Provincie Antwerpen Travel Guide

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Provincie Antwerpen Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful, affordable, awesome! 

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     the weather is often strong willed 

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     A place to discover 

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Antwerp

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2884,7126,130

Mechelen

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285,676,16

Lier

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171,447,5

Turnhout

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111,153,6

Mol

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16,26,3

Zurenborg

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46,94,0

Mortsel

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48,196,0

Beerse

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Postel

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32,46,0

Kalmthout

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19,120,0

Duffel

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13,17,0

Boom

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4,30,0

Lillo

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20,38,0

Ekeren

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14,23,0

Tongerlo

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26,32,0

Brasschaat

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2,19,3

Rivierenhof

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19,78,0

Westmalle

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12,32,0

Kessel

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0,10,0

Bornem

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6,25,4

Stabroek

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25,63,0

Olen

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2,10,0

Nijlen

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6,27,0

Hoogstraten

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3,13,0

Berchem

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6,29,0

Westerlo

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2,14,1

Puurs

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0,4,0

Mariekerke

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11,15,0

Geel

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0,3,0

Edegem

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0,2,1

Willebroek

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Antwerp

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  • Cathedral of Our Lady

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Considered the largest Gothic Cathedral in the lowlands, as it has been rebuilt over the 100's of years there are elements of renaissance, rococco and baroque in the architecture, as well as incredible carvings, as well as paintings by Rubens and many other world class artists. From the 9th to 12th century it was the site of a small chapel....

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  • Hilton Antwerp

    Antwerp Hotels

    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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  • Amadeus - spare ribs a volonte

    Antwerp Restaurants

    Amadeus is a great restaurant with its top speciality: unlimited spare ribs. The outside may be less attracting, the inside of the restaurant offers 100% good food and quick service. Long tables are waiting for your party. The ribs are a fest to eat. Served on a wooden rectangular plate with a jacked potatoe and some vegetables. The waiter will...

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Mechelen

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  • Belgian Malinois Shepherd Dogs.

    Mechelen Local Customs

    This is not a local custom but a local production as the city of Mechelen gave its name to the best known and most widespread Belgian Shepherd Dog the Mechelse Herder called Belgian Malinois around the world and used as working dog in Europe, North America, Australia.The Malinois - Mechelse Herder is a medium-sized and square-proportioned dog in...

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  • Martin's Patershof

    Mechelen Hotels

    Karmelietenstraat 4, Mechelen, 2800, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Specialists in game

    Mechelen Restaurants

    My friend and I had dinner here on our free evening after the conference ended, and were very pleased with our choice. It isn’t the cheapest restaurant in the city but we found it very good value for the quality, and quantity!There is no English menu but the waiter (who I suspect is also the owner) was very helpful and offered to translate anything...

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Lier

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  • Lier - Little Brugge

    Lier Things to Do

    Lier is known as Little Brugge and that is because of the beautiful canals here. I must say that having visited both places.....I found Lier's canals more quaint....and that is because they are not as touristy as the ones found in Brugge. Lier will always be special to me for a number of reasons....and my first sighting of Europe canals is one of...

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  • Hof van Aragon

    Lier Hotels

    Aragonstraat 6, Lier, 2500, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Beguinage - Old Houses in Lier Belgium

    Lier Things to Do

    I first learnt about the Beguinage here on vt. When doing research there is nothing like vt for first hand info from people that have been there, lived there...and done that.A big thank you to Dannie (irisbe) for showing us around! It's people like you that vt value!!...and us travelers appreciate immensly.This is also a 'must see' when visiting...

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Turnhout

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  • Beguinage...

    Turnhout Things to Do

    After your visit to the Chapel Theobaldus, walk back into the Paterstraat and stay going till you see on your right, the Korte Begijnenstraat. If you end this little street you will see in front of you the Beguinage.Turnhout possesses one of the most beautiful and most sober Beguine convents in Belgium. It was built in the 12th century. Over the...

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  • Hostellerie Ter Driezen

    Turnhout Hotels

    I have never seen the rooms here, but as far I notice, on their website they look beautiful...

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  • Taxandria museum...

    Turnhout Things to Do

    If you come outside the Beguinage you go to the right into the Begijnenstraat. On your left you will see the Taxandria museum. This museum takes you through a thousand years of history. Turnhout and the Kempen area are illustrated from prehistoric times up to the present. There are many finds, notable relics, important collections of coins, lace...

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Mol

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  • Bicycling along the canals

    Mol Things to Do

    Several canals cross the region here - and most former towpaths are transformed in traffic free cycle paths. Many of them are ideal for rollerskating as well. At strategic locations you can take a rest at a quiet pub...

