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Where to Stay in Antwerp: Best Areas & Hotels

Looking for the best areas to stay in Antwerp? From its quaint Old Town to fashion forward Sint-Andries and the modern Docklands, these are the best districts and hotels in the city.

Where to Stay in Antwerp, Belgium - Best Areas & Hotels for First-Time Visitors

Nicknamed the “Diamond City”, Antwerp (Antwerpen in Flemish) is the largest city in Flanders and the second-largest in Belgium. Located on the banks of the Scheldt River, Antwerp is known for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife and status as a major port city. If you’re looking for the best areas to stay in Antwerp, you’ve come to the right place.


The city is home to various famous attractions, from the bustling Grote Markt square to the impressive MAS Museum. Antwerp is also known for its many art galleries, vibrant nightlife, and famous Red Light District. With its unique blend of cosmopolitan flair and traditional charm, Antwerp is an ideal destination for a city break. Thanks to its incredible diversity of attractions, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Here, you can find everything from world-renowned luxury and boutique hotels to budget-friendly hostels and cheap accommodations.

Antwerp’s atmosphere is unique, and the city has something to offer everyone. From the bustling streets of the city centre to the tranquil parks and gardens, Antwerp is alive with energy and culture.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a cultural experience, keep reading this article to learn more about the best areas to stay in Antwerp, Belgium.


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The Best Areas to Stay in Antwerp: A Summary

If you don’t have time to read the article in full, this is a quick summary of our recommended areas in Antwerpen. Keep reading to find out more about each of these quarters.


What’s the Best Area to Stay in Antwerp?

Located in the heart of the city, Antwerp City Centre is home to a good portion of the attractions, museums, and hotels in the Flemish port town
Located in the heart of the city, Antwerp City Centre is home to many attractions, museums, and hotels in the Flemish port town. Our favourite hotel in this area is the Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp (pictured).

The best area to stay in Antwerp is the City Centre. Conveniently (and confusingly) named “Antwerp District”, this is especially true if it’s your first visit. Antwerp’s City Centre has many attractions, including the Grote Markt, Ruben’s House, and Museum aan de Stroom. This massive area is also where most of the best-rated hotels are located.

Find available accommodation in Antwerp City Centre.

Best Hotels in Antwerp District (City Centre)


Where to Stay in Antwerp for Sightseeing

Home to gorgeous ancient buildings, Antwerp's Historisch Centrum is the place to go to experience the history of this Flemish city
Home to gorgeous ancient buildings, Antwerp’s Historisch Centrum is the place to go to experience the history of this Flemish city. Our favourite hotel here is the Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie

As mentioned above, Antwerp District is the best location for visitors to this Flemish city. That said, This is a massive area filled with quarters with different atmospheres and attractions. These are some of the most exciting areas to stay in Antwerpen:

  • Centred around the beautiful Grote Markt, the Historisch Centrum (Historical Centre) is the quintessential Antwerp district for tourists looking for culture and sightseeing. Some of the attractions in this lovely quarter include the Cathedral of Our Lady, Plantin-Moretus Museum and the Diamantmuseum. The Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie and Hotel Diamonds and Pearls are great accommodations here.
  • Sint-Andries is Antwerp’s fashion hub. This compact and central district is home to the city’s thriving fashion industry and hosts many local designer boutiques, as well as the Fashion Museum. Hotel National Antwerp is a property worth checking out.
  • The Central Station area is perhaps the most convenient if you plan to visit other Flemish cities like Bruges or Ghent. Not only that, but the gorgeous station is an attraction on its own right. Our favourite hotel here is the NH Collection Antwerp Centre.
  • Antwerp’s main shopping boulevard, Meir, is packed with high-street and upscale shops, lovely restaurants and elegant buildings. The best hotel in this area is the Hilton Antwerp Old Town.
  • Antwerp’s world famous Diamond District is home to-you guessed it-lots and lots of diamond shops, high-end jewelry boutique and many less reputable retailers. Our top hotel here is the Qstay Good Living Apartments.
  • North of the old town, the Het Eilandje is a testament to Antwerp’s maritime tradition. Here, you’ll find famous attractions such as the Red Star Line Museum and the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS). The best-rated hotel in the area is the Holiday Inn Express Antwerpen City North.

