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Things to do in Borgerhout

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Park Spoor Noord became one of the most popular places in Antwerp. It’s used by citizens, athletes, associations, tourists ... but there’s enough space for all of them. At Park Spoor Noord you can lose some energy, work out or enjoy the space. There’s a basketballcourt, petanque court, a table tennis table, a grassfield to play frisbee or badminton. Skaters will enjoy the seamless skatebowl and fullpipe. There are also some public barbecues. Be on time if you want to use one of them!”
  • 89 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the world is one the most popular attractions in Antwerp. With an animal population of over 5,000 and more than 950 different species, it attracts about one million visitors each year.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Famous Art Nouveau neighbourhood of Antwerp Cute squares surrounded by resto,bar, lunch possibilities ”
  • 65 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
Cinema
“Wanna see a movie, check the latest concert of your favorite band in this glorious antique movietheatre, you definitely have to visit the ROMA, if it is not for what is taking place inside, then just make sure you didn't miss the building.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“MOMBASA is an authentic Belgian beerbar with a cyclist theme , let's taste'!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the first bars opened in our neighborhood is BAR LEON, the best place to enjoy the sun on their terrace with a view on the square, sipping a homemade lemonade, enjoying a live DJ from time to time...”
  • 42 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
Beach Bar
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“Only open from April till October! The best place to go to when the sun is shining. Fresh pizzas and other good stuff in the park. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Are you ready to rock? Trix hosts shows of upcoming bands and artists from all over the world. Because the concert venue is an NGO tickets are very reasonably priced.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Antwerps Sportpaleis (English: Antwerp's Sport Palace), also called Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Sportpaleis Merksem or simply the Sportpaleis, is an arena in Antwerp. It is a multipurpose hall where concerts, sporting events, festivals and fairs are organized. The arena was built for sport, especially track cycling, but there is now little sport there, an exception being the Diamond Games tennis. It is the largest indoor venue in Europe.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“CAFE DE KROON a so called typical 'brown pub'...come and discover yourself what that means! Check out there live gig-calendar!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“PLAZA REAL is a nightly musicbar by Klaas Janzoons, musician of the famous Belgian band Deus. It is there since long before Borgerhout became a hipster spot.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nice coffeebar MOKKAKAPOT, don't miss their small concerts, little expo's and the superdelicious 'bokes'!”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach Bar
“Only open from April till October! The best place to go to when the sun is shining. Fresh pizzas and other good stuff in the park. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Within walking distance! Only 5 minutes away! Supergood Seafood, small, cosy, awesome place. Don't forget to make reservations. Not super cheap, not very expensive. Must-do!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“The Veranda Restaurant is just down the street and has a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere and offers a great dining experience.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“If you like falafel, try this long-standing falafel icon in Antwerp! Go there for a quick bite, as it ain't fancy, for which it makes up with great tastes!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizza in the neighborhood of Zurenborg. Look at beautiful buildings all day, have a beer on the Dageraadplaats, and then stuff yourselves with legit pizza at Orso.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch. Nice light, spacious corner café near the Dageraadplaats. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is for the Indian food lover! This is Indian food, just like in India ( we've travelled a lot to Inia and never found an authentic place like this one in Antwerp before). The buffet ( only 10€!) is great, but you can also order a la carte, plenty of choices! Very popular place! Walk-in but during weekends if more than 2, reserve (or wait)”
  • 17 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Classic, high-quality food in a casual setting. Try the vol-au-vent! Make sure to call ahead.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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