Romance in the world's leading diamond city
Antwerp has the world's largest diamond trade, but a chance to see millions of sparkling diamonds isn't the only reason couples visit the city. Its beautiful city centre is a historical masterpiece that can be quite a treat to wander through under a moonlit sky. There are also numerous parks and a botanical garden in which to enjoy an intimate picnic.
Check in at the Leopold Hotel for contemporary guest rooms with enough space for comfort and a prime locale near Stadspark's gardens and pond. You may also wish to stay at the Hilton Antwerp, which overlooks Old Town, presenting breathtaking views from its sundeck.
Bring the family along
While in Antwerp, check out some of the city's exciting attractions such as Antwerp ZOO, home to friendly animals including elephants and giraffes. Children 2-12 years old can join in the swashbuckling fun at Pirate's Island, located near the Best Western Hotel Docklands and the Holiday Inn Express, which has twin rooms with views of the marina.
Explore Antwerp's underground waterways while listening to the mysterious tales surrounding Antwerp's underbelly. Entrance is granted through the Riuhuis, not too far from the affordable Antigone Hotel, which has four-person rooms, or from the 4-star Hotel Ruben's spacious suites.
Well-known brands and local boutiques
Whether you're only interested in staying in worldwide hotel brands like Hilton, Radisson Blu Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn, or you prefer the unique styles of local establishments, Antwerp has an array of hotels for you. Each one keeps you in close proximity to the city's sights including the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Cathedral of Our Lady and Antwerp City Hall.
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel stands up for the international brands and challenges other options with its brassiere and terrace dining, indoor leisure facilities and its convenient location to the marine zoo, Aquatopia. Your boutique option might be De Witte Lelie, where you can stay within a 17th-Century building and enjoy a garden patio.