Aparthotel in Antwerp
Once you have booked your apartment hotel in Antwerp, you would now like to organise your stay? Many activities are waiting for you in the diamond city.
Named after its history and talent for cutting diamonds, half of the world's gemstone production passes through the Flemish city, and the words 'cut in Antwerp' add a guarantee of quality. Fortunately, there are many other activities to enjoy after booking your hotel in Antwerp, which we present to you below. From historical visits, to strolls through the shopping streets, to discovering or reuniting with the painter Rubens, there is no shortage of things to do!
Visit Antwerp Zoo
The oldest animal park in the country, Antwerp Zoo is located in the area around Antwerp Central Station, which opened in 1836. Both the station and the zoo are historic, and add a certain charm to the whole area. The station on Queen Astrid Square is one of the most beautiful stations in the world, so don't hesitate to make a diversion there before going to the Antwerp Zoo. The Antwerp Zoo was listed as a protected monument in 1983 and won the award for the best zoo of the 19th century. Open 365 days a year, the zoo guarantees you a pleasant outing full of discoveries, and offers you the opportunity to learn more about animals via its MOOC platform, ZOOEcole. You can even decide to make a donation for the animals' meals, funding the ones you prefer. You can't visit Antwerp without visiting the zoo!
Discover the Royal Palace of Antwerp, the Meir Palace
Built in the 18th century, the Royal Palace of Antwerp, also known as the Meir Palace, had several prestigious owners before being handed over to the Belgian Ministry of Culture. Indeed, the emperor Napoleon acquired it in 1811, but never had the time to stay there. Following the defeat at Waterloo, the Netherlands took possession of the palace, and it was King William I who owned it until the Belgian revolution of 1830, when the Belgian provisional government took over the palace. In 1969, King Baudouin decided that possession of the palace was no longer appropriate and decided to hand it over to the people. The palace now hosts many cultural events, from temporary exhibitions to shows. The little extra? You will find a tea room and a chocolate shop in the wings of the palace!
Visit the house of the painter Rubens
If you love art, and more particularly Flemish painters, you've come to the right place! Go and meet the most famous Flemish master of his time, and discover some of his masterpieces in their original cocoon. Peter Paul Rubens decided to design his house himself, based on the architecture of Italian Renaissance palaces. The house, garden and studio were created so that the master could continue to work with his students while remaining close to his home. You will be able to discover the studio itself, as well as numerous works of art: "Adam and Eve", "The Annunciation" or even self-portraits await you to reveal the grace of their curves and the finesse of their features. A must-see as soon as you check into your hotel in Antwerp.
Visit the Cathedral of our Lady of Antwerp
This magnificent building with its gothic architecture shines throughout the city. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral was built in 1352 and completed in 1520. 120 metres long and 50 metres wide, Antwerp Cathedral has other works of art that elevate it even further into the category of religious buildings: Rubens painted many religious panels that are still in the building. It is impossible to book a hotel in Antwerp and not come to admire the masterpieces of the master.
What to do in Antwerp
- Visit the Antwerp Zoo
- See Antwerp Central Station
- Visit the Meir Palace
- See the Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp
- See the main square of Antwerp
- Visit the house of Rubens
- Taste the local specialities
- Visit the Aan de Stroom museum
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