed) you have a beautiful view of the Antwerp skyline, MAS, cathedral, harbour....
In the bathroom you will also find a handy washer/dryer.
You can eat out in the neighbourhood or cook you own meals in the modern fully equipped kitchen.( gas stove, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, Senseo coffee maker etc.)
In the kitchen you will also find basic food stuff such as coffee, tea, sugar, spices, etc.
Everything is fully appointed - we even throw in the towels!
For the little ones we have high chairs, a travel cot, toys, board games, plastic dishes, children's cutlery etc
You can have breakfast, dinner or a drink on the large terrace looking out over the city.
Popular hangouts ( artsy and alternative scene) are all within walking distance ( 't Laar, Kerkstraat, cafe Mombasa, resto Miro, ...)
Near the UGC cinema in the Breydelstraat you will find a square full of small restaurants where you can eat outside.
Shops, train station, zoo, cinema, restaurants and public transport are around the corner, perfect for a weekend or midweek exploring the city.
There is parking space available in the street (4 euro daily) or in a commercial parking lot nearby.
Why not discover Antwerp and its surroundings by bike ?
Pick up one of the Velokes (the popular bike rental system) at the nearby Central Station.
The apartment is a few blocks from the central station. Here you can get direct train connections to Brussels & Ghent (40 mins), Bruges, Amsterdam (2 hrs), Paris (2 hrs 40 minutes) ….
There is plenty of tourist information/maps in the apartment to ensure you have a wonderful time exploring Antwerp.
Please note that this apartment is on the roof of the building. This means that you have an elevator to the 7th floor and you have to walk 14 steps to the 8th floor.
We provide free internet
No pets - no smoking please
Lovely terrace and splendid views of Antwerp.
Interaction with Guests
I meet you in the lobby of the building and show you around in the apartment. There is plenty of tourist info available but I am pleased to answer any questions you might have.
There are free maps of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges...
It is a mixed cultural neighborhood. A lot of young people moved in, providing a new vibe. New restaurants, cafes, shops pop up all the time.
So they call the neighborhood BOHO
The place is easily accessible by car. Tram and bus stop around the corner . The railway station is 10 minutes walk. That is also the place where the airport bus stops.
Tram 10 stops near the apartment and takes you all the way to the river Scheldt, the old part of the town.
Other Things to Note
First Sunday of the month the main shops are open.(Meir, De Keyserlei)
On a rainy day, take a 20 minute tram 10 ride direction Wijnegem Shopping center, the largest covered shopping center in Belgium.
No smoking inside the apartment please. There is a terrace outside to do so. No pets allowed.
If you loose the keys, we wil have to change the locks and you will have to pay for it!
Elle était très gentil et passionné la description de l'appartement était parfait je recommande cette appartement vivement ! Sinon le quartier est assez vivants pendant le ramadan avec des magasins de proximité
Mooi appartement. Ideaal voor een stedentrip. Els is zeer behulpzaam
Gus' apartment was spacious and well equipped. It is located about 10 minutes walking distance from the shopping and restaurant area. Overall a good experience.
Wir waren doch sehr enttäuscht. Die Beschreibung der Wohnung zum Zeitpunkt unserer Buchung und die Fotos entsprachen nicht dem was wir vorgefunden haben. Am meisten haben wir über den sehr lauten Fahrstuhl, der direkt neben dem Masterbedroom angebracht ist, geärgert. An einen ruhigen Schlaf war in den beiden Tagen nicht zu denken.
Els war zur Ankunftszeit nicht in der Stadt, Gijs zeigte uns die Wohnung.
Der Mietpreis, den wir bezahlt haben, war eindeutig zu hoch.
We had a great stay and were well looked after by our host who arranged for us to be met and accommodated to changing arrival time. The flat was perfect for our weekend stay and particularly helpful to find basics like tea and sugar in the cupboard. We loved the roof terrace. The area is not as pretty or atmospheric as other parts of Antwerp but it did't matter much.
We had really beautiful days in Antwerpen and in the apartment . Els was very friendly and helped us with the planning of our trips. We enjoyed to stay at their beautiful apartment with a large roof top . Perfect host. Thanks a lot....
We had a great time at Els' apartment. There was enough space for the three of us, the rooftop terrace was amazing to have breakfast in the sun and the kitchen offered everything we needed!
A little downside was the fact that the building elevator can be heard in the master bedroom whenever it is moving, but after a long day in the city nothing could keep us awake anyway :-)
The apartment can definitely be recommended!
About the Host, Els
I studied languages and cultural anthropology and am currently teaching Dutch to teenage migrant children in Antwerp. I also play the violoncello.
We travel a lot and spent some years abroad (NZ, USA) before returning to Antwerp. We know what we missed in our temporary lodgings, That's why we try to make our apartment a home away from home for you.