Antwerp Boutique Apartments & Suites

Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp Boutique Apartments & Suites

Antwerp, Belgium

Quirky yet chic suites and apartments for 2-3, overlooking Vrijdagmarkt and its Friday flea market in central Antwerp

Quirky yet chic suites and apartments for 2-3, overlooking Vrijdagmarkt and its Friday flea market in central Antwerp

Karin Nassen doesn’t like new things. Which is a good job, seeing as her central Antwerp apartments and suites overlook the antiques/flea market of Vrijdagmarkt and are in a classic old Belgian townhouse. She has lovingly decorated them in a warm, eclectic style so that you can enjoy the best of the past, too: think black and white pictures of the old king and queen, Françoise Hardy in extra large on the wall, shelves of whimsical objects. It all conspires to create suites and apartments that feel full of fun and life; places where you want to live, not just stay.

If you want more space and freedom than you’ll find in Antwerp’s super-styled boutique hotels, the feel of living in the city on a square where everybody knows everybody else and gossip thrives in the café on the corner, this is just the ticket. Each apartment has two bedrooms (one double, one single) and the suites sleep two. All are a great base for exploring the city.


  • Great central and vibrant location, close to the Fashion District and within walking distance of Antwerp's main sights
  • Lots of living space
  • Modern marble bathrooms, with tubs, showers, Molton Brown toiletries and bathrobes
  • Fun flea-market styling: perhaps a vinyl record player and eclectic records or shelves of Wallpaper* guides (carefully annotated by Karen) and a huge collection of Chinese vases
  • Very Antwerp, and good value for the location


  • The accommodation is above a bar so noise could be an issue, though we haven't had any complaints about it so far
  • No free parking nearby
  • No elevator in the building
  • Children under 10 aren't allowed as noise carries easily; the apartments are great for families with teenagers, though

Best time to go

Antwerp is a year-round city; it’s busy and welcoming at all times. January is a little dreary but the shops all have sales; spring is bright and sunny with flowers in the local parks, summer ditto, and autumn can be wonderfully mellow. There are regular arts festivals running throughout the year. Winter is particularly romantic, great for Christmas shopping with markets and lights in the trees and sometimes a sprinkling of snow.

Our top tips

The Friday flea market at Vrijdagmarkt, just around the corner, is a must. It starts early - stalls are set up at around 8am - so if you want to get a bargain, head down before 10am.

Great for...

Cheap & Chic
City Style
  • City Apartments
  • 2 suites & 2 apartments for 2-3
  • Self-catering; restaurants nearby
  • Ages 10+ only
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car not necessary
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Towels & Bedlinen
  • Bicycles Available


There are two apartments for 2-3 - one on the first floor, one on the third - and two suites for 2 (both on the second floor). In all of them, you can expect quirky, retro decor details: a small wooden sledge used as a clothes hanger; flea market objets d'art; pleasingly pre-loved armchairs; a shining Alessi lemon squeezer on a shelf; annotated Wallpaper* guides where the owner has deleted old institutions and added her own personal favourites.

In the apartments, you get a large, airy living area with a Smart TV opening into the kitchen, which has a table and chairs and all mod cons. There are two bedrooms (one double, one single), and one brown marble bathroom with a tub and shower, plus a separate WC.

The two suites have the same level of comfort and style, but about half the space, with an integrated sitting area, and no kitchen. Bathrooms come with powerful rain showers and Molton Brown products.

In all but the cheapest suite, you'll find large windows which let the light flood through, with a view of the square and the floodlit Plantin and Moretus museum at night.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe box
  • WiFi


The apartments have full kitchens with a hob, oven, sink, kettle, coffee machine and stylish cups and saucers. They are well-equipped if you’re planning on staying for a week or even longer, and basic ingredients are provided in a welcome hamper (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, teabags). For groceries, there are a couple of supermarkets an easy walk from the square.

If you're staying in a suite (which share a coffee corner, not suitable for cooking) and want to eat out, there are numerous places to choose. Karin recommends Roscam, the small café in the square, and otherwise you can take your pick from cones of chips covered with thick mayonnaise in the Groenplaats nearby, to fine Italian dining at Renaissance on Nationalestraat next door to the fashion museum.

Foodie adventures abound in the city, whether you want to eat at a designer location like MAS (the Museum an der Stroom, the city’s finest modern art gallery), or at hipster cafés in the Zuid district, or at Michelin-starred fine dining establishments.

Features include:

  • Restaurants nearby
  • Welcome hamper in the apartments


  • Flex your Amex: Antwerp has great shopping (design, interiors, books, art and fashion) and the apartments are close to the Fashion District. Diane Von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Anna Heylen and Paul Smith are all nearby
  • Explore the city’s glittering past at the Diamond Museum. Sure, it’s a bit touristy, but the displays of diamonds are amazing
  • Don't miss the open-air Middleheim museum, a fantastic contemporary sculpture park just outside the city with bespoke pieces from luminaries like Ai Weiwei
  • MuKHA, in the Zuid district, is a modern art mecca and contains works from the 1970s and beyond
  • MAS (the Museum an der Stroom) is very popular, an extraordinary building with a collection of modern art, mixed with a story of the city and its port. There is a lovely café, too
  • Indulge in Belgium's classic gourmet delights: buy frites with mayo at Groenplaats, wander on for waffles, then treat yourself to a beautiful box of chocolates from one of Antwerp's many chocolatiers
  • Visit Rubens' House: the painter’s former residence has been turned into a museum of his life
  • Hire a bike on the street and head to Grote Markt to see the gold-tipped merchant houses and the famous town hall

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Museums / galleries
  • Shopping / markets


Children aged 10+ are welcome and this would be a good place for families with teenagers. Each apartment sleeps 2-3 in 2 bedrooms. There are no particular amenities beyond the kitchen, though.

Best for:

Teens (over 12)

Kid Friendly:


The apartments are set on Vrijdagmarkt, just off Nationalestraat close to the Fashion District of Antwerp, in northern Belgium. The best way to get here is by train and taxi.

By Air:
Antwerp is the closest airport. It's a small international hub but very convenient, only 10km from the apartments. Alternatively, Brussels is a big international hub with regular daily flights from cities across the UK and Europe, and international arrivals from around the world (sometimes routed via Amsterdam, Paris or London). It is a 25-minute drive from here to Antwerp via the ring road. Click on the links below for a list of airlines serving these airports.

From the Airport
A taxi from Antwerp airport costs from €20. From Brussels it's around €80. It's an easy drive if you want to hire a car.

By Train:
The best way to reach Antwerp is by train from Europe, or via the Eurostar from London (change in Brussels); Central Station is the nearest one. If travelling from the UK by Eurostar, rail travel around Belgium is often included in the price. The station is about half an hour away on foot, less by taxi or tram.

By Car:
We recommend a car if you’re planning to explore Belgium; you don’t need one if you’re just coming to Antwerp for a short break. If you want to hire a car, see our car rental recommendations. Once you reach the city, beware of cyclists and trams. There is a large car park behind Nationalestraat which is the most convenient for the apartments, charged per day, or alternatively you could park on the road in a metered space.

Getting Around:
Antwerp is navigable on foot, preferable if you want to browse interiors and clothes shops and stop for frequent cups of coffee. The Villo system where you hire bikes by the hour is also popular here - it’s a good way to see the city - or you can easily jump on a tram or bus.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to Belgium and getting around


  • Antwerp 10.0 km ANR
  • Brussels International 44.0 km BRU


  • Beach 100.0 km
  • Shops 0.1 km
  • Restaurant 0.1 km

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