Where to Stay in Antwerp

Where to Stay in Antwerp – Best Areas

Looking for Where to Stay in Antwerp? Well, Antwerp (Amberes) may not be a popular choice for staying overnight, as most tourists tend to make a day trip from Brussels or Ghent. However, we strongly suggest spending at least one and a half days in this stunning city. In this post, we will guide you through the best areas and hotels to stay in Antwerp, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities to explore in Belgium.


1. The historic center , the best area to sleep in Antwerp

Antwerp is a relatively small city in Belgium, so sleeping in the historic center of the city is a great idea. Most of its attractions are concentrated in its historic center: the Cathedral, the Grote Markt square, its most important museums. If you want to be close to everything, it is undoubtedly the best area to stay in Antwerp.

Regarding the price, it should be noted that it is the area with the largest hotel offer in Antwerp. Although it is a small city, it is very touristy and that means that it has many accommodations. Sleeping in the historic center of Antwerp is the most expensive, although if you look in advance you can find hotels for around €90 per night . The most expensive option, but at the same time the most convenient to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium .

The best hotels in the historic center of Antwerp:

2. Surroundings of the Central Station , if you want to be well connected

Another good option to stay in Antwerp is near the beautiful Central Station . Surely when you visit the city you have arrived by train from Brussels or another Belgian city. So having a hotel near the station is not a bad option. Also taking into account that Antwerp is a small city and that you can get to know it on foot perfectly . To give you an idea, from the station to the Cathedral it won’t take you more than 15 minutes to walk along the Meir , the main commercial avenue of the city.

Apart from being well connected, one of the positive aspects of sleeping in this area is the price. Although there are fewer hotels than in the center, in general you will find options with better value for money. In other words, for the price of a normal hotel in the center you will have a better one near the station .

Regarding the price, most cost over €100 per night. Regarding the tourist attractions, you will have the Diamond Quarter literally two steps away, and as we have said, you will be relatively close to the city center.

Good accommodations near Antwerp Central Station:

3. Eilandje , a rare alternative to stay in Antwerp

As we have said, Antwerp is a tiny city in which everything is relatively close. The city center and the surroundings of the Central Station are the best areas to stay in Antwerp , so apart from these two areas we do not recommend too many alternatives. Even so, if you find a good offer in Eilandje you can consider the option.

Located north of the historic city center, this modern residential neighborhood is home to some of Antwerp’s most interesting museums such as the Red Star Line and the Muuseum aan de Stroom. To get to the historic center it would take about 15 minutes on foot and about 30 with respect to the Central Station. As for the price, most of them cost more than €100 per night, although you can find offers for just over €70. If you haven’t noticed yet, sleeping in Antwerp is a bit expensive.

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