The Best Areas for Tourists in Antwerp: District by District

Antwerp is divided into nine different deelgemeenten (districts), further subdivided into dozens of smaller quarters. From a tourist’s standpoint, however, most attractions and hotels are found in the (confusingly named) aforementioned Antwerpen District, with few exceptions (unless you want to explore the surrounding natural area). Since the centermost quarters have different attractions and hotels, we decided to highlight a few areas within it separately. These are the best areas to stay in Antwerp:

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1. Historisch Centrum: Best Location in Antwerp for Sightseeing

Located in the city's heart, the Historisch Centrum is the Flemish city's historic, cultural and commercial epicentre
Antwerp Historisch Centrum Accommodation Map

Home to the cathedral, the Historic City Centre is the best location for tourists in Antwerp
Home to the cathedral, the Historic City Centre is the best location for tourists in Antwerp
Het Steen Fortress is one of the most popular attractions in Antwerp
Het Steen Fortress is one of the most popular attractions in Antwerp
The Historic City Centre is the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium
The Historic City Centre is the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium

Located in the city’s heart, the Historisch Centrum is the Flemish city’s historic, cultural and commercial epicentre.

    Why is this the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium:
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Heart of the city
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Grote Markt
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Lovely architecture
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Het Steen Castle
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Shopping and nightlife streets
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Plantin-Moretus Museum
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Pedestrianised streets
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Ferry services
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Best area for sightseeing
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Best-rated hotels in the city

Antwerp’s Historic City Centre is the perfect place to stay for first-time travelers to Antwerp. Its convenient location in the city’s heart and next to the the Scheldt River makes it a great home base for exploring, dining, going out, and finding accommodation.

The whole area is centred around the Grote Markt, a lively market square dating back to the 13th century. It is home to the 16th century City Hall, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and many beautiful guild houses. In the middle of the square you can admire Brabo’s fountain, which tells the story of the city’s foundation myth.

Legend has it that a mythical giant called Antigoon lived near the Scheldt and would charge a toll from those trying to cross. Those who refused would get their hands cut off and thrown into the river. A local hero, Brabo, defeated the giant and threw his hand in the Scheldt. Hence the name Antwerpen from Dutch hand werpen (hand-throwing).

Antwerp’s Grote Markt and its surrounding streets are lined with cafés, bars and restaurants with terraces, making it an excellent area for nightlife and food.

Not far, Het Steen fortress, a historical tourist attraction, is home to the city’s main visitor’s centre and a ferry terminal. Meanwhile, the Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp is a 14th-century Gothic-style church home to an impressive collection of artwork by the likes of Peter Paul Rubens, Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos.

Other attractions in the area include the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Museum Vleeshuis, Museum De Reede and the beautiful Saint Charles Borromeo Church.

As it couldn’t be otherwise, Antwerp’s Historisch Centrum is home to some of the best-rated hotels in town. While most of the properties around this historical area can be expensive, some deals can definitely be found, particularly in the low season.

Antwerp’s Oude Stad is very pedestrian-friendly, as many of its small medieval streets are completely closed to traffic. To get to other districts (or the Central Train Station), several metro and tram stations can be reached within five minutes or less.

Best Hotels in Antwerp Historisch Centrum

Sapphire House Antwerp, Autograph Collection
Best 5-star hotel
Sapphire House Antwerp, Autograph Collection

Conveniently located in Antwerp, Sapphire House Antwerp, Autograph Collection offers air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a garden. Boasting room service, this property welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace. Guests can have a drink at the bar.

Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie
Best 4-star hotel
Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie

Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie is a small boutique hotel in Antwerp’s centre. There is free Wi-Fi and a terrace with a romantic garden.

