The Icarus Academy is located at the Schelde with a view of the old city of Antwerp. Via the pedestrian tunnel (walking distance from the Groenplaats) you will find Linkeroever, where you can walk along the water with a view of the old city up to the Icarus Academy, located just across the small marina. Antwerp has a lot to offer and worth discovering. Below we give you a selection.
Sir Anthony Van Dyck: http://www.siranthonyvandijck.be
The restaurant is an established value in Antwerp with high end qualitative cuisine in one of Antwerp's oldest streets. It's a party for the eyes and the taste buds to finish the evening stylishly.
Roji : http://roji.be/
Experience French-Japanese kitchen at its finest in the heart of historic Antwerp.
De Godevaart: http://www.degodevaart.be/
The Godevaart stands for authenticity. Begin with the authentic style elements that give the stylish interior charm. But above all: genuine products that form the basis of tasty dishes. The chef lets his creativity run freely and dares to surprise with product combinations and techniques.
If you want to spend a cozy evening in a typical Roman trattoria, surrounded by famous Italian actors from the 1950s and 60s, you have chosen well! The Roman chef Fabio Gambone and his team offer you the true Italian cuisine, always combined with an excellent glass of wine.
Chef Ingrid Neven and her team combine the best culinary influences from around the world. French, Italian and Japanese flavors are combined effortlessly. At Pazzo we would like to try something new without ignoring tradition and without complicated highlights but with first-class ingredients that burst of taste. And if you like to snuggle between the truffles, Pazzo will be known as a home of trust ...
Nice Italian restaurant on the “Suikerui” with different pizza and pasta dishes.
Izumi Restaurant has existed since 1978 and brings traditional Japanese cuisine to its original shape. Ed Balke, Amsterdammer of birth, got into Japanese culture and tradition at the end of the 1960s. Since 1996 he has been assisted by Takeaki Kato, a talented Sushi chef from Hiroshima.
De Bomma : http://www.restaurantdebomma.be/
Food at the Bomma, that means a simple, enjoyable kitchen with a tad of nostalgia. Here in the heart of Antwerp at the Suikerui you can enjoy ultimate comfort and Flemish classics as you love them the most. How? You combine your favorite ingredients as you wish and put together a meal of your choice. A homage to the folk kitchen and to your personal taste. Tradition can be innovative!
Plaasj Kaffee: http://www.plaasj.be/
Plaasj Kaffee is located near the Icarus Academy. Here you can go for a quick bite and typical mussels in the season on 'Sint-Anneke Beach'. Plaasj Kaffee Food & Drinks is a surprising, trendy place for gastronomes, thirsty throats, families and ... those who love the sun.
The eye-catcher is the orangerie where you have a fantastic view of the Schelde at any time.
Felix Pakhuis : http://felixpakhuis.nu/
Felix Pakhuis wants to be a hallmark of everything that concerns "better life" (eating, drinking, listening to music, reading books, playing, art, enjoying a nice talk for example ...). Felix Pakhuis is a house where 'the good life' can be experienced and consumed.
Breakfast and lunch:
Bourla : http://www.bourla.be/nl/
Café restaurant Bourla is housed in a majestic building on the equally beautiful Graanmarkt. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is pleasant, the prices affordable and the habitués are numerous. Young and old, businessmen and artists, shoppers and theater visitors ... all feel at home here, they have their own place, they eat their favorite dish. More and more people from outside the city find their way to the Graanmarkt, behind the Bourla Theater, and blend there effortlessly with the locals.
Dagelijks brood/ Le Pain Quotidien: http://www.lepainquotidien.be/
Le Pain Quotidien is a restaurant with mainly common tables, with simple, elegant recipes around sour dough bread, for all moments of the day ...
In the heart of the historic city of Antwerp you will find the upscale and beautifully designed Hotel Julien. This urban retreat offers guests an oasis of tranquillity in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Situated in two 16th century properties, the hotel has been lovingly restored and authentic features are effortlessly combined with contemporary furnishings to offer you every comfort.
Located in the heart of historic Belgium, the Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel offers a central location in Antwerp and is an ideal base to discover the beautiful and historic city. Combining old-world charm and stylish sophistication, this hotel in Antwerp overlooks the city’s historic town square and Belgium’s finest architecture. The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel has a variety of stylish and spacious suites available.
An elegant 17th century neo-roccoco patrician house has been transformed into a luxurious, contemporary hotel with 29 rooms. Hotel `t Sandt is ideally located in the heart of the historic center and close to the many stylish shops, the trendy south and the countless funky restaurants that Antwerp has. Our guests can enjoy our beautiful Italian courtyard garden and unique summer terrace with a view of the cathedral. If weather permits, you can also have breakfast outside. Our enthusiastic staff, through their informal and professional approach, ensure that you enjoy your stay in Antwerp in a relaxed way. Leave your car in our closed car park & discover our exciting city.
Hotel Rubens-Grote Markt is located on a quiet street, less than a 1-minute walk from the Grote Markt with its many restaurants and bars. It is located in the historic heart of this city, within walking distance of all major museums, the cathedral, shopping streets such as the Meir and the Groenplaats and various interesting antique shops.
In the middle of the artistic, trendy neighborhood of Het Zuid you will find Hampshire Hotel - O Sud Antwerp. Ideal for a nice weekend Antwerp, because the hotel is very centrally located: at the lively Leopold de Waelplaats with beautiful views of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. The South is the perfect nightlife venue thanks to its many hip cafés, bars and restaurants. And if you're looking for something else: the Grote Markt is just a 20-minute walk away.
