Page 1

ART

FASH ION

MUSIC

LIFE


Need an Antwerp city tip? Ask locals all of your questions

Add Ask Antwerp on Messenger to get in touch with locals   www.askantwerp.be


TABLE OF CONTENT 05

welcome to the world of Jonas “Cozone” Van de Vyver, Antwerp based beat maker, sneaker geek and illustrator

08

we dropped by FANS, the one store in Antwerp that’s been providing geeks from different subcultures with clothing, gadgets and more, since forever

12

join us on a trip down Antwerp’s very own Geek Street

16

come meet the kitchen geeks from Jong Keukengeweld

20

Cozone invited us to hang out with his animal friends – both illustrated and real – luckily we brought a camera with us

24

we sat down with the brothers Mouling – Antwerp’s unstoppable force and the country’s finest retro geeks

28

grab some popcorn and enjoy Cyrus Vercammen’s take on the horror and trash movie industry

31

tag along with Britt and Sibbe and get to know Antwerp’s vibrant cosplay scene

34

Laura Janssens, aka Niet Nu Laura, is rocking the comic and cartoon world with her geeky and empowering illustrations – and made an exclusive short comic for This is Antwerp

36

party to the tunes of your old Game Boy at the Bitgrid parties

38 40

picture yourself, #thisisantwerp on Instagram

42

our famous and handy city map

Photography:

Manu Van der Perre – Tide Collective Tine Van den Poel De Clippeleire Eline Graat Vincent Van Reusel Kevin Lau Ulrike Küchler Laura Janssens Melvin Kobe Pablo Cepeda Milan Swolfs Jonas Camps Anton Fayle Chiptography Visit Flanders Cloack and Dagger FANS @nikocaignie @tonyskeor @ericv66 @shunyay @peelman_photography @lmkndrs @groovy_happiness @bart_janssens188 @amberfeijen @harriette_love @claiis

Copywrite:

Laetitia Sabiti Tine Van den Poel De Clippeleire Vincent Van Reusel Eline Graat Kevin Lau Joke Tourné Cleo Klapholz Jasper Kuylen

Depot nummer TIA:

D/2018/0306/105

Cover:

Manu Van der Perre Tide Collective Jonas Van de Vyver

Design & layout:

An Eisendrath an@studioanorak.be

Editor in chief:

Jasper Kuylen info@thisisantwerp.be

Publisher:

Stad Antwerpen Ondernemen en Stadsmarketing Annik Bogaert Visit Antwerpen Grote Markt 1 BE – 2000 Antwerpen

we listed some of our favorite geeky Antwerp hotspots

This magazine is a publication of Visit Antwerp. It was edited with great care. The City of Antwerp cannot be held responsible for printing errors or changes. No part of this publication may be used by third parties without prior written consent of Visit Antwerp. None of the addresses or brands mentioned in this magazine paid for mentioning in any way.

3


Like most 21st century geeks, Jonas “Cozone” Van de Vyver doesn’t look like your average geeky stereotype. He dresses in vintage sportswear, owns an impressive sneaker collection, makes beats and creates his own universe of illustrated characters. Being the ultimate street geek, he’s the perfect man to feature on the cover of this magazine and in the editorial shoot.

Thanks for picking up the latest edition of the This is Antwerp magazine. In our 16th issue, we’ll celebrate Antwerp’s geeks. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a geek as “someone who is very interested in a particular subject and knows a lot about it”. Which conveniently describes Antwerpians. We tend to be passionate about what we do. Be it cosplay, cooking or comics. So join us on this trip and meet the finest geeks that make this city into an interesting melting pot of subcultures.

4

We’d also like you to discover FANS. This store in the heart of Antwerp’s fashion district has survived and provided every subculture of the past 35 years with clothing, gadgets and collectibles. Another place where you can get your hands on tons of collectibles, as well as comics and medieval drinks, is Sint-Jacobsmarkt. This street used to be home to just one comic book store – allegedly the biggest in Europe. But today Sint-Jacobsmarkt is transforming into Antwerp’s very own Geek Street, featuring game stores and bars where you can eat food straight out of the Harry Potter universe. Talking about food, Antwerp is home to tons of kitchen geeks as well. During the Jong Keukengeweld food festival, young chefs cook for young people. Although this doesn’t come as a surprise, there’s a fine selection of Antwerp chefs that participated in the last edition.

And what about reliving the fifties, sixties and seventies? The Mouling brothers are true retro geeks who bring rock ‘n roll back to Antwerp’s nightlife. Or fast-forward into the nineties and dance to the tunes of your old Game Boy at the Bitgrid parties. If you just want a comfy seat, some popcorn and old school movie entertainment, head over to De Studio. Movie geek Cyrus Vercammen selects the best horror and trash for you on his Trash Tuesdays. Of course we can’t talk about geeks without mentioning cosplay. Meet Britt and Sibbe, both active members of Antwerp’s cosplay scene. They talk about overcoming prejudice and the joys of transforming themselves into their favorite characters. By the way: one of our favorite characters is Niet Nu Laura, the geeky comic version of the very much alive and kicking Laura Janssens. Especially for this issue, she illustrated an exclusive short comic. As you read this magazine, you’ll notice geeks are to be found everywhere. They’re really passionate people, pushing things forward. They strive to make the world a prettier place – and as it happens, Antwerp is the best place to start doing just that.


PRETTY GEEKY ABOUT SNEAKERS This is Antwerp: For which of your passions — ranging from illustrations to vintage sportswear and music — do you consider yourself a geek? Jonas: Definitely the vintage sportswear given my considerable collection. I’m an avid collector of Nike Air Max sneakers. I do like other sneakers as well. I happen to have a pair of Reeboks, but truth be told, I rarely wear them. As for my sneaker collection, I prefer to stay true to one specific range of models which is Nike’s Air Max. I also collect vintage sportswear from the mid 90’s to the early 00’s. Sports brands that were picked up by the French street culture

Text by Laetitia Sabiti Photography by Manu Van der Perre Artwork by Jonas Van de Vyver

As the geek culture in Antwerp seems to be growing, so does the vintage sportswear collection of the Antwerp-based illustrator and beatmaker Jonas “Cozone” Van de Vyver. Keenly passionate about sneakers in heart & soul and pen & paper, he has invited us to his little sneaker universe.

like Nike, Champion, Fila and Lacoste. Especially Lacoste. I was, still am, very much into oldschool French hip-hop and Lacoste was a brand that was typically worn within the French hip-hop culture. I’ve caught the vibe ever since and up until now I’ve been collecting these items to a certain geek level. TIA: What do you remember about your first pair of Air Max sneakers? Jonas: I had just started listening to French hip-hop and had already noticed Air Max sneakers in various music clips and on album covers. But the image that really caught me was that of a group of youngins dressed in richly colored

Lacoste tracksuits and matching Air Max sneakers when I vacationed in Toulouse with my parents. An image I remember vividly as I was very impressed with their style and the design of the sneakers. That impression quickly turned into a desire to have my own pair of Air Max sneakers. My mother wasn’t that impressed though. She didn’t really like the look of these sneakers and thought they were quite expensive. But the more my parents refused to buy me a pair ofAir Max sneakers, the more I longed for them. After a lot of whining, my mother finally bought me a pair of Nike Air Max 1 Chili of 2004 when they were on sale. I was about 16 years old and I felt ecstatic and cool!

5


TIA: Does this first pair of sneakers still hold a spot in your Air Max collection? Jonas: Unfortunately not. But the little collection of sneakers, gifted by my parents over the years, expanded as soon as I started earning my own money. One pair became two pairs and before you know it, you find yourself with a real collection. I did buy new pairs of the Chilis a couple of times after the old ones were worn out. These old Air Max sneakers wear out easily as the soles crumble when they reach a certain lifespan. TIA: So you do wear the items you collect? Jonas: I do. Sometimes I buy an extra pair just in case they get worn out. It’s something very personal. You have those who collect for the sake of collecting and those who collect and actually wear them. Then we also have those who chase hyped models like Yeezy’s or Off-White’s. However, I prefer to stick to my Air Max’s that date back from the mid 90’s to the early 00’s. I’m currently counting about 120 pairs of Air Max sneakers. It’s not that much compared to many other collectors, but I’ve already sold a great part of my collection. Whenever I notice that I haven’t worn a pair for a while or even never did, I sell them. Some who originally costed me € 80, can easily be sold for € 400. So, I sell them and buy me some new pairs. New pairs that I do wear. TIA: How do you go about collecting vintage sportswear? Jonas: The same way I go about my sneaker collection. I consider my collections a whole. It would be a shame to wear dope sneakers with an outfit that doesn’t match. It should fit together. Not necessarily by color, but by style. As for the vintage sportswear, it’s way easier to find original and rare pieces that aren’t too expensive. Perhaps because there aren’t as many vintage sportswear collectors as 6

there are sneaker heads. TIA: What are the showpieces in these collections? Jonas: Pretty much everything, but if you do want me to name a few, I’d say the Air Max 90 Infrared from 2005, the Air Max 90 Escape 2, the Air Max TN “Tiger” and the Nike Air Max 1 Anniversary series. As for the sportswear collection, I’d go for my Lacoste tracksuits and a vintage leather Nike jacket on which the swoosh sign is leather-pressed on the back. I’m also very fond of my “Girolle” caps of Lacoste. They are very rare. Lacoste stopped producing them because street kids wore them too often and back then Lacoste didn’t want to be associated with the hip-hop culture. Which made them even more wanted. I was lucky when I recently discovered a little independent sportswear shop in Namur. They had a few unique pieces left and I bought them all. TIA: We’ve noticed that your love for sneakers and vintage sportswear found a way into your illustrations. Jonas: Beside the work that I deliver as a freelance illustrator for textbooks and magazines, I’ve also created a personal collection of illustrations. I like to include what interests me in my illustrations. So, in addition to collecting, I also draw what I am fond of. Sneakers, sports wear and animals. I love animals, and I feel that some animals, like cats, dogs and rats have a certain street cred. They fit perfectly into this urban street scene. You

can tell that these three aspects form a perfect match. As a child, I was also obsessed with the Middle Ages. I used to draw knights, battlefields, armors and weapons. Even now I still incorporate significant features and styles of the Middle Ages in my drawings with a modern touch. Be it the bold colors of the armors and heraldic badges or the medieval manuscripts and ornaments. TIA: There’s something very familiar about your personal illustrations. Maybe even biographical? Jonas: Some of my works do share an autobiographical story. “Window shopping”, a drawing of a mother and kid standing in front of a shop window with a pair of Air Max sneakers was inspired by my vacation in Toulouse. We did pass by a shop that sold Nike Air Max sneakers, but my mum thought they were too expensive. “Waiting for the headliner” is also an autobiographical illustration. It’s based on my first Dour festival experience in 2004. They had this insane line-up of French rappers. You could simply tell by the style of the crowd what to expect. TIA: How do you see your passions blossom towards the future? Jonas: The same, but bigger. Way bigger. And perhaps I’ll translate that love into a comic book. jonasvandevyver.com Check out the editorial shoot with Jonas at pages 20 -23.


7


ESCAPE THE NATURAL ORDER OF SOCIETY AT FANS Text by Cleo Klapholz Photography by FANS

8

Antwerp has been home to a lot of alternative subcultures throughout the decades. These subcultures each had a specific need for clothing and within our city there has always been a street where the “alternative” crowd could find anything to their heart’s desire. Welcome to the Kammenstraat.


Located ironically next to the police tower, the Kammenstraat used to be a place where punkers bought their hair dye and where skaters could find their boards, where goths could buy the perfect dark outfit and rockabillies their perfect denim coat.

Nowadays, a lot of these stores don’t exist anymore. But the one store did outlive them all: FANS. This shop has been around for 35 years and is a true Antwerp icon. So naturally we had to go talk to its owner, Nico Volckeryck.

Nico explains that geek culture is something that has been transforming over the years but that at its core it will always remain a sort of antiestablishment movement. A way to feel different, to escape the natural order of society.