Citybox Antwerp
Best 3-star hotel
Citybox Antwerp

Situated in Antwerp, 400 m from De Keyserlei, Citybox Antwerp features a spacious green back yard. The property is close to Astrid Square Antwerp, Meir and Antwerp Zoo. Some rooms at the property have a balcony with a city view.

Hotel Urban Dreams
Best budget hotel
Hotel Urban Dreams

This budget boutique hotel offers rooms in the centre of Antwerp, only a 5-minute walk from the Grote Markt. Urban Dreams includes free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, and guests can enjoy complimentary tea or coffee in the kitchen area throughout the day.

Aplace Antwerp boutique flats & hotel rooms
Best tourist apartments
Aplace Antwerp Boutique Flats & Hotel Rooms

These suites and apartments are located in Anwerp’s fashion district. Aplace Antwerp boutique flats & hotel rooms offers modern accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Historic Grand Place is just a 4-minute walk.

Charming Suites Jan Zonder Vrees
Best B&B
Charming Suites Jan Zonder Vrees

Situated in Antwerp, 400 m from the Cathedral of Our Lady, Charming Suites Jan Zonder Vrees features air-conditioned accommodation, free WiFi, and a shared lounge.

Antwerp City Hostel
Best hostel
Antwerp City Hostel

Located in Antwerp and with Cathedral of Our Lady reachable within 100 metres, Antwerp City Hostel provides concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar.


2. Meir: Best Location for Shopping

Meir, Antwerp's main shopping street, is also one of the city's liveliest spots and a great area for tourists
Meir Accommodation Map

The Boerentoren is a landmark high-rise in Antwerp
The Boerentoren is a landmark high-rise in Antwerp
Meir is an upscale shopping and entertainment area in Antwerp
Meir is an upscale shopping and entertainment area in Antwerp
Stadsfeestzaal, Antwerp
Stadsfeestzaal, Antwerp

Meir, Antwerp’s main shopping street, is also one of the city’s liveliest spots and a great area for tourists.

    Why is this the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium:
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Very central location
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Walking distance to attractions and Centraal Station
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Shopping area
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Great hotels
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Entertainment & restaurants
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Stadsfeestzaal
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Great public transport connections

The beautiful Meir Quarter is one of the busiest and liveliest areas of the city. It’s known as an excellent shopping destination which features both local stores and global brands.

With a bustling atmosphere and plenty of shops, restaurants and attractions, Meir is one of the best areas to stay in Antwerp.

Here, you can find shopping streets with plenty of opportunities to purchase Belgian chocolate or traditional Flemish lace. The Meir Quarter also boasts some of the best restaurants in the city, from top-rated Italian eateries to local seafood favorites.

Stadsfeestzaal is a unique landmark in the Meir area. Originally built in 1908, it suffered a devastating fire on December 27, 2000, leaving the building in ruins. However, after several years of renovations, the iconic venue is being brought back to its original grandeur. Since then, the building has been transformed into a shopping centre, with dozens of stores and cafés.

The Meir area is a great place to stay as it’s close to many attractions and public transport options, making it an ideal base for exploring the rest of Antwerp.

Best Hotels in Meir, Antwerp

Raphael Suites by Smartflats
Best 5-star hotel
Raphael Suites by Smartflats

Raphael Suites by Smartflats offers self-catering accommodation units in the centre of Antwerp. This property is provided with free access to wireless internet.

YAYS Antwerp Opera
Best 4-star hotel
YAYS Antwerp Opera

Set in Antwerp, 300 m from De Keyserlei and 600 m from Astrid Square Antwerp, YAYS Antwerp Opera offers city views and free WiFi.

B&B HOTEL Antwerpen Centrum
Best 3-star hotel
B&B HOTEL Antwerpen Centrum

B&B HOTEL Antwerpen Centrum in Antwerp features 3-star accommodation with a terrace and a bar. Featuring a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.

Holiday Inn Express Antwerp - City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Best budget hotel
Holiday Inn Express Antwerp – City Centre, an IHG Hotel

Boasting a shared lounge and a bar, Holiday Inn Express Antwerp – City Centre, an IHG Hotel, is set in Antwerp. All rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a shower, complimentary toiletries and a desk.

