Antwerp is the home of shopping in Belgium and simply an amazing shopping city. The city has been influenced by artists and fashionistas for decades who have left their mark on the city. All seven different shopping areas are within walking distance of the PREMIER SUITES PLUS Antwerp. Find more info on each shopping zone before you arrive or just get lost amongst the variety of shops on offer.
There are seven key shopping areas in Antwerp where you will be sure to find something to suit each style and budget.
The historic centre of Antwerp is a beautiful setting to begin your shopping experience. Choose from modern chic fashion to collectables and antiques, all while taking in the incredible surroundings and historic buildings. The Groenplaats is just a five-minute stroll from here where you can enjoy the sunny terraces and cafes for a well deserved drink.
Just a short walk from your apartment is Meir, Antwerp's most famous shopping area. Meir combines the historic architecture of a previous age with the modern high street stores to cater for all types of shoppers.
Based around the famous Central Station is the appropriately named Station District. Here you will find over 1700 diamond merchants and jewellers selling their wares to customers from all over the world. Chinatown is also located around the Station District. With a colourful selection of dining options and supermarkets, it offers a taste of Asia in the heart of Antwerp.
Also know as the theatre district, Quartier Latin is home to Antwerp's most well-known theatres, De Bourla and the Stadsschouwburg. There are also some great cafes and restaurants located here, perfect for pre-theatre dinner and drinks. The Quartier Latin is also home to some high-class boutiques for those looking for something special.
Nationalestraat is arguably the most fashionable street in all of Antwerp and is home to many local designers and graduates of the nearby Fashion Academy. The Fashion Museum is also located here for those interested in the history of Antwerp's fashion scene.
This traffic-free pedestrianised area is perfect for a leisurely stroll through the streets. You will find everything here including trendy modern boutiques, pop up shops and art galleries. If you build up an appetite then you are in luck. Wilde Zee is a great destination for food lovers as you will find bakeries, chocolate shops and Belgian waffle shops to keep you full.
Art and culture take precedent here in Het Zuid. Home to some of the most important museums in Antwerp, this neighbourhood is steeped in history as well as containing many modern art galleries and shops. You will also find some great cafes and restaurants here, especially in the evenings as it begins to come alive.