When you walk through the Handelsstraat or the Dambruggestraat, then you might think you’re in some North-African city instead of in Antwerp. A lot of atmosphere on the street, colorful shops, lots of vegetable stands, the smell of fresh fish… the atmosphere is very lively and also very lovely.
The Sint-Gummarusstraat, close to the Sint-Jansplein, has the same mood. I regularly get a haircut here, for only € 10 but a great service every time. They even put a burning candle in your ears to burn your ear hair, only if you want that of course.
I find it very difficult to walk or cycle through this street without stopping at this little Turkish bakery Yesrip. The smell just lures me inside, every time. The freshly baked bread, the typical Turkish sweets… it all smells and looks delicious. My tip: buy a piece of Turkish pizza, it only costs € 1.60! Eat it outside, enjoy the street life and while you’re at it, buy some fresh fruit in the neighboring store, owned by the same family. And when you’re finished eating, you can think about how you are going to spend the money you saved here, isn’t that wonderful?
Turkish Bakery Yesrip | Snacks | Pizza € 1.60
Wed – Mon 08:00 – 19:00