Smartflats Design - Avenue
Best tourist apartments
Smartflats Design – Avenue

Located 200 m from De Keyserlei, Qstay Good Living Apartments offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.


3. Theaterbuurt: Best Location for Entertainment & Nightlife

Enjoying a very central location, Theaterbuurt is one of the best areas to stay in Antwerpen
Theaterbuurt Accommodation Map

Boasting great shopping, culture and nightlife, Theaterbuurt has it all
Boasting great shopping, culture and nightlife, Theaterbuurt has it all
Stadsschouwburg Antwerp, Theaterbuurt
Stadsschouwburg Antwerp, Theaterbuurt
Rubenshuis, Antwerp, Belgium
Rubenshuis, Antwerp, Belgium

Enjoying a very central location, Theaterbuurt is one of the best areas to stay in Antwerp.

    Why is this the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium:
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Very central location
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Walking distance to many attractions and Centraal Station
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Ruben’s Museum
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Best nightlife
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Theatres and entertainment venues
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Cocktail bars & terraces

The Theaterbuurt (Theatre Quarter) is a great area to stay for anyone wanting to be near the action. This quaint but lively quarter is located south of the Old Town and offers a wealth of restaurants, bars, and, you guessed it, theatres.

Theaterbuurt is home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings and attractions, such as the Maagdenhuis Museum, the Plantentuin Botanical Gardens, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, and the House of Rubens.

Located in the district’s heart, Theaterplein is surrounded by cultural institutions, including the Stadsschouwburg and Arenberg concert venues and the Bourla, Elckerlyc and Hetpaleis theatres. Moreover, the square also hosts Antwerp’s famous Saturday Market.

If it’s high-end shopping you’re after, Theaterbuurt, particularly around Leopoldstraat, is home to some of Antwerp’s most upscale boutiques, including famous names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Longchamp.

The best part? Theaterbuurt is also ideally located halfway between Meir shopping street, the Diamond and Fashion districts, and the Old Town, making it a very convenient Antwerp area to stay.

Best Hotels in Theaterbuurt, Antwerp

Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Best 5-star hotel
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in Antwerp. This property’s facilities include room service, a concierge service, and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel provides an indoor pool, hammam and a 24-hour front desk.

Theater Hotel
Best 4-star hotel
Theater Hotel

Set in the old theater district of Antwerp, this hotel features a restaurant with modern world cuisine. Theater Hotel includes free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and is set a 15-minute walk from Antwerp Central Train Station.

Smartflats Design - Rubens
Best 3-star hotel
Smartflats Design – Rubens

Smartflats Design – Rubens is located in the Antwerp District district of Antwerp, 1.2 km from Antwerp Central Station and 400 m from Meir. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

ibis Antwerpen Centrum
Best budget hotel
ibis Antwerpen Centrum

In Antwerp’s historical and cultural heart, the ibis offers functional accommodation with free WiFi and a cozy lounge bar. Meir Shopping District is just a 250 m walk away. Hotel ibis Antwerpen Centrum provides a 24-hour front desk.


4. Sint-Andries (Fashion District): Best Location for Fashionistas & Foodies

Home to the Fashion Museum and many designer boutiques, Sint Andries is an upscale shopping destination in Antwerp
Sint Andries Accommodation Map

Sint Andries is an upscale area packed with boutiques & restaurants
Sint Andries is an upscale area packed with boutiques & restaurants
Fashion District, Antwerp
Fashion District, Antwerp
Sint-Annatunnel entrance
Sint-Annatunnel entrance

Home to the Fashion Museum and many designer boutiques, Sint-Andries is an upscale shopping destination in Antwerp.

    Why is this the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium:
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Very central location
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Walking distance to most attractions
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Fashion Museum
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Flagship boutiques & local designer shops
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Lovely restaurants
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Upscale district
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Cocktail bars & terraces

Besides its massive port and diamond industry, Antwerp is renowned as a major European fashion capital and has long inspired fashion designers and shopaholics.