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  • Hotel Mollenhof

    Mol Hotels

    Groeneweg 4, Mol, 2400, Belgium

    Good for: Solo

  • Nature Reserve "De Maten" - Mol

    Mol Off The Beaten Path

    The whole reserve(almost 200ha) is built out of 5 smaller protected areas.1. Nature Walking Park: "Den Diel" 23ha2. Central Reserve area 65ha3. Water areas 16ha4. Small "Verkallen " 30ha5. Bush terrain 18 haAround the Reserve you'll find a large buffer zone of fields and forests.

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Zurenborg

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  • Belle Epoque walk Zurenborg - Antwerp

    Zurenborg Things to Do

    Spend half a day in Zurenborg, the Belle Epoque area in Antwerp. Zurenborg was developed in the last decades of the 19th century and has a wide variety of architecture, including significant art nouveau in the facades. Dageraadplaats - square nicely refurbished recently - is the heart of the area with many nice restaurants and cafe's providing...

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  • balconies, iron, mozaiek, curls: Art...

    Zurenborg Things to Do

    Look at the curls the iron of the balcony makes, it is totally integrated in the front of the house as it disapears in the mouth of the fishes, or does it comes out of it? difficult to say.The fishes emerge out of the front and form the sidewall so the balcony that is decorated with that wonderful mozaik painting at the top.

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  • Other beautiful buildings at Zurenborg

    Zurenborg Things to Do

    Not only the Art Nouveau buildings are worth seeing. There are so many other ones that really are eye catching.I thought this house was a bit spooky!Detail of the wooden sculptures.

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Mortsel

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  • there are three stations !

    Mortsel Transportation

    Every day approximately 250 trains stop in Mortsel.The three stations (Mortsel, Mortsel Oude-God en Mortsel-Deurnesteenweg) are located along important railroads.Brussel, Antwerpen, Nijvel, Leuven, Mechelen, Aarschot, Herentals, Turnhout, and other are connected by passing Mortsel. Take a train to Antwerp (7 minutes) or Brussel (40 minutes), and...

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  • A lust for the eye and for the tummy!

    Mortsel Shopping

    In Mortsel we are happy to dispose of several bakeries.The one nearest to our place is called De Castro. It is one of the shops of De Castro.You have a choice of many fresh baked breads, white, brown, with different ingredients. On Sunday morning we are all queueing for little sandwiches which we call "pistolets".It must sound funny for the French...

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  • to compensate for the weird dogs...

    Mortsel Local Customs

    We don't only like dogs as pets, we also like to have cats.They keep the mice away... but this one never learned to chase any!Meet Kashmir, our male cat. We adopted him when he was about 3 years old. His previous owner had to go to an elderly house where pets were not allowed.So despite his difficult character, we decided to give it a chance and...

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Postel

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  • De Kaasboerin

    Postel Things to Do

    Drinking, dancing, eating , a lot of fun in this cafe/restaurant.Everyone in the south of Brabant knows this place, famous for the good beers and food.Special sundayafternoons are fun with live music as wellFrom Holland take direction Eindhoven, Eersel, Postel (Mol)

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  • Abdij Postel

    Postel Things to Do

    A must do for sure is a visit to this monastery special for their beer and famous for their Äbdij"cheeese.In the summer its great for a day out, take a long walk in the woods and visit the Äbdij Postel", which has a restaurant and a terrace where you can have some great tasting beer.and opposite there are many "Friteskotten"-The shop of the...

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  • The abbey's own products

    Postel Shopping

    Like many other abbeys in Belgium, this one has a shop where you can buy products made at, or for, the abbey. The abbey is famous for its cheese and has a nice choice of different types plus home-made butter. These go nicely with the bread that's also made at the abbey and also comes in several varieties. Not cheap but high quality. The same goes...

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Kalmthout

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  • Het Huis van Augustijn

    Kalmthout Restaurants

    Bistro-brasserie style. Casual atmosphere. Everything fresh and home-made. Salads, pasta, wok, fish, meat, seasonal specialties ...Very friendly staff. We all had soup of the day, which was broccoli soup. Main courses were:spare ribs for my sonveggie wok for his girlfrienddeer with cranberry compote and an oven-baked apple for my husbandstir fried...

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  • Bistro De Zilverden

    Kalmthout Restaurants

    It's a bistro-style restaurant with very casual atmosphere. Style is years 50-60. They have a beautiful patio for warm summer days and nights. Everything served is fresh and home-made and especially their daily varying lunch menus are worth their price (17 euros for a starter (usually a salad), a main course and coffee). I don't think I've eaten...

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  • Heide Statie

    Kalmthout Restaurants

    Lunchroom, sandwich shop (called Loket 5, next to the lunchroom - see second picture), restaurant, cafe. It's all there in this new little place next to the railway station of Heide.The building has been completely renovated after it had been standing there un-used for maybe 20 years.In the summer an inviting outdoor terrace is available, with a...

