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Dominique

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My name is Dominique, and I am a HR officer. I love living in Antwerp because it has the charm of a village from the Middle Ages, while also exhibiting the glitter and glamour of a fashion-capital. In Antwerp, anything is possible. The river has brought us people and supplies more/less
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If you don't have much time, wander around in city center; the most beautiful is found on the small streets.
Here's one fun activity you can do
You have a choice of so many excellent museums and, of course, enjoy the nightlife. In summertime you can catch a movie at an open-air cinema by the docks and stick your feet in the sand (yes, it's free).
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
A bar you can't miss is Plansjee. An old bar on the corner of the street leading to Consience Plein. The bar is known to welcome all people. Some nights you might think you've stumbled in a students bar, and on another night it can be taken over by the metal-crowd. After a big event in the church, you can find many older couples having a hot cup of coffee at Plansjee. Sit at an outdoor café for a day and watch all of Antwerp pass you by.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
When you're in Belgium, you have to go to a "frituur". It's something you can only find in Belgium, but you can find them all over the country! The're an old version of fast food here. We make the best (not French but actually Belgian) fries! Order it with meat sauce and mayonnaise, and you'll eat the best food for the best money you've ever had!
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. See the Central Train Station. It wins numerous competitions every year!
2. Walk around in the old city, visit the cathedral
go to de Grote Markt, and all the amazing houses that have been there for hundreds of years.
3. If you aren't on a budget, visit the Antwerp Zoo. It isn't that big, so you can spend two hours of your day there. The zoo is right next to Central Station. You can even see a lion with the station as the background. You'll also experience some peace in the middle of the busy city when you step into the butterfly garden.
4. Go to the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom). If you're limited on time, don't visit the museum - just go to the rooftop for free and have an amazing view of Antwerp's skyline and the old neigjbourhood 'het eilandje'.
5. At night, go bar-hopping! In Antwerp, we never stay in one bar all night. Everybody bar-hops. Eventually, later at night, groups settle in certain bars, but it's almost never the same bar or the same people! So, have a beer, nothing to see? Next bar! We have them on every corner.
My extra insider tip for you is
Antwerp is pretty small, and you can get around by foot! If you want to cover everything, you should get a day-/week-pass on the city-bike-system called 'Velo'. All over Antwerp there are stations with city bikes available. It's a card-based system, but the city maintain it very well. All stations always have sufficient bikes! You can take a bike from Groenplaats to the MAS and leave it at a 'Velo'-station there! If you're staying longer, get to know the semi-subway and trams above ground - we have so many different numbers and stops. It's very frustrating at the beginning, but if you invest some time in getting to know the network they can be lifesavers!
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