Get ready to immerse yourselves in Antwerp, the city that shines like a flawless diamond. Whether you are a fan of dazzling gems or simply looking for a memorable experience, Antwerp has it all. Join us on a thrilling journey as we uncover the city's best-kept secrets and soak up its vibrant culture.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE DIAMOND UNIVERSE
Let's address the diamond in the room – Antwerp's prestigious title as the Diamond Capital of the world. A perfect breeding ground for contemporary jewelry which makes timeless diamonds fashionable, fun, and accessible. As you stroll through the city, you'll be captivated by the windows filled with extraordinary stones.
The DIVA Museum is a gem in Antwerp’s crown. As you step into the museum, you'll be transported to a world of brilliance. Prepare to be mesmerized by an extensive collection that delves into the rich history of diamond craftsmanship, taking you on a journey through centuries of artistry and allure.
After exploring its legacy, come and say hi in our flagship store in Antwerp complementing your sparkling escapade.
INDULGE IN GASTRONOMIC FAVORITES
Hungry for more? The city's diverse dining options will leave you spoiled with choices. From cozy coffee places to winebars - from fancy street food to fine dining, Antwerp has it. If you need a little guidance, here are a few of our favorite restaurants to unwind after a delightful day in the city:
August - From casual bites to celebratory lunches. Stroll around in the romantic gardens of “Het Groen Kwartier” before enjoying a seasonal dining experience in the chapel.
(Little) Bùn – Whereas Little Bùn offers authentic dishes reflecting Vietnamese street food, Bùn takes you on a journey of fine dining infused with the flavors and spirit of Vietnam.
Osaka – Wine bar with timeless interior. Natural wines as well as freshly prepared small sharing dishes depending on the season. Don’t forget to try their delicious mussels, yum!
Hotel Pilar – Hotel Pilar screams Antwerp. The eclectic restaurant provides contemporary (and tasty!) food. Have a drink or two (or more) in Vitrine or Hopper before heading to the restaurant.
CULTURAL MELTING POT
Prepare to be mesmerized by the city's vibrant art scene. Antwerp boasts a rich cultural heritage that will leave you in awe. Beneath its contemporary sheen, the city proudly preserves its historical treasures, with age-old cathedrals, palaces, and museums standing as a testament to its illustrious past. One of Antwerp’s biggest treasures is the newly renovated Museum of Fine Arts, a majestic museum of contemporary arts and an absolute must-visit for modern art lovers.
Antwerp and fashion go hand in hand, so the Fashion Museum (“Modemuseum”) cannot be missed. A haven to calmly observe the philosophy and dynamics behind fashion, its history, and its future. MoMu's collection focuses on the work of Belgian designers and alumni of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, making it the largest and most important collection of contemporary Belgian fashion in the world.
Not really longing for a museum but wanting to see the artwork of “The City of Antwerp”? Walk up to the roof of “MAS” to enjoy the excellent view of the city.
VINTAGE CHIC - HIDDEN TREASURES & NEIGHBORHOODS
Cherish your moments while strolling around in Antwerp, a city bursting with surprises, where every corner reveals a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Antwerp boasts an array of enchanting neighborhoods, each with its unique character and charm.
Prepare to be enchanted as you venture into the charming Kloosterstraat. This picturesque street is a treasure trove for vintage lovers and antique collectors alike. Stroll along and explore an eclectic mix of vintage clothing stores, antique shops, and quirky art galleries. Hop by at The Recollection, a boutique re-inventing memories and creating a nostalgic feeling while discovering their collection of furniture, objects, cosmetics, cutlery, and many more. On the hunt for some minimalist, hand-crafted interior pieces? The store of “Thomas Haarmann” in Steenhouwersvest is worth the visit.
Longing for a day of shopping? Wander through the Schuttershofstraat and the Wilde Zee. From charming to high-end boutiques, Antwerp is a haven for those seeking distinctive pieces that add a touch of personality to their wardrobe.
Find solace in “Groen Kwartier”, a serene oasis of greenery and tranquility. Whether you seek a morning jog, a picnic with friends, or a quiet spot to read a book, Groen Kwartier provides the perfect sanctuary within the city’s embrace. Wander around and be surprised by the hidden and cozy treasures at every corner.
a farewell, but not goodbye
Until we meet again - in bright & iconic Antwerp.
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