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Duffel

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  • A fitness route through beautiful greens

    Duffel Sports & Outdoors

    In the Muggenbergpark are various signs that point to certain excersises that have to be done. This is a fitness parcours that can be obtained by the service Sports of the town Duffel (manucipality hall).

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  • The miracle of Duffel and therefore...

    Duffel Things to Do

    On the evening before the 14the August 1637 (Our dear ladies ascension day) two young boys - Petrus (Peeterke) and Jan(neke) Van den Brande were walking along a willow in the Lange Nieuwstraat (the road leading between Mechelen and LierSuddenly Jan(neke) saw something in a crack of the willow and it seemed that inside a 12 cm small statue of Holy...

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  • Chapel of our dear lady of good will

    Duffel Things to Do

    Capels oldest monument is for sure the chapel that is on the Souther bank of the river Nete and named after "Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Goede Wil" (Our dear lady of good will). Already in the 11th century there used to be a wooden chapel on this spot, the Saint Mertens chapel. Duffel belonged then to the bisdom of Kamerijk. Though the chapel was rebuilt...

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Boom

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  • Tomorrowland

    Boom Things to Do

    Now already 5 times organised in 'De Schorre' in Boom is the festival Tomorrowland. It's a huge festival for electro and house lovers. 11 Stages, lots of famous dj's. It takes place at the end of july.

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  • Youth's hang out place

    Boom Nightlife

    OK, so I wouldn't call it exactly a "night life", but well, as we have been told, it's the place where the youngsters gather. I mean, it's the hot spot of the town. At first when you come, it does not look too good, but as my guy companions put it, after a couple of beers the place is getting better and better.I would not even dare to call it a...

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  • Mano Mundo

    Boom Things to Do

    This festival is all about World Music. And, unlikely most other festivals, the entrance to this festival is for free.The festival is always organised at the beginning of May.

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Lillo

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  • We got sheep! `-) Pré-salé

    Lillo Local Customs

    Recently they started to keep sheep here again. On the picture you can see them gathering together high and dry to catch the first sun of today.But once in a day they are left running lose through the fields below when the river is at low tide. Those fields are under water when it is high tide. The river Schelde has a difference of quite some...

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  • We got oil!

    Lillo Off The Beaten Path

    When walking in the nature resort nearby (with a guide), my colleague asked me if I wanted to take a picture of her in front of this reed. The guide overheared her request and warned her not to go there. We looked suprise... why ? He stepped in the mud with boots and then he stired up the mud... " Now open your nose" he said...we all smell oil......

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  • just a few streets....

    Lillo Favorites

    Lillo is so small that it has only a few streets. On the first picture you can see the street leading from the little harbourd side towards the little square.In this street you can visit the Polder museum. %Lilli is so pitoresque. It is one of those little villages that attracts people for an indefinitive reason or no reason at all? Maybe it is...

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Ekeren

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  • Diving in "Put van Ekeren"

    Ekeren Sports & Outdoors

    The Put van Ekeren is well known by local divers. It's a good place for keeping in shape with your diver skills. The pool is 18 m deep and accommodates a large number of fish: roach, carp, perch, eel, pike and loach. Also crawfish and mussels are present. Furthermore, this pool has been known for its wealth of fossile sea shells.You need a licence...

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  • Put van Ekeren - recreation area

    Ekeren Off The Beaten Path

    In the 1980s trees were planted, and an area was created for walking and relaxing. It is, although, forbidden to swim or to do any kind of watersport. One exception though is diving, but for this you need a licence from the city of Antwerp. Read more about diving in my sports tip.

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  • How to get to Put van Ekeren?

    Ekeren Transportation

    Take Highway A12 from Antwerp to Rotterdam. Take exit 15 "Kapellen". At the traffic lights go right, and back right over the bridge. After the bridge, go right at the traffic lights. And turn right at the 6th street "Vierkerkenstraat". At the end of this small street is a parking and a pedestrian brigde over the highway leading to the Put van...

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Tongerlo

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  • What about the beer?

    Tongerlo Shopping

    As I said, the Tongerlo beer is not made in the abbey. It's a product of the Haacht brewery that uses a recipe that blongs to the abbey. You can buy the beer at the abbey to support it, but it's for sale in beershops in much, if not all, of Belgium. To be frank I can't say what the beers taste like, it's too long ago, but I do know I liked them.

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  • The abbot's house

    Tongerlo Things to Do

    The abbot's house is a nice little palace built in 1728, designed by an architect Kerrickx. Back then to lead a life of poverty apparently wasn't one of the vows an abbot had to make.

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  • The bishop's house

    Tongerlo Things to Do

    The bishop's house? In an abbey? Yes, that's a bit strange considering the fact that an abbey is an autonomous community that doesn't belong to a diocese. But in 1559 the abbey became, under protest, temporarily part of the diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch, and the bishop was installed as the abbot of Tongerlo. Anyway, this nice mixed Gothic and...

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