Hotel Pilar

Leopold de Waelplaats 34, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

hello@hotelpilar.be

+32 (0)3 292 65 10

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Markets

Vogelenmarkt (Birds market)

flowers, antiques, fabrics, jewelry, exotic birds, hamsters and rabbits ...
Oudevaartplaats, Theaterplein and surroundings
Sunday, from 8 am to 1 pm (also on public holidays)

 

Exotic market

local products but also Turkish, Moroccan en southern specialties
Oudevaartplaats, Theaterplein and surroundings
Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm (except on public holidays)

 

Friday market

old furniture and small antiques are being put up for auction
Vrijdagmarkt
Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm

 

Antiques market Saturday

Lijnwaadmarkt
Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm (except on public holidays)

 

Antiques market Sunday

Sint-Jansvliet
Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm (also on public holidays)

 

Bio Market

products with a bio quality label

Falconplein
Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm

Velo Antwerpen

Although the roads offer quite a few challenges, like cobble stones and tramways, you can still explore Antwerp by bike. Cycling is a fast way to move around in the city and it is also better for the environment and your health. If you did not bring your own bike, there are plenty of places where you can rent one or make use of the successful Velo bike-sharing system. The Velo city bikes are a form of public transport, they take you anywhere you want to be and are easily combined with train, tram and bus.  The bikes are ideal for short distances in the city. That way, a maximum number of people can use them. The first half hour of each ride is included in the registration fee. Longer rides incur an extra fee.

Have a look on www.velo-antwerp.be for more information and registration

Running

This is one of our favourits routes.

It runs by the river and underneath.

The route is about 7 to 8 km.

Depending on your speed count 45min. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden places

Botanical garden - small hidden gem in the center of the city

't Groen kwartier - explore this old military hospital that is recently converted with interesting places like restaurant The Jane, Pakt, Caffenation roastery, Standard sourdough pizzeria, Bar Vert and much more.

 

Voetgangerstunnel - a tunnel for pedestrians that connects the left and right bank of the river Schelde. 

Hendrik Cosienceplein - one of the most beautiful squares in town and home to the Sint-Carolus Borromeus church

Vlaeykensgang - a small hidden passage between two streets that is indescribably beautiful.