Antwerp is one of the most visited cities in Belgium. It has great nightlife, excellent shopping and lots of fashion. Shopping in Antwerp means wandering around the streets and historic houses. Nightlife is very hot in Antwerp and every tourist enjoys his or her trip there. Here are some tips for enjoying your Shopping, Fashion and Nightlife in Antwerp.
Shopping and Fashion– Shopping in Antwerp means wandering around the streets, past historic houses and beautiful shopping centers. The shopping zones in Antwerp are not saturated and city has fairly dozens of artistic designer shops and stores. Antwerp’s fashion life is regularly featured in the glossy magazines. At the MoMu or Fashion Museum, you can predict how the fashion has strutted through the years in this fabulous City. Academy Fashion Show is held in the fashion section of Royal Academy of Fine Arts, which is one of the best in the world. Fashion equals shopping and for a Die-hard Shopper, Antwerp has a lot to offer. The best shops in Antwerp can be found in the Meir Street. If it’s bargains you are after then do look for the signs in the shop windows indicating Solden (Sales). The winter sales tend to take place from 3rd – 31ST January annually.
Nightlife in Antwerp– Antwerp is now one of the hottest cities on the European Style map because of its great nightlife and a wide range of classy bars and restaurants to rival any city in Northern Europe. In Belgium, Antwerp’s night life is the most reputed in its class, so try and stay on a Friday or Saturday Night and enjoy a night out on the town. A string of internationally known fashion designers have put it well and truly on the style map and there are numbers of stylish bars, restaurants and clubs to enjoy. Pub brawls are common in this brilliant city because Belgians love to drink. You just have to choose between hosts of bars open any time day or night, from old styled beer halls serving your choice of Belgian beer to high tech bars who are well known for their elegant cocktails. Best night spots to visit are Den Engel, Kleine Bourla, Swing Caf, Sloppy Store, De Vagent, Kulminator, Soeki, Cafe Hopper, Red & Blue and Bar Tabac.
Do Not Miss Please – Hotel de Ville standing proudly in the Grote Market is worth watching with its ornate section, which features statutes of female figures: Justice, Prudence and the Virgin Mary. In the centre of the square, you’ll see the statue of Brabo, which tells the story of the legend that gave the city its name. He was killed by the young Brabo, who cut his hand off and tossed it into the river. This is why Antwerp is full of hand shaped biscuits and chocolates, which are surely in danger of losing a finger or two. You must try the moules-frites of course, accompanied by some Belgian Beer.