Yesterday was a holiday in Belgium, Dag van de Arbeid (Labor Day), and Koen and I enjoyed the sunny 65 degree weather by taking a long walk around Antwerp. We walked first through the Groenplaats and the Grote Markt, then to ‘t Eijlandje. Not quite ready to return home, we decided to try out a new restaurant, Maison Clic’Eau, to enjoy a few drinks on the terrace.
Wednesday, August 15th, was a national holiday in Belgium. Because I am also off on Tuesdays, I invited Barbara and Sofie (2 of my sister-in-laws) to come to Antwerp and visit museums and also Rubensmarkt, a special market in the Grote Markt that always takes place on the 15th of August, where the vendors are all dressed in 17th century clothes. During the 2 days, we visited the Fotomuseum (FoMu), Sofie’s choice, and the Museum aan de stroom (MAS, featured in this post: Part II), Barbara’s choice. We also had time to visit a couple of cafés and make a delicious dinner!
Last week I got together with a few friends to enjoy the weather. Lately in Antwerp we’ve actually been able to see the sun! We decided to go for drinks in the south of Antwerp at Café Zurich. The carnival was also going on, so we had an interesting view haha.
The most famous site of Antwerp is of course the Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkathedraal) and situated behind is Het Kathedraalcafé. Like the hand of Antwerp, Het Kathedraalcafé (The Cathedral Cafe) is one of the places I take all of my guests!