We live in a beautiful city with great architecture, first-class food and the best shopping in Belgium. You could spend weeks in Antwerp and still discover something new and exciting every day. If you are short on time we have put together a list of highlights for you to make sure you see the very best of what Antwerp has to offer:<:p> Breakfast Get your day off to a good start with a healthy and wholesome breakfast before you even leave your hotel. At the Astoria ...

We are so lucky to live in this beautiful vibrant town and even luckier to share it with so many creative and innovative people. This year we have so much to look forward to. There are so many events happening we can’t fit them all in but here are our highlights; Antwerp Elrow Town This year, the annual Summerfestival is being replaced by the Spanish sensation Elrow Town. This festival promises to bring laug...

Friends enjoying a drink in Antwerp

We at Astoria Hotel Antwerp have selected 6 events in 2018 that will make your visit to Antwerp even more special. 1. Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires Antwerp is a baroque city. Without a doubt the most pronounced baroque city of the Low Countries. During 'Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires', the city takes a bold and lavish program that makes old and new Baroque come together. Expect top-notch performances, concerts, theatre performances, walks and much more. Cult...

Tulips in a field

On Saturday 20th of January: It’s National Tulip Day. It marks the beginning of the tulip season, and while this might be more of a big deal for our friends in the Netherlands, it will be marked here in Antwerp too, with a tulip garden on Astridplein where you may pick one bunch of tulips for free, between 1pm -4.30pm. On Sunday 21th of January: Two events at Permeke library today: the first is the regular “boekenplein” (second hand books, graphic novels, ...

Mulled wine at Christmas market in Antwerp

Days are getting colder and, chimneys are getting hotter and people are starting to put up their Christmas trees. This can only mean one thing: Winter is almost in town! And what better place to celebrate this season than in Antwerp? The Christmas market Winter is almost here, which means the Christmas market is starting almost again! You can visit the Christmas market from Saturday the 9th of December till Sunday the 7th of January. The market is at a lot of places, lik...