In Borgerhout, a part of the 19th century quarter of Antwerp within walking distance of Central Station (and therefore very close to several public transport stops taking you into the historic city centre and a Velo city bike rental point), is the studio of Zebraoppad and Villa Zebra, our guest apartment with a little bit more . . .
Located on the first floor of a 1950's art-deco apartment building, is the studio of Zebraoppad: the long table always displays an array of small fabric samples, ribbons and threads . . . both unfinished ideas and completed work waiting for a destination, constantly changing and inspiring.
But then there was room for more . . . bathed in natural light, the pure white surfaces that form the background for the artwork of Zebraoppad, also characterise the guest apartment Villa Zebra.
The living area and fully-furnished kitchen are spatially connected to the studio, and can be visually closed off, whereas the bathroom and bedroom with terrace are completely separate and thus very private. The work of Zebraoppad can be encountered everywhere : bed linen, table linen, plaids, kitchen linen, graphic artwork . . . all fresh from the studio, all for your pleasure and also for sale.
Coffee and tea are complementary, as well as water and juice. And there always will be enough provisions in the cupboards to prepare a simple meal, which can be enjoyed in the living area, or even on the terrace when the weather is mild (the crockery matches the art deco style of the
building!), although we are of course very happy to give you our latest tips on great breakfast places, quiet lunch venues and fine dining . . .
When you are trying to avoid the impersonal feel or blandness of a hotel room, or when a B&B feels too cramped, Villa Zebra is the ideal location : spacious and open to all possibilities, you can have your own place in the city, and relax here, cook, eat or just rest and enjoy the atmosphere and interaction with the (tactile) work of Zebraoppad.
So not just any guestroom, but a stylish apartment in an inspiring, light and airy environment, very centrally located in the city . . . Antwerp at your feet.
(Min 2 nights during school holidays !)
Great apartment in a cosy multi-culti neighbourhood, walking distance to the centre and the tramstop around the corner. Greetje and husband were very friendly and suggested some nice spots to go to. Antwerp is a great ciry for a weekend off!
We really enjoyed our stay at villa zebra. The apartment is perfect! Really nicely decorated, clean, the bed is very comfortable. The shower is really nice. Villa zebra is situated at 20 minutes walk from the train station. We rent bike to visit the city.
Het verblijf in Villa Zebra was erg fijn! Greetje is een vriendelijke en goede gastvrouw, heeft ontzettend veel leuke tips en is erg flexibel met aankomst- en vertrektijden!
I am pleased to highly recommend Villa Zebra: the flat is clean, full of light and cute. Greetje has been a perfect host and helped me discovering an awesome Antwerp!
I stayed at Villa Zebra for a whole week for a job in Antwerp. Although the area didn't seem too welcoming at first we had a great time. The space is ideally built and well thought. The little terrace in the back is very peaceful for quiet breakfasts. The room is also quiet and the bed comfortable. Greetje was there to welcome us with lots of tips in the city and a charming smile. We also discovered a place to eat around the corner who had a good vegetarian menu (Eco Cafe).
I would definitely recommend the place.
Nice place, very nice flat full of light and sun in an Art deco building. Very clean and tidy.Greetje is a very good host, smily and helpfull, she explain us many things. The flat is well located u can get the tram or a bus at the corner of the street. There's a very nice bar about 3 minutes walking with very friendly people. Antwerpen is really a nice town.
If you ever go to Antwerpen, give everything to come to this location. Greetje is a wonderful host and we enjoyed every second with her. The interior design is brilliant. We're looking forward for the next time!
Nice guest. Warmly recommended