Antiques in Antwerp
A weekend with the Antiques Diva!
Serious shoppers in-the-know go to Belgium to buy the best antiques, vintage and decorator pieces at the best prices in Europe. In this 3 Day/2 Night Tour, you’ll explore Antwerp – Little Belgie’s fashion capital – on the arm of an antiques expert who knows as much about chocolate and diamonds as fashion and furniture and then we’ll double the dose of diva fun by taking a coach excursion to Tongeren – the home of Europe’s best flea market!
Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels and take the train to Antwerp, arriving at around midday. Coach transfer to the Hilton Hotel, check in and drop your bags before heading out to the restaurant. Lunch at the Kathedraalcafe in the centre of Antwerp for lunch and an introductory talk from Toma about antiques and Antwerp. Then it’s an afternoon’s shopping in the town’s antique district. Meet up again in the evening for dinner at the De Foyer restaurant at the beautiful Bourla Theatre.
A short walk to the Rubenshuis for a guided visit to the home and studio of artist Peter Paul Rubens, where many of his original canvases are displayed. Then after time for lunch there will be more shopping in Antwerp’s historic town center, including what the Antiques Diva calls the best shoe store in Europe! This evening there is the option to dine at your own expense at the Sir Anthony Van Dyck restaurant hidden in a secluded 16th century alleyway.
An excursion by coach to the famous vintage fleamarket at Tongeren. The Antiques Diva will show you how to hunt out and haggle for the best bargains. In the afternoon the coach will take you to Brussels to catch the Eurostar back to London.