Antwerp has all you need for a fun shopping trip. Are you looking for that perfect gift, need an amazing outfit for New Year’s Eve or simply want to treat yourself to a nice gift? Antwerp has it all and what’s more, all the shops are within walking distance of each other!
7 shopping neighbourhoods
Antwerp is an astonishingly diverse, pocket-sized metropolis and we are certain that you will love it too, as the seasoned shopper you are. The city centre can be subdivided into 7 different neighbourhoods, which cater to everyone’s taste. Whether you like trendy, classic, avant-garde or traditional things. Discover Antwerp’s shopping neighbourhoods to score your perfect gift for the holidays.
Diamonds & jewelry
Antwerp has a reputation for being a fashion capital but it is also the world’s largest and most reputable diamond capital, for five centuries already. The city is home to plenty of creative and fashion-conscious jewellers. Head to the Golden Streets in Antwerp’s fashion district, where you can buy beautiful jewellery by well-known designers and emerging, young talent.
Antwerp is the place to be on winter days. Head over to the Christmas market, where you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat and shop for gifts. Ninety stallholders sell a mix of artisan products and original gadgets. Their stalls wind their way from Groenplaats over Grote Markt to Steenplein. Sample the delicious winter delicacies and shop for original Christmas gifts including jewellery, artisan honey, Christmas lights…
Warm and dry
You can find the city’s Festival Hall in the centre of Meir and you should definitely visit this majestic shopping center. If only to have a coffee in the monumental hall (don’t forget to look up to see the majestic glass dome with gilt leaf). There are about forty shops in this neo-classical building. Here you can shop for anything from beauty products to fashion.
Shop 7 days a week!
Many of the shops in Antwerp’s city centre are open on the first Sunday of the month. And the many performances and small events along the way will only make your Sunday shopping experience even more fun. In December, the shops are open every Sunday, as well as on 6 January, when the winter sales kick off. See you in Antwerp!