Totally renovated apartment in Antwerp city-centre.
This spacious apartment (75m2) in the centre of town has a colonial four-poster double bed and a couch that turns into another double bed.
The place is decorated with original Brazilian pieces from the famous Oficina de Agosto and a couple Fernando Pitta paintings.
The apartment has a separate fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower and a huge antique bathtub , cable TV and wifi.
The location is Bulls-eye City of Antwerp !
Across the street from one of Antwerp's most popular restaurants , Trópicos
* 5 minute walk from Central Station.
* 10 minutes to the River Schelde , Cathedral and Townhall/Grote Markt.
* 100 meters from Belgium’s most frequented shoppingstreet the Meir
* 200 metres from the Flemish Opera , Bourla and City-Theatre
* 300 metres from a huge Cinema-mall .
* trams , metro and bus-stops within 200 meters.
*On Saturdays and Sundays at 200 meters the famous Vogelmarkt.
*24-hour open Car Parking at 50 meters.
*Next door to the famous authentic “brown” café “de Kroon van Hopland”, a typical Antwerp beer pub , over 110 years old…!
(They say they serve the best Stella in town)
* Last but not least : Hopland is a quiet street at night !
Price per day 99,-€ for two , each extra person 20,-€ , maximum 4 pax.
Breakfast not included.
We were just recently mentioned in the Saturday issue of the New York Times ...
*Our apartment was just recently mentioned in the Saturday issue of the New York Times, check it out !!!
Antwerp, home of such designers as Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, is exactly the sort of place where the austere tyranny of international design has made a lot of the Airbnb offerings seem sort of bland — sleek and overcurated. I looked, in turn, for the most deranged-looking option: a “Bohemian” flat crowded with Brazilian antiques that seemed entirely sui generis. My host, Tania, was from Rio, and had just begun to list this apartment, atop a bar that she owns with her husband. They kept another flat for themselves across the street, over their Brazilian-Mexican restaurant. They had decorated the place with work imported from a collective in Minas Gerais, Brazil. On the walls floated jetsam palings emblazoned with disembodied religious limbs: a bloodily outstretched arm over the four-poster bed, a slim cut of a naked torso over the door to the kitchen. There were sculptures made of mounted whale vertebrae, and a coffee table book, captioned in Dutch and Italian, on the life of Steve McQueen. As Tania ran up and down the stairs looking for an entirely unnecessary replacement bulb for the bedside lamp, I gave Erik, of Stockholm, an effusive five-star review on my phone. Christian grumbled that, Tania’s kindness notwithstanding, sometimes you just wanted to check in and get on with it. As far as I was concerned, the place was great, and Tania’s antics were neurotically endearing.
We went over to Tania’s restaurant for nachos and fajitas over Duvels before going in pursuit of the “alternative” scene Tania had mentioned to us. We washed up at the Hypothalamus, one of those bars at the end of the world. The ’80s pink patterned wallpaper clashed coherently with the Delft tiles. A drunk quartet of clairvoyants took up their instruments and moved from “Proud Mary” through “Danza Kuduro” to “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” (It was our duty as Americans to supply the Axl Rose caterwauls, which earned us some light applause.) A Lebanese leprechaun wearing a neat Lincoln beard collected donations in an inverted cymbal. Fresh out of euros, we threw our remaining kronor into the cymbal, and he bowed. This was precisely what Airbnb travel, at its best, might offer, if you don’t mind the waiting to be let in, the agonizing search for a functional light bulb and the voluble owners who, after a long day of travel, stand between you and a drink. But if, despite all that, you’ve got the foolhardy curiosity to stay in Antwerp’s only boho-Brazilian lodging, you’ve got a decent chance at ending up at the kind of place no guidebook and no concierge in his right mind would ever think to endorse. We toasted to Airbnb’s special diminishment of ease in travel. Which, for some of us, isn’t a price to pay; it’s the reward itself.
Bohemian Apartment in Antwerp Center Antwerp, Flanders & Brussels, Belgium
Additional Location Information
Bullseye Antwerp , the heart of the city , close to restaurants , Operahouse , Cinema-centre , Theatres and the City park.
Parking at 50 metres and all types of transportation (Bus, tram , metro and Central train station within 300 metres.
More About This Location
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 27, 2015
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