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City of Antwerp


Antwerp is the city with the world’s most beautiful restaurant, train station and ZOO.  It’s a port city with a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. The port of Antwerp is one of the largest in the world and the second biggest in Europe.

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Atypical Antwerp

  • Antwerp has a lot to offer economically and socially, as well as culturally:
  • Rubens’ town: the painter is forever linked to the city of Antwerp. Discover Rubens’ home and studio, and see his artwork on display in fine museums and in the famous Cathedral of Our Lady.
  • Fashion in Antwerp: thanks to the Fashion Museum (ModeMuseum), the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts and many trendy fashion stores, Antwerp is one of the international capitals of fashion.
  • Antwerp Cut, Antwerp Quality: Antwerp is the most important diamond-trading centre in the world.
  • Maritime Metropolis: the port of Antwerp is Europe’s second biggest port and the world’s second largest petrochemical centre.
  • Gastronomic trendsetter: The people of Antwerp love to eat and drink. The city’s biosphere is defined by many restaurant terraces and culinary events held throughout the city, as well as regional specialities, such as Belgian beer and Belgian chocolate.
  • Contact Visit Antwerpen ( for the most up-to-date tourist information and for activity ideas before, during or after your meeting/convention.

Hotels, restaurants & bars

Antwerp offers over 4,200 hotel rooms, many only a short walking distance from A Room with a ZOO. The choice of accommodation ranges from 4 star international chains to small boutique hotels. No less than 25% of the total number of overnight stays in Antwerp are linked to a conference or event.

Antwerp offers a unique mix of fine dining restaurants and bars. You can find the world on your plate an enjoy the world famous beers. A Room with a ZOO also has many attractions and cinemas, located within walking distance.