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I LIKE MY CITY BECAUSE …
it is one of those mini-cities where you can find everything that makes a city: culture, delicious food, modern and historic architecture and a lively fashion scene.
BEST TIME FOR A VISIT
You can come here all year round, but spring and summer are best to enjoy the numerous outdoor terraces for a meal or drink. This is only topped by “De zomer van Antwerpen”, a festival with theatre, concerts and street circus at very unusual locations.
“Puur Personal Cooking” (Edward Pecherstraat 51) is a tiny restaurant with seven small tables, where the owner himself is chef and waiter. In “L’épiceriè du Cirque” (Leopold de Waelstraat 7) herbs are a main ingredient – a real culinary discovery at affordable prices. Make sure you make a reservation at both restaurants well in advance!
The “Rubzz Industrial Bar” (Geulinckxstraat 28) offers good music and a predominantly young and mixed clientele. Leather lovers get their money’s worth in the cruising bar.
Check online for the present temporary location of Rubzz bar.
The best known and most popular dance club is “Red & Blue Club” (Lange Schipperskapelstraat 11-13) – open on Saturdays.
NOT TO BE MISSED
The pedestrian tunnel under the Schelde. An old-fashioned wooden escalator leads into a beige-yellow hall from where you can walk or cycle underneath the river to the other side of the city (“The left bank”). Carry on to the beach of St. Anneke, from where you have a great view of the Antwerp skyline.
MY INSIDER TIP
On a hot and humid summer’s evening, put a bottle of wine and a few glasses in your backpack and walk in direction of the seafaring school (Noordkasteel-Oost 6). You have a fantastic view from the dike and you can even have a barbecue there while enjoying the sunset.
Portugal, Sweden, and Canada are the most LGBT-friendly travel countries – Germany is slipping.
A new brochure “Visit Tampa Gay” informs about the different neighbourhoods and attractions and gives insider tips from prominent members of the local LGBTIQ* community.
Terminal 1 at San Francisco Airport will in future be named after the gay politician Harvey Milk, who was murdered in 1978.
For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, SPARTACUS, one of the best-known brands for the international LGBT travel community, has awarded the SPARTACUS Travel Award.
The new SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index names the LGBT Friendliest Travel Destinations. Canada and Sweden share the first place – Germany is catching up.
Even bigger and even more diverse: from 7 to 11 March 2018, ITB Berlin will be presenting the world’s most extensive range of holiday offers as well as the latest travel trends and offers for gays and lesbians at a travel fair.