9


Geek culture has been present in Antwerp since forever but in completely different forms. If you talk about geek culture now, you probably have cosplay or Comic Con in mind. But back in the eighties, punk and metal were a part of geek culture too. Nico saw the scene shift and develop every year but at the same time he saw peculiar elements returning in different subcultures. As an example, he states that in the day of punk, the kids colored their hair in all types of colors. This still happens, although the geek culture is now more focused on Marvel, sci-fi and cosplay — styles that don’t come to mind when you think of punk or goth.

With the change in culture came a change in products as well. Whereas in the beginning FANS only sold clothes typical for the culture at that time, they now sell a lot of collectibles and gadgets. True collector’s items can be found in the store, all linked to famous movies, games and cartoon characters. FANS is one of the stores that has had a big influence on subcultures in the city. And we truly believe it will be around until the end of time. We personally can’t wait to see it transform in the next twenty years along with all the new subcultures that yet have to be discovered. fanssite.be

10


11


Text by Tine Van den Poel De Clippeleire Photography by Tine Van den Poel De Clippeleire, Cloak and Dagger & Ulrike Küchler

12


GEEK STREET “Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. He turned his head in every direction as they walked up the street, trying to look at everything at once: the shops, the things outside them, the people doing their shopping.”

J.K. Rowling’s description of Harry Potter’s first visit to Diagon Alley, the hidden wizards’ street full of marvelous stores and bars, sounds quite fitting for the experience at the Sint-Jacobsmarkt in Antwerp. This street transformed virtually overnight into Antwerp’s very own Geek Street with unique hotspots that honor the likes of Harry Potter, Wonder Woman and Spock. Maybe there was magic involved in that rapid metamorphosis…

Where to find Antwerp’s “Geek Street” The Sint-Jacobsmarkt is a street that runs from the Antwerp Opera to the historic city center, with the Meir – Antwerp’s main shopping boulevard – to its left and the university area to the right. As soon as you walk in this street, you will be greeted by Spiderman on Mekanik Strip’s facade. The stores around this iconic comic book store had been empty for a while until The Geeky Cauldron opened in September 2018. This bar has added a new dose of creativity to the SintJacobsmarkt, inspiring others to open their niche stores that cater to the various needs of geeks. Now the street is quickly regaining prestige, like a phoenix rising from its ashes. “Many cities have a China Town and a Little Italy, so why not a Geek Street?” Jens Lambrigts from Mekanik Strip wonders, “Antwerp might be the first city to have one. Geeks are a tight online community, so we do hope to create a physical community around our combined stores and The Geeky Cauldron. Soon, comic book fans can meet up with cosplayers and have a drink with board game lovers. All here at the Sint-Jacobsmarkt”.

13


Spelfanaat The Geeky Cauldron sci-fi meets fantasy bar n° 88/90 open since September 2018

The Geeky Cauldron refers to the Leaky Cauldron, the bar in the Harry Potter novels that contains the entrance to the aforementioned Diagon Alley. After only four days of crowd funding, Alexandru Hul gathered the money to open his themed bar, which is half sci-fi spaceship - half fantasy tavern. The bar at the back provides access to both sides. Alexandru wants to progressively add more references to books, films, series and games, but the general atmosphere is already spot on. Tag along at the bar’s weekly events - ranging from parties, quizzes, film screenings (like a fan cut of The Hobbit trilogy), book launches, speed dates for Potterheads, and much more. Come for: a taste of mead in a wooden tankard. “Mead is such a typical drink in fantasy books, so we had to serve it at The Geeky Cauldron. It’s our best-selling product”. Stay for: the friendly company. “We often see that people go sit by themselves at the bar and wind up in a heated Star Wars vs. Star Trek discussion with whomever is seated beside them. One time, there was a couple that asked the bartender for a board game. Cautiously, they invited the pair who was serendipitously sitting at the next table to join them. The four of them played for hours and left the bar as friends”.

14

games galore n° 77/79 open since December 2018

The Spelfanaat in Antwerp is a game store specialized in anything non-electronic: board games, card games, and miniature war-games. The Spelfanaat is a smaller version of the 360m² store in Sint-Niklaas (only 30 minutes by train from Antwerp). Dungeons and Dragons players will recognize Bill the Beholder and a beheaded Mind Flayer keeping the burglars out. Nonetheless, Spelfanaat really shines at offering a low threshold for all kinds of games. Aiming at fairly casual or new Magic the Gathering players, Spelfanaat hosts Friday Night Magic tournaments at Mekanik Strip and The Geeky Cauldron. Come for: the large supply of games in English. No need for a crash course Dutch, as owner Frederik Symons explains: “Flemish people typically prefer English over Dutch translations of games. This means that you can choose from a wide array of games with instructions in English or in multiple languages”.

Stay for: the expert advice: “At Spelfanaat, we can always give recommendations based on games you already like,” Frederik says. Finding the perfect gift for a friend or yourself (totally acceptable) couldn’t be easier. Demos will be available to play at The Geeky Cauldron.

The Cloak and Dagger cosplay and LARP workshop n° 77/79 - opens January 2019

The newest store at the SintJacobsmarkt is The Cloak and Dagger, where the tight-knit cosplay and LARP (live action role-playing) communities find all tools and materials to make their extensive costumes. For others, Ulrike Küchler and Christoff Poel will offer endless inspiration for Halloween and other dress-up parties. Readymade items are for sale too. The fantasy-alchemist interior may remind you of The Geeky Cauldron’s, another design of them - together with their buddies Jorik De Braekeleer and Erik D’aes.


Come for: the hard-to-find items that’ll bring your DIY costume and makeup to the next level. Anyone who has tried their hand at cosplay knows that the right tools make all the difference between The Joker and a green-purple hot mess. Stay for: Ulrike and Christoff will offer classes so you can master the art of special effects makeup, crafting weapons or sewing your own costume. You will turn heads on the next Comic Con or Halloween party!

Atmicmu

mead and more n° 67 - open since December 2018

Mekanik Strip comic book store extraordinaire n° 73 - open since 1983

Mekanik Strip is a comic book store that has been around since 1983, when Belgium was the comic book center of Europe and American comics were still a novelty. In 2014, the original owners retired, leaving their now famous store in the capable hands of Kim Wuyts and Jens Lambrigts. “We did not want to alter anything about the store because Mekanik Strip already was exactly how a comic book store should be: it is overwhelming, but in a positive sense,” Jens describes. “It is said that Mekanik Strip is the largest comic book store in Europe, with a large number of Belgian and European comics in English”.

Come for: whether you like superheroes, Calvin and Hobbes, graphic novels or manga, Mekanik Strip is the ultimate source for any type of comic book from Europe, the US and Japan. They also have an extensive toy collection. Stay for: “Going to Mekanik Strip is an experience,” Jens claims, “Above the store there is an art gallery that changes its exhibits frequently. It regularly offers local young talent a space to showcase their work. Kids can come here to learn to draw comics, while adults can rediscover their love for drawing”.

Mead, or honey wine, has been Tom Witsel’s passion for 25 years. At The Geeky Cauldron he started hosting tastings, which have been such an unexpected success that he decided to open a bricksand-mortar store in the same street. Since you will not find many stores like Atmicmu, Tom tries to be make his collection as exhaustive as possible, comprising all the significant brands of European mead. In his rustic store, you will also find natural products such as snacks to have with the mead and perfume. Come for: an original local gift. People have been drinking mead in this area for many centuries, for which we can thank the Celts. Atmicmu honors Antwerp’s Celtic connection in its decor. And if you’re a history buff, Tom can talk for hours about this stuff! Stay for: all the details you can discover in the store - and in the mead. Just like with grape wine, every mead is different. Some kinds are given extra flavor with fruit or herbs. So many to try, so little time...

facebook.com/cafethegeekycauldron spelfanaat.be thecloackanddagger.be mekanik-strip.be facebook.com/atmicmumede

15


To our understanding, a geek is someone who is a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast about something. So when we extend this definition to other fields beside comics and games, such as food, we have an arsenal of Antwerpian masterminds in this discipline to write about. Text by Cleo Klapholz Photography by Visit Flanders

An amazing opportunity in our city to explore restaurants and make your tastebuds jump for joy is Jong , an initiative by Visit Flanders which literally translates to “Young Kitchen Violence”. Named after the young, groundbreaking chefs who participate and the young adults who come to dine during these precious months a year. For the past five years, each spring and fall, 67 chefs from all over Flanders are chosen to participate. All of these chefs are under the age of 35 and are working in restaurants with a high Gault Millau score or a Michelin star. They’re selected because they’re true geniuses. All participating chefs

16

TOMORROWLAND FOR FOODIES are challenged to achieve perfection during Jong Keukengeweld. By inspiring and challenging each other. By creating the best dishes, no matter the circumstances. Basically, Jong Keukengeweld forces both chefs and customers to think outside the box. By bringing the geeks back into the kitchen. People under 31 are able to get a table in one of these chefs’ restaurants for a reduced price. It’s mainly meant as a way to be able to dine at a reasonable price - somewhere between 49 and 59 euros for a threecourse dinner, water and wines included.


17


Michael Yates - Sail & Anchor

Dennis Broeckx – L’épicerie du Cirque “under the Palm Trees”

Gino Lemmens Les Années Folles

Nathan Van Echelpoel - Nathan

Lars Block Le Zoute Zoen

Filip De Pauw - Restaurant Jerom

Timothy Tynes - Atelier Maple 18


The popularity of this initiative is incredible. It’s already been called “Tomorrowland for foodies” as you have to queue online to get your ticket. Last spring, 17.523 people had the opportunity to lift their culinary experience to another level. For the tenth edition – which kicked off in September 2018 - seven Antwerp chefs were chosen: Michael Yates at Sail & Anchor, Nathan Van Echelpoel at Nathan, Dennis Broeckx at L’épicerie du Cirque “under the Palm Trees”, Lars Block at Le Zoute Zoen, Gino Lemmens at Les Années Folles, Filip De Pauw at Restaurant Jerom and Timothy Tynes at Atelier Maple. All kitchen geeks. All pushing forward the local culinary scene. The next edition of Jong Keukengeweld will take place in the spring of 2019 and we will definitely be first in line to make reservations at as many restaurants as we can. These chefs offer a culinary experience so out of this world that we look forward to the next editions of this event with more hope than a kid on Christmas Eve. visitflanders.com/nl/jongkeukengeweld

19


20


COZONE AND FRIENDS Text by This is Antwerp

We went on a date with

Photography by Manu van der Perre

aka Cozone. Cozone

Jonas Van de Vyver, makes beats, but is best known as a sneaker and vintage sportswear geek and illustrator. He invited us to his world of tracksuits and sneakers, along with his dog and illustrated animal friends – who seem to share his fashion sense. jonasvandevyver.com

21


22


23


BROTHERS IN RETRO Text by Eline Graat Photography by Eline Graat, Melvin Kobe, Pablo Cepeda & Milan Swolfs

Brothers, former band mates and passionate retro fans Tim and Ben Mouling are well known in Flanders and that’s something they’re proud of. Tim owns his Bed & Breakfast Bakeliet and Bar Bakeliet; younger brother Ben organizes the Radio Modern parties and has his own event agency called Radar Events all retro styled. We visited the pair in Bar Bakeliet to talk about their passion for retro.

24


This is Antwerp: Can you guys introduce yourselves shortly? Ben Mouling: We are brothers, that’s where it all starts. I’m 43 years old and Tim 48, so he is the big brother. We grew up in Leuven. Somehow our childhood has always been permeated with traditions and the old days. I think that has a lot to do with the love that we have for our parents and grandparents. You could call us a “party family” because both my mom’s and dad’s parents owned a café. The family on my dad’s side even owned a cinema and a hotel. They were all about bringing people together and entertaining them. Tim Mouling: If you really think about it, all this is very comparable with what we do today.

