Spring is approaching, and, every year, this changes the look of Antwerp. We listed the six best things to do in Antwerp this spring.
Every Saturday, the Vogelmarkt takes place in Antwerp around the Theaterplein. It is a hotspot for every local. When the weather is nice, you can find the entire community here. Stroll between the stalls with fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, … but also food stands with delicacies from all over the world. You can enjoy fresh shrimp croquettes with a glass of white wine or drop by the tapas stands that bring the best of Spain to the city. The perfect get away for a lovely and relaxing Saturday. The market starts at 8 am and closes around 4 pm.
Of course, Antwerp remains the Belgian capital when it comes down to shopping. The Meir, the Huidevetterstraat, the Schuttershofstraat,… These are all places where the fashionista in you comes to life as you can shop there for any budget. The Schuttershofstraat is known for its designer shops and the Kloosterstraat is the place to be for boutique shops with vintage goodies. Why go to Milan if you have everything so close at hand?
The Scheldt quays in Antwerp have been beautifully renovated. You can have a wonderful stroll along the waterfront and the promenade, the sunsets are absolutely stunning.
Visit Antwerp developed very nice city walks throughout different parts of the city. They have something to offer for everyone. What about a street art walk or a walk along the beautiful town houses in the Zurgenborg district? Discover parts of our city that you have never seen before and feel like a tourist in your own country. Even real Antwerp natives will discover spots that they have never seen before. A must do!
You will find the city walks via the link below:
One of the oldest zoos in the world is right in the middle of our city. Behind our gorgeous train station, you will find the 150-year-old zoo. A green oasis in the center of the city. That is pure joy in spring for any age. Due to Covid restrictions, the zoo’s indoor palaces remain closed for now but there is plenty of fun to be done outside. Go see the elephants, the flamingos, the lions… And let your little ones enjoy themselves at one of the large playgrounds! The Zoo is super easy to reach by train. And, in the same breath, you will have seen the world’s most beautiful train station😉.
!TIP: don’t forget to book your entrance tickets in advance if you would like to visit the zoo, this is mandatory due to the Covid restrictions. More info can be found via the link below:
Of course, the sun is not always shining in little Belgium (unfortunately). Less beautiful days are perfect to discover a bit of culture of our city. Antwerp offers a wide variety of museums that exhibit contemporary art as well as classical art. Rubens remains undoubtedly the master of Antwerp and his work can be admired in the Rubenshuis. Or go to Maeyer Van den Berg, the only museum in the world that is protected by Unesco. For more contemporary art, you can visit the MAS, at the Eilandje, which hosts exhibitions of different artists throughout the year. A dash of culture never killed anyone, right?