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Jazz Middleheim Antwerp
Jazz Middelheim is one of the oldest festivals on Belgian soil. During the weekend of August 17th 2013, the 32th edition will take place. On the stage of Jazz Middelheim there is room for the greats of jazz and unknown and experimental projects which come together in a great musical experience for jazz fanatics as well as families.
Get the most out of your visit with the Antwerp City Card from 28 Euros.
Appreciated by fashionistas, art lovers and diamond dealers, Flanders’ capital of cool, and the country’s second-largest city, revels in fame and fortune. The whole city is something of an architectural masterpiece and most distinctive is its Gothic and Flemish baroque architecture. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries it was the home of Pieter-Paul Rubens, northern Europe’s most notable baroque artist.
Antwerp displays a list of endless possibilities all located in this pocketsize yet cosmopolitan metropolis. The old city centre, built around the country’s most impressive cathedral, is as beautiful and intimate as it was centuries ago. Tucked away in cobbled lanes are countless restaurants and bars, antique shops, art galleries, exclusive chocolate outlets and designer boutiques. Antwerp’s role as a celebrated fashion hub means it is a magnet for shoppers and twice a year, the city’s most prestigious designers launch their annual stock sales. For a city of its size, it boasts an astonishing number of world-acclaimed fashion designers: Dries Van Noten, Veronique Branquinho and Dirk Bikkembergs to name but a few, and brands such as Theo and Kipling. Many have set up boutiques on the Nationalestraat and surrounds. Alongside the fashion scene, Antwerp’s club culture has expanded greatly in recent years and the city runs on party time with numerous festivals taking place throughout the city in the summer months as well as Het Eilandje, the regenerated docklands and to the north and south of the city all beat to the coolest city vibes.
There are several stunning boutique properties in Antwerp, including De Witte Lelie and Hotel Julien, which can be considered destinations in their own right, having already built up an international following. Housed in old buildings, but decorated with a mix of contemporary style and antique furnishings, a visit to either is like staying in someone's ultra-chic home. For more stylish hotels visit our website.
Cool areas of Antwerp include the Zuid neighbourhood with its Art Nouveau buildings and artistic vibe, thanks to museums and galleries, and a plethora of bars and restaurants. The docklands, to the north of the city, is currently undergoing a huge overhaul and looks set to be a hip new destination in its own right.
Dates for your diary
350 years of Academy excellence in MAS
From Sunday, 8 September 2013 to Sunday, 26 January 2014
Fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and museum curator Paul Huvenne are preparing an exhibition in MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. They will review some of the artistic highlights of the amazing history of Antwerp’s Academy in an accessible and creative exhibition
50 years Fashion Departmentin MoMu
Sunday, 8 September 2013 to Sunday, 26 January 2014
The Fashion Department without a doubt is one of the most prestigious fashion design programs worldwide. This 50th anniversary is the perfect opportunity for MoMu – ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen - Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp – to dedicate an exhibition to the history of the fashion department, and the success story of Antwerp fashion.
Antwerp, Red Star Line Museum/ People on the Move
The museum opens its doors to the public on 28th September 2013.
The legendary shipping company with the red star in its flag transported more than two million passengers from the city by the River Scheldt to America: poor European migrants in search of the American dream, but also well heeled passengers on a pleasure or business trip to New York. The old warehouses on the banks of the river Scheldt are being developed into a commemorative site and museum, a topical place for reflection with a contemporary approach to emigration
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Cosmoplitan, confident and full of contrasts... Cool culture, hip bars and diamonds shine in this fashion-forward city.
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