TIA: So your inspiration came from them? Ben: Yeah, our father was a dental technician, so I think it came from our grandfather. His name was Marcel. He had a café in our village and he really meant something for the community. The fact that he was known and respected by so many people left a mark on us and made us see that you could live your life having fun. At his funeral the whole church

was packed with people that he impressed during his lifetime. That was the point at which we felt like paying him some homage. TIA: Where did it all begin? Tim: When I was 11 years old I was given my greatgrandmother’s old radio. From that point on I started collecting old radios. I would go to garage sales and search the sides of the streets once a month, when

25


old furniture would be picked up by the recycling services. Sometimes I got my hands on old toys, cabins or radios. People started to know this and would bring old stuff to me and my brother. Ben: It got to the point where our whole wall at home was covered in old radios. (laughs) Tim: The love for music started with us going to the record store where our mom used to get singles for her dad’s jukebox. Beside us, nobody really came

26

there anymore so the owner had more than enough time to teach us about jazz and swing. Ben: When Tim was a teenager though, he already was a psychobilly fan. Psychobilly is a musical genre that is derived from rockabilly, which was itself derived from rock ‘n roll. Psychobilly had a real underground scene and my brother was fully into it. He would escape from his room at night to go to psychobilly concerts with his older friends.

In the morning he would come back with a baseball jacket with the names of different psychobilly bands written on it. My father wanted to burn that jacket ritually. Tim: He sort of did. He once ripped off the sleeves of that jacket when I went scout camp. (laughs) Ben: For my brother’s wedding, I prepared to sing some Elvis songs to entertain the crowd. That was a huge success, so we decided to start a basic rock ‘n


roll band called Benvis and His Rockets. That exploded. We toured around Flanders for eight years. Tim: Performing three to four times a weekend, and getting the audience crazy every time. We really knew how to party. We were world famous in Flanders. (laughs) Ben: We also started a DJ collective with a friend of ours, called the Boppin’ Benvis Brothers. I ended up in Leuven and that’s the place where I got the idea for Radio Modern. TIA: Can you tell us a bit more about Radio Modern? Ben: Radio Modern is my party concept. It’s an evening-filling program in a beautiful old location. The concept came from a frustration: I saw all those pictures from the fifties that I loved, but I was living in the nineties. With Radio Modern I wanted to create that fifties feeling by letting people dress up beautifully, teaching them to dance properly — with a partner instead of alone — and to dance to a live band. The concept turned out to be successful.

TIA: You’ve already achieved so much, but what can we expect from you in the future? Ben: For me personally, it’s making the things I do with Radar Events even better. Events that are coming up are Retro Sur Mer, the Mardi Gras Festival at the Gentse Feesten (10 day city festival in Ghent), Radio Ultra Modern at Tomorrowland and Wieze Oktoberfeesten. We want to turn Retro Sur Mer into the biggest vintage festival of Northern Europe. Tim: Of course I’m going to keep the Bed & Breakfast and café running, but I plan on writing a book on vintage interiors. Other than that I want to continue to expand the vintage markets I started organizing, since the Facebook group now has over 38.000 followers. TIA: What is your favorite retro spot in Antwerp? Ben: The brown, authentic pubs of the city, those are the places where you can still feel, hear and see the real Flanders. Cafés that give me that feeling are ’t Telefonneke, Café de Kat, Oud Arsenaal, Pelikaan, Ware Jacob and In de stad Aalst. You can still

find the real Antwerp spirit here. Tim: Café de Kat, but also the Voetgangerstunnel (Antwerp’s pedestrian tunnel underneath the river Scheldt). Places that have stayed authentic. TIA: What is the reason people should visit Bar Bakeliet or one of the events of Radio Modern or Radar Events? Ben: Simple: because we’re real. Our passion is authentic and I think people will feel that right away. Retro is coursing through the veins of the Mouling brothers. At Bar Bakeliet you can drink a coffee, beer or whiskey in retro style, but Tim also organizes events such as Peaky Blinders-themed evenings. Ben organizes events to give you the real retro experience in several places around Flanders. If you long for the good ol’ days, these are the guys that’ll take your retro experience to the next level. bb-bakeliet.be facebook.com/barbakeliet radarevents.be radiomodern.be

27


TRASH CINEMA AT DE STUDIO Text by Kevin Lau Photography by Kevin Lau, Jonas Camps & Anton Fayle

Movie lovers, horror fans and fellow Antwerpians, brace your diapers… Not only is De Studio hitting the diamond city with a new monthly horror concept called Trash Tuesday. They have also blessed us with the exclusive news that they are working on a brandnew movie theater.

28

De Studio can currently seat 49 moviegoers at a time. De Studio let us know that by February you can add 160 seats to that number, which makes a total of—uhm—we write stuff, ok? Go ask a numbers person. So, having extra seats is nice and all. Now we just need something to watch in these brand-new chairs. Enter Cyrus Vercammen, high school ethics teacher by day and horror curator at night. This born and raised Antwerpian will be providing the finest selection of horror and trash films that you never knew you needed. Horror as a genre is self-explanatory, enough beds have been wet. But what in Tarantino’s name are trash films?


This is Antwerp: Hi, Cyrus. Please elaborate: what is Trash Tuesday? Cyrus Vercammen: We want to show people another side of film than Hollywood and I mean that in the best possible way. It doesn’t always have to be bright and shiny, nothing wrong with cheap, dirty and inappropriate every now and then. That’s trash cinema. I will be programming and hosting the evening, giving a short introduction with some interesting facts to put the film into perspective. You don’t just come in to watch some gore and trash for ninety minutes. TIA: Why the need for trash cinema in Antwerp? Cyrus: Because it doesn’t exist yet. If we’re just talking Antwerp, no one offers trash films right now. As far as I know there used to be two video rentals in Antwerp that provided B to Z movies: The Forbidden City and Schlok. But they’re gone now, and I felt like that gap needed to be filled. So, supply is missing. But to be honest, I’m not entirely sure if there is any demand for it in the first place. We’re not doing this for the money, obviously. I just really enjoy this genre and I would love to be able to share that love. TIA: How did you get into trash movies? Cyrus: As it tends to go with most people and interests, I inherited mine from my parents. They’re both baby boomers who experienced Hollywood in the late 60s and went looking for something more alternative. They were protective at first, of course. I didn’t watch Freddy Krueger at the age of six or

anything irresponsible like that. But you pick up bits and pieces here and there. Then you grow older, become a teenager, your rebellious side starts to surface, and you start to wonder: what else is there? That’s when you arrive in the Italian movie scene in the 70s and those movies are: full speed ahead, fuck all the rules. “Animal cruelty? We don’t care. We cut turtles open and shoot pigs on camera. Women’s rights, #MeToo? Never heard of that”. Looking for extremes, basically.

“Big budget horror films today lack passion and soul” Of course, the VHS culture and the rental stores I mentioned earlier played a part too. Late eighties, early nineties there were still video rental stores and they secluded horror and erotic films in a separate space. How exciting is that? “Yeah, sure I am sixteen and allowed to go in there”, is what I usually made up as a thirteen-year-old. (laughs) And then you discover movies like The Hills Have Eyes, Ratman and some other bizarre shit. TIA: Name three trashy movies that made you. Cyrus: First off: Nekromantik (a man takes a corpse home for him and his wife to enjoy

sexually). Because it’s European, super low budget and so incredibly extreme. It really feels like the director Jörg Buttgereit went the distance just to kick the audience in their moral nuts even harder. Shocking people for the sake of it and then selling it as a piece of art, now that’s ballsy. (laughs) Second would be Bad Taste (aliens hunt down humans to use their flesh for intergalactic fastfood), from the late eighties. A lot of gore, very explicit and the very first full-length film of Peter “Lord of the Rings” Jackson. And lastly: Cannibal Holocaust (an American film crew disappears while documenting indigenous cannibalistic tribes). Not naming this one is impossible, I mean just listen to the name. It’s a bit of a cliché, but Cannibal Holocaust remains the biggest of that era and genre. TIA: Is Trash Tuesday your way of flipping off Hollywood? Cyrus: I have absolutely nothing against regular Hollywood movies. At the end of the day I’m still a film lover and that’s exactly why these trashy movies interest me. Trash productions don’t have a 100 million dollar budget or a George Clooney. They do what they do purely out of passion. Some of the worst actors you’ve ever seen, working with barely any lighting at all and a microphone that sporadically pops into the screen. But it’s done with so much love and passion that even these mishaps become something beautiful. It’s almost a form of art, one that includes pushing borders, making mistakes and offending a lot of people, but an art nonetheless.

29


TIA: Could it be that some viewers prefer watching trash at home because it’s so explicitly offensive? Cyrus: I can imagine some people being ashamed to openly watch and love this genre, but I’m definitely not. It’s really a shame that horror and trash movies still get treated like it’s just for outcasts. Although some horror franchises like Saw, which was also a very modest production initially, became incredibly popular overnight. Maybe there is some magical formula? I don’t know. TIA: A lot of mainstream horror flicks nowadays, like The Nun for example, are known to make a lot of money on a small budget. Does this bother you? Cyrus: Well, those are usually the horror movies I pass up on. They lack passion and soul. And even though that’s something a casual moviegoer probably won’t pick up on, I do. I call them fillers instead of killers. (laughs) But I don’t want to generalize. I’m sure that even on the production team of The Nun, most of those men and women got into the job out of love and passion for the industry.

30

TIA: Back to Antwerp. Why should moviegoers go to De Studio rather than a multiplex to catch a movie? Cyrus: You still get the experience that comes with a movie theater: buying a ticket, getting some snacks, sitting down and waiting for the lights to go out. A sort of ritual, almost. At the same time, you can see certain films you would never see in a multiplex, which is designed for broad audiences. See it as a cozy little restaurant with four tables compared to a huge and busy Lunch Garden. I still get the feeling that in the small restaurant, you know who’s in the kitchen.

TIA: What kind of horror can we expect to see during Trash Tuesdays? Cyrus: My personal focus is—and has been for years—a middle finger, flipping people off. Maybe it’s my rebellious side, I don’t know. But to answer your question and circle back: the late 70s Italian movie scene. “Cannibals and zombies? Sounds great. Can we have those zombies be cannibals as well? Even better”. Cyrus: Push your limits. No offense but try watching something else than De slimste mens ter wereld (a popular television quiz show in Belgium). Have an open mind, let the movie engulf you and walk out surprised thinking: “I have never seen anything like that before”. Every last Tuesday of the month you can have your horizons broadened at De Studio in Antwerp. destudio.com


Text & photography by Vincent Van Reusel

“EVERYONE IS GEEKY IN SOME WAY” You may not notice it in the streets, but cosplay has become big in Antwerp. It’s not just a handful of impersonators of manga or Marvel characters, but an active and diverse community. We had a talk with cosplayers Sibbe and Britt to discover their story within this big but often unnoticed scene.

The pink and green furniture and flowery wallpaper of The Chocolate Box is the perfect backdrop for our meeting. Sibbe blends in perfectly with her cute dress and blonde wig, while Britt’s black clothes and tattoos offer a nice contrast. “I’m dressed as Saber Lily from the mobile game Fate/Grand Order”, explains Sibbe, “a young version of King Arthur, but female. Because Japan”. “I just came as myself today, but I’m really into Boku No Hero Academia”, says Britt, “I’m now working on a costume of Kirishima. He’s always angry. I can relate to that”. “If I hadn’t had cosplay, I wouldn’t be here” The two friends have been doing cosplay for almost ten years and are member of the same cosplay group. Britt: “I got into it because two of my friends were already doing cosplay. And it’s still why I like it so much: to hang out with my friends. They’re a bit like family”.

