Lonely Planet selected Antwerp in “TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT IN 2018”

Lonely Planet selected Antwerp in "TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT IN 2018"

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Lonely Planet selected Antwerp in "TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT IN 2018"

As you might have noticed, Lonely Planet recently announced their list for “THE TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT IN 2018“, and in between some big known cities, is a hidden gem: Antwerp! In an impressive list, Lonely Planet decided that Antwerp should urgently be on your bucket list! And they are particularly mentioning the coolness of our city. Besides cities like Seville, Detroit, Canberra, Hamburg, Kaohsiung, Matera, San Juan, Guanajuato and Oslo, Antwerp can be one of your city trips in 2018! This is how Lonely Planet starts in their introduction:

Once northern Europe’s greatest city, today Antwerp is one of its best-kept secrets. Flanders’ unofficial capital is laden with historic riches and home to world-class arts and design, and this year it’s showing its cultural chops with a celebration of its Baroque heyday. Inspired by the city’s most famous resident, Rubens, Antwerp Baroque 2018 will feature Flemish Masters rubbing shoulders with modern talent in a calendar that spans parades, concerts, street art, multimedia shows and workshops. Not that Antwerp’s residents need an excuse to unleash their creativity: the city, especially its former docks, is flush with pop-up bars, farm-to-fork joints and architectural showstoppers.

Belgium’s second city and biggest port is Antwerp and without a doubt, this charming city is the country’s capital of cool.

If you decide to come to Antwerp anywhere soon, send us a message! Having our office in Antwerp, we’ll be happy to help you with anything! And make sure to check out our post  “30 things you really should do in Antwerp this winter“. Let us know what your favourite spot was, what you liked about the city, and anything else you would like to share! Send us your stories and maybe we’ll post them… Send us your pictures and we’ll show them on our social media! We are on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And working on a Youtube account as well in 2018! If you post pictures, make sure you use the hashtags #wanderlustvlog and #wanderlustvlog_antwerp , and your pictures will appear in the gallery below! Try it!

For source and info, visit the following sites on Lonely Planet website:

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Dolf Van Sprengel

chief executive wanderer

Dolf Van Sprengel is born and raised in Antwerp, and loves to travel to discover new cultures. Dolf loves nature and religion, amongst many other things. Since 2017 Dolf is the administrator of WANDERLUSTVLOG.

  1. Well, I’ve just been tu Brussels several times and I really liked it – especially during Christmas time. But I’ve heard a lot about Antwerp as well. And Bruges actually. I was surprised that Lonley Planet nominated them as even in Germany it is not super popular. But it obviously is a beautiful city and I would love to go and visit some day!

    1. Hey Kate, thanx for your comment! Both Antwerp and Bruges (and Ghent as well) are very different from BXL. Much smaller, and much more historic and traditional. If you aver come to Antwerp, let us know if you liked it 🙂

  2. We have family in Belgium and recently popped over to Bruges but haven’t been to Antwerp yet. Must put it on the list! We’d love to visit the former docks to spend some time exploring the pop-up bars and sampling food from the farm-to-fork places! If we do come over we’ll be sure to get in touch!

  3. We visited Antwerp while in Belgium and found it stunning. But I had no idea it would appear on the Lonely Planet of top cities to visit in 2018. Antwerp certainly deserves all the accolades it is receiving. About time too.

  4. Wow I love your pictures. I had no idea, I must admit, that Antwerp is so pretty. I’d love to visit Belgium sometime, especially during fall. Look at this colors! Thanks for this post, I’ll also refer to your guide of 30 things to do when I plan my trip.

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