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GAY TRAVEL IN ANTWERP

THINGS TO DO IN ANTWERP

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.

HOTELS FOR GAYS IN ANTWERP

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Hotel Julien

Hotel Julien is a small boutique hotel in the city center of Antwerp. The hotel is a great choice for your stay in Antwerp. Because the hotel has only 21 rooms, the hotel has a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and each room has a

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B&B The Baron

If you are visiting Antwerp for culture, shopping or nightlife, B & B The Baron is a very suitable accommodation. The B & B is a 10-minute walk from the famous De Meir shopping street and the heart of Antwerp's center is about 15 minutes away. Here you will find various sights, such as the Grote Markt, as well as different gay bars, clubs and shops. The Baron B & B offers 3 suites, eac
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B&B Yellow Submarine

When you go to Antwerp to visit the Red & Blue, B & B Yellow Submarine is one of the best choices to stay. From the B & B it is only a 5-minute walk to the Red & Blue, but this is not the only reason why B & B Yellow Submarine is an excellent choice. The hostess will give you a warm and friendly welcome and can tell you all you need to know about Antwerp. The rooms are well loo
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Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre

Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre is a modern, new boutique hotel close to Antwerp Central Station. In the direct vicinity of the hotel are several sights, shops and restaurants. The Keyserlei and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart are 250 meters from the hotel and the shopping street De Meir 800 meters. De Grote Markt (Central Square) is 1.5 km away, a ten minutes' ride by public transport from the
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Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel

The Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel is perfectly situated when you arrive by train in Antwerp, directly opposite Antwerp Central Station. The hotel offers rooms, suites and apartments. In addition, there is a swimming pool, a gym and a sauna. In short, the Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel has all facilities necessary for a pleasant and comfortable stay in Antwerp. The location of the hotel is also convenient f
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Mercure Antwerp City Centre

Mercure Antwerp City Centre is a popular hotel in Antwerp. The hotel offers excellent facilities, well-maintained rooms and has very friendly staff. The central location, close to the central station and right next to the Stadspark, is also a reason why this is a popular hotel. If you like shopping, you can walk to the Grote Markt via the shopping streets De Keyserlei and De Meir, passing by the O
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Park Inn Antwerpen

Park Inn by Radisson Antwerpen is a hotel with excellent value for money. The rooms are well-kept and feature wooden floors, a Nespresso machine and free Wi-Fi. In addition to the on-site gym, you can also use the swimming pool and gym at Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel, situated 100 meters from the hotel. The Park Inn Antwerp is easily accessible both by train and from the airport. The central train st
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Hilton Antwerp Old Town

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town is situated at a very central location in Antwerp, just in between the Grand Bazaar and the Groenplaats. The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and the Grote Markt (Central Square) are also just steps away from this hotel. Most of Antwerp's gay bars and clubs are also close to The Hilton Antwerp Old Town. The hotel is housed in a beautiful historic building and offers many fac
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Hotel De Witte Lelie

For exploring the gays scene, as well as for shopping, as well as for visiting the many sights of Antwerp, Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie is an excellent base. In addition, the hotel has very spacious rooms, good facilities and a helpful staff. Hotel De Witte Lely has only 10 rooms giving it a homey atmosphere. From the hotel it is only a 10-minute walk to the Red and Blue and less than 10 minu
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Hotel FRANQ

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Hotel Rubens

FAQ's ABOUT GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS IN ANTWERP

  • 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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