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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Zoo
“Next to the station in the city you will find the Antwerp Zoo. Enjoy the beauty of natures’ inhabitants and have a peaceful walk through the zoo. The Zoo has been around since 1843 making it the oldest Zoo in Belgium & one of the oldest zoo’s in the world. There are about 425 animal species to be found ranging from bears, apes, tigers and seals to reptiles, insects and birds. Entrance fee is about €28.”
  • 74 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.”
  • 57 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.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Famous Art Nouveau neighbourhood of Antwerp Cute squares surrounded by resto,bar, lunch possibilities ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Road
“Little street lined up with loads of antique / furniture / nicknack stores. Also open every Sunday from noon onwards.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Pub
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“Situated at the famous Dageraadplaats in the Zurenborg area, a gem for Jugendstil/Art nouveau aficionados. Located at Dageraadplaats 7, 2018 Antwerpen. Open Tue – Thur 11:30 – 3:00, Fri – Sat 12:00 – 5:00, Sun 12:00 – 00:00, Mon 11:30 – 3:00. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“In the middle of the city centre you can find a little bit of grass right here!”
  • 36 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.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“MOMBASA is an authentic Belgian beerbar with a cyclist theme , let's taste'!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Route
“One of the most beautifull streets in Antwerp. Easy to reach, near trainstation Antwerpen Berchem and not to far from Dageraadplaats, were you have nice café's and restaurants. ”
  • 34 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
Road
“Together with the Nationalestraat, the center of the fashion district. De Kammenstraat has several smaller authentic clothing stores.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located on the Shopping street ‘Meir’, the Stadsfeestzaal houses some shopping and food & drinks facilities. Its stunning golden interior is worth a picture and to wander around!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For those special occasions! Amazing food (2 Michelin stars) in an unique setting. Be sure to book a few months in advance”
  • 33 locals recommend