Explore Antwerp

Extend your stay and experience the culture of Antwerp and the surrounding region of Flanders. Start with the Visit Antwerp website that offers a wealth of information on Antwerp, including the Central Station District surrounding the conference venue, visitor centres, free wi-fi and the THIS IS ANTWERP mobile app. Find details on customs, electrical outlets, etc. Also check out recommendations on what to see and do from Visit Flanders, The Culture Trip and Trip Advisor. See below for details on discounts, attractions, dining and more.

Mobile Apps


Mobile app with walking tour routes and articles for visitors


Conference delegates may purchase a special €10 ticket to the Antwerp Zoo that is right next to the conference venue — a 60% discount off the regular adult entrance! When you register for the conference, simply add the zoo ticket before checking out. Each ticket may be used for one day, between Saturday and Wednesday, 7-11 July 2018.

The Antwerp City Card offers many benefits, including discounts on attractions and tours, and free public transport. The card may be purchased online or purchased at a visitor centre, one of which is in the Central Railway Station just steps from the conference venue.

Antwerp History & Culture

Brush up on art history at Rubens' House, enjoy the stunning panoramic view from the top of the MAS art museum, soak up Antwerp's fashion vibe at the MoMu Museum and learn about French Belgian fries at the FrietMuseum.

Experience a broad range of architecture and building philosophies from the Port House to the buildings throughout the historic city centre to the EcoHuis. Learn how this major port city and the Red Star Line played a role in a large migration of people from Europe to the New World.

Dining & Entertainment

Make sure to take in the Antwerp café scene and night life, and sample signature Belgian treats such as waffles, friets, beer and chocolate. Sweets in the shape of Antwerpse Handjes (Antwerp Hands), along with the Brabo fountain in the Grote Markt (Great Market) celebrate an Antwerp legend.

Options abound for enjoying music, theater and dance. Relax with some shopping in the station district surrounding the conference venue that includes the Diamond Square Mile. Venture a little farther to the historic city center or the Meir.

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