In the 1980s, six unknown fashion design students from the Royal Academy of Antwerp made their mark in the fashion world with their ground-breaking designs. This group was later known as the ‘Antwerp Six’ and helped to catapult Antwerp into the international spotlight. They were celebrated for their bold and innovative designs that pushed the boundaries of fashion. The Antwerp Six consists of Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, Marina Yee, Dirk Bikkembergs and Dries Van Noten. Their work shaped the future of fashion and led to Antwerp becoming a major player in the fashion world.

The Sint-Andries Quarter is regarded as Antwerp’s fashion district, and contains clothing stores, a fashion museum and several workshops.

This area is ideal for travellers to stay during their visit to the city. It has a vibrant atmosphere and is conveniently located near many of the major attractions and sights of the city. The narrow cobbled streets lined with boutique stores, quaint cafes and art galleries set the tone for a delightful sightseeing experience. It is easy to get lost in the street art and vibrant culture of Sint-Andries, providing some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Sint-Andries is home to several boutique hotels and self-catering properties.

Best Hotels in Antwerp’s Fashion District

Hotel Colvenier
Best 4-star hotel
Hotel Colvenier

Located in Antwerp and with Plantin-Moretus Museum reachable within 300 metres, Hotel Colvenier provides a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site.

Hotel National Antwerp
Best 3-star hotel
Hotel National Antwerp

Hotel National is located in Antwerp’s fashion district, opposite the Fashion Museum in the old part of the city. Market Square is just a 5-minute walk away. The hotel offers free WiFi.

Hotel1875
Best budget hotel
Hotel1875

Situated conveniently in Antwerp, Hotel1875 features rooms with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Luxury Suites Ambassador
Best tourist apartments
Luxury Suites Ambassador

Providing city views and free WiFi, Luxury Suites Ambassador provides accommodation conveniently set in Antwerp, within a short distance of Plantin-Moretus Museum, Groenplaats Antwerp and Rubenshuis.


5. Centraal Station: Best-Connected Area in Antwerp & Best Location for Families

Antwerpen Centraal Station is one of the busiest railway hubs in the country and a very convenient location to stay in Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerpen Centraal Accommodation Map

Antwerp Central Train Station offers connections to most cities in Belgium
Antwerp Central Train Station offers connections to most cities in Belgium
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
Chocolate Nation is one of the largest chocolate museums in Europe
Chocolate Nation is one of the largest chocolate museums in Europe

Antwerpen Centraal Station is one of the busiest railway hubs in the country and a very convenient location to stay in Antwerp, Belgium.

    Why is this the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium:
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Very central location
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Walking distance to most attractions
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Centraal Station
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Chocolate Nation
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Diamond District & Chinatown
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Antwerp Zoo
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Best public transport connections

Located in the city centre, Antwerpen Centraal Station is the hub of the region’s public transportation system. This train hub connects Antwerp to most cities and towns in Belgium, as well as many places in Holland (including Amsterdam and Rotterdam) and Paris. The station is easily accessed from the Old Town by bus and tram, making it a very convenient place to stay in Antwerp.

Built in 1905, the building is a stunning example of Flemish Art Nouveau architecture; featuring ornately decorated vaulted ceilings and an intricately designed facade, the station has been topping the list of the most beautiful railway stations in the world for years. It is a tourist attraction in its own right.

Right next to the station, the Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, dating back to 1843. It is home to over 7,000 animals from all over the world, including polar bears, giraffes, tigers, and gibbons. The zoo is renowned for its conservation efforts, and it has its research and education facilities.

Across the square lies Chocolate Nation. Considered the largest museum dedicated to Belgian chocolate, the interactive attractions offers a journey through the history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about the production of chocolate and its various uses and sample different types of Belgian chocolates.

Thanks to attractions such as Chocolate Nation and the Zoo, the Antwerp Centraal Station area is the best location for families travelling with children.