Sibbe: “For me it was a girl I met online who introduced me to cosplay. Back then I got 10 euros a month from my parents, so I saved every cent for a wig or fabric. I sewed my first costume by hand because I didn’t have a sewing machine. Then I entered a small contest and I actually won. After that I went to FACTS, the Belgian comic con, where I wore that costume and participated in the competition, just for laughs. So you can imagine my surprise when I won Best Act”. Looking back, Sibbe realizes what an impact cosplay has had on her: “As a teenager I had no talent whatsoever and I was bullied. I suffered from depression and didn’t finish high school. I fled into the world of anime and manga. Then that girl introduced me to cosplay and I discovered there were people just like me. I didn’t have to hide or be ashamed. If I hadn’t had cosplay, I wouldn’t be here”. Developing cosplay skills “So then I decided to get my high school degree”, Sibbe continues, “which meant I had to choose extra subjects. That’s how I started taking makeup classes. I soon realized I’d found something I was good at and now it’s a passion. My father was against it at first. He’s a real macho man. But then he came to one of my classes and I transformed him into Abraham Lincoln. On our way back he told me he’d buy me a professional makeup suitcase. He was glad I’d found something I was good at and passionate about. My mom was really surprised when she found out I could sew, too. Of course there’s still room for improvement, but I’m really proud of my skills”.

31


“Yeah, same here”, says Britt. “I discovered new skills as I was making an arm piece in EVA foam and Worbla thermoplastics for my latest costume. I got the hang of it, just by doing it. The hot glue burns can prove it. I’m actually not that handy; I can’t sew or draw. But this... I discovered I’ve got a talent for it”. Sibbe turns to Britt: “You should teach me how to make props out of foam. It’s something I definitely want to learn”. Mother hen Sibbe now gives makeup workshops and cosplay lectures at conventions. She confesses how she sometimes feels like the mother hen for new

32

cosplayers: “I go shopping with them and give them advice. Like which products to buy for your skin type. I always say in my panels and workshops: be inspired by others, but make it your own, because everyone’s face is different. And don’t expect to be finished in 10 minutes. Transforming into your character often takes a lot of work and time, trust me. I’m a plus size person and most anime characters are skinny or have unrealistic proportions. So I manipulate my face with makeup and wigs and my body with correcting underwear until I really look like them. Or a slightly fuller version, but still accurate”.


Britt agrees: “My cosplay characters are male, so I use makeup to make my face look more masculine. And I wear a chest binder. Most people think it hurts, but I’ve gotten used to it”. “Embrace your geekiness” Sibbe: “Our community has become really open. And so beautiful and so big. Of course there are always some people who like to keep everything divided and say you can’t be a fan of both Marvel and DC Comics, but most of us just cosplay whatever character they like. Many people see geeks as a niche group, but

SIBBE AND BRITT’S FAVORITE ANTWERP HOTSPOTS Moens Modestoffen (fabrics) Turnhoutsebaan 114, 2140 Antwerpen Infinity Stoffen (fabrics) Turnhoutsebaan 43 2140 Antwerpen Nyx Cosmetics Korte Gasthuisstraat 3 2000 Antwerpen nyxcosmetics.com The Geeky Cauldron Sint-Jacobsmarkt 88/90 2000 Antwerpen facebook.com/ cafethegeekycauldron Candy Factory Sint-Jacobsmarkt 82 2000 Antwerpen candyfactory.be

I honestly think everyone is geeky in some way. It’s hard to find someone who has never seen a Marvel film. And everybody knows a guy or girl who’s into anime or horror films. People should see geekiness as something natural that you’re allowed to embrace, because it’s okay to be passionate about something”.

Mekanik Strip Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 2000 Antwerpen mekanik-strip.be FANS Kammenstraat 80 2000 Antwerpen fanssite.be Akiba Station (all things Japanese) Pelikaanstraat 3/1220 2018 Antwerpen akiba.be 8tea5 (bubble tea bar) Korte Klarenstraat 15 2000 Antwerpen 8tea5.com Sibbe: instagram.com/ kuripudding Britt: Tribbix L. on YouTube

33


CROQUETTES AND GEEKINESS WITH NIET NU LAURA Text by Joke Tourné Photography by Laura Janssens Artwork by Laura Janssens A dreary Monday evening in November, a fry shop in Antwerp (“Frituur Draakske”). Two young women are yapping away over a plate of croquettes, which was a condition for meeting with Laura Janssens – aka Niet Nu Laura – to have this chat in the first place. This evening is off to a good start. Niet Nu Laura (“Not Now Laura”) has become a household name in the wonderful world of comics and cartoons in no time at all. Just 3 years ago she was still mostly unknown and drawing for herself, her Twitter audience and her family. Now, Laura is still reeling from her signing sessions at the well-known “Boekenbeurs” book fair in Antwerp. She was there to present her first two books, one of which she co-wrote especially for all crazy cat ladies - how geeky. Our conversation starts at crazy cat ladies and quickly transitions to all the other parts of Laura’s geekiness. But what’s a geek anyway these days? Geekiness is no longer something to be ashamed of and Antwerp is

34

proud to have a big share in Belgian Geek Culture. Laura provides us with a different view on the way freaks and geeks see our city. Just like her comic persona, she is first and foremost a woman. Growing up geeky, her experience was very different from what boys go through. So where can you find Laura when she wants to score the latest comic book? She heads to Mekanik Strip. There, she feels welcome and easily gets lost in the variety of stories of heroes and villains. FANS at Kammenstraat is a haven for lovers of collector’s toys, movie memorabilia and fan gear of the more well-known fandoms. Think Harry Potter, Nightmare Before Christmas, Funko Dolls, and more.

While Laura loves getting her geek on, she also enjoys a bit of calm and quiet, which can be found at the Scheldebocht, the bend of the river Scheldt. 20-something Antwerpians loved to reminisce about our time at the pontoon, but since that is no longer an option, the Scheldebocht provides a nice alternative. There’s always some form of performance going on when the weather is nice, as

well as a calm vibe of locals just wanting a break from the busy life in the city center. Especially now, since a new green zone got planted here last September. Antwerp has been a source of inspiration for artists for centuries and it is no surprise that it has had a great influence on the life of Niet Nu Laura. She speaks our local dialect and enjoys local goodness - she’s a serious fry addict. One of her most famous drawings is of herself opening a sandwich and screaming “FOKKING TOMATTE” (“fucking tomatoes”) because there are tomatoes on it, although she specifically asked for a sandwich without. No surprise, we wanted to know what sandwich shop in Antwerp makes sandwiches and lunch the way Laura likes it? The answer is Tartine, in the historic city center. Make sure you stop by for a lunch without “fokking tomatte”, if that is what you want of course. However, there’s a better chance you’ll find Laura bustling about the center of town, always on her way to somewhere or someone. Preferably with a donut from Hoeked Donuts in her hand. When geeks party, they party hard. And so does Laura. The hubbub of Antwerp’s creative talents can undoubtedly be spotted at Het Bos for some experimental music party or a hip African DJ performance. Just a bike ride away to the Northern part of town and you’re there. Laura is the epitome of female geekery but at the same time she shows us how her geeky preferences made her into the success story she is today. As an artist and a person. instagram.com/nietnulaura


Especially for This is Antwerp, Laura created a short – geeky – comic on a day in her life. Enjoy! 35


PARTY TO THE TUNES OF YOUR OLD GAME BOY This is Antwerp: How did you get in touch with chiptune? Jonas Morreel: It was my old girlfriend that introduced me to 8-bit music about twelve years ago. I was immediately drawn to the joy and nostalgia of the sound. And it’s really impressive what someone can do with just four buttons on a Game Boy. My relationship with that girl didn’t last, but my love for chiptune did.

36

TIA: Why did you decide to organize Bitgrid? Jonas: I wanted to give local chiptune artists the chance to showcase their talents. We’re a very small community, about ten people in Belgium. It’s actually a small music scene worldwide. So I travel a lot to go to events and there are quite a few international people who come to Antwerp for Bitgrid.

Text by Vincent Van Reusel Photography by Chiptography

Jonas Morreel, aka VJ Chipwarrior, is the mastermind behind Bitgrid, Antwerp’s annual chiptune party. Chiptune, also often referred to as 8-bit music, is made with the sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines. Thanks to some ingenious geeky programming, your old Game Boy, Atari and Commodore are transformed into electronic music instruments. We reached out to Jonas to tell us more about the small but vibrant chiptune community.

TIA: So why do we need to come to the next edition of Bitgrid in April? Jonas: You’ll get a lot of energy, joyful music and visuals. It’s a unique experience. At first my own friends were quite sceptical, but in the end they were the ones who were still on the dancefloor at 5 o’clock in the morning.


TIA: Do you know who’s going to be on the line-up yet? Jonas: Chiptune is not really a music genre, but rather a scene. So we’ll have different artists with different styles and from different countries. I don’t know yet who I’m going to invite, because over the years I’ve met so many great talents from all over the world. Plus I can only offer international artists a cheap plane ticket and an inflatable mattress at my place. You can’t really get rich with chiptune, so when you’re in it, it’s definitely for the love of the music. The chiptune community is very open. And unlike what you might think, it’s not exclusively for geeks. I, for instance, am not a gamer or a programmer. I’m just a big fan of the music.

TIA: And you’ve also started VJing under the name Chipwarrior. Jonas: Yes, I use two Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES) to create live visuals during music events. I’ve even gone to Tokyo to VJ, which was a great experience. So yeah, you’ll definitely see my visuals at Bitgrid.

TIA: What chiptune artists would your recommend to us? Jonas: Ooh, tough one. I definitely want to give a shout-out to the Belgian artists: Deidream, Hia, Chaos Controllers, Jotie and S.E.M. For the international names, I’d say Kenobit, Rymdkraft, Xyce, TDK and USK. You can find them all on Bandcamp. Bitgrid will take place in April. Check out our calendar on at www.thisisantwerp.be for the date and location.

facebook.com/bitgridonline

37


# t h i s i s a n t we r p

PICTURE YOURSELF pic by @ericv66

pic by @amberfeijen

pic by @lmkndrs

38

pic by @shunyay

pic by @bart_janssens188


pic by @harriette_love

Every day, we carefully select and share a #thisisantwerp ‘Pic of the Day’ from all the photos you post on Instagram. Here we’re sharing ten of our favorite ‘Pics of the Day’ from the last six months. Do you want to be part of this rad collection of #thisisantwerp pics? Just share your photo using #thisisantwerp. And maybe your pic will be featured on our Instagram page (@thisisantwerp) or in the next issue of our magazine.

pic by @nikocaignie / @tonyskeor

pic by @groovy_happiness

pic by @claiis

pic by @peelman_photography

39


BOOKSTORES ’T STAD LEEST

SATISFY YOUR INNER GEEK Text and photography by Eline Graat

Not your average bookstore. A great collection of inspirational books, but also beautiful cards, posters and cute gadgets. Steenhouwersvest 16 2000 Antwerp www.facebook.com/ tstadleest

BEO STRIPWINKEL Heaven for comic fans. The staff is eager to help you find what you are looking for, with a great deal of passion. Oudevaartplaats 16 2000 Antwerp www.stripwinkelbeo.be

DEMAIN A bookstore with class and charm at a beautiful location. Here you’ll find literature and poetry, mostly secondhand. Hendrik Conscienceplein 16-18 2000 Antwerp www.demain.be

COFFEE & MORE COFFEE & VINYL The name says it all: Coffee & Vinyl. What’s not in the name: the warm vibe and the friendly staff. Volkstraat 45 2000 Antwerp coffeeandvinyl.com

LIFE IS ART Enjoying art, or even buying it, while drinking a cup of coffee? That’s Life is Art. Sint-Jorispoort 19-20 2000 Antwerp facebook.com/gallerylifeisart

We’ve listed some of the most geeky-butcool hotspots of Antwerp. So whenever you feel like a coffee, a good book or playing a game, just head to one of the places listed below. Or do a tour, like we did, and visit them all. Trust us — you’ll love them, whether you consider yourself a geek or not.

