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Antwerp has been in the top of popular gay destinations for years. This is because Antwerp is a compact city offering a wide range of different activities. There are great shopping opportunities at De Meir and the Keyserlei, many cafés, bistros and restaurants and excellent museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum aan de Stroom and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, Antwerp has a good gays scene with different (cruise) clubs, bars and of course the Red and Blue.


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Hotel Julien

Hotel Julien, located in Antwerp, Belgium, offers a unique experience in the city's center. This hotel stands in a historical area, blending modern amenities with cultural heritage. You find it close to the Cathedral of Our Lady, a mere 10-minute wal

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B&B The Baron

B&B The Baron, located in Antwerp, Belgium, offers a unique accommodation experience in the heart of the city. It sits in the historic center, making it an ideal spot for exploring local attractions. You can easily reach the Cathedral of Our Lady, just a 5-minute walk away. This iconic cathedral is a must-visit for its art and architecture. Also nearby is the Grote Markt, a 10-minute walk, where y
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B&B Yellow Submarine

B&B Yellow Submarine offers a unique accommodation experience in Antwerp, Belgium. This bed and breakfast locates in the city center. It stands near major tourist attractions. The Cathedral of Our Lady and the Grote Markt are within walking distance. You can reach these sites in less than 10 minutes on foot. The hotel provides essential facilities to enhance your stay. You have access to free W
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Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre

Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre, in Antwerp, Belgium, offers a unique experience. It sits in the heart of the city's diamond district. This location places you close to key attractions. Antwerp Central Station is just a 5-minute walk away. The famous Meir Shopping Street is nearby, perfect for shopping enthusiasts. The hotel provides a range of facilities. You have access to free Wi-Fi across
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Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel

Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel, located in Antwerp, Belgium, offers you a comfortable and convenient stay. Situated in the city center, it places you close to key attractions. The hotel stands right across from the Central Station, making your travel around the city easy. The hotel features a range of facilities. You have access to a wellness center, which includes a gym, a swimming pool, and a saun
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Mercure Antwerp City Centre

The Mercure Antwerp City Centre, located in Antwerp, Belgium, offers a range of facilities to enhance your stay. You can find this hotel in the Diamond District, a central area known for its diamond traders. It's within walking distance of the central train station, making it easy for you to explore the city. For accommodation, you have access to rooms with comfortable bedding and modern amenit
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Park Inn Antwerpen

Park Inn Antwerpen is a hotel in Antwerp, Belgium, located in the city's Diamond District. This area is known for its diamond dealers, historic streets, and close proximity to key attractions. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Central Train Station, making it convenient for you to explore the city. The hotel offers a range of facilities to enhance your stay. You can benefit from fr
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Hilton Antwerp Old Town

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel stands in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium. This central location places you near key tourist attractions. The Cathedral of Our Lady, an iconic Gothic landmark, is just a stone's throw away. You can also easily access the Grote Markt, a historic square surrounded by guildhalls and the city's town hall. This hotel offers a range of facilities. You can dine in the o
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Hotel De Witte Lelie

Hotel De Witte Lelie stands in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium. This hotel is in the city's historic center. It puts you close to key attractions. The Cathedral of Our Lady is only a 10-minute walk away. This cathedral is a notable Gothic architecture piece. The Rubens House, a museum dedicated to the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens, is also nearby. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there. For g
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Hotel FRANQ, located in Antwerp, Belgium, stands in the city center. This central location makes it easy for you to explore the city. The hotel is near the Cathedral of Our Lady, a notable tourist attraction only a 5-minute walk away. You will also find the Rubens House museum within a 10-minute walk. This hotel offers various facilities. You have access to a Michelin-starred restaurant on-site



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  • Why travel to Antwerp?
  • If you want safe and gay-friendly travel, Antwerp, Belgium should be on top of your bucket list.
    Aside from Sweden, United Kingdom, Finland, Portugal, Spain, and Norway, Antwerp of Belgium is another gay-friendly city.
    Recent surveys found that most Belgians support adoption rights and same-sex marriage.
    Also, the government is open to leaders regardless of sexual preferences. The former Flemish Minister of Education Pascal Smet is openly gay. Also, the previous Prime Minister of the country, Elio Di Rupo, is gay.
    But traveling to Antwerp without careful planning can be a nightmare. If you have plans to go to the city in the future, here are some details that may help you have a successful and stress-free escapade:

  • What Are the Most Important Holidays & Closing Days?
  • If you are in Belgium, expect multiple holidays. Aside from New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, and Labor Day, it has a Belgian National Holiday.
    Known as Belgian Independence Day, this holiday is celebrated every 21st of July. But the grand festivities are in Brussels.
    If you miss the Belgian Independence Day, the country has Armistice day on the 11th of November. It is the time of commemorating the end of World War 1. Several places like Antwerp organize commemorative events that the locals and tourists can enjoy for free.

