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Antwerp 2014 events

Christmas in Antwerp

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014 (TBC.)

Antwerp, by tradition, puts on a big show for most of December, the focus o ......

Antwerp, by tradition, puts on a big show for most of December, the focus of which is an outdoor ice rink set up on the old market square, in the old town centre. A Christmas Village market is the most popular attraction, though, with many illuminated stalls selling craftware, gifts, and plenty to eat and drink. There are nativity scenes on display in many churches, and the seasonal good cheer is further boosted with numerous Christmas concerts.

Venue:
Grote Markt and other squares of Old Antwerp.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Winterfoor Funfair

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014 - January 2015 (December.)

Visitors can enjoy all the fun of the fair, without the weather getting in ......

Visitors can enjoy all the fun of the fair, without the weather getting in the way thanks to Antwerp’s indoor funfair. A popular family attraction, this traditional fair has a carnival atmosphere and a plethora of traditional rides. 

Venue:
Rijnkaai.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Antwerp 2015 events

Antwerp Beach

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 - September 2015

Each summer the Antwerp Docks on the banks of the River Scheldt is converte ......

Each summer the Antwerp Docks on the banks of the River Scheldt is converted into an urban beach. Popular with the city's young trend setters, visitors can enjoy everything from a game of beach boules to live music and entertainment. And when you need to take a break from sunning yourself, head to one of the cool bars and cafes that line the beach.

Venue:
Dockside.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Summer in Antwerp (Zomer van Antwerpen)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 - September 2015

Borne out of Antwerp's status as 'Cultural Capital of Europe' in 1993, the ......

Borne out of Antwerp's status as 'Cultural Capital of Europe' in 1993, the annual Summer in Antwerp is a programme of events that spans music, art and theatre. With its multidisciplinary approach and its commitment to world cultures, the festival promises an exciting range of events and performances for visitors of all ages. The entertainment takes place in unusual locations throughout the city, ranging from specially-erected tents to old abandoned warehouses in the industrial district.

Venue:
Various venues and locations in and around Antwerp.

Address:
Wapper 2, 2000 Anvers, Antwerp, Belgium

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Music

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Rubens Market

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

Held each August in honour of one of the city's most famous sons, the Ruben ......

Held each August in honour of one of the city's most famous sons, the Rubens Market is a colourful event where traders dress in the clothes that would have been worn during the 16th-century painter's lifetime. Held around Grote Market, the event recreates the scene of one of Ruben's famous works and is a great place to soak up the atmosphere and browse for goods. The market is usually held on Assumption Day, which is a national holiday in Belgium.

Venue:
Grote Market.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Laundry Day

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015

Emerging as one of Europe’s hippest festivals, Laundry Day is music e ......

Emerging as one of Europe’s hippest festivals, Laundry Day is music extravaganza that’s fast becoming an Antwerp institution. Taking place in September, this one day event attracts some of the hottest acts on the block with over 150 artists playing over 13 stages. Expect DJ sets, bands and beer fuelled revelry aplenty. Keep an eye on the official festival website (below) for dates, line up and ticket information.

Venue:
Ledeganckkaai, Antwerp South.

Category:
Music

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