This cosy apartment in the middle of the old historical centre of Antwerp is situated on the entire second floor of the big old renovated house that we live in. The entrance on the ground floor is shared but the apartment is totally private: it has an open kitchen with a Nespresso machine (herbs, onions and kitchen equipment is all there) , a separate bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom (and if necessary an additional double sofa bed in the living room!). The apartment is childproof, you can make use of a baby bed, there's a baby chair and the steps are protected with a little fence. Even though we are in the middle of the bustling city, yet we live in a very quiet street! If you are traveling by car, you can make use of a public parking 18€/day around the corner It's a wonderful and artistic neighbourhood, a few steps from the cathedral, the city hall and near the famous new museum 'MAS', shops and the river 'De Schelde'. you can wander in small or big pedestrianized shopping streets around the corner or you can rent some city bikes at the other corner of the street ((website hidden)).
We're both artists ( a photographer and an illustrator/journalist) We have two kids (2 and 5) a very nice an friendly dog,and two fat cats, (they always stay downstairs). It's the ideal place to enjoy the city and make part of it in a very relaxing way. We hope to reach responsible and enthusiastic people! We're not pushy people, and will respect your privacy, but we are also ready to give you some advice and tips to enjoy your staying in Antwerp (as a photographer Thomas knows all the nicest little corners and 'places to be' in Antwerp). We love living here! And we hope you'll love it as much as we do.
The apartment is totally private: it has an open kitchen with (herbs, onions and kitchen equipment is all there) , a separate bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom (and if necessary an additional double sofa bed in the living room!). The apartment is childproof, you can make use of a baby bed, there's a baby chair and the steps are protected with a little fence. Even though we are in the middle of the bustling city, yet we live in a very quiet street
We hope to contact responsable people, who're interested in visiting the town, not for clubbing and partying... (we don't mind if it is just for an evening but we don't want any drunk people coming in in the middle of the night, we have two little children). We'd like you to close al the lights and check the stove when you go out or when you go to sleep. And We would also appreciate it if you turn of the television, music installation and coffee machine with the on/off button at night in stead of leaving it in stand by modus. And please pull out the plug of the kettle. I'm terrified of fire :-). There's a lot of beauty products in the bathroom, you can use the ones witch are already opened but please don't take them at home. We have curious cats, so when you don't want them to come and visit you, we advise you to close the doors. Also it's better to keep the door of the bedroom closed, to ensure they don't sleep on your bed or don't lock them up when you're out. Have a nice stay.
Laura and Thomas were fantastic hosts! The apartment is private and perfectly situated for exploring the city. Really a great way to experience Antwerp.
We had an amazing trip to Antwerp. Not only was the city beautiful by Laura and Thomas were great hosts, really welcoming and made everything super easy - communication, key exchange, directions, maps,recommendations. The apartment itself was lovely, exactly as the photos, clean, tidy and very comfortable. The apartment is in a very central location, great for exploring the city- mainly by foot- yet really quiet at night. Thank you for a great stay.
Thomas and Laura have a beautiful house in a quiet street right in the center of Antwerp. The apartment is located on the top floor and has everything you need and more (including great art books and loads of beauty products in the bathroom). We've had a great stay and we would definitely recommend this place!
We had an absolutely fantastic stay with Thomas, Laura, their two wonderful kids, Lou the dog and Matisse (the rather fat) cat. Both Thomas and Laura were incredibly friendly and welcoming hosts, and made us feel completely at ease while we were under their roof.
The room was spacious, well kept and very comfortable. The house itself is perfectly located for exploring Antwerp. We would happily stay there again when visiting the city in the future.
Wederom een heerlijk verblijf gehad in dit fijne appartement. De locatie en voorzieningen zijn zeer goed en we hebben ons zeer welkom gevoeld.
We werden ontvangen door Thomas, die heel vriendelijk onze bagage naar boven droeg, langs de smalle trappen. Boven stond een fles welkomst wijn voor ons klaar in de grote woonkamer/ keuken. Alles voor het ontbijt was er. De bank op de foto blijkt uitgeklapt een prima bed van 1m40 op te leveren, in de ruime slaapkamer stond het andere 2 persoons (website hidden) (met ook nederlandse kanalen), dvd, radio,cd speler is allemaal aanwezig. Boeken in de kast geven een erg prettig gevoel! Prima badkamer, met een goede douche in het bad.
Wij hebben het hier heerlijk gevonden!
Mon séjour avec 3 amies chez Laura & Thomas a été très agréable ! La maison se situe dans une rue très calme en plein centre ville, nous permettant de faire la plupart des visites à pieds. Plusieurs lignes de tramway sont également accessibles en moins de 5min afin d'aller dans les quartiers plus excentrés. Laura & Thomas sont des hôtes accueillants et discrets (mention spéciale à leurs enfants que nous n'avons pas entendu une seule fois!), toujours prêts à conseiller ou à rendre service pour une réservation de restaurant ;) Enfin, l'appartement au 2ème étage de la maison est agréablement aménagé, nous n'avons manqué de rien. Encore merci pour cet excellent week-end !
I'm Laura, a illustrator and a journalist for a woman magazine and my husband is Thomas, a photographer for several magazines. We have two kids, a girl Noa (5) and a boy, Amos (2). We love to live in the city, its nearby everything but our street is very quiet! For example in the morning we can choose between 5 bakery's, love it! And Thomas knows all the nice little squares and places as a photographer, and he loves giving good advise. We think a day should have a hundered hours becouse it's always too short and we work to much. We love to spend time with family and friends, but we also like to be at home for some quality time. Life is too short. We have a big house and a big mortage too:-) and we don't need all the space, so we want to try airbnb, than we can spend the extra money to travel.