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Throughout the articles you’ll see small numbers next to places. Go to page 32 to find out where they are!

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ART | Inspiring Antwerp: Studio Fluit

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Find out where you can get authentic gifts from local designers and more…

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Studio Fluit talk about their design for the cover of the magazine and what they like about our city

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FASHION | Street Style

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LIFE | Visual Guide

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PRACTICAL | TIps Tips Tips

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Antwerp has a big pop-up culture so we talked to a few people to give you a list of the most popular party concepts around

REFLECTIE CANON

Two very different people with a very different style

Meet some of the This Is Antwerp locals and get even more tips from the new faces

MULTIPLE

Don’t know the word in English or Dutch? Point to the picture on the guide and you’ll be fine!

Throughout the articles you’ll see small numbers next to places. Go to page 32 to find out where they are!

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Locals, locals, locals… Colofon This magazine is a publication of the city of Antwerp and Antwerp Tourism & Conventions. It was edited with great care. Antwerp Tourism & Conventions 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 Antwerp Tourism & Conventions. None of the addresses mentioned in this magazine paid for mentioning in any way. Publisher Antwerp Tourism & Conventions Grote Markt 15, BE2000 Antwerp Editors in chief Antwerp Tourism & Convention Design & Layout Afreux Design Cover Studio Fluit Photography Jan Crab Antwerp Tourism & Conventions Helen van den Poel Tine van den Poel Copywrite Antwerp Tourism & Conventions Laura Schillemans Lara Richir Cleo Klapholz Helen Van den Poel Tine Van den Poel Lucia Adamickovà Print Albe de Coker Depotnumber D/2013/0306/147

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his is Antwerp is a handy guide for travellers who want to discover the city from a local point of view. Our magazine, website, smartphone app and Facebook page are packed with useful tips from locals on what to do and where to go. Experience the city and let us know what you think! lot of thought and hard work went into this sixth issue. With loads of new tips and inspiring city secrets, we continue to bring you a fresh take on what’s brewing in Antwerp. We asked ourselves the obvious question: What is This is Antwerp all about? The conclusion was simple. It’s about giving you as much useful information as possible. So we went out and asked a whole string of locals where they like to hang out, what’s worth seeing and what’s so nice about Antwerp.

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e sure to check out our article on popular winter hotspots for tips from locals on cozy refuges in these cold winter’s days. You’ll also find some great advice on where to get the best gifts and souvenirs. And Dorien fills you in on the city’s best-kept shopping secrets. Inspired by the concept of the Point It Out guides, we’ve developed our own visual guide to Antwerp. Using loads of pictures, we created an easy and fun way to plan what to do and where to go. If you’re looking for more practical tips, like where to find free WiFi or a place to sleep, you’ll surely find the last page of this magazine helpful. pecial thanks goes out to Studio Fluit, for designing this issue’s inspiring cover and for giving us all an interesting history lesson along the way!

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Join us online Share your life and favourite haunts in the city! Connect to This is Antwerp through all major social media networks:

Use hashtag #Thisisantwerp on your Instagram pics and become our pic of the day!

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GIFTS WITH A LOCAL FLAVOUR By Laura Schillemans

The most wonderful time of the year is coming up again. And finding the perfect gift for our loved ones isn’t always as easy as Disney movies make it out to be. Let’s be honest, inspiration does run dry sometimes… That’s why we’ve put together a list with gifts that are as useful as they are affectionate. They’re all made by locals or have an inevitable link to the city we all love (to visit). A nice extra: they transcend Christmas so you can keep the list and re-use it for Valentine’s Day, a birthday or any other random occasion to spread some love. And yes, you can keep them for yourself as well.

Throughout

this magazine ,

you’ll see numbers next to locations. to page

Turn 32 to

find out where they ’re located

SPOIL YOUR SENSES Forget about Nespresso gift boxes, we have Jens and his bar Normo (8). Bring home one (or more) coffees he roasted in his shop at the Minderbroedersrui. Add some real barista feel to it by getting a V60 coffee dripper as well. This way you’ll have a gift both you and your significant other can enjoy. Normo – Minderbroedersrui 30, 2000 Antwerp. www.normocoffee.be Price range: depends on the coffee you like, but we’re not talking about a whole lot of money


