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Things to do in Antwerp

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“MAS - museum aan de Stroom A museum at the beginning of the port area. You can enter the rooftop for free, to get another great view on the city from a different angle.”
  • 221 locals recommend
Park
“Park Spoor Noord became one of the most popular places in Antwerp. It’s used by citizens, athletes, associations, tourists ... but there’s enough space for all of them. At Park Spoor Noord you can lose some energy, work out or enjoy the space. There’s a basketballcourt, petanque court, a table tennis table, a grassfield to play frisbee or badminton. Skaters will enjoy the seamless skatebowl and fullpipe. There are also some public barbecues. Be on time if you want to use one of them!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Zoo
“For a zoo that is located in the middle of the city it is so peacefull inside. The moment you enter the gates it’s like you enter a complete different world. Have a look at the new alligators since June or pass the pinguins and wave at them.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Church
“As stunning as the cathedral is from the outside, the inside is equally impressive. A master piece of Gothic architecture, that houses some of the most famous paintings of Rubens in the world.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Rubens House is one of the most renowned artist's residences worldwide. nowned artist's residences worldwide. The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. The museum also has works on loan, as well as recent acquisitions and updates about works that are being restored.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Museum
“MOMU houses the largest collection of contemporary Belgian fashion in the world and stands out with its immersive fashion exhibitions. For the fashion lovers!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum of Modern Art, nearby the FOMU. They also have museum café with a roof terrace.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Belgian museum of photographie with a huge international collection. In the museum is also a great place to eat called Caldo. (=broth in spanish) They serve bone made broth made with love and care! Ancient wisdom in a mug! (Also vegan and vegetarian broth available)”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum about the migration of Europeans towards the USA in the 19th-20th century.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Famous Art Nouveau neighbourhood of Antwerp Cute squares surrounded by resto,bar, lunch possibilities ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Road
“Little street lined up with loads of antique / furniture / nicknack stores. Also open every Sunday from noon onwards.”
  • 53 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“In the middle of the city centre you can find a little bit of grass right here!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Museum
“The Middelheim Museum is an art museum for modern sculpture and sculpture in Antwerp in Flanders (Belgium). With over 300,000 visitors, the Middelheim Museum has powers to participate in the rights of the city of Antwerp. It is known for its 27 hectare sculpture garden in the Middelheimpark. The collection with more than 400 works provides an overview of more than 100 years of sculpture and sculpture, from Auguste Rodin to the present day. In the Braem Pavilion, capable works and more controlled sculptures from the collection can be viewed.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Park
“The biggest park of Antwerp. Great for a walk. If you want to drink something before or after your walk, make sure to visit Bar Stark which is situated inside the park. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
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.”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Fishbar in the "hip" south part of Antwerp. Lovely square (Marnixplaats)where the locals like to gather in the evening for a drink. Fiskebar has a great menu with organic veg, fresh "catch of the day fish" and an impressive wine menu. Go check it out in the weekend when the city of Antwerp comes alive!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For those special occasions! Amazing food (2 Michelin stars) in an unique setting. Be sure to book a few months in advance”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice historic warehouse. You can walk from Waaslandtunnel through the building until Godefriduskaai. You can visit the 'stadsarchief' to have a closer look. You may also eat at the restaurant downstairs with a nice big terrace near the water.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We are super lucky to have this cozy restaurant just right next door! Mampoko serves very traditional flemish food with good price, good portion, and quality taste. They also have a lovely terrace where we always see people having a drink or a meal. It's really the spot where locals go. They also have quite nice brunch on weekends. Please make sure to make a reservation as this place can be packed especially on weekends. This is the number one restaurant I would suggest people to go as it's a very relaxing place with good quality and price. And it's just next door so it's a good choice, especially you feel a bit tired from the day and just want to eat something nice without much effort. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Only open from April till October! The best place to go to when the sun is shining. Fresh pizzas and other good stuff in the park. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great burger joint. There are more locations to enjoy these great burgers. Check out there website for all the different locations ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a Turkish restaurant located in Zuid. I don't know what authentic Turkish food tastes like as I haven't been to Turkey. But from the amount of people sitting in the restaurant and my "addiction" to their food, I'd say you would come back for that! The great location also allows you to enjoy some late afternoon sunshine and the beautiful surroundings in Zuid. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Not open as much as it used to, so check opening times! Very nice atmosphere, next to the park. Great food and cozy place.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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