The Antwerp Christmas Market has begun! The Christmas market is spread out around Antwerp, and you’ll find cute wooden stalls with a variety of vendors. A trip to the Kerstmarkt isn’t complete without first sampling spekpatatjes met looksaus (bacon potatoes with garlic sauce) and Glühwein (“glow wine”, mulled wine). Koen and I ventured into the huge crowd the opening night, Saturday the 8th of December. Unfortunately I didn’t check my battery level and could only take 2 photos! But I went back Monday to take more photos!
Walking up to the Grote Markt, you can’t help but see the beautifully lit Stadshuis, or City Hall.
Those were the only photos I was able to take Saturday, but today (Monday), I walked around the historic center to take more photos.
There are also many warm beverage options and of course spekpatatjes!
And in the spirit of Christmas, our Christmas tree! My favorite ornaments are the cupcakes!