  • What is the Best Time to Travel to Antwerp?
  • Antwerp is best explored when not rainy. But imagine if you go there during the rainy season. Your dream vacation can be a disaster.
    The best time to travel to Antwerp is from May to September, and you can still witness the late spring in the city.
    Tourists also recommend visiting Antwerp during Summer that usually starts in July and ends in August.
    October is also a good time as the weather is warm and comfortable. But remember that the weather can sometimes be unpredictable. So, always be prepared for the worst.

  • What Are the General Opening and Closing Hours of Shops/Museums?
  • Unlike other largest cities in Europe, the shops and museums in Antwerp have limited opening and closing hours. Some are open from 10 am and close at 6 pm. That is why it will be challenging to see the city’s best museums and top attractions with shopping. If you are good at time management, you will find it fun. But it depends on the museums and commercial establishments. Sometimes, they extend it.

  • How Far is the Nearest Airport from Antwerp?
  • The nearest airport to the city is Antwerp (A.N.R.). For only 8 minutes, you can arrive to Antwerp. But the most recommended airport is the Amsterdam Schipol (A.M.S.). But the travel time would take almost an hour. Still, it is a good choice.

  • How Do I Get from the Airport to My Hotel?
  • Since Antwerp has a vast tram and bus lines network, you can take either of the two to go to your gay-friendly hotel. But which is better?
    Well, it depends on your preferences. If the tram gets you to your hotel quickly, give it a try. If you can save some cash with a bus, you can also consider it.

  • How Do I Get from the Central Train Station to My Hotel?
  • How about getting from the Antwerpen Centraal Railway Station to your hotel? Well, there are three common ways, such as the train, bus, and car.
    Since we are still on a pandemic, it is better to avoid the crowd. You can rent a car or taxi instead for your comfort.
    Sometimes, taxis or rental cars can be reserved ahead online. In case you forget, taxis are accessible around the Antwerpen Central Railway Station. So, you don’t have to worry.

  • Is it Easy to Find a Parking Spot in Antwerp?
  • Antwerp has a large population and attracts thousands of tourists from nearby countries. That means numerous vehicles have to be parked.
    Luckily, there are free and paid parking spaces for everyone. If you are on a budget, the city currently has 9 P+Rs, where you can park your vehicle for free.
    In case you cannot find a parking space, why don’t you try a paid lot? For instance, in the city center, you can park either at a paid public park or the street.
    How much does the service cost? Most car parks provide a vast range of packages. So, there is nothing to be afraid of.
    If you have enough time, you can look for a cost-effective package.

  • Is it Easy to Use Public Transport in Antwerp?
  • Yes, it is easy. Like other cities in Belgium, Antwerp has a bus and tram lines network that can take you to your destination. If you do not have the energy and patience to wait for long commuter queues, public transport is a wise alternative.

  • Is it Easy to Get a Taxi in Antwerp?
  • Many travelers wait outside the Antwerpen Centraal Railway Station for a taxi. Do not do the same thing. You can use the Antwerp taxi app instead. Its interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Plus, there is no lengthy form to fill out. It is convenient, especially if you are in a hurry.
    If you don’t prefer the app, contact the Antwerp-Taxi at +32 3 238 38 38 to make a reservation.

  • What Are the Main Attractions of Antwerp?
  • Recognized as the Dutch-speaking northern area of Belgium and the capital of Flanders, Antwerp is a prominent center for Belgian artistry and craftwork.
    For those who are a fan of arts, visit the Museum Mayer van den Bergh. It has a collection of over 3,000 items, including the paintings of Quentin Massys, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Lucas Cranach, Rubens, van Ostade, Bouts, van der Weyden, and more. Antwerp is also close to the hearts of people who love nature. The Antwerp Zoo is one of the go-to choices for nature lovers out there. Established in 1843, the Antwerp Zoo has over 6,000 animals like okapi, mountain gorilla, and white rhino.

  • Which Hotels are Near the Grote Markt?
  • For many locals and even foreigners, the Grote Markt is the main attraction in the city. If you haven’t been gone to the Grote Markt, you will be mesmerized by its town hall and guild houses. There is also an ornate Brabo Fountain in the middle of the old town.
    But where to sleep around the Grote Markt? You probably have done some research online. There are many gay-friendly hotels to choose from, right? But include Hotel Rubens, Hotel ‘t Sandt, and Hilton Antwerp Old Town in your list.
    From flat-screen T.V., strong internet connection, parking space, comfy bed, kitchen, to affordable pricing, all of these accommodations have them all.

  • Which Museums Can I Visit in Antwerp?
  • Antwerp has a rich history. It is no surprise that there are incredible museums in the city. Top choices for locals are the Museum Plantin-Moretus, Rubenshuis, Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), Vleeshuis, and ModeMuseum.

  • In Which Area You Can Find Most Bars & Restaurants?
  • Besides museums, Antwerp is also filled with bars and restaurants.
    As a traveler, you prefer a bar that has been in the business for years. De Muze is excellent. The food is delicious. Plus, there are live performances from talented singers.
    If you crave pies and cakes, the Cargo Zomerbar is something you cannot afford to miss.

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