Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... were locals. The Gentse Feesten was the major attraction this week. It's a week long party with music and drama for the local population with around 2 million visitors over the course of the festival. Hopped on a train this morning to Antwerpen and to get a connection onto Amsterdam. Hopefully I won't have the outrageous tourist prices of Bruges to deal with. Up to 10 euros a waffle ...
... wifi here, it’s a whole 10 Euro/day so that ain’t happening. I spent quite a while trying to use the semi-functional lobby computer for some web access. Came back to my room to do some laundry in my sink (what else can you do when you’re on the move for so many weeks across Europe?) only to discover that the drain in the sink doesn’t even close because of how it’s built. I ended the evening ...
So my day in Antwerp went something like this – I got into the city about 11:00 am, and began my usual routine in a new city: get a map from the local information booth, and begin hitting the cultural spots etc.
Here's the snag- Antwerp was closed.
Cathedral of Our Lady – Closed.
St. James Church – Closed.
Antwerp’s local Brewery House - Closed due to construction.
... cheese. Joey had a puff pastry/creamed chicken dish which everybody agreed was wonderful.
Sunday was a rainy, lazy day spent sleeping, reading, chatting and relaxing. Another very quick getaway, but so fun and relaxing that we're wondering when we can squeeze in another one!
Thanks to Rich and Joey for the hospitality and the great time!
Melanie and Chris
... was one solitary hard boiled egg left. The hotel charges five euros for breakfast which I guess is reasonable.
It was a beautiful sunny day outside, about 20 degrees and I wanted to go to Cogels Osylei, the Art Nouveau area in Berchem. When I was doing research on Antwerp before I left, I'd spotted the Cogels Osylei area on the official Antwerp tourism website and thought I'd definitely have to go see that. So, I headed off anyway and got the ...