40

BUCHBAR A match made in heaven: coffee and books. Add the lovely atmosphere and you’ve found yourself a perfect afternoon coffee break spot. Scheldestraat 79 2000 Antwerp buchbar.be


GAMES THE PLAYGROUND The perfect place for a friendly - or not, we don’t know how competitive you are - board game with your favorite framily. Pelikaanstraat 3/1270 2018 Antwerp the-playground.be

STORES OUTPOST GAMECENTER Card games, computer games and board games, all under the same roof. Beggaardenstraat 6 2000 Antwerp outpost.be

GAMES WORKSHOP Your miniature war game starts here. Come to play or paint your own game. The staff is more than happy to help you out and tell you all about the world of miniatures war games. Vleminckstraat 10 2000 Antwerp games-workshop.com

NERD CANDY Reese’s, Jell-O, Chupa Chups, all Fanta flavors and of course all Harry Potter candy (including the ones that taste like puke). You’ll find it at Nerd Candy. Pelikaanstraat 3/1260 2018 Antwerp nerdcandy.be

TUNE UP RECORDS This cozy record store just does the job with an amazing collection of vinyl. Vinyl geeks will go nuts here. Melkmarkt 20 2000 Antwerp facebook.com/tuneuprecords

THE PLANT CORNER Let your inner nature nerd come alive at this beautiful store. Plant power! Isabellalei 144 2018 Antwerp theplantcorner.com

41


UWENB ERG

LANGE S ANNAS INTTRAAT

B

MOLENBER GSTRAAT

AA T

STRAAT

KIPD

ORPVE

ST

OTTO VENIU SSTRAAT

QUELLIN

TAB AKV ES T

I SLE RU BEN

AT DTS T RA AN RE MB R

AT

BEX STR A

BREUGHELSTRAAT

AT JOR DA EN SST RA

JAC OB SINT VIN CENTIUS ST

R

TEICH STRA MANNAT

AT RA RTS T ALB E

AT

VAL KE STR NBUR AAT G-

BE LG IË

LE I

STR A EKE OO NB

HA RM ON IEST RAA T

A ESTR NIER ORI

HLEI

CO L ROU

T TRAA URTS

T GRO

LLELEI

AAT

PHIE THEO

INA KARD

AL M

ERLE ERCI

I

ODESTRAAT

KONI N

BO

K AR RT P I G ALBE BERTLE KONIN S AL PRIN

E COV

T

Albertpark

WE G

GIN E LISAB ET

STR A EKE NB OO

VAN S

CH

PVEST

STR Z

CELLEBROEDERSSTRAA T

APOSTELSTR AAT

PAROCHIAANSTRAAT

EIKENSTRAAT

VES T TAB AK

STRAAT

AT

HER TOG INS TRA

LEE MS TRA AT

KOR TE

AT LLO STR A MO

NTE BE

RODESTRAAT

LSPLE IN PARAD I STRA JSAT ROZ STRA ENAT

FRAN S HA

PRIN

T MARIA PIJPELINCXSTRAAT

OUDE VAARTPLAATS

AT

AT

OY STR A DE M SCH VAN

AT

STR A

R. M OLS

E KA KLEIN G

AT KONIN GSTRA

SINT JA CO STRAAT BS-

MARKGR AVE LANGE SINT MARTENSSTRAAT

ST BEGI JN

AT RU SST RA

SA ND E

LET STR AA T DU R

AT RS TR A AT

VA NT RIE AT

RIJNPOORTVEST

NIEUWE GANG

HESSENSTR

HOORNSTRAAT

GRATIEK APELSTRAAT JAN VAN LIERSTR .

STRAAT

COLAA SPLAA TS BORZ ESTRA AT STRAAT

RAAT GRAMAYE ST

TWAALFMA

HUIDEVETTERSSTRAAT

ENVE

AT

NIE STR A STE FA

AAT STR

YNS STRA AT

SOLV

AT RU DO LFS TRA

GROTE KAU WENBER

AMBTMANSTRAAT

SINT-NI

SINT- KAT ELIJNEVEST

ANDEN-

STRAAT

ERA RD KG

CHA L

ARS MA VER BON DST RA A T

AAT

VENUSSTRAAT

FALCONPLE IN

S IKS T

HU

COPPENO STRAAT L

BEDDENSTRAAT

WIE GSTR A

AT

GEEFSSTRAAT

AT

BREDESTR A

BEGIJN ENSTRA AT

AT TST RA

BER MO N L AM

B ON DSTR VER

ST. LAU REISSTR AAT

SSTRAAT

RAAT

KIPDOR

GIST STRAAT MA NS TRA AT

RAAT

HOFST

AT STR A

NALES TRAAT

NATIO

AT STRA

AT STRA NALE

NATIO

AT

ZW IJGE RST RA

ATS NIJ DER SST RA AT PLA BRE D BATTERIJ ST

ST. LAU REI

ELT STR A

STRAAT GRODE AAT STR

VA NP

HARIN

BALA NSST RAAT

LANGE KOEPOORTSTRAAT

O UWERSST RAAT

VLEE SH

OEV ER

RIDD KOR ERS TE STR AAT

RIDDER SSTR AAT WAA ISTR AAT LANGE

POM PSTR AAT

VAN CR AESBEEK STRAAT

PACHT STR.

ERO DES TRA AT BAL ANS STR AAT

BRE D

LANGE ACHTER OMSTR AAT

MONTIGNYSTR AAT

ERO DES TRA AT

EM IEL BAN NIN GST

I ALE

R VENST EETHO

L AM

DE MEROD ELEI

E

I

DST

AAT RSTR

AN MA

R KAA LOK

I

VAN B

IJZE NEW ZON

LE GRE

ELE

L BEL ISA

T TRAA ARTS

T RA A

KORT

DES G

AER EM GO

LEE MS TRA

SINT THOMASSTRAAT

Hof Van Leysen

A.

LAN GE

STRAAT GRODE HARIN

LANGE

RA AT

VO LKS TR AA T

AAI SEK AM VLA

AD GRAAF VAN MIR HOORNESTR AAT AA LD EB OIS OTS TRA AT

AM SEK AA I GIJZELAARSS TRAAT

PELG RIM

HO OG STR AAT

LEEUWEN STR.

EKE N RIEMS TRA AT

I KAA LSE

WA A

AAI AM SEK VLA

I KAA VLA

DRIES

I R AC H T

BUR CHT G

G PIET ROTE ER PO STRA T AT

I S ZU ID

VAN DIJC ZAND KKA A

ERN EST

WAN DELTE RRA

SCH ELD

PLAN TINK A AI

VERB ENTREP RANDE OT STR.

T

KLOOS TERSTR AA

IELS KAA I

MIC H SIN T-

AI

COC KER ILLK A I

KAA

LSE

WA A

AI AC H

LSE WA A

DR IE

VAN MET EREN KAA I AAI

ORTE LIUS K

WAN DELTE RRAS

JORD AEN SKA A

KAA SST RAA

T

THON ETLAAN

AN BEA TRIJ SLA

EK A

GO STR RTERAAT

NOO RD

GLORIANTLAAN

N SLAA BEA TRIJ

RA A T TST NOO DER VAN KER

NOSESTRA AT

GLORIANTLAAN

JUUL PERSIJNSTRAAT

WATERHOENLAAN

GASTON BURSSENSLAAN

JON AN SL A ATR IJ BE

DE GE RL

TEN QUIN

AAT FSTR

STERSTRAAT

RAAT

KEST

ONBE

SCHO

A

EST

AT

AT

T JKSTRAA VAN DI

A TR GS

KIELSEV

N ANTOO

AT

POLITESHOFSTRAAT

42

NSS JORDAE JACOB

IN ML ME

EN ELL

AT

AT

J. D I

L EE MS TRA

WEG

SEV EST

ISS TRA

EEN

DE BEUCKERSTR.

KIE L

FLO R

E ST

I

GE

S IN T - JOZE

MOZ

SCH ULS TRA AT

DE KEY

MA RIA -TH ER ES IAL EI

HELS

AT

LAATS

VA CUYC N STRA KAT

MEC

VAN

NT JES LEI

MÉ STR A

TRA ELS NK

CKX

HA A

LEM

WI AT RA

RAV ELE

TENIERSP

KLEI

T RTS OO

MA RKG

AT

T AA

RAAT

A STR

T AA STR RK

US

NN VA

BLO

LEI

AT

LANGEGANG

JAN

JE

LEYSSTRA

AAT ODSTR GOUN

AST LOZAN

KE DE OU

M

LANGE

AAT STR GER BER COE

TRA KES PYC

K LINC EDE

T RAA

AT

DR OO

MO ON SST RA AT KES TRA AT

GE

S DU VER EN STR A

HG E KT F R

RAAT ELST HEM

CONSTANT TEICHMANNPLAATS

AAT STR SEN

M

BE

AD

VAN EYC

RA EST

ITST

AT

E BR VAN

HOTAARSC AT STRA

AT

VAN LE A ND OE AAT STR ELS TRA AT

INK

Stadspark

O BEN

VIN K

TRA RS

LAN

TRA N TS BRA

KO RTE W

R PETE

A BELL ISA

MEISTRAAT

STR

ENSTR OSSENMARKT AAT

LOU IZA MA LOU RIA IZA LEI MA RIA LEI

AT

AT

VOND

KORTE HER STR AT

MA R MA IA-H EN RIA -HE RIËT T NR IET ALEI TAL EI LEE LAN MS GE TRA AT

EG ENW

MSTR A

ER

G

AT

E STE HELS MEC

E BO

T TRAA MENTS FOUR

MARK T

BA ECK STR ELMA A A NS T

LAN

STR AAT

W HOU

KOR ANNATE SINTSTRA AT

KOLVENIERSTRAAT

NS

A LLA BA

AT

T RA A EST VEK

FRA

T RA

S NIEUWSTAD TOO PS TRA

LLE MS STR AA T

RAAT NAST

ELO

T IN AS TRA

LASTRA

JE

HOPLAND

E LOZA

INSTRAA T

N HOBOK

SINT JAC O BSMAR

WSTRAAT

WAPPER

JAN

AT

C LE ME N

HA AN TJE S

RV

LO ZA NA

D

AM

TEENWEG MECHELSES

WI

MO LEN

JOZE FD

LANG

HERTSDE

T LEOPOLDSTRAA

T

AT ENSTRA DIERCX

IDE

F AT TER

STR. BEERSMANS CATHARINA

T RA A IEST STIT

FSS TOR

N

MARKT

KIL IA STR ANAAT

EN

BO UD

PIETER VA

T

GRAAN

BOUR

US AND AT BOLL STRA

GE

T AA

KAUW ENST RAAT

KATTE NSTR AAT

EST TABAKSV BLAUWTORENPLEIN

SINT JO RISPO ORT

S TEN MER

TRA CKS ELIN NGH

NSTRAAT LANGE ELZE

SING EL

AAT ESSENSSTR

TR ISS

ZU

HO

T TRAA SSELS

VICTOR DRI

LE PA

PAL

AT

AT TRA EISS

T AA

BR U

JO

RSTRAAT DE BRAEKELEE

JU

MIRAEUSSTRAAT

FRANCIS WELLESPLEIN

KORTE ACHT STRAAETROM-

SNIJ STR DERSAAT

AT

AA

HENRI VAN HEURCKSTRAAT

AT

E-

INS TRA AT

WILLEM TELLSTRAAT

APLEOPOLDPLAATS

NSKMA STOCSTRAAT

H ALF MA ST RAANAT

C

VEST IJNEN BEG

L AN

GE H LIJKSTR EIDAAT

AAT STR

A

EL

BRO EDE RM

AT

R SS

SING

TROONPLAATS

O

AAT STR NDE

WEL STRAVAARTAT

TOL STR A

BOL W ER KST RA

DIAMAN TSTR.

