Antwerp Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Antwerp

Antwerp is the best place in Europe to shop for diamonds. Visit the famous Diamond District, or Diamondland, the most beautiful diamond center in the city. Antiquity lovers can find a lot of interesting items on Kloosterstraat. Admire the beauty of Asian markets and restaurants in Antwerp's Chinatown. Follow this unforgettable tour, shop the best stores and have fun!
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Antwerp Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Antwerp Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Belgium » Antwerp (See other walking tours in Antwerp)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: mary
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kloosterstraat
  • Weekend Markets
  • Meir
  • Diamondland
  • Pelikaanstraat
  • Van Wesenbekestraat

1) Kloosterstraat

A street with an international reputation, Kloosterstraat is a resort for antiquity lovers. It has many shops, often with unique items for sale, including tableware, furniture, books, antiques, decorative items and much more. It looks like an open-air museum with frequently changing exhibits.
Weekend Markets

2) Weekend Markets

Weekend Markets take place on Theaterplein Square in front of the Stadsschouwburg Theater. It is very popular, with stalls offering everything from food and household goods to bicycles, antiques and clothing. Sunday tends to see a lot more vendors compared to Saturday.
Sight description based on wikipedia

3) Meir (must see)

Meir is a famous shopping destination for the city of Antwerp and along with the Rue Neuve in Brussels, one of the most important shopping areas in Belgium. The Meir shopping area encompasses the streets surrounding Our Lady’s Cathedral all the way to the Centraal Station. Once used to store wet wood for furniture, the area has come a long way to be recognized as one of the prime areas for shopping in the country. From being a small street on the outskirts of the city, Meir has become an integral part of the City Centre.

With the opening of the Stadsfeestzaal Shopping Centre in 2007, the Meir has become the most expensive shopping destination in the economic union of Benelux. The area is home to all major shopping brands and attracts over 200,000 visitors from neighboring states and even other European countries. Along with being a shopping capital, the Meir has also seen the richness of architecture and the lavishness of the rich. It is home to some exquisite buildings such as ‘Osterrieth House’ at number 85 and the Royal Residence of the Belgian Kings, both built in the old Rococo style by architect Van Baurscheit. Whether for a shopping experience of a lifetime or just visiting to catch a glimpse of the past, Meir is a place that all must visit.

4) Diamondland (must see)

Located in downtown Antwerp, this unique center attracts those who appreciate gorgeous jewelry. Visitors are offered a 20 minute guided tour with information about the procedures involved in diamond cutting. A wide range of diamond jewelry is available, from necklaces, wedding rings and earrings to loose diamonds.

5) Pelikaanstraat

Antwerp’s famous Diamond District is located in the Jewish quarter. This street has many beautiful shops selling unique diamond jewelry. Pelikaanstraat is the right place to make a profoundly memorable purchase.
Van Wesenbekestraat

6) Van Wesenbekestraat

Van Wesenbekestraat is the street in Antwerp where the city’s Chinatown is located. It has many Asian restaurants, the biggest Asian supermarket in the country (named Sun Wah), a Buddhist temple and a martial arts academy. The street is decorated with flags and dragon-shaped streetlights and on both ends a Chinese lion stands guard.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Antwerp, Belgium

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Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles