Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... get up and shower and Bridget and I headed into the city to find a pharmacy. This we found extremely difficult because Antwerp had a bank holiday that day and there were only limited pharmacies open. We were also unable to translate the signs which directed us to the nearest open chemist so spent several hours wandering the city in search of some cold and flu tablets. Stopping off at a restaurant to try some Belgian waffles, served with ice cream.
With the rest ...
... all kinds of goods. We finally had to stop at one of the sidewalk cafes for a drink. My cold beer went down way to easy, especially in the hot sun. We had a good laugh watching a group of Chassids take a horse drawn carriage ride. All the men were on the open top, and the women on the bottom inside. All dressed in the black finest.
Belgium is known for many things, ...
... Probably one of the best beers I've ever had! Amy & Jacob also suggested we try "Delirium Red". We asked the waiter, but he hadn't heard of it - however, he did tell us about a Delirium BAR down the street.
After we finished dinner, we headed around the corner to a chocolate shop called Leonidas. We bought about 7 pieces of real, handmade Belgian chocolate and ate the entire bag in about two minutes. It was amazing!
... known for a few things in particular - lace, beer, chocolate, and waffles. I didn't really understand about the waffles because I just thought it meant they were the thicker waffles like in the states....oh no, not even close! They add sugar and cream to the batter and it's more like dough than runny batter. OMG! It was amazing! They give them to you hot and with whatever toppings you want. I just had whipped cream on mine and ...
... union for the University of Antwerp). De Prof was a college bar. I didn't mind the place too much, but it wasn't exactly the best bar in the world. This is mainly because of the bathroom. The bathroom there often had a foul odor, and it was unisex (I don't think that would go over to well in the U.S.). We enjoyed a particular shot there. It was called Blue Thrill. I think my favorite beer of the whole trip was one only found in Antwerp; it was called De Koninck.
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Other places to stay in Antwerp
Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66