Tropical beaches, palm trees and a fancy cocktail in your hand... no this is not the image you'll have when you think of Antwerp. Although, there are a lot of nice things to do throughout the summer in this beautiful city. Let me give you some nice ideas:
Relaxing music, homemade sangria, and delicious flamkuchen on the terrace overlooking the park. You won't get anything more summery than this in Antwerp.
This is Cargo, the summer bar in Park Spoor Noord Antwerp, close to Antwerp Dam.
Address: Park Spoor Noord
Cargo summer bar is open every day from 10 to 24h. In bad weather, the doors are closed before. Concerts stop promptly at 22 h.
This summer you can watch films that makes you happy on sultry evenings, in the open air, for free and with a beverage in your hand. You can sit on a soft blanket, a sand hill or bring your own chair. The films projected next to the Scheldt River have been very popular for many years. The Cinema Urbana has chosen series of optimistic films for you. Films with a hopeful look at the future; with people who get everything out of life, even if luck is against them. Films about go-getters and winners; about satisfied people and people with lots of luck. They have also chosen special films about how ordinary things can be really nice. In short, there is something for everyone.
HANGAR 19A, Plantinkaai (near the pedestrian tunnel)
Check their website for films and dates.
Do you feel guilty when you enjoy an ice cream? Frozen Yogurt is a guilt free treat! It is low in calories, 100% natural and has almost no sugar and fat.
The first frozen yoghurt shop in Antwerp, which opened earlier this year. In the shop you can choose from a large selection of fresh fruit, all kinds of cookies, chocolates and candy toppings.
Eiermarkt 9, just behind the Groenplaats
The ultimate meeting place for those interested in Arts. Located in the city yet close to the water. A place where the young and the old feel at home. This year the Zomerbar is moving to the Sloepenweg. Situated at a curve in the Scheldt River, sitting outdoors in the distance you can see the lights of the port. Specially for this location, the bar has been given a make-over. Imagine a maritime atmosphere with exotic details like bamboo. Children can play in the fountain while adults enjoy the sun in an easy chair or play a round of petanque. The atmospheric bar serves sunny cocktails and other beverages. The entire family can eat delicious, seasonal dishes at an affordable price in the two restaurants. If the weather isn’t ideal you can keep dry under the beach huts.
Sloepenweg, Droogdokkeneiland, Antwerpen-Noord
You can watch the sunset anywhere but at the Scheldt River is truly a magnificent experience. Improved recently by the renovated bleachers,the result is worthy of a sunset: a powerful throne that is surrounded in sun, sand, water and air. Come try it out! You can enjoy the most beautiful spectacle on earth in peace and quiet every single evening. Don't be surprised to see many local couples and families enjoying the sunset during the summer.
LocationTavernierkaai (behind Loodsgebouw)
Twice during the summer you can enjoy this fancy market. Swan Market is a lifestyle event, which consists a large market with predominantly handmade crafts in the fields of art, design, fashion, vintage, pure food and drinks and much more. There is a stage with live music too (singer-songwriter, folk, funk, soul).