De Witte Lelie: http://www.dewittelelie.be
Welcome to Small Luxury and Boutique Hotel The White Lily, built in the 17th century and located in the heart of Antwerp. With just 10 rooms & suites, a beautiful flower garden, 2 elegantly decorated salons with fireplace and the very intimate Bronze Bar, this hotel is an oasis of calm in a busy city with a chic yet homey atmosphere.
De Witte Nijl: http://www.dewittenijl.be/antwerpen/
A stylish romantic colonial African atmosphere, in a 19th century mansion with its authentic elements and contemporary comforts. Located in a quiet street in the center of Antwerp on the trendy 'South' with its numerous nice restaurants and terraces, close to the Museum of Fine Arts and within walking distance of the fashion district, the antique district and the historic center.
Velvet Lounge : http://www.velvetlounge.be/
Velvet Lounge is a concept based on American lounge bars. Think: red-fluted seats, muted light, heavy curtains, lounge music and cosmopolitans all the way. Velvet Lounge Dinner & Dance offers a gourmet overall concept. Dine in a unique setting with views of the old harbor and listened to by the best music from 23:00!
Cocktailbar Dogma : http://www.dogmacocktails.be/
Dogma opened it’s doors on the 21th of december 2013 and there have been great drinks and laughter ever since. We pride ourselves on making worldclass drinks from a menu which is a blent of classics, perfectly executed Tiki’s and signature drinks. All drinks are given to you in a retro industrial surrounding soaked in sex & rock ’n roll.
Cocktails at 9 : http://www.cocktailsatnine.be/
Under the watchful eye of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, in the heart of Antwerp's historic centre, is a stylish and cozy cocktail bar in a more than 200 year old building. With great passion, the creative bartenders make delicious cocktails filled with a wealth of fresh ingredients. You can also go for a glass of quality champagne and some exclusive brands of whiskey and cognac. For sultry summer evenings there are two cozy terraces and during a rainy autumn day the seat for the fireplace is the favorite place to sit.
Divin by Sepi : http://www.divinbysepi.be/
In Divin, the concept of the absolute essence of delicious tables is being used here. For the delicious wines, damn good food and a nice atmosphere they take care of. You can order with them whatever you want, without any obligation. Whoever loves wine and food will feel at home right away at our bar or at a cozy table
Sips : http://sips-cocktails.eu/
December 2000, SIPS Bar is a fact. After 12 years at sea, Manuels dream becomes reality. On the Antwerp South, in the shadow of the Waterpoort, he opens an exclusive cocktail bar without any form of publicity. 'Sips' refers to the careful sipping, tasting an extraordinary drink. Within a few months, SIPS grows into a unique business where service, quality and use of Premium Labels are absolute priority. Manuel makes a thousand cocktails according to the original recipe. Recipes date back to 1790 ...
It is therefore not surprising that a demanding clientele from within and abroad soon finds the way to this exceptional bar.
Kathedraal : firstname.lastname@example.org
The MAS is more than a museum. It is an impressive warehouse in the middle of the bustling district, the island “het Eilandje”. A walk boulevard with meter-high glass sections leads you 60 meters high. On each floor a new story about Antwerp, the river, the port and the world will be awaiting you. The collection of 500,000 pieces of museums gives you a refreshing view of the city and its long-standing contacts with the world in permanent and varied exhibits. And all the way up, on the 10th floor, you enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the city, harbor and stream.
The Rubenshuis has a lot to offer. In addition to the permanent presentation, there are also temporary exhibitions, the building, an extensive collection, ...
The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp is a museum of modern art and contemporary art in Antwerp. The M HKA is housed in a converted and extensive grain silo from 1926 at the Waalsekaai 47.
Mode museum: https://www.momu.be/
ModeMuseum Province of Antwerp, the former Provincial Costume and Textile Museum in Oelegem, has been located in the center of Antwerp in the Antwerp-Fashion Nation building since 2002.
Every Saturday from 8h00 to 16h00 there is a market at the Oudevaartplaats, at the Stadsschouwburg of Antwerp. This Saturday market is also known as the Foreigners market. The foreigners market thanks its name to the many exotic vegetables and fruits you can buy here. In addition to Turkish, Moroccan and Southern specialties, you will also find local products.
Every Sunday from 8h00 to 13h00 there is the famous bird market in Antwerp. This is originally due to the poultry that you can buy. But beside the poultry you will find stalls with clothes, household items and especially a lot of sweets. From 28/3 to 31/10 you can go there from 8 to 14 hours. In the winter months, the marketers close an hour earlier. The Theaterplein, the Graanmarkt and the Oudevaartplaats can accommodate 730 stands. The cozy atmosphere of the market continues on the surrounding terraces.
Kloosterstraat en Leopoldstraat:
ozy streets full of antique and art shops. Also open on Sundays.
De Wilde Zee
The Chocolate Line - Paleis op de Meir: http://www.thechocolateline.be/nl/
Mercado – foodtruck market: http://www.super-mercado.be/
In the heart of Antwerp, at the crossroads of the historic city center, the fashion district and the shopping streets, you will find (Super) Mercado. The first real food market in Belgium with space for events and culture.
With examples like the Torvehallerne in Copenhagen, London Food Hall and Mercado San Miguel in Madrid they introduce the concept of the indoor food markets and their festive, southern market atmosphere to Antwerp. The former post office at the Groenplaats creates a mecca of food culture, a unique place rich in history.