Our Antwerp city guide

A little note: we are not expanding this page any more because we are working on a new concept for our guide. We guarantee, however, that all info is up-to-date! Check our regular posts and Facebook/Twitter for news on new hotspots.

Shops

- Jutka & Riska: Vintage shop.
Nationalestraat 86, 2000 Antwerpen

-  Dali’s WYSIWYG Store: Vintage & second hand clothing.
Lange Leemstraat 393, 2018 Antwerpen

- Think Twice: Second hand clothing (each month €1 sale).
Lange Klarenstraat 21, 2000 Antwerpen
Kammenstraat 85, 2000 Antwerpen

- Your: Concept Store (with hair dresser!).
Kloosterstraat 90, 2000 Antwerpen 

- Sissy-boy: clothes & home decoration (also great for gifts).
Drukkerijstraat 36 & Meir 107, 2000 Antwerpen

- Necessities: home articles, perfumes and lots of fun stuff, like candles shaped like cupcakes etc.
Steenhouwersvest 28, 2000 Antwerpen

- Rooms: decoration accessories and quirky gifts
 Sint-Katelijnevest 52, 2000 Antwerpen

- Lomography Gallery Store: analogue photography
Kammenstraat 55, 2000 Antwerpen

- The Public Image: young and urban designer clothing
Wijngaardstraat 16, 2000 Antwerpen

- Sienna & Lois: Paris-style, i.e. feminine & sophisticated
Kammenstraat 89, 2000 Antwerpen

- Atelier Solarshop: design shop for the home & your closet by Academy graduate Jan-Jan Van Essche.
Dambruggestraat 48, 2060 Antwerpen

- The Recollection: new gem of a concept store in the Kloosterstraat with design by Martin Margiela & Piet Hein Eek.
Kloosterstraat 54, 2000 Antwerpen

Books

- Copyright: art & architecture.
Nationalestraat 28a (Fashion Museum), 2000 Antwerpen

- ‘t Stad Leest: mostly art, design and beautiful children books. Good prices.
Steenhouwersvest 16, 2000 Antwerpen 

- De Groene Waterman: aesthetic bookstore (even books about physics and mathematics look fantastic).
Wolstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen

- In’t Profijtelijk Boeksken: second-hand. You can browse hours through the large collection.
Wolstraat 1, 2000 Antwerpen

- Demian: excellent for people who study languages or art (especially film and theatre).
Hendrik Conscienceplein 16-18, 2000 Antwerpen

- De Slegte: mostly second-hand books. This chain store can be found everywhere in Belgium (but recently went bankrupt in the Netherlands).
Wapper 5 & Meir 40, 2000 Antwerpen 

- Mekanik: has the biggest collection of comic books in Europe plus there is an art gallery upstairs.
Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73, 2000 Antwerpen

Markets

- Vrijdagmarkt: flea market, mostly furniture. Fridays, 9h – 13h.
Vrijdagmarkt, 2000 Antwerpen

- Exotic Market: mix of foreign and local specialities. Saturdays, 8h – 16h.
Theaterplein, 2000 Antwerpen

- Markt van Morgen: Handmade fashion, jewellery and furniture. Monthly (May – September).
Kloosterstraat, 2000 Antwerpen

-Lambermontmartre: art. Every last Sunday from May to September, 12h – 17h.
Leopold De Waelstraat (KMSK), 2000 Antwerpen 

Food & drinks:

Caffènation: well-known coffee bar, now in a new building near the Leien
Mechelsesteenweg 16, 2000 Antwerpen

- Coffeelabs: coffee bar, lunch spot & creative space for hipsters
Lange Klarenstraat 19, 2000 Antwerpen

- De Muze: jazz bar, often with live music.
Melkmarkt 15, 2000 Antwerpen

-Normo: barista coffee made from their own label of beans
Minderbroedersrui 64, 2000 Antwerpen

-Kolonel Koffie: You won’t find any coffee with maltesers here but incredible black coffee and espresso.
Grote Pieterpotstraat 38, 2000 Antwerpen

Revista: Coffee bar, with international magazines and newspapers, as well as books.
Karel Rogierstraat 47, 2000 Antwerpen (near the Royal Museum of Fine Arts)

- Starfish & Coffee : Coffee bar and lunch. Delicious cakes and muffins.
Bresstraat 9, 2018 Antwerpen

- Me & My Monkey: fantastic coffee and chocolate, both hot and cold.
Oever 18, 2000 Antwerpen

- ‘t Bieke: most famous ice-cream shop in Antwerp. We know why.
Korte Gasthuisstraat 8, 2000 Antwerpen

- Gelato Factory: Ice-cream parlour in Antwerp South with real Italian ice-cream and too many flavours.
Verschansingsstraat 57, 2000 Antwerpen

Gelateria Willy Vanilli: Home made ice cream.
Wapper 25, 2000 Antwerpen

- Mademoiselle Moustache: coffee bar plus lunch.
Paardenmarkt 21, 2000 Antwerpen 

-Reload: Pleasant restaurant for a really student friendly price.
Korte Winkelstraat 11, 2000 Antwerpen

-Kassa 4: well-known student bar and the most pleasurable in my opinion.
Ossenmarkt 21, 2000 Antwerpen

-Barnini: Coffee and bagels
Oude Vaartplaats 10, 2000 Antwerpen

-Witzli-Poetzli: A bright café in the shadow of our great OLV Kathedraal.
Blauwmoezelstraat 8, 2000 Antwerpen

- Baked: you know The Pie Hole from Pushing Daisies? Well, this is the version in Antwerp!
Paleisstraat 15, 2018 Antwerpen

Broer Bretel: espressobar near the museum MAS.
Nassaustraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen

Clubs

- Café Local: dance club with mainstream music, free entrance at Thursdays (18+).
Waalsekaai 25, 2000 Antwerpen

- Publik: dance club with R&B, dancehall, hip hop, etc. music, happy hour, free entrance at Thursdays (18+).
Lange Brilstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen

- Kissinger: the parties everyone is talking about. Changing locations and themes. AS approved!

- Trix: Music center. Rock concerts, dubstep parties (Untitled!) and many more.

- Petrol Club: Well hidden, but still one of the best clubs in Antwerp. If you are a reggae enthusiast, this is your place to be, but any other music lover will also have a great time in Petrol Club.
d’Herbouvillekaai 25, 2020 Antwerpen Zuid 

- Kavka: Youth Center. Always cheap, always lots of fun. Very accessible too.
Oudaan 14, 2000 Antwerpen 

Museums:

- Fotomuseum: photography (in the shop you can find all the lomography cameras!).
Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen (Near M HKA)

- M HKA: contemporary art (Jared Leto has recently been spotted here!).
Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen (Near FoMu)

- MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom): the largest museum in Antwerp. An extraordinary building too.
Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen

MoMu (ModeMuseum): the fashion museum of Antwerp which is in ‘De Modenatie’, the headquarters of FFI and the Fashion Department of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Nationalestraat 28, 2000 Antwerpen 

- Plantin-Moretus: The only printer and publisher from the 17th-18th century that was kept untouched in the whole world. Certainly worth a look!
Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen

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