Provincie Antwerpen Off The Beaten Path

  • The Begijnhof
    The Begijnhof
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  • Beguinage
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  • Beguinage
    by B_Caro

Provincie Antwerpen Off The Beaten Path

  • Pedestrian tunnel

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    To get the best views of Antwerp's skyline you'll need to cross the river. I suppose you could always swim but the easy way to do it is to use the Sint Anna Pedestrian Tunnel, with its wooden escalators and 572 metre tile-walled foot/cycle path - http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/22f5f2/ Once on the left bank you get great views over the...

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  • Along the river, right and left bank

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Many radio fans come to Antwerp to visit the former Radio Veronica ship, that transmitted on MW from the free Nothsea in the 60's and 70's. Location: Kempische Dok; kaai 35 - 2030 Antwerpen. 2008 Update: In the summer the ship has been prepared to be moved. Both main masts have been removed; new masts lie horizontally on deck. There is a plan to...

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  • Sint Anna beach

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    A very popular place. I was there on the first sunny Sunday of 2004 and already there where people at the beach. Must be very crowed when it is really hot. It is a good place to get a tan or for watching the people while enjoying your beer. Swimming is not allowed.

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  • Church: Saint Pauls church

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Inside the church gate, the Mount Calvary is situated, surround by houses from beginning 16th century. It's a peculiar, spectacular open-air theatre of statues, built between 1700-1734. It depicts the trial, torture, death and burial of Christ. The Calvary garden was built from 1700-1734 and has 63 lifesized statues made of sandstone. The idea...

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  • Antwerp-Sint Andries

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    When Noro-Liva visited Antwerp last July 2003, I took her to the Munt plein. There is this little open space (how long still?) where you can find a real treasure of graffiti! The walls were covered with some real nice paintings. It seems that on regularly base, they add new ones, because when I was here a few years ago, there were other graffiti's...

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  • Surroundings-Zurenborg (Berchem)

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    This area is situated between the Dageraadplaats and the Berchem Train Station ... for more info about the history of the Cogels Osylei and its surroundings, i.e. Zurenborg quarter, go to my TravelogueL*

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  • Parks and botanical gardens

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Most of Antwerp's parks can be found outside the city center. The largest park in the center is the 14 hectare (35 acres) city park or stadspark. It is located in the Jewish neighborhood, not far from the Central Station. When the large fortifications around Antwerp were built between 1860 and 1865, the Spanish fortifications had become redundant....

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  • Graffitti walls and wall paintings

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Every city has graffiti, but not every city has graffiti that is both more artistic and concentrated in easy to view galleries. One particular park, with picnic tables, benches and green grass is near the intersection of Muntstraat and Oever. This is just one example, but I came across many others. Get your walking shoes and go explore for more.

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  • Beguinage

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    A Begijnhof, or Beguinage is a collection of buildings used and occupied by Beguines from the 13th century onwards. Beguines were a catholic order of women who dressed and lived like nuns but who never took formal vows. Legend has it that there were not enough decent men around at the time and so they decided to live a life that allowed them to...

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  • Antwerp-around Central Station

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    As we were exiting Centraal Station, no doubt reading a map in one of our guidebooks, a local came up and suggested that if we liked architecture that we should visit the Antwerp Zoo, right next door to the Centraal Station. Antwerp's zoo is one of the world's oldest, opened in 1843. At the front gates you can see the gold mosaic lion and tiger...

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  • Vlaeykensgang

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    A real discovery... I noticed a wooden door with some nice woodcarving in a street near Grote Markt. What I was interested about was taking a picture of the door (of course). A bit dusty but interesting... And did it! I asked Dannie about the building with such a special door and she asked "You want to enter?" I said "Yes!" but I suspected she...

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  • Antwerp-South

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    .. and a cultural center Off beat track regarding the evolution in the design: from hydraulic power plant to "cultural power plant". Also, off beat path considering its current activities and concern: promoting world culture through different media: perf (plays, music), poetry evenings, exhibitions, festivals. Some infos translated from their...

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  • Surroundings-Lillo

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Less than 10 kilometers out of the city centre, and still in the harbour of Antwerp, this tiny village next to the river 'Schelde' used to be a military fort dating back to 1580. Most of the surrounding 'polder' villages disappeared during the industrial revolutions of the 1960's, but this little gem survived in the middle of industrial...

