Antwerp Serviced Apartments

Antwerp

Serviced Apartments in Antwerp

Famous the world over for its glittering diamonds, exquisite chocolate and, more recently, its exciting fashion scene, Antwerp has been declared as Europe’s latest must go destination. Boasting beautiful architecture, world class museums and a bustling port; Antwerp is a popular destination with all kinds of travellers, from all corners of the globe. Citybase Apartments offer the perfect apartments in Antwerp to give you the ideal base for your stay.

Why should you visit Antwerp

Antwerp is a port city in Belgium with history dating back to the Middle Ages. It’s medieval architecture and prime location has led to Antwerp becoming a major cultural and commercial hub. Dating back to pre-1500 this city’s rich history is not only diverse but is preserved throughout Antwerp.

From museums exploring its varied past, to modern parkland reclaimed from railways, Antwerp doesn’t offer the usual city break. Antwerp offers visitors the centuries-old houses previously home to thousands of diamond traders. The diamond quarter of this city has had 84% of the world’s rough diamonds make their way through this district, in turn making it the largest diamond district in the world. Its fame for polished diamonds and gem cutting has superseded its reputation for rich chocolate. Nevertheless, this reputation is still a substantial part of the tourism industry in Antwerp.

From renowned Belgian chocolate shops to chocolate factories, this city is often passed over the chocolate tourism for Bruges and Brussels. However, Antwerp is diamond and chocolate history makes it one of a kind in the country of Belgium.

New to Serviced Apartments?

Our serviced apartments in Antwerp offer space, flexibility, and privacy that you would not normally find in other alternative accommodation options. With all the added benefits of a hotel, but with your own place in the city, the saying “live like a local” becomes true in meaning but with the balance of feeling that you are on vacation.

Antwerp serviced apartments are close to amenities and offer basic kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens. Taking away the added expenditure of having to eat out every night allows you to fully take advantage of the things you want to discover in the city.

Things to do in Antwerp

Antwerp offers visitors a wealth of shopping districts, walks along the River Scheldt, and many tourist attractions including museums, galleries, and botanical gardens. From its world renowned Belgian chocolate shops to the diamond quarter, this city has it all.

The medieval houses in Antwerp are famous for their picturesque and charming architecture. Walk along the old town to discover hidden alleyways, and beautiful houses lining the streets. Independent boutiques and cafes are great places to browse and enjoy a cup of coffee whilst watching this Belgian city go by.

Antwerp Zoo, established in 1843 is one of the oldest animal parks in the world, and is the perfect place for a family day out. If you fancy something just for the kids then head to Het Steen, an education centre which runs a number of creative workshops and activities.

For something more dedicated to the culture tourist then take a wander in to the city centre and explore the range of exquisite chocolate shops, Museum aan de Stroom displaying high tech exhibitions, or the landmark Cathedral of Our Lady known for its stunning Gothic architecture.

Best time of the year to visit Antwerp

Antwerp’s climate varies from being considerably cold in the winter months, to being pleasant with an average of 24 Celsius during the summer months. Throughout the year the Belgian environment is subject to rain or snow dependent on season.

Citybase recommends visiting Antwerp between the months of May and October, when temperatures are usual peaking and the summer months fade into autumn. This time of year makes Antwerp a beautiful place to explore, with more opportunity to spend time outside without need for a jacket. If the rain gets the better of the day, there are still plenty of attractions indoors to stay dry.

 Places to eat in Antwerp

Antwerp provides visitors a range of international and traditional cuisine, but when in Belgium, the best thing to try is the chocolate. Take a trip to Leonidas and see their range of treats, from white, milk and dark gourmet chocolates, take your pick.

Antwerp is the perfect place to experiment with your sweet tooth and try the treats you haven’t thought to before.