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Nice flat in the middle of the center with very friendly owners that will help you with all you need. The flat is close to the Grote Markt and close to the Vlaamse / Waalse kaai. 2 places with a lot of fun.
If you like to travel, in 5 minutes walk you have the Groenplaats from where you can head all directions you want.
The flat has everything you need. From coffee till washing powder, its all there.
We had a great stay!
Communication and reception where great & effective. The location of the flat is very good, close to the beach, also a stop of the Kusttram is just a few meters away. Parking is not free, but two streets away it is just 2 € until 10am the day after the next.
Nieuwpoort has a choice of restaurants on the seaside promenade. As far as I can tell the nightlife is not great, if you want serious partying, you might have to go to a bigger city.
Oostende is a 50 min tram ride, Bruges is < 30 min by car.
All sorts of things were provided, even bed linen and towels, there are plenty of kitchen utensils, so no problems there.
The drawbacks were: Internet access is not provided in the flat. There is some non-free public wi-fi on the seaside promenade, we didn't find a place that provided free wi-fi nearby (we didn't look very hard, though).
Also, the bedroom is not exactly a five star arrangement, it has no windows. But we knew these things in advance, the description and photos are not misleading at all.
So, if you can live without internet access and a rather simple bedroom, go ahead, enjoy the the West Flanders coast and all the beer, mussels, fries and chocolate you'll find there. Very friendly people, the Belgians, by the way, we have been treated very nicely without exception.
Encore une fois un super accueil! L'appartement est vraiment parfait et en plus nous avons eu un temps magnifique! Merci!
Response from Lodewijk:
"Pascale was a great guest. Very friendly and excellent communication. And the flat was left behind impeccably. Always welcome! Best regards, Lodewijk"
the apartment was very nice, cozy and well equipped with a coffee machine, a tv, free wifi, towels, etc.
we were welcomed by lodewijks father who was very polite, even though we arrived later than expected. when we asked for a city map he went to the tourist information and got all the brochures they had for us. it was a pleasure to meet him :)
we kept asking lodewijk questions (got tipsy and forgot our adress haha) by text message and he always replied very quickly without getting annoyed.
the apartment was further away from the city center than we expected. it's located in a quiet living area on the other side of the Schelde. if, like us, you don't want to go by car, one can also take the bus 36, whose stops are a little hard to find once you are in the center and forgot to look them up :) or tram 15
what i really recommend are the city bicycles, which cost 3,60 a day plus a little bit if you keep them longer than 30 min at a time. there is a station to park them right in front of the apartment from where you can go through the sint anna tunnel (very fun on a bike a little long by foot) and reach the center in about 15 min.
in general it's a nice place in a calm neighbourhood.
(for dinner we went to Amadeus - all you can eat spare ribs in a beautiful old restaurant. i can really recommend it! )
Lodewijk's apartment is a great place to stay for us during our week in Antwerp. It's a super modernized apartment with great views and comfortable beds and couches. The kitchen was well equipped although for an American it was difficult to understand how to work the stove and oven. We *sort of* got it, but I think a European would have understood. Otherwise, the place completely suited our needs and helped us feel at home. The apartment is located in somewhat of a residential neighborhood but is just a few blocks from a park, a grocery store, a bakery, and two train lines. It's also next to a bike rental station. Eating on the balcony was a highlight as was the awesome stereo that hooks up to an ipod or iphone. This is a great place to stay!
Erg genoten van de flat, prima locatie, en zeker in combinatie met een strandkabine hebben wij het erg naar ons zin gehad.Wij zullen hier vast nog eens terugkomen! Guus en Rianne
Very nice living room to gather in. Apartment well equipped.
Lack of aircon is not a big deal thanks to the breezy location and fact that there is rarely direct sun into the house (side effect, not much light during the day).
Terrace not very convenient as split across 3 different levels.
Swimming pool is nice with greenery nearby to sunbath.
Wifi works (worth mentioning).
Very convenient location to reach the beach and city center.
To be noted for non pet friendly people: lots of cats in the neighborhood.
Person who welcomed us was very kind.
Overall, we recommend this apartment!
Perfect apartment near the beach and shops and yet not too crowded neighbourhood. We stayed here in July '13 and the place is really beautiful. There are a lot of bakeries around to buy bread in the morning and have your breakfast while sitting at the table with a view on the north sea. The beach is walking distance (1 minute) and the shopping street is just around the corner. This is definitely a place to come back to, once we travel again to Nieuwport. Thank you Lodewijk!
Nous avons loué une semaine l'appartement pour 7 personnes. Il était très spacieux et conforme à la (website hidden) localisation était plutôt pratique puisque proche du tramway donc nous avions facilement accès à la plage et au centre ville.
Le problème est l'entretien de l'appartement. Quand nous sommes arrivés, le ménage n'était pas fait (sol sale, frigo non vidé, fonds de bouteilles...). Le jardin n'était pas entretenu. Le plus pénible dans ce séjour est que nous n'avions pas d'eau chaude (ou du moins de manière aléatoire). En partant notre contact sur place nous a dit qu'elle était au courant mais qu'elle croyait que c'était réparé, ce que nous avons trouvé un peu limite...
Pour résumer, un bel appartement bien situé mais malheureusement mal entretenu donc nous avons été plutôt déçus.
I had a great stay at Antwerp Left Bank. The flat is located in a very nice part of town. Lots of green space and the building also has a nice garden. The citycenter of Antwerp is very close, only 15 minutes walk. I can recommend this flat to everybodydy: it is clean and convenient.
Great guest. Lodewijk stayed at my apartment during my trip to London. He left the apartment tidy and very clean, easy to communicate with. Would host him anytime again!
Lodewijk is a regular guest and as ever he is very easy to organize with and left the apartment in perfect conditions.
Het ging allemaal goed.
Great guest ,still!
Lodewijk is a regular guest by now and there is not a single way I could complain about him. He and his family is always very welcome to stay over again!
This was lodewijk's second stay and he was still the same nice guest :-)
Lodewijk and his family stayed in the apartment for one week. They are really friendly, correct and clean, so there is nothing bad to say. He even told me great tips to improve the hosting amenities of the apartment which are now being taken care of.
Lodewijk was a very pleasant guest to have around the house. Quiet, polite and tidy, and what an exemplary daughter he had!...our door is always open for them.