Antwerp, Belgium

Top 10 things to do and see in Antwerp

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The Hilton Antwerp hotel is set on Groenplaats, Antwerp's most famous town square and is surrounded by a variety of Antwerp attractions. Guests staying at the Hilton Antwerp hotel will find top attractions including Antwerp Zoo, the National Maritime Museum and the Cathedral of Our Lady on their doorstep. Visit the MAS Museum and Rubens House Museum or discover Antwerp’s best fashion retailers and the fashion museum. Located in the vibrant center of Antwerp, this hotel boasts easy access to Antwerp’s finest shops and restaurants and the exclusive Diamond District and Diamond Museum.

The Museum at the Scheldt (MAS)

The MAS museum located at the river Scheldt offers an impressive exhibition, topped with a stunning view over the city. The MAS is more than a museum. It also includes a Visible Storage, a museum square, contemporary art, a well-thought architecture, ... Mission statement: The MAS is a ground-breaking museum that tells the story of the people, the past, present and future of the city of Antwerp and the world. The MAS is more than a museum. It is a new city centre; a new meeting place where there is always something to see and do. As well as being a museum, the MAS is a striking monument in Antwerp.

Brewery De Koninck

Established in 1833 De Koninck is the only brewery in the famous city of Antwerp, it is the name of the brewery and also the name of its main product. De Koninck is Antwerp’s everyday beer. No other city in Belgium has such a close relationship with its local beer and no other city in Belgium has such a speciality beer to call its own. The De Koninck brewery has been renovated, expanded and modernized several times over the years but the pride, passion an craftsmanship of the original brewmasters has not been affected. Today, five generations later, the Van den Bogaert family maintains this noble tradition. The unique glass is known as a ‘bolleke’ in Antwerp the name is synonymous with De Koninck beer. In fact throughout the world the special ball shaped glass is linked to De Koninck. 

Antwerp Diamond City

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Let the beauty and history of Antwerp’s Diamond District impress you! Antwerp World Diamond Centre is not just a slogan. ‘Antwerp quality’ and ‘Antwerp cut’ are international trade terms synonymous with perfect processing and flawless beauty. Antwerp has a long and magnificent tradition as a diamond city. Since the 15th Century the city has played an important role in the diamond trade and industry. After the port, the diamond industry is the second pillar of commercial activities. Some 1,500 diamond companies are concentrated in the city centre. In less than one square kilometer nearby Central Station, more than half of all cut diamonds pass through a network of diamond cutting shops, diamond bourses and selling centers.


Further information

The Antwerp tourist office recommends the following areas: Central Station Area to visit central station and the city Zoo. The Diamond Area with the diamond museum.The historical city centre with lots of Musea (Rubenshome, Plantin en Moretus, Fashion museum); 5 monumental churches amongst which the Cathedral of our Lady; the Central Marketplace with the historical Town Hall and “The Steen” building along the river Schelde. The Area around the “little Island”, called “Het Eilandje” with the MAS (Museum At the River) and the Red Star Line museum. You can download a PDF with the Antwerp city map.

Contact details:

Didier Janssens | visitors centre
City of Antwerpen | Antwerpen Tourism & Congress 
Grote Markt 13 | 2000 Antwerpen 
tel + 32 3 232 01 03 (monday to Friday between 9:00–17:45)

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Hilton Old Town Congress and Convention Centre

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Located in the heart of historic Belgium, the Hilton Antwerp hotel offers the most central location in vibrant Antwerp on the popular Groenplaats and is an ideal base to discover the beautiful and historic city. Combining old-world charm and stylish sophistication, the Hilton Antwerp hotel overlooks the city’s historic town square and Belgium’s finest architecture. Discover Antwerp’s finest retailers and the largest diamond trading center in the world with ease from the Hilton Antwerp hotel. Enjoy Belgian cuisine at the hotel’s bistro-style Terrace Café and experience spectacular views of the Cathedral of Our Lady. Host an event in the stunning Belle Epoque Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the whole of Belgium or discuss business in one of the 13 meeting rooms. After exploring the stunning city of Antwerp, relax with a refreshing cocktail or a malt whisky at the nautical themed Maritime Bar or indulge in high tea served in the refined Lobby Lounge. Rejuvenate in the fitness center or retire to a comfortable guest room with 32-inch LCD TVs, WiFi and bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Upgrade to an Executive Room to enjoy access to the Executive Lounge with a private outdoor terrace overlooking the historic city. The Hilton Antwerp hotel also has a variety of stylish and spacious suites available, with separate dining and seating areas.

Hotel highlights:

  • Located on Groenplaats – historic town square in Antwerp city center
  • Only 20 minutes from Antwerp International Airport (Deurne)
  • Fitness center
  • Brasserie-style restaurant, Lobby Lounge, and Maritime Bar
  • Belle Epoque Ballroom, 13 meeting rooms and business center

Special rates:

We offer for all IFAD participants very interesting reduced rates (169 EUR for single room occupancy and 179 EUR for double room occupancy) compared to the actual standard rate of 239 EUR.

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