The Antwerp Christmas Market

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!

Me enjoying spekpatatjes met looksaus and Glühwein the first night of the Kerstmarkt!

Me enjoying spekpatatjes met looksaus and Glühwein the first night of the Kerstmarkt!

Walking up to the Grote Markt, you can’t help but see the beautifully lit Stadshuis, or City Hall.

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The beautifully lit Stadshuis.

 

Those were the only photos I was able to take Saturday, but today (Monday), I walked around the historic center to take more photos.

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The beautiful Cathedral, viewed from the Groenplaats.

 

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The Christmas market in the Groenplaats.

 

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Beautiful Christmas tree in the historical center of Antwerp

 

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Kerstmarkt in the Grote Markt

 

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Kerstmarkt in the Grote Markt

 

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Wooden kiosks in front of the Stadshuis.

 

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Another beautiful Christmas tree!

 

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Kerstmarkt in the Grote Markt

 

There are also many warm beverage options and of course spekpatatjes!

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Gross jaegerthee (Hunter’s tea), hot chocolate, and coffee!

 

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Spekpatatjes on the left, Glühwein on the right

 

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Enjoy your food and drinks by the fire!

 

And in the spirit of Christmas, our Christmas tree! My favorite ornaments are the cupcakes!

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Our Christmas tree!

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