My Parents Visit Antwerp May 2014

Enjoying fresh fries in Antwerp with my parents!

Enjoying fresh fries in Antwerp with my parents!

My parents made their annual visit this May! We had an eventful start – I fractured my elbow when I fell off my bike on the way to pick them up in Brussels. But who better to have around than your parents? The first week I had to wear a cast to let my bone begin healing, and for the remaining 5 weeks I have to wear a compression sock – otherwise I won’t have any range of motion. So we were in and out of the hospital and doctor’s office a lot! For the rest of the trip we took it easy, taking walks around the city, eating fries, and enjoying Belgian beers. I will make separate posts about Sofie’s birthday party, Dinant, and Düsseldorf. This is a post about our time in Antwerp!

 

Breakfast at Lints, my favorite bakery

Breakfast at Lints, my favorite bakery

 

Having a look at all of the pastries

Having a look at all of the pastries

 

Fresh mint tea

Fresh mint tea

 

And of course a pastry!

And of course a pastry!

 

My parents enjoying their curryrols and pastries

My parents enjoying their worstenbroodjes and pastries

 

On our way to Quinten Matsijs

On our way to Het Quinten Matsijs

 

Het Quinten Matsijs

Het Quinten Matsijs, the oldest café in Belgium

 

5 Flemish writers (pioneers in writing in the Dutch language)

5 Flemish writers (pioneers in writing in the Dutch language)

 

Inside the café

Inside the café

 

Enjoying Belgian beer! Although my mom was holding my beer haha

Enjoying Belgian beer and cheese! Although my mom was holding my beer haha.

 

Dinner at Kartini for an Indonesian rijsttafel!

Dinner at Kartini for an Indonesian rijsttafel!

 

Family photo with all of the food!

Family photo with all of the food!

 

My parents with the delicious food!

My parents with the delicious food!

 

We visited the Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum (but couldn't take photos inside)

We visited the Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum (but couldn’t take photos inside)

 

Back of the  Sint Carolus Borromeus Church

Back of the Sint Carolus Borromeus Church

 

Front of the Sint Carolus Borromeus Church

Front of the Sint Carolus Borromeus Church

 

Inside the church

Inside the church

 

The Sint Carolus Borromeus Church is located on the Hendrik Conscienceplein

The Sint Carolus Borromeus Church is located on the Hendrik Conscienceplein

 

Lovely side streets on the Hendrik Conscienceplein

Lovely side street on the Hendrik Conscienceplein

 

Het Kathedraalcafé

Het Kathedraalcafé

 

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

 

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

 

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

 

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

 

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

Inside Het Kathedraalcafé

 

Mom enjoying her wine

Mom enjoying her wine

 

Dad and me with our beer and hapjes

Dad and me with our beer and hapjes

 

Quick pose at Frituur Max

Quick pose at Frituur Max

 

My parents enjoyed their last breakfast at the Horta - thank you Isabella and Alain!

My parents enjoyed their last breakfast at the Horta – thank you Isabella and Alain!

 

Enjoying their breakfast

Enjoying their breakfast

 

My mom wanted a photo with our stairs - still many more to go!

My mom wanted a photo with our stairs – still many more to go!

 

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