Best Hotels near Antwerp Central Station

NH Collection Antwerp Centre
Best 4-star hotel
NH Collection Antwerp Centre

Set in Antwerp, NH Collection Antwerp Centre offers accommodation with a garden, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi.

Hampton By Hilton Antwerp Central Station
Best 3-star hotel
Hampton By Hilton Antwerp Central Station

Situated right next to Antwerp Central Station and 200 m from the convention centre and Antwerp Zoo, Hampton By Hilton Antwerp Central Station provides complimentary breakfast and spacious rooms with free WiFi.

Astoria Hotel Antwerp
Best budget hotel
Astoria Hotel Antwerp

Astoria Hotel is set in the middle of Antwerp’s Diamond District, next to the city park. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and on-site shops. The Central Train Station is a 6-minute walk.

Qstay Good Living Apartments
Best tourist apartments
Qstay Good Living Apartments

Located 200 m from De Keyserlei, Qstay Good Living Apartments offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.


6. Het Eilandje Docklands: Best Location for Long Stays in Antwerp

Located north of the city centre, the Eilandje district mixes striking modern architecture and old harbour charm
Eilandje Accommodation Map

The super modern Museum aan de Stroom is the most famous attraction in Antwerp's Eilandje district
The super modern Museum aan de Stroom is the most famous attraction in Antwerp’s Eilandje district
Het Eilandje is packed with hipster bars and restaurants
Het Eilandje is packed with hipster bars and restaurants
Het Eilandje is the new business district in Antwerp
Het Eilandje is the new business district in Antwerp

Located north of the city centre, the Eilandje district mixes striking modern architecture and old harbour charm.

    Why is this the best area to stay in Antwerp, Belgium:
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Fairly central
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Antwerp’s bohemian quarter
  • [icon name=”check-square”]MAS Museum
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Red Star Line Museum
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Budget accommodation
  • [icon name=”check-square”]New business district
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Lots of self-catering accommodation
  • [icon name=”check-square”]Best area for long stays

Located on the banks of the Scheldt River, Het Eilandje is considered one of the city’s most desirable areas to stay in.

This area has a distinct maritime tradition that sets it apart from much of the rest of the city. Home to the city’s port, the district has gone through a transformation in the past few decades to see it become one of the city’s most modern neighbourhoods.

Het Eilandje is located in the northwest corner of Antwerp and is known for its vibrant atmosphere, breathtaking views of the river, and many attractions. Among the must-see sites in Het Eilandje are the MAS Museum and the Red Star Line Museum.

Besides its maritime and cultural landmarks, Eilandje has become one the city’s business hubs, with several modern office and residential highrises built along its docks and canals, particularly around Londenstraat.

While this area is slightly less central than the ones mentioned above, it is still reachable on foot from the city centre in just 20 to 30 minutes. It is also well-connected to the rest of the city by Tram line 24.

When it comes to accommodation, Het Eilandje has a few budget and mid-range hotels to choose from, as well as dozens of self-catering accommodations and serviced apartments.

Best Hotels in Het Eilandje, Antwerp

Holiday Inn Express Antwerpen City North, an IHG Hotel
Best 3-star hotel
Holiday Inn Express Antwerpen City North, an IHG Hotel

Offering a view of the Museum aan de Stroom, Holiday Inn Express Antwerpen is set near the harbour of Antwerp, in a neighborhood with many restaurants. The city centre is a 7-minute drive away, and the Red Star Line Museum is a 1 km walk from the hotel.

prizeotel Antwerp-City
Best budget hotel
prizeotel Antwerp-City

Set in Antwerp, prizeotel Antwerp-City offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi, and a bar. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space.

London Tower Apartments - Antwerp
Best tourist apartments
London Tower Apartments – Antwerp

London Tower Apartments – Antwerp has river views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Antwerp, less than 1 km from MAS Museum Antwerp.

B&B Suites FEEK
Best B&B
B&B Suites FEEK

Suites@FEEK is a B&B set in a historic building just outside Antwerp’s old centre and 350 m from MAS Museum. It offers newly renovated rooms with private spa baths and flat-screen TVs.


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