Christmas Market in Antwerp starts on Saturday 10 December 2011!
Our cozy Christmas Markets are an old holiday tradition where locals and visitors meet for buying traditional decorations and lots of goodies at open-air stalls in the heart of the city. Nice winter dishes and musical performances will keep you warm during these cold days. This magical event is absolutely fantastic! You can sip hot mulled wine or try one of Antwerp’s famous jenevers next to a cozy open fire.
Dozens of wooden chalets are waiting for you until 10 PM and of course those where Antwerp jenevers are being sold stay open much longer until some people don’t find their way back home alone!
Nice tip: On the Market Place you will find during the Christmas period a real ice rink. Young and old are turning graceful pirouettes while others are watching and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.
We started our own tradition and the Astoria Hotel will again welcome you with a gass of hot Gluhwein as from 9 December 2011. Each time you enter our lobby with cold hands we offer you a glass of hot Gluwein. The smell in the lobby of oranges, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar gives you a real warm welcome in our hotel!
Usually we don’t like it when the summer ends. But while writing this I start dreaming of the typical Christmas smell of trees, Gluwein and open fires. December can’t be here fast enough!