Lit d’Art is located in Het Zuid, next to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSK), an Antwerp district that is brimming with art and culture.
Antwerp is Belgium’s second-largest city after Brussels. It has a rich history: the oldest memory goes back to the second century A.D., when the Gallo-Romans settled near the present Steen.
Would you like to get to know Antwerp better? Then Aida will be happy to give you some tips.
The most famous shopping street in Antwerp. The fame of this street extends far beyond Belgium and has therefore become the prototype of the Antwerp shopping scene. The wide pedestrian promenade is car-free and always heavily populated.
Street for the alternatives. And although it still has this nickname, the street has become a lot more mainstream. You don’t have to arrive on your skateboard or show hippie traits to find what you like.
Those who love chic shops are at the right place here, although the connoisseur will say that the real grandeur is in the Schuttershofstraat.
A quirky tunnel which passes under the river can be found in the form of St Anna’s Tunnel, a way for cyclists and pedestrians alike to traverse under the Scheldt. With wooden escalators going down, and a history dating back to the early 1930s, this 572-metre long tunnel is truly a piece of living history in the heart of the city.
With nearly all of the villas having been created between 1894 and 1908, the day’s most prestigious architects conjured up blasts from the past for their well-off clients. The Belle Epoque encouraged its elite to aim for eclectic splendor: Art Nouveau, Neo-Gothic, neoclassical and Tudor. Our own hotel would not look out of place.
Antiques and vintage are the Kloosterstraat’s forte. Visitors will find the oldest and oddest objects in the shops lining this street, from wooden rocking horses to winged designer lamps and seas of retro chairs.
The medieval building and 1622 courtyard garden alone would be worth a visit, but it’s the world’s oldest printing press, priceless manuscripts and original type sets that justify this museum’s Unesco World Heritage status. It’s been a museum since 1876 and its other great highlights include a 1640 library, a bookshop dating from 1700 and rooms lined with gilt leather.
The Fashion Museum of Antwerp. The museum houses the largest collection of Belgian contemporary fashion.
In a monumental neoclassical building topped with winged charioteer statues, KMSKA holds a world-class collection of artistic masterpieces. However, the gallery will be closed until at least end of 2021 while undergoing a total renovation.
Pure, tasty, delicious and refined food. Very nice designed restaurant and just a 1 min walk from our hotel. Definitely one of our ultimate favourites. Ask Aida to make a reservation.Schildersstraat 25, 2000 Antwerpen
Revista brings you a piece of Argentinian culture with the necessary books, a delicious coffee and a tasty sandwich or a glass of wine.Karel Rogierstraat 47, 2000 Antwerpen
Paris in Antwerp.If you are looking for classic Belgian cooking, then head straight for the lively atmosphere in the Brasserie den Artist. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, always tasty and well served.Museumstraat 55, 2000 Antwerp