Provincie Antwerpen Local Customs

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Provincie Antwerpen Local Customs

  • Legends and urban stories

    Antwerp Local Customs

    This Art Deco building, owned by the KBC bank, is reckoned to be Europe's oldest skyscraper and was conceived after a visit by the then Mayor to New York. It was modelled on the Empire State Building but because of local restrictions, that no building could overshadow the Cathedral, was built considerably shorter. It's known as the "Farmers Tower"...

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  • Festivals and events

    Antwerp Local Customs

    Each year in December you can go ice skating for free in Antwerp at "de grote markt" round the statue of Brabo with a magnificent view on the city hall and the cathedral.Especially in the evening when it is allready dark it is wonderfull.Bring your ice skates or you can rent them at a very cheap price.If you bring your own it is free.It takes place...

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  • Beer tasting

    Antwerp Local Customs

    Drinking for Belgians is a cultural and social happening. Being famous for the beers, we also take care of our pubs and we have some few! One that is very cute and stuffed with all kinds of saint's statues is called 'Het Elfde Gebod' which means 'The 11th commandment'. You wonder what the 11th might be? Well it is simply this : 'You have to enjoy...

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  • Famous people

    Antwerp Local Customs

    OK this is just an excuse to use the pic but as a bit of background. This is Jan Theodoor van Ryswyck who was an Antwerp-born poet, satirist and political philosopher. Despite being married with three children he led a rather Bohemian lifestyle and was a regular at the infamous inn "In 't Zwart Peerdeken" (The Black Pear Blanket??). His literary...

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  • Churches

    Antwerp Local Customs

    St. Andrew's houses scores of art treasures and other interesting objects. stained glass windows and a station of the cross of 14 large paintings. For those interested: this is very worthwhile your visit! ADDRESS: Sint-Andriesstraat 5 2000 Antwerp

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  • Shopping

    Antwerp Local Customs

    Every year on August 15th the Rubensmarket takes place. Its to honour the famous painter P.P.Rubens. The sales people are all dressed like the people used to dress when Rubens was living. The decorations are also very special.%c¨*

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  • Musea

    Antwerp Local Customs

    This museum is unique and part of Unesco World Heritage. It is a beautiful house where books where actually printed since the late 16th Century. It features 2 of the oldest printing presses in the world. I first visited the museum child with my grandparents when I was about 6 years old. It made a huge impression on me and I enjoy every visit.

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  • VT-Meetings

    Antwerp Local Customs

    On occasion of Leroys (Brewdog @ VT)'s visit to Belgium and my anniversary, I organised a VT pubcrawl. We were with 9 VT-ers and family and some friends. We had a great time! No wonder as we asked Johnny the barber and his wife Vera (yes Jeff, the one with the red hat and leather trousers) to look after us. Johnny plays music on his accordeon and...

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Provincie Antwerpen Hotels

  • Hilton Antwerp

    OK we´d been wanting to stay here for years, but was always too pricey. We managed to get a decent...

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  • Martin's Patershof

    Karmelietenstraat 4, Mechelen, 2800, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hof van Aragon

    Aragonstraat 6, Lier, 2500, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western Turnhout City Hotel

    5 Stationstraat, Turnhout, 2300, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Appart Hotel Corbie

    Corbiestraat 64, Mol, 2400, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • De Notelaer

    Stationsplein 2, Bornem, 2880, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel de Zalm

    Grote Markt 21, Herentals, 2200, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Klokkenhof Brasschaat

    Bredabaan 950, Brasschaat, 2930, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western Hotel Vivaldi

    Bell Telephonelaan 4 2260 Westerlo, Westerlo 2260

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