Welcome to the exciting new Blog for the Astoria Antwerp hotel. Antwerp is a vibrant city with magnificent architecture, excellent shopping, inspiring arts, delicious dining and cosmopolitan nightlife, there is so much happening and to see and do we decided to create this Blog and let you know all about it.
For centuries Antwerp has been at the hub of the worlds diamond trade and “Antwerp quality” is an international trade term for the perfectly processed stones the city is so rightly proud to produce. Take time to visit some of the amazing showrooms, exhibitions or tours and see the fascinating history and sparkling Antwerp diamonds for yourself.
Our central location, just couple of minutes walk from the Central Railway station, makes us the ideal base for exploring this fascinating city and we’ll be posting details of the very best Antwerp hotel deals right here on the Blog so be sure to visit us regularly or subscribe to the RSS feed.
The Antwerp music scene is vibrant and dynamic with a great electro scene headed by emerging artists such as Keatch. The legendary club Café d’Anvers, located in a converted 16th century church, is a temple for electric showcasing the latest talent and attracting the biggest names for music for over twenty years.
Antwerp and fashion go hand in hand and the Royal Academy is widely accepted as the leading school for fashion designers in Europe producing some of the greatest designers of recent times. The philosophy of the Academy is the expression of the emotions of our times and designers the interpretations produce dazzling works. Fashionistas will find cutting edge trends on the streets, in the bars and clubs and in the stores across Antwerp.
Royal Antwerp FC is the oldest club in Belgium and the fist to register with the Belgian FA in 1900. The team is twinned with Manchester United, often taking younger players on loan to give them an opportunity to play with the first team. The last time Belgium had a team in the European Cup Final was 1993 but we’re proud to say that at least that team was Royal Antwerp FC and we hope to see them back soon.
Discover Antwerps sparkling cultural and artistic life through the dazzling array of museums, galleries, theatres and concert venues. With so many amazing works of the cities famous artistic citizens you’ll be spoilt for choice but you can find out more about Antwerp attractions by following the link.
Sometimes referred to as the New Paris, Antwerp shopping offers unrivalled opportunities and the city streets set an enchanting scene. Whatever you’re looking for you’re sure to find it in one of Antwerps unique districts, whether its the big names in the Meir, exclusive works in De Wilde Zee or antiques and interiors in the Quartier Latin, all the districts are within easy walk of each other and there are hundreds of cafes and bars along the way to stop, relax and soak up the atmosphere.
You can find out more about Antwerp attractions by following the link. I look forward to keeping you up to date with all thats happening in the city and hope to welcome you to the Astoria Hotel Antwerp soon.