T SSTRAA

M DER DEN

AT TRA ERS IEP

AT

ERSSTRA SCHERM

AT

IJ EW

J.V.BEER SSTRAA T

CUYLIT

EGS TRA

AAT

STRAAT CUYLITS

RA A T

ARENBERGSTRAAT

Botanische tuin

T TRAA LMOS

J. LIESSTR

AAT TSTR GEN

ON BAR AN NISLA DHA

VAN JAN

BOLIVARPLAATS

RA EIDST

WE STRALVAART AT -

BO UW STR MEES AAT TER S-

EEL STR AAT

BEL

VRIJH

KELDER STRAAT

KOMEDIEPLAATS

AT

AT

AT BESTORMINGSTRA

STRAAT

RSS TRA

INCK

LANGE NIEU

STR

JODENSTRAAT

ANSE

KAS T

UW E

TERN

AAT

SCHUTTERSHOFS TRAAT

ER OUD AMH T DE D STRAA

LAMBERMONTPLAATS

DH O

AAT

KEIZERSTR

AFKLAREN

AAT

AAT

STRAAT

LOUIZASTRA

A COQUILHATSTR

BEE L

Y

PRINSSTR

KIPDORP

BOOGKEERS

ROSI ER

RGSTRA AT

TOLS T

SC H ILD ERS STR AAT

AT

ST RAAT

LD

BERVOET ST RAAT

MARNIXPLAATS

AAT RSTR OGIE REL R

AT

VLE MIN CK VE

SESTRAAT KAPUCINES NG

PACIFICATIE-

AQ

ESTRA AT

AAT NSTR LPLEI

KAS TEE LST RA

KA

LEOPOLD DE WAELPLAATS

AT

ST-ROCH USSTR

BRESSTRAAT

E SW DE

GENTPLAATS

AT

UM STR A

K

AT

AO

AT

AT INGSTRAAT VERSCHANS

STRAAT EDW. PECHER

N VA EPS TRA

I

AA

KK

RES TRA

EST RA

B

EE KAST

PO UR BU SST RA

A AT

AT

RBU

RA

N

AAT ERTSTR ALLEWA

NA ME NST RA

MU SE BU

ATS T

AT

SCHO YT

KRONENBU

ELD

OUDAAN

AJ

TERNINCKGA

STR A

SCH

A

AT KLEINE MARKT HAPPAERTS TRAAT

ST. ANTONIUSSTRA

AALMO EZENIERS

DE VRIERESTRAAT

TR SCHALIENS

DE

AT

GEUZENSTRAAT

MA N

GRAAF VAN EGMONTSTRAAT

STE R

VER L

SER SKA AI

LAK ENS TRA VE AT STR RVIER AAT S-

LEPELSTRA

KRONENB URGSTRAA T

VO R

FRAN STRA CKENAT

BLINDES TRAAT

STRAAT

WILLEM

AT

WA PEN STR AAT LUIK STR AAT

REN KAA POO I RT-

BEU RIJKE KELA STRA ARAT

AC

MECHELS E PLEIN

T FSTRAA ERWER TIMM

STR A

AT

LANGE BRIL -STRAAT-

C

TUNNELPLAATS

I STIJFSELRU

MEIR

GROENDAL-

LANGE GASTHUISSTRAAT

KLOOSTERSTRAAT

ELD E

STRA

MORGENSTRA

DTSTR

XSTRAAT GEULINC

AT ANK ENSTRA ERR ZWED UI AT

PAAR DEN

TENSTR

RUG

VAN AER

CHT NSGRA KOEIKE

PAARDENMARKT

LANSSTR.

STADSWAAG

ISRAELIE

MEIRB

RKT

LOMBARD ENVEST

RIESS TRA AT

S SIN TEENBE T-AN RGS D T LAN RIES RAAT GE VLIE RST RA A T PREKER SSTRAA T

GO HOOP EDE STRAAT

SCH

AT

KT

STRAAT STHUIS

AT

STR A

U

MAR

SCH OEN MA

AT

GA KORTE

FORTUI NSTRA

STEEN HO UW AL ERSVEST

ST.A ND

KO VLIE RTE RSTR AAT

AT AS

EIER

GROENPLAATS

T RAA

AL STRAA T

ZWALUWSTRAAT

AT

NST ME KAM

ARSENA

RSS TR A

BERGS TR. VRIJD AG MARKT - GIERSTR.

AUG UST IJNEN

VL A ANDERE NSTR. ST.M ICHIELS S TR.

REIG ERS TRA AT

K

TRAAT KERSS SCHRIJNW ER

MEEUWSTRAAT

MU NT

AV ORTE NIEUWSTRA

RAAT

BOTERHAMST

E LANG STRAAT RD N OO

. Z AN

WIJNGAARDS TR H. CONSCIENCE PLEIN

RAAT LOMBARDENST

KAAI 19

K

VLAAIKENSGANG

REY NDE

AI

S WOLSTRAAT

KAASRUI

KAMMENS TRA AT

RIJKENH OE

JERUZALEMSTRAAT

OU

ST.JA NSV LIET

ABRAHAM VERHOEVENLAAN

RS

DORP KLAP

AT RA

AATJE

KORTE BRILSTRAAT

X

VIS

OU DE BEU

GROTE MARKT

ERRU I

V

FALCONRUI

KL

NNEL

J

AT

JAN BLOMSTRAAT

A/ V OETG ANG

ERSTU

IJZE

KSTRA

KT AR NM

ANN

PAUL VAN OSTAIJENLAAN

TON SSENAN

L ZIR

OR KO DE

SINT-

RA A T

UI RSR EDE BRO AARD DER ODD MIN EINE G

SUIK

BLANCEFLOERLAAN

NC

VE EMARK T

I

AAT DSTR SAAR MUT RIN IKE T RED RAA N P NST UTE NE HO UG BR

LODE ZIELENSLAAN

VER VER SRU

UIT

AAT

FREDERIK VAN EEDENPLEIN FREDERIK VAN EEDENPLEIN

SLAAN

FREDERIK VAN EEDENPLEIN

OSCAR DE GRUYTERLAAN

MULTATULIPLEIN

FREDERIK VAN EEDENPLEIN

PROSPER VAN LANGENDONCKSTRAAT

RHAERENLAAN

RHAERENLAAN

KEIST

R SST ULU T-PA SIN

LOUIS PAUL BOONSTRAAT

CAREL VAN MANDERSTRAAT

LEG

DE OU

SCHIPPERSSTRAAT

AK STIJFSELSTRAAT

RS ETE T-PI SIN T VLIE

SCHELDE

BLAUWBROEKSTRAAT

EN STR AA T

GENERAAL BELLIARDSTRAAT

KR IEK

IMALSOPLEIN

OUDE LEEUWENRUI

HESSENPLEIN

BROUWERSVLIET

TRA WERVES VAN DE

CHARLES DE COSTERLAAN

SESST RAA T

T

ADRIAAN-BROUWERSTRAAT

CHARLES DE COSTERLAAN

AART AAT

CHARLES DE COSTERLAAN CHARLES DE COSTERLAAN


KONGO STRAAT KORTE

EL SING NOO RDER

AT

ENGELSELEI

LSELEI

ERI USS TRA

XAV AT

VADE RLAN DSTR AAT

NGLIS HSTR AAT

DELVAS TRAA T

DE CO

JOE E

WILRI JKSTRA

AT

STATIELEI

RE CH TES TR A

ENGE

BEUKEN STRAAT

FONT EINST RAA T

APPEL STRAA T

LEOPOL DSTRA AT PRINS

STER STRA AT

EUGEEN JOORS STRAAT VANDE NPEE REBOO MSTR AAT

NOO VLIJTSTRAAT

N CKENLAA VAN BER

AN

K LODEWIJ

KAREL DE PRETERLEI

OEV

ERS

RAAT HERSTEENST AT VAN DE PRETERLEI

KST RA

DUIVELSHO FSTRAAT

APOLLOSTRAAT

STERRENBORGSTRAAT

LODEWIJK VAN BERCKENLAAN

O

BLOEMISTE

NSTRAAT

GEBR.BLOM

MESTRAAT

RIK SAUTERSTRAAT

P. BAEYENSSTRAAT

KAREL VAN DE

KAREL

DEN REE C

AT

LAAN

VAN

T RA

J.

STAN

AN

DUIVELSHOFSTRAAT

C.VAN RE

AT MERCURIUSSTRA APOLLOSTRAAT

AAT ERSSTR

ETHSTR AAT

C. JASP

ELS TRA AT

T TRAA RVAS MINE

LA IDE

AT

RAAT

MU

JUL. ERTSSTRA BILM P.J.NAUWELA EYE RST RA A T

STST AMETHI

T TSTRAA GRANAA

R

H

POST

EDG . TIN

AT THALIASTRA

THSTRAAT

DEN

GITSCH OTELLE I

EI

C. VAN REE

HER M

SPILLEMANSSTRAAT

US ST

AT

DIANALAAN

SSTRAAT

BE

RENÉ B OSIERSST RAAT

GITSCHOTELL

S DIK

C. JASPER

AT

EL VAN

E RCH

BIKSCHOTE

FRAN

SATURN USSTRA

MA R SS TRA

T RAA EST ERP EUT ORPHEUS PLEIN

KAR

JULES VAN BEYLENSTRAAT

ITER

RA AT

JUP

AT

NEP TUN

HERCULUSSTRAAT

G

STR A

VRIENDT-STRAAT

M LE I

S DE AT STR A

N ISL AA EKR U

MA RS

BACCHUSL AAN

WAPENSTILSTANDLAAN

RO D

EEKS EBR U

NEPTUNUSSTRAAT

RAA T

BIN NE NS IN

BRUG

DE SCHANS

TSTRAA T OCKERSSTRAAT

V R IEN D T S T

AN TLA VLIE POT

ZURENBORG

GST IDIN

BRE

BOR SB

KA L VER VE

LD G ST RAA T

REID IN UITB

GEL

AAT

JUPITERSTRAAT

PUT STR UI T AAT B RE IDIN GST RAA T

A

ONTSTR

UIT

TRAN SVAA LSTR AAT

GENERAAL CAPIAUM

FRANS DE

STRAAT

CALLENSSTRAAT

AAT

URN EAUS TR

STATIELEI

OE EXA LSTR. ME NST R.

