After breakfast at the hotel, you will prepare your bags, check-out of the hotel and transfer to Antwerp, about a 1hr ride.
Upon arrival, you will meet your private guide and absorb the medieval majesty of the Market Square; gaze at the beauty of the buildings, the Baroque facades of the Cathedral of Our Lady and marvel at the outstanding architecture of Antwerp railway station.
For lunch, we recommend “Frites Atelier”. This snack bar called here “frietkot” is not the same as the others you can find in Belgium. Here, the recipes were invented by Sergio Herman renowned for having multiple restaurants with Michelin stars. In this one of a kind snack bar, you’ll enjoy perfectly fried fries with many different kinds of sauces developed by the chef. Or another option would be “Mercado”, the first real food market in Belgium. This iconic location is true foodie heaven, where you taste the latest culinary trends and food from all over Belgium and the world.
After lunch, continue touring with your guide visiting the MAS, and the museum which is always hosting several interesting temporary exhibitions. Take a trip to the rooftop where you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Antwerp. Continue to the nearby museum Rubens House, where the famous painter spent most of his lifetime.
Enjoy some free time shopping. Despite its modest size, shopping in Antwerp is an experience befitting the city’s status as an international fashion capital. Whatever your personal style, you can choose between the elegant offerings of major fashion houses, cutting-edge boutiques, small independent workshops, and outstanding, pace-setting concept stores.
For dinner, we recommend going to “Het Eilandje (The Island)”, Antwerp’s oldest port area surrounded by water. Today, port activity is more concentrated in the north, but the feeling of a port is still very much present, and this area is filled by trendy bars and restaurants. Another option would be “The Jane” a Michelin-starred gem recently voted the world’s most beautiful restaurant.