About this listing
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.
We had two very nice days in Antwerp in Laura and Thomas' flat. It's very easy to get there from the central station, and it is located in a charming neighbourhood. The flat has everything you wish for. Thanks a lot!
We hebben genoten van ons appartement in Antwerpen. Vlakbij het centrum in een rustig straatje. Thomas heeft ons hartelijk ontvangen, zelfs met een flesje wijn als welkom. Er lag voldoende informatie over Antwerpen en we kregen advies over bezienswaardigheden en restaurantjes.
Je moet wel door de woonkamer van de verhuurders lopen en twee steile trappen op, maar dat was voor ons geen probleem. Eenmaal boven heb je een hele verdieping voor jezelf.
Zeker aan te bevelen.
Thomas & Laura are wonderful hosts:
Warm & friendly.
The map and data provided is of great help.
Thanks for the welcome wine bottle.The chat about the area and things to see and do was useful.
We have found new friends in our hosts.
We would definitely stay here again if we visit Antwerp.
Thanks to Air bnb.
Laura & Thomas were so welcoming and inviting to their place and very easy to chat with. We were immediately put at ease in regard to passing through their living room on the way to the upstairs apartment. The location was situated down a quiet laneway but still seemed close to all of Antwerp's attractions. Thank you both for a great stay!
Thomas en Laura zijn toffe gasten, die samen met hun kinderen, de hond en de kat een gezellig woonhuis bewonen in hartje stad. Hij is fotograaf en zij is journalist/illustrator/schilder en dat kun je in het hele huis merken. Overal hangt kunst en in het logeergedeelte vind je volop kunst- en fotoboeken. Wij werden met open armen ontvangen, Thomas kwam zelfs even kijken of we op een naburig terras wel goed verzorgd werden. Het appartement is schoon, alle voorzieningen zijn geregeld en als je 's avonds thuis komt zetten Thomas en Laura de TV effetjes af om de belevenissen van de dag door te praten. Wij logeerden daar in het zeer drukke Reuzenweekeinde , maar in het appartement was geen enkele hinder van nachtelijke feestvierders. En dat midden in het centrum, onder de luide klokken van de kathedraal (dat vinden wij dan weer wel mooi). We kijken mede door de goede zorgen van Laura en Thomas terug op een geweldig weekeinde, ze hebben er van hun kant alles aan gedaan om het ons naar de zin te maken. Mooier kan je het je zelf niet wensen.
Laura and Thomas are super friendly and gave us some great tips on where to shop ( found The Dress!) and where to eat. Yes, it was a bit odd to be wandering through someone's living room, but they're clearly easygoing people, so it was fine.
The appartment is nothing fancy, but spacious, clean, charming and very central. We had a great time.
Laura and Thomas have a great house right in the heart of Antwerp, with everything that you could want: a well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a tub and a very comfortable bedroom. The Antwerp bike-share station on the next street means that you can conveniently get around without riding the trams and buses, and it was a great way to zip around town. Laura and Thomas are also charming and helpful hosts, and their dog is adorable! It was a privilege to live at their apartment.
About the Host, Laura
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.