TSTR. VAN DE P

L DE WE

GENERAA

JAAK BLIJDE - INKO MSTS TRAAT

SCHOENSTRAAT

AAT SCHILD STR

DE WI NTERS TRAAT

AALST RAAT ZEGEPR

STR AAT

ING EN

UT

RGE RHO

BO

TW EEL

STA TIE VAN

AT

AAT

STRAAT

W. WO ODS TRA

IJKSTR AAT

KORTR

STS TRA AT

FORTSTRA AT

VAN MONT

VINÇO TTEST RAAT

DE BR AE STRAA KELEERT

DRIN K

BAKKERSTR

AAT

AR LUISBEKELA SSTRAAT

EN LODE CANT

MORPHEUS

DE FO

RAN

LAVENDELSTRAAT

TR A AT

OEKS P OT H

GENER AAL EI SENH OUW E

RLEI

VERZOE NING SSTRA AT

R KOXPLEI N

STRAAT

AT

STR A

LANGE ALTAARSTRAAT

AT FILO ME NAS T RA

DO LFIJ N

PR ETO R IA STR A

H

BERC

DE SCHANS

B.VERL AC

ESCORFSTRAAT

LEEM

VAN

LA A

STRAAT

ELIAERTS

AT

STR AAT BOS DUI F

AT TRA E RS UG KR

DE S CHA NS

DE LE

COB DEN STR A

AT

LUP PEN STR AAT

ESTRAA T

VINÇO TTEPL EIN

PER

MONT ENSSTR AAT

BETOGING-

STR AAT

BOUW ENS-

KROO N-

EER STR AAT

AT

J

EN

ME LO AA T

LD SR

VE

MA

NS TRA AT

JAN PALFIJNSTRAAT

L AN GE Y

INGSTRA AT

LA A R

KROONSTRAA T KROONSTRAAT

BLOEMSTRAAT

ENSTRAAT R M EYD

VAN DE GRO TEB

STRAA T

PR

INCIE STRA AT

PRO V

LOVE L

PER ST

AT

AT

EER TST RA

CIE S TRA V IN

VAN G

DO DO EN STR RTSTR AAT AAT

PRO

RA AT IES T

VAN GE E

B OKSTRA AT

OHM STR A

VAN WESENBEKESTRAAT

VAN ARTEVELDES TRAAT BREYDELSTRA AT

OV INC

S TEEN

NOT TEB

OU DES TEE NW EG

AAT ALENSTR

OSYSTRA AT

VAN STR

ENSTRA AT

OSYSTRA AT

KLA M

TRA PST

ZURENB ORGSTRA

TRAAT BAGGENS BERTEN FERMONTPLEIN

T MA

PATER PIR

STRAAT

OSSENBLOK

UR TH AR

AT

AT

NESTRAAT

AT

RA

AAT BRIEKSTR WEVERSFA

EI

VAN DIE PENBE EKSTRA

SST

DE PERREL

ENZE NSTR AAT

TEN

T DE BRUY SERGAN

VLIJTSTRAAT AT

RIE

M VA

LAAN PENS NT LIP DOKTER VAN

NA LUITE

LG

E EWEID

ZOND ER GR

L GE SIN ER RD

JUU

TRAAT YTSS

J. NU

VRIJG

FO HENR I LA NTAINESTRA

AT

JUUL GRIETENSSTRAAT

AT

ARTS EN

TRA ERS

ENA

KOO LST RAA T

MORETUSLEI

A STR ERS KEL

OS

EN BR UG

TRAAT

EI PERREL

IN EN

J. P

STRAA T

N

ELAA

COLLEG

STE N

JUNOSTRAAT

BEERNAER TSTRAAT

HOGEWEG

N DE

REST RAA T

EG

G

ER VA

LA M ORIN IÈ

GEW

EN BR U

REIZIGERSSTRAAT

DOKT

AT

AT

BOUWHANDELSTRA

ETSTRA

AAN TSEB STE HOU N RAAT ZEGELST

BORD

STR A

AT

AT

JULES

SST RA

RA

INST RA A T

LG IËL EI

SEL

FON TE

BE

A STR ERTS GIJ

AAT NSTR GRAVI

SINTSLUCA AT STRA

STRA -JAN SINT

RAAT EL- ST

HO

OUDS TRIJDE RSS

AN

AT TRA ENS

E EL G K AR

AT

AK TABERN

REST RAA T

D

UTSEBA

TURNHO

AT

FLO

AAT

RAAT CUSST -MAR SINT T USSTRAA ATTHE M TN SI

AAT BOTHASTR

LA M ORIN IÈ

JAN

TRA ETS E LA

ING DEL

TRA EKS STR REUZEN

N TUR

AT RA

I

RAA T

AT

AT

EBAAN

T OLS KO

STERLI NGER-

TST

AT

ZEN

SBE STR AA T

ZICH

AAT ASTR FLOR

BOR

STR A

AT VOOR UIT

RA AT

H

VAN STRA L

L GE

RNSTRAA T

SIN

RAAT

SSTRAA T

ER RD

FLORAST

AT STRA

ME RTE NS

SEL S

KRUGERPLEIN DELARE STRAAT Y-

OFLEI

M

OSAZON MIM S NEBL

GIJ

POSTH

HSTR

STRA

TERLO

LO TER

AT

AAT

LINNAEUSSTRAAT

GODTSS TRAAT

MIN

AAT MSTR

T AA

AAT

EKS TRA

ERIJ STR

TERLOGEM STRA PLEIN AT

ER GD

VEL ODRO O

STR ELP

ERG ENB VAER

AT STRA ERCK

VAN

AT

A STR

SBE

RG

WIJN E

I TIELE STA TR. ODENBACHS ALBRECHT R

RD SSAA

JESTR AAT

T STRAA OREN ENSP

DRO

STRAAT MMEN VERCA

VAN ERT BO

O NO

GULD

AT TRA ERS

ANNEES SEN

AT AT TRA CK S TUR

GIET POT

IËL EI

TRA WS TOU

POTHO EKSTRA AT RAAT BEEKST

AT

AT

TSSTRAAT MA A

A STR

APPELM ANSSTRA

T AA STR LEN

BE LG

I

HA

SCH

T TRAA PIJS

AAT ESTR ENILL ARS

RSTR LA URIE

R.

AT

UR ST ARTH

ST HOF CHEM BER

STRAA T

RA IEST STAT

M VAN

LEI

A DE C ON BAR

T AA STR DA

CRON

ESS TRA

AP TSCH MA A

AAT ESTR WEID BATKIN-

AAT LSTR F BA JOZE

AT STRA

BS JACO

TI STA

AAT ESTR

BOR

R

AU

AT

OR VICT

A

T AA

EL UBB

AT

TRA EMS WAL

A STR WAS

G WE

AT TRA UTS THO BER

R AL D

AT TRA UTS NHO MPE WE R ROU DE B STRAAT

TRA ENS TOR

AAT STR GEN ERIN WO

RAAT ENST DAEN

-

CA VAN

NS EMA

ERA GEN

AT STRA

S COO

AT

N TEE TE S

N FOO TELE AAT STR

ND INA

AAT STR

T SSTRAA AUWER

-

BIND

AT

D FER

A STR RTUS AMBE

T RAA EST PAIR BEL

SINT-L

TR A RSS

AAT SSTR MAN OOSE AND C FERDIN MALOU STRA AT

AT AAT WIJNSTR

ELIE

T TRAA EIKELS

D

D ON MM DRU TRAAT S

AT

RDSTRA OOMGAA

BOO MG AA R AAT ST A AT SSTR WER

AAT RDSTR ERFO WAT

AT TRA NS RLE ME

NVLIES STRAAT T RA A KST AT KLO TR IJTS KR

AAT

HELENALEI

IN

VAN

GULDE

ZEN OBE GRA MM EST RA A T

SENPLE

STRAAT BOOMGAARD

AT

STINES

RA ÉEST

AUGU

AT

NIN HEI

EI COGELS- OSYL

DESTRA

M AR IA L E I

RAAL GENE JOSUÉ DUPONPLAATS

CER

AAT

KWEK

JAN BORLUUTPLEIN

POSTSTRAAT

ING STR AAT

EI EGL RW OO TSP UR BU

KWEKERIJSTR AAT

SYLEI

CLAU

N

OM

-O COGELS

DEPLEI

LEDEGA NCKSTA AT

DRAAKPLAATS

AAT STR LOO TER WA

PARA

AT

YSTR NLE STA

ALBERT

N

TRAAT PENS SCHA

MAR

SERGEYSELSSTRAAT

KLEINE HONDSTRAAT

DEPLEI

AAT

MARIALEI

RA ARST T GRIS ALBER

AAT

AZG-ST RA

PARA

GOEDEN DAGSTR AAT

'S-HERENSTRAAT

TRAMPLEIN

EIN

GROENINGERPLEIN

KATTEN BE

LANGSTRAAT

DOOR AAT VERSTRAETE- SCHORPIOENSTR AAT PLEIN FTSTR KREE

ALTA KORT ARS E TRA AT DRA AKS TRA AT

TR USS

AAT STR TRY GRE

AW

AT TRA RKS WE AAT STR ACH MB WA

AT

AT STRA GROEN

DAGERAADPLAATS

RAA T

AT DSTRA AREN

EK

AT

BIJLSTRAAT

T AA STR

HOUTS

KOXPL EIN

ER CUP

RAAT

A STR KEL

TRAAT POLLEPELS

RST

ITAALPL

AT

KORTE BEELDEKENSSTRAAT

AT

BE

LEN

TURN

MEL LAER MOORKENS- TSSTRA AT PLEIN

AAT WOLFSTR

AT

I ALE

AZG-ST RA

NIK

AT GSTRA

T AA

RA NST STE OO

BELL I SA

REGINE BEERPLEIN

FSTRAAT PESTHO

AT

RAM STR A

BEE

S KER

FERD IN BERC AND KMAN SSTRAA T

PLAN T

GROTE HONDSTRAAT

LANGE LEEMSTR AAT WACHT HUISPL EIN HO SP

AT

A STR STRAAT EKENS

A STR

INE

RS DE NIE

EN WT ER

LAMM

S CHT BRE AAT

ZWART ELEEU WSTRA AT

DELFTSTRA

HELMSTR

RG

MOR ETUSL EI

T TRAA STIERS

K LE

LANGE KONGOSTRAAT

KATTEN BE

AA

W

SOMMESTRAAT

RAAT

TOEKOM STRA STAT

CO U

VLAGS TRAAT

AT SSTRA AECKER KISTEM

LAAR

DAEL STRA AT

WAL VISS TRA AT

AT

U

N RU

RA AT

AT

T AA STR LIE

IN MEET

LSTRAAT

HUY

Q AR LA P

BLEEKHOFST RAAT

TIN E N

AAT ZEILSTR

RAAT RAAFST

NSTRAAT ROLWAGE

OEC SBR RUU AN AT E V STRA

L AN GE LEE MS T RA

I FAM

AT TRA DSS HEI AAT T TI G MA ARSTR STRAA T SPA COR DE NS F RA

SE VAN UR

AAT USSTR RORD

AAT

TE

T STRAA HAAVE BOER

EGG ESTR AAT OOIEVAARSTRAAT

AAT

RA AT

ST

LANGSTRAAT

MAR INISS TRAA T

LOERS TR

RASM REUZENUSSTR AAT POORT

ZONSTR

R AAT

GE VA

S ST GU AU

TRA NS OE MP PO

ELS NG SE ON AT ALF TRA S AT

AT

EG NEEFSTE

SINT E

VAN

RA OECST SBR

VAN B

HELM

MSTR

HEL

VAN LE ENTSTR AAT

RAAT LENAST MAGDA

LAN

VIOLETSTRAAT

LAAR

PLA N

T KOR

AAT STR TOR RCA

IER SST

DUINSTEEG

T PROVINCIESTRAA

ME

LEI LOTTA CHAR NE RV

AAT

. STR

AB

BORGERH OUTSESTRA AT

BLEEKH OFST

KRU IKS TRA AT

KEI LEN STR

KETSSTRAAT

EI STL

TRA EYAT

STRAAT

M NA TER

VA

STRAA T

AT

VA S DE BO

AT

AT

KER

AT

JO NELL L

MAATSWEG

STR AT RA WIJS TST ON ECK LM HE XS N TR VA AA AT T ESTRA HAAV BOER

LANGE

DE

T TRAA JSS

AT NSSTRA ELDEKE

ST KERK

RA K ST

I RW

RT

OO

NP

HIJ

SC

DE ON

BE LANGE

A STR

T RA A

AT STRA A LEEUWERIKSTR

TENS BARON JOOS

ONTLEI

AT

KORTE VAN BLOESTR. TRAA LOERS T VAN B

AT

ER ONDSLE

OEDENKO VENSTRAAT

T STRAA

BRIALM

LANGE

ROE KST RA

AT

AAT

AT

MILISSTRAAT

SOMERSSTRAAT

E ND

T

AT

WET ST UTIE STIT CON

CK EGAN OMM

TUINB OU

LENTESTRAAT

E NN

AT

TRA OOLS SCH

EB T WILL TRAA PEIS KLAP

TR. IGS

AT

WIPSTRAAT

ETUSLEI NTIN EN MOR

A STR

A STR ERG NB IVE STU GE

SINT-

AAT

INN

ELSTRAAT

SIMONS

STRAAT JACOB JACOBS

PLA LOOSPLAATS

VAN SPANGENSTRAAT

PERENSTRA

NT VAN VINCEGH EIN GO PL

STR WET

L LEM

A STR

KETSSTRAAT

AT ITSTRA E KIEV

SE VAN IMMER

M STOO AAT STR

TERLISTSTRAAT

IJSLEI MATS

LERIUSSTRAAT

DPLAATS

RAAT

AT STRA

ND ER

N

AT

SESTRAAT

VAN

GEELHAN

T RSSTRAA HERDE TRAAT E R DERINS

AT

A STR LD

VE

A STR

ZET

T ZAV ELS

AAT STR UTIE STIT CON

WI L S GRE CON

AA ICUSL COPERN

PELIKAANSTRA

LANGE HERENTAL

KIEVITSTRAAT

LAN

AAT GSTR NBER RAAT UIVE IERSST

IJN

LANGE

AAT DIEPESTR

RWELZ BURGE

TRAAT GASS

AAT GREINSTR

AT ESTRA RUGG LANGE STR. WINKELHAAK

AT

RAAT

HOVENIERSSTRA

SEST LANGE HERENTAL

LANG

EN WT ER

E ST

SCHOL KORTE

GASSTRAAT

AN KORTE VECKSTRAAT STERBE

B DAM STRAAT OVEN

NT REGE

AA T

DUINSTRA

KENSSTRAAT

AAT STR OP SCH

AE AU AR

T STRAA PLOEG

R DE SEL

T TRAA DELS HAN

DUINSTRA

AAT

SCHUPSTRAAT

V

T KOR

AT

AAT GASSTR

RAAT DELINST

NH CHOO VAN S

T RAA

Zoo

AT RIJFSTRA

T RA A EST EN C S CI CON

AT

LANGE BEELDE

BIS

ERLEI

RENTALSERAAT

T STRAA

DUINSTRA

WCARNOTSTRAAT

VES TIN GS TRA AT

AT TRA ENS WILG

TRAAT

KORTE ZA VEL

EST ND ER A OFF

ISÉ STR

T RA A NST OVE CKH KER

WILLY VANDERSTEENPLEIN

RAAT PIONIERST SENTENAT STEEF IERSSTRA OL E SCH LANG

ENSSTRAAT

SCHAAFSTR. KORTE WINKELHAAKSTR.

