One of the oldest zoo's in the world but still one of the best, Antwerp Zoo is home to 6,000 animals and 950 species. Next to the Centraal Station, the zoo is easily reached by taking the tram from outside the hotels front door and a great day out for the whole family. Visit the amazing Dolphinarium shows.
Exploring the history of the world famous print company which was founded in the 16th century. The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site and possess an exceptional collection of works including the very first Atlas and newspapers from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Located approximately 1.8km from the hotel (about 20 min walk) in the Vrijdagmarkt.
One of the finest gothic buildings in Europe, the cathedral spire rises to 123 metres and is the tallest in the Benelux. Famous as much for its art treasures as its magnificent architecture, most notably it is home to three large paintings by Rubens: Descent from the Cross (1612), Raising of the Cross (1610) and the Resurrection of Christ (1612).
During your trip to Antwerp you will pass through the Grote Markt. This amazing square in the heart of the old town features the City Hall, tourism information office, the Guild Halls and many cafes and restaurants. During December the square comes alive with traditional Christmas market and outdoor ice-rink.