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Best things to do in Antwerp

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Great museum with an interesting collection of historical pieces, some floors are free to visit. Unique building offering a great view on the Schelde and the city. ”
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Park
“A huge park and busy park too. You can have a nice walk, do several outdoor sports, make you own BBQ (there is a BBQ free to use), have a picknick or have a drink at Park Spoor Noord Zomerbar.”
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Zoo
“The Antwerp ZOO is one of the oldest and best-known zoos in Europe. The Zoo’s beautiful buildings and garden have been listed as monuments and when it was built in 1843, more than 150 years ago it was just outside of the city’s walls. Now – the city has grown so much that the ZOO is now in the middle of town and is a green oasis next to Central Station.”
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Art Museum
“Explore this grand residence & workshop of the famous painter slash diplomat Peter Paul Rubens, who slept upright – voluntarily. Located at Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerpen. Open Tue – Sun 10:00 – 17:00. ”
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Church
“The Cathedral of Our Lady is an iconic Gothic treasury. It was finished in 1521 after 169 years of construction. Now, after twenty years, the seven-saved church has been restored to its former architectural glory. Today, it holds an impressive collection of major art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens. ”
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Museum
“MoMu (Mode Museum) is the fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp. The museum is specifically focusing on Belgian contemporary fashion designers due to the arisen of a group of Antwerp-trained fashion designers during the Eighties and Nineties(Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, A.F. Vandevorst, etc.)”
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Art Gallery
“Museum of Modern Art, nearby the FOMU. They also have museum café with a roof terrace.”
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Plaza
“The Famous Art Nouveau neighbourhood of Antwerp Cute squares surrounded by resto,bar, lunch possibilities ”
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History Museum
“Learn about the history of Antwerp and the mass emigration to the United States using this famous shipping line.”
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Park
“One park that is busy, the 130 hectares of green welcomes those that are active or those who just like to watch those that are active! Walkers, cyclists, joggers, petanque players and fishing fanatics strut their stuff and tennis, basketball and miniature golf players battle it out on the courts. During the summer months, culture hits the outdoors with music and theatre performances in the unique open-air theatre. Otherwise relax and watch the fit to go by!”
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Art Museum
“As the name states… its a photo museum. Very nice to go to. They have some fixed collections of art and some that change every now and than. ”
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Road
“Little street lined up with loads of antique / furniture / nicknack stores. Also open every Sunday from noon onwards.”
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Plaza
“The square "Grote Markt" is the center of the historical center of Antwerp. It's a beautiful square with the town hall. Stroll around in the surrounding streets to see historic Antwerp.”
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Movie Theater
“Wanna see a movie, check the latest concert of your favorite band in this glorious antique movietheatre, you definitely have to visit the ROMA, if it is not for what is taking place inside, then just make sure you didn't miss the building.”
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Museum
“Beautiful museum park with statues and modern in situ art. I can easily spent a whole afternoon there. ”
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Pub
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“Situated at the famous Dageraadplaats in the Zurenborg area, a gem for Jugendstil/Art nouveau aficionados. Located at Dageraadplaats 7, 2018 Antwerpen. Open Tue – Thur 11:30 – 3:00, Fri – Sat 12:00 – 5:00, Sun 12:00 – 00:00, Mon 11:30 – 3:00. ”
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