NTESTR AAT

IDSSTRA NIJVERHE

AT

T

LANGE BEELDEK

A STR

VAN

RAAT WILGENST

PS VAN CAM

AAT

DE KEYS

LANG E

GASSTRA

LANGE VANRAAT KST STERBEEC

RA A

AT BETHSTRA SINT-ELISA

TRAAT SPOORS AT TRA NS IZE MU

DE CONINCKPLEIN

STATIES TR

I

RAAT

STR NACHTEGAAL

GEMEE

YSERLE

TRAAT WALENS

STRAAT

PIJLSTR A AT

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELTPLAATS

RSST MAALDE

DIE PES T

AT STRA DAM

TRAAT VIOLIERS

STRAAT

STRAAT

TER ROT

TRAAT RLANTS

EMGOUDBLO

DAMBRUGGES TR AAT

RICHARDSTRAAT

AT

VAN MAE

A STR AM RD T TE RO

HOLLANDS TRAAT

TRAAT OLIJFTAKS

BERTUS

T SINT- GUMMARUSSTRAA

DELSTRAAT

KLIP

P TUL

AAT TULPSTR

AT ENSTRA RCKHOV VAN KE WELDADIGAT HEIDSTRA

STRAAT

R SINT-NO

AT JKSTRA

SINT-JANSPLEIN

IUMGERAN AT STRA

STRAAT VLIEGEN

DAMBRUGGESTRAAT

DI LANGE

AAT

AAT

ANDUS SINT-AM

AT

AAT RTSSTR EVERAE

RTSSTR EVERAE

AT

A GSTR

T STRAA

A STR LIA

BRU

RSTR

ORANJE

ORANJESTRAAT

AT TRA RSS

DAH

SIE CAS

LODEWIJK VAN

43


2018 Antwerp

This is a list of

N.

Restaurant Jerom

O.

Atelier Maple

P.

B&B Bakeliet

places mentioned in the articles,

which you’ll find the location of the

Q.

Bar Bakeliet

B.

Oudaan / Antwerp Local Police

R.

Telefoneke

S.

Café De Kat

T.

Oud Arsenaal

U.

Pelikaan

V.

De Ware Jacob

W.

In de stad Aalst

X.

St. Anna’s Pedestrian Tunnel

Kammenstraat 80 2000 Antwerp

Oudaan 5 2000 Antwerp

C.

Sint-Jacobsmarkt aka Geek Street 2000 Antwerp

D.

The Geeky Cauldron

E.

Spelfanaat

hotspot on the map on pages 42-43.

Sint-Jacobsmarkt 88-90 2000 Antwerp . Sint-Jacobsmarkt 77-79 2000 Antwerp

Laar 11 2140 Antwerp

Lange Nieuwstraat 121 2000 Antwerp Wolstraat 22 2000 Antwerp Maria Pijpelincxstraat 4 2000 Antwerp Melkmarkt 14 2000 Antwerp Vlasmarkt 19 2000 Antwerp

F.

The Cloack and Dagger

G.

Mekanik Strip

H.

Atmicmu

I.

Sail & Anchor

Y.

De Studio

J.

Nathan

Z.

The Chocolate Box

K.

L’épicerie du Cirque “under the Palm Trees”

Sint-Jacobsmarkt 77-79 2000 Antwerp Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 2000 Antwerp

Guldenvliesstraat 60 2060 Antwerp Lange Koepoortstraat 13 2000 Antwerp

L.

M.

Le Zoute Zoen Zirkstraat 23 2000 Antwerp

Les Années Folles

Mechelsesteenweg 112

Carnotstraat 16 2060 Antwerp

Sint-Annatunnel / Oever 2000 Antwerp

Sint-Jacobsmarkt 67 2000 Antwerp

Volkstraat 13 2000 Antwerp

44

Laar 22 2140 Antwerp

FANS

Each address got a letter, with

Karel de Preterlei 210 2140 Antwerp

A.

in order of appearance.

Graaf van Egmontstraat 39A 2000 Antwerp

Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 2000 Antwerp Wijngaardstraat 15 2000 Antwerp


WHERE IS WHAT?

AA. Moens Modestoffen Turnhoutsebaan 114 2140 Antwerp

AB. Infinity Stoffen

Turnhoutsebaan 43 2140 Antwerp

AC. Nyx Cosmetics

Korte Gasthuisstraat 3 2000 Antwerp

AD. Candy Factory

Sint-Jacobsmarkt 82 2000 Antwerp

AE. Akiba Station

Pelikaanstraat 3/1220 2018 Antwerp

AF. 8tea5

Korte Klarenstraat 15 2000 Antwerp

AG. Frituur Draakske Drakenhoflaan 5 2100 Antwerp

AM. BEO Stripwinkel

Oudevaartplaats 16 2000 Antwerp

AN. Demain

Hendrik Conscienceplein 16-18 2000 Antwerp

AO. Coffee & Vinyl Volkstraat 45 2000 Antwerp

AP. Life is Art

Sint-Jorispoort 20 2000 Antwerp

AH. Scheldebocht / the bend of the river Scheldt

AQ. Buchbar

AI. Tartine

AR. The Playground

AJ. Hoeked Donuts

AS. Outpost Gamecenter

AK. Het Bos

AT. Games Workshop

AL. ’t Stad Leest

AU. Nerd Candy

Droogdokkenpark 2030 Antwerp

Minderbroedersrui 60 2000 Antwerp Oudaan 4 2000 Antwerp Ankerrui 5-7 2000 Antwerp Steenhouwersvest 16 2000 Antwerp

Scheldestraat 79 2000 Antwerp Pelikaanstraat 3/2170 2018 Antwerp Beggaardenstraat 6 2000 Antwerp Vleminckstraat 10 2000 Antwerp

Pelikaanstraat 3/1260 2018 Antwerp

AV. Tune Up Records Melkmarkt 20 2000 Antwerp

AW. The Plant Corner Isabellelei 144 2018 Antwerp

45


Good to know • Most stores are closed on Sunday. Except for the ones in the Hoogstraat and Kloosterstraat. Only every first Sunday of the month, most stores are open for Sunday Shopping. Most stores are closed on holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve. • You often have to pay a fee to use public toilets. • A beer, or as locals call it a ‘pintje’, will set you back approximately €2 to €2,5 (so don’t get ripped off). • Most museums are closed on Mondays. • Most markets (Vrijdagmarkt, Exotic Market, Bird Market, etc.) take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. • There are four cinemas in the Antwerp city center: UGC (approximately 20 screens), Cinema Zuid (quality programming and re-runs), Cinema Klappei (a small location theater, re-runs) and Cinema Cartoons (quality programming and re-runs). • Don’t overpay for fries. There are lots of great fry shacks (‘frituren’). Stick around €3,5 for a large portion. • Antwerp has a pop-up culture, so check our (free) app to see where the party’s going down. • If you get into trouble (which you won’t) and you need help from the police, medical emergency team or the fire brigade, call 112. 46

V E LO

Biking is always a nice way to explore a city. You can rent a red bike (you’ll spot them all over town) with your credit card in three different ways:

How to get around

• Head over to www.veloantwerpen.be and buy a day or week pass • Call the information desk at +32 3 206 50 30

BY TA XI

• Visit the information desk at Kievitplein 7, 2018 Antwerp (closed on weekends)

Sometimes it’s easier to use a taxi to get from point A to point B. Here are some ground rules:

BY P U B LI C TR A N S P O R TATI O N

• You can’t wave your arm around and expect a taxi top stop. You have to call one (or use the taxi app) or go to one of the taxi stands • You can fit your four people in a normal sized taxi and up to eight in a van. It’s a lot cheaper to share a cab • You have to pay extra at night. Starting rate is €5,45 from 10pm till 6am Download the Antwerp-tax or DTM app for Android or iOS.

Antwerp has an extensive network of public transportation (bus and tram). You can buy a single ticket on the bus or tram, or buy one in advance at the vending machines on the platform. Or just send a text saying ‘DL’ to 4884. If you’re partying the night away on Friday or Saturday, you can take a night bus. They leave at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Groenplaats and the Franklin Rooseveltplaats. Definitely check the time schedules in advance, because they change during summer.

You’ll find taxi stands at: • • • • • • • • • • •

Arenbergstraat Bolivarplaats Dageraadplaats Franklin Rooseveltplaats Godefriduskaai (MAS) Groenplaats Kievitplein (Central Station) Leopold De Waelplaats Pelikaanstraat (Central Station) Steenplein Waalsekaai

Free wifi Free wifi always comes in handy. Most (coffee) bars provide a free wifi service, so no worries if you want to Skype home, update your blog or check Instagram.


TIPS

Eating

TIPS

The Antwerp way of life These are some of our favorite bars, coffee bars and restaurants where it’s nice to hang out and live the Antwerp way of life. You’ll find more hotspots on our website or in our free app.

Café/bars

• Loa Hoogstraat 77 • Falafel Tof Hoogstraat 32

TIPS

• Native Muntstraat 8 • Brel Statiestraat 46 • ViaVia Wolstraat 43 • Krokbar Fabiola Sint Antoniusstraat 4

Coffee bars • Caffènation Mechelsesteenweg 16 • Black & Yellow coffee bar Nassaustraat 7

• Baraque Friture Marnixplaats 10 • Racine PAKT Regine Beerplein 1 • El Z’hoor Verschansingstraat 28

• Normo Minderbroedersrui 30

• Vitrin Marnixplaats 14

• Kolonel Koffie Grote Pieter Potstraat 30

• Chatleroi Graaf van Hoornestraat 2

• Coffee & Vinyl Volkstraat 45

• Bar Leon Reuzenstraat 23

• Mokkakapot Sergeyselstraat 2

• Korsakov Sint Jorispoort 1

• Viggo’s De Coninckplein 21

• Café Mombasa Moorkensplein 37

• Tartoer Korte Koepoortstraat 2

• Cafee Cabron Kaasrui 1

• Kaffeenini Nationalestraat 114

• De Muze Melkmarkt 15 • De Kroeg Wolstraat 46

• Copper Belegstraat 80 • Butchers coffee Kasteelstraat 57

• Bar Brul Karel de Preterlei 222

• TEXAS coffee Volkstraat 63

• Café Stanny Stanleystraat 1

• Buchbar Scheldestraat 79

Where to sleep ABHostel

Kattenberg 110 2140 Borgerhout +32 473 57 01 66 www.abhostel.com

The ASH

Antwerp Student Hostel Italiëlei 237, 2000 Antwerp +32 3 500 88 17 www.ash-antwerp.com

Pulcinella

Bogaardeplein 1 2000 Antwerp +32 3 234 03 17 www.jeugdherbergen.be

Antwerp City Hostel

Grote Markt 40 2000 Antwerp +32 3 500 50 40 www.antwerpcityhostel.be

47


Profile for Visit Antwerpen

This is Antwerp MAGAZINE #16  

Advertisement