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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Museum
“The MAS is a huge museum with over 10 floors of exhibitions areas. You can always enter the building for free until 00.00 (apr-nov) and 22.00 (nov-mar) and get a 360° panoramic view of Antwerp on the rooftop. The design of the building is also one of the crazy architectural challenges Antwerp is experimenting with since the past decade. Around the MAS there are many restaurants and bars you can go to. The areas around the MAS are upcoming are getting really popular. You won’t miss the Yachts embarked there either ”
  • 221 locals recommend
Church
“As stunning as the cathedral is from the outside, the inside is equally impressive. A master piece of Gothic architecture, that houses some of the most famous paintings of Rubens in the world.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Rubens House is one of the most renowned artist's residences worldwide. nowned artist's residences worldwide. The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. The museum also has works on loan, as well as recent acquisitions and updates about works that are being restored.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Museum
“MOMU houses the largest collection of contemporary Belgian fashion in the world and stands out with its immersive fashion exhibitions. For the fashion lovers!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum of Modern Art, nearby the FOMU. They also have museum café with a roof terrace.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Belgian museum of photographie with a huge international collection. In the museum is also a great place to eat called Caldo. (=broth in spanish) They serve bone made broth made with love and care! Ancient wisdom in a mug! (Also vegan and vegetarian broth available)”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Red Star Line used to be a shipping line between Antwerp & New-York. It operated in the years 1871-1935 and carried about 2 million people to the land of opportunity. About a quarter of which were Jews driven out by Nazi Germany. Among them were a few famous people like Albert Einstein. The museum tells a story about the line itself and the passengers it carried.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Road
“Little street lined up with loads of antique / furniture / nicknack stores. Also open every Sunday from noon onwards.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Park
“In the middle of the city centre you can find a little bit of grass right here!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Plaza
“The square "Grote Markt" is the center of the historical center of Antwerp. It's a beautiful square with the town hall. Stroll around in the surrounding streets to see historic Antwerp.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fishbar in the "hip" south part of Antwerp. Lovely square (Marnixplaats)where the locals like to gather in the evening for a drink. Fiskebar has a great menu with organic veg, fresh "catch of the day fish" and an impressive wine menu. Go check it out in the weekend when the city of Antwerp comes alive!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Food
“Just as Choclate, Waffles and French fries, Belgium is also known for its beer. One of Antwerp’s city based breweries is still active today. You can visit/experience the iconic De Koninck brewery of Antwerp in an interactive way and learn how Belgian beers are brewed. At the end of the tour, lots of shops and restaurants can be found. The brewery is on a walking distance 2 blocks back on the Mechelsesteenweg 291.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“This might be the most iconic bar in Antwerp. It is a 3 floor bar in a unique 16th century building. Often there is live jazz music. This bar used to be home to some of Belgium's most legendary musicians and artists, some of which can still be found there today.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coolest coffee place around !! Great place to work as well, or to have a meeting. Very nearby!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Club right in the middle of the red light district of Antwerp. As the club attracts a wide audience, it's a pretty safe choice for a night out. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Road
“Together with the Nationalestraat, the center of the fashion district. De Kammenstraat has several smaller authentic clothing stores.”
  • 31 locals recommend