Antwerp makes for a wonderful Belgian themed Christmas getaway and represents the perfect excuse to discover somewhere a little different in the Flanders region. From the Groenplaats through the Handschoenmarkt and the Grote Markt to the Steenplein square. All are transformed into a wonderful Christmas market each season offering an array of crafts, decorations and gourmet treats including the obligatory mulled wine.
It also boasts an impressive 1200m2 ice skating rink over looking the River Scheldt. The little ones won't have to make their way between the legs of adult skaters, since a safe child rink has been provided for them.
09/12: Opening ceremony
Each year the opening party welcomes 100,000 spectators
31/12: New Year's Eve fireworks on the river Scheldt
Bring in the New Year with a bang
Please note: dates may be subject to change and should be checked before travelling.
If you miss this year's Christmas Markets then you can plan for the year after:
Saturday 8/12/2018 until Sunday 6/1/2019