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  • Surroundings-Hoboken

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, in the suburb of Hoboken, a small statue can be found of one of our famous novel characters. Even if this one is more renowned on the other side of the globe than in his own country; Nello and Patrasche. The rather quaint statuette can be found just off Kioskplaats (Kiosk Square), at the beginning...

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  • Events & Meetings

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Having a drink with a good friend in Antwerp (Pub "Het Waagstuk" or free translated " The Stunt"! - i remember we were discussing the fact that it would be a public "stunt" or risk to take her once to my beautiful Ghent . - see my danger tip on the Ghent report - a fallen Angel (lol) (Picture taken by Tom and Gonnie) No misunderstandings : - Het...

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  • Miscellaneous tips, info, walks, tours

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    According to the legend of Brabo the name of Antwerp comes from: hand (English: hand) and werpen (English: to throw). Although the legend seems to be untrue, the “hand” is still the symbol of Antwerp. Thus the hand also appears in the town flag.

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  • Surroundings-Deurne

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    This is a very popular spot for photographers. No wonder the cemetary 'sint-fredegandus' makes it easely to the top ten of the most beautiful cemeteries in Belgium. If your a name hunter , forget about it. If you like the unique atmosphere in these places , have a look. It is completely different from the 'Schoonselhof' at the other side of...

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  • University of Antwerp City Campus

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    In 2005 Antwerp University has been formed out of the three different universities that existed before, resp. UFSIA, RUCA and UIA. All campus sites got new names: in the city it became Stadscampus (City campus); in Wilrijk RUCA has been split up in Campus Groenenborger and Campus Middelheim; UIA was renamed Campus Drie Eiken (three oakes, but I am...

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  • Surroundings-Wilrijk

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Antwerp has a world famous statue collection in a magnificient parc. In 1950 there was an international exhibition in this 20 ha big parc. It was such a succes that the collection remained permanent. Up to this day new statues are added. Big constructions with containers.. It is still a place for modern statues AND you can see the big names as...

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  • Surroundings-Mortsel

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    March 2004 - On a lazy sunny afternoon in wintertime - in Mortsel. Everything peaceful A war memorial of the first worldwar. April the 5th - 1943 The second world war was even harder for the inhabitants of Mortsel - a bombing raid by the americans looking for german airplane targets.But it went wrong. For more info on this tragedy - look at Irisbe...

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  • Burchtgracht area

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    In the neighbourhood of the Butcher´s house, you´ll find the most beautiful, medieval piece of Antwerp. When you walk through the tunnel under the Butcher´s house (the Blood Mountain) you get a view of one of the oldest pieces of the citywall. And when you walk up on the hill behind the house, you see a very photogenic alley and the puppetmuseum...

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  • Surroundings-Lier

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    and after a nice walk along the water you can enjoy a drink in one of the many pubs or have a nice meal in a restaurant. Don't forget to try the Lierse Vlaaikes a sort of local pasteries. photo album 1

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  • Surroundings-Kasterlee

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Another nice spot within the province Antwerp is Kasterlee, situated at the N19 (Geelse baan), between Turnhout and Geel. On the photo : the 'Keesesmolen' More photos to come in the travelogues

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  • 't Eilandje

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Some distance away from the city center, but reachable by either car or tourist tram, is Willem Dock. This is one of the countless docks in Antwerp's humongous harbour. Here you will find among others the Pacific Princess, a floating hotel/restaurant and one of the former "lightships" or floating lighthouses Westhinder. Though the one here in...

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  • Surroundings-Mechelen

    Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

    Worthwile to visit is Mechelen. Historical city and one of the most powerful cities in Medieval Flanders. Charles the Bold decided to base his administration here in 1473. He used the wealth of the Flemish towns to fund his warfare until he died in 1477. His widow, the famous Margaret of York, and his daughter's regent, the remarkable Margaret of...

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  • Henri Cant

    The local artist Henri Cant has some work in the Koraalplaats where he lives. When you enter the street from the Turnhoutsebaan you see a mural on your left hand. It is depicting the beguinage of Brugge, it is made by Henri Cant. At his house you will find smaller works. If you are lucky the artist can tell you a lot about the how and why he made...

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  • Koraalplaats, Deurne

    A nice small street with little houses and an old atmosphere just of the main street of Deurne. First you pass the museum of Deurne, an old house with old things of Deurne. Many houses are painted white. In one of them lives the artist Henri Cant and his wife. Sometimes you can see and buy his art here. The picture shows a waterpump close to his...

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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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