Smart ways to Antwerp

As mobility is always changing, the city of Antwerp centralized all information under 'smart ways to Antwerp' providing you with updates regarding public transport, mobility maps, car parks, fares, low emission zone, route planner, etc. Please find all necessary information on or download the app on your smartphone. 

How to get here

by car : coming from either Brussels, Ghent or The Netherlands, exit 5a is the closed and fasted way to the hotel. Pilar is located on the Leopold de Waelplaats which is the square in front of the museum of fine Arts. Once arrived you can drop your luggage before parking the car.


Since 1 February 2017, the entire city centre of Antwerp and part of Linkeroever are a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to ensure that air in the city becomes even cleaner. The most polluting cars are no longer welcome in the city. Always check your vehicle with the check tool before entering the LEZ on

by public transport : If you are arriving at Antwerp Central station you can take a taxi that will cost you €10-15 or take tram 4 or 8 to Zuid and get off at Bres or Montigny (€2 per ride). Walk around the museum where the main entrance is, to go to the hotel. If you get off at Berchem station please take tram 4 to Hoboken and get off at Museum, which is in front of the hotel.

Parking option

Since we are located in an old historic building we are unable to offer private parking.

You can park your car in the streets around the hotel. Please check the parking pillars in the streets explaining how to settle payment. There is one located in front of the hotel entrance. Payable from Monday to Saturday from 9am till 10pm. We sugget to dowload the park mobile app.

The nearest secured car park is 'Q-Park Steendok' which is accessible form 'Gentplaats'.

Going to the hotel you have to leave the parking by foot at exit 'Waterpoort' and walk 150m until the end of the Verschansingstraat where the hotel is located. The daily rate is 19 euro.