What’s On

 ABIW Future General Meetings

Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Speaker on De Kleine Vos.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Speaker on Art Nouveau.


April 7, 2019 – Grote Markt –

Start of the Tour of Flanders

All the big names from the world of cycling will be here at Grote Markt for the start of Flanders Finest, one of the spring season’s classic cycle races.



April 28, 2019

Antwerp 10 Miles and Antwerp Marathon

Antwerp’s running event extravaganza! Tens of thousands of sports enthusiasts will be pulling out all the stops and putting their best foot forward. The races start on the Left Bank, which is also where the 10 miles event finishes. The Antwerp Marathon finishes on Grote Markt.



May 1 and 3-5, 2019 – Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150.

Taste of Antwerp Festival

A culinary feast where master chefs, leading restaurants and high-end food trucks compete to tempt you with the delicious tastes and aromas of their creations. If you feel like having a go yourself, you can hone your culinary skills during cookery demonstrations and culinary workshops.



June 15 to September 1, 2019 – At various locations throughout the city

Antwerp Summer Festival (Zomer van Antwerpen)

A cultural festival including theatre, circus and music from across the globe, as well as outdoor movies. Appealing to a wide-ranging audience: from hipsters and young families to those of a certain age. Performances are often free of charge.



August 8 – 11, 2019

Antwerp Pride

For four days the city is bathed in rainbow colours. Amid the LGBT community’s exuberant holiday atmosphere, there will be organized parties, sports events, exhibitions and cultural activities. The highlight of Antwerp Pride is the parade: a colourful cavalcade of floats that passes through the city centre.



August 16 – 18, 2019 – Grote Markt – Steenplein – Groenplaats


A popular and vibrant, 3 day cultural event in the city centre. During Bollekesfeest, you’ll get to see the best of Antwerp in every respect; music, original walks, food and drink.

Be sure to try a “Bolleke Koninck” ( a popular local beer)!



August 3 to 6, 2019 – Park Den Brandt

Jazz Festival (Jazz Middelheim)

First-class international musicians and jazz orchestras provide soulful grooves and sparkling melodies at this jazz festival in its beautiful parkland setting.



August 31, 2019 – Middenvijver (Linkeroever)

Laundry Day

How about rounding off the summer with an epic party? Laundry Day is one of the largest and craziest electronic music festivals in Europe. As well as a sea of young Djs, you’ll also find a whole host of big international names behind the turntables.



October 2019

Masters of Taste (Smaakmeesters)

An event that will have you licking your lips; because throughout the whole month of October you will be able to enjoy the most delicious of culinary delights. Chefs from more than 100 participating restaurants, catering firms and bars will be serving their masterpiece creations. Ranging from elegant connoisseur dishes, perfect cocktails and coffees to mouth-watering desserts. Check the website for participating businesses.



December 7, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Winter in Antwerp

Eating Flemish doughnuts (smoutebollen) at the Christmas market, ice-skating at Groenplaats, shrieks and giggles on the tubing run, shopping for presents on Sunday or sipping on mulled wine…That’s why Antwerp should be firmly on your ‘to do’ list this winter!



Lunch concerts at AMUZ,

Kammenstraat 81 (beautiful location)

Every Friday at 12 noon

Tickets are €12
You can order soup and bread but there is also a lunch menu available for 24€ (soup, main, dessert, water, coffee or tea)
More information on the program : www.middagconcerten.be

SWAAJP Invites …

Are you ready for a theatre show full of new stories, surprising adventures with intriguing plot twists, sometimes emotional, frequently hilarious, always made up on the spot? Swaajp Improtheater presents the next episode of their regular improv theatre show ‘Swaajp Invites’!

Improvised Theatre shows in English

Tickets and info: www.swaajp.be

What’s On …

You can find more information about what is going on in and around Antwerp, including exhibitions, concerts and much more, at www.visitantwerpen.be/en/see-do/events-exhibitions.