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Locals, locals, locals… Colofon This magazine is a publication of the city of Antwerp and Antwerp Tourism & Conventions. It was edited with great care. Antwerp Tourism & Conventions 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 Antwerp Tourism & Conventions. None of the addresses mentioned in this magazine paid for mentioning in any way. Publisher Antwerp Tourism & Conventions Grote Markt 15, BE2000 Antwerp Editors in chief Antwerp Tourism & Convention Design & Layout Afreux Design Cover Studio Fluit Photography Jan Crab Antwerp Tourism & Conventions Helen van den Poel Tine van den Poel Copywrite Antwerp Tourism & Conventions Laura Schillemans Lara Richir Cleo Klapholz Helen Van den Poel Tine Van den Poel Lucia Adamickovà Print Albe de Coker Depotnumber D/2013/0306/147

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his is Antwerp is a handy guide for travellers who want to discover the city from a local point of view. Our magazine, website, smartphone app and Facebook page are packed with useful tips from locals on what to do and where to go. Experience the city and let us know what you think! lot of thought and hard work went into this sixth issue. With loads of new tips and inspiring city secrets, we continue to bring you a fresh take on what’s brewing in Antwerp. We asked ourselves the obvious question: What is This is Antwerp all about? The conclusion was simple. It’s about giving you as much useful information as possible. So we went out and asked a whole string of locals where they like to hang out, what’s worth seeing and what’s so nice about Antwerp.

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e sure to check out our article on popular winter hotspots for tips from locals on cozy refuges in these cold winter’s days. You’ll also find some great advice on where to get the best gifts and souvenirs. And Dorien fills you in on the city’s best-kept shopping secrets. Inspired by the concept of the Point It Out guides, we’ve developed our own visual guide to Antwerp. Using loads of pictures, we created an easy and fun way to plan what to do and where to go. If you’re looking for more practical tips, like where to find free WiFi or a place to sleep, you’ll surely find the last page of this magazine helpful. pecial thanks goes out to Studio Fluit, for designing this issue’s inspiring cover and for giving us all an interesting history lesson along the way!

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Join us online Share your life and favourite haunts in the city! Connect to This is Antwerp through all major social media networks:

Use hashtag #Thisisantwerp on your Instagram pics and become our pic of the day!

SHOP

GIFTS WITH A LOCAL FLAVOUR By Laura Schillemans

The most wonderful time of the year is coming up again. And finding the perfect gift for our loved ones isn’t always as easy as Disney movies make it out to be. Let’s be honest, inspiration does run dry sometimes… That’s why we’ve put together a list with gifts that are as useful as they are affectionate. They’re all made by locals or have an inevitable link to the city we all love (to visit). A nice extra: they transcend Christmas so you can keep the list and re-use it for Valentine’s Day, a birthday or any other random occasion to spread some love. And yes, you can keep them for yourself as well.

Throughout

this magazine ,

you’ll see numbers next to locations. to page

Turn 32 to

find out where they ’re located

SPOIL YOUR SENSES Forget about Nespresso gift boxes, we have Jens and his bar Normo (8). Bring home one (or more) coffees he roasted in his shop at the Minderbroedersrui. Add some real barista feel to it by getting a V60 coffee dripper as well. This way you’ll have a gift both you and your significant other can enjoy. Normo – Minderbroedersrui 30, 2000 Antwerp. www.normocoffee.be Price range: depends on the coffee you like, but we’re not talking about a whole lot of money


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HAPPY WEARABLES Have you heard of LN Beanies (47)? A few years ago local Ellen created a label of handmade knitwear. Baggy beanies, headbands, mittens, scarfs, vests,… There’s a flavour for every taste. Small tip: think about buying a pair of matching beanies: sweet and practical! While you’re warming up you’re also doing some good because part of the collection is made by young mothers in Peru!

THE FINISHING TOUCH

For sale at Volkstraat 66, 2000 Antwerp ‘til 30/12. Always available on www.lnbeanies.com. Price range: from around € 48

Looking for a way To wrap up the to tame your sweet foodie part, tooth? Add some here’s a tip: handmade macarons don’t forget to the list! Jo-Jan is to taste your quite the baker and soon-to-be gift he only makes small yourself - over batches. My favou- and over and rite: strawberry gaover again nache! Contact him because you via his Facebook really want page and bring home to select the a great treat! best, right?

If you like to bring home a real piece of Belgium: keep Carboon in mind. It’s a brand new jewelry collection inspired by the industrial history of our country. Parts of coal are incorporated in all of the pieces. For sale at De Winkelhaak (100gr DESIGN shop (57)) - Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26, 2060 Antwerp Price range: from €35

Next up is Atelierdubbeloo (58), a design studio led by premium store designers Yannick & where you can Lotte. The studio is find clothing , housed in a beautiaccessories , ful building where shoes , books , you can discover the gifts and even couple’s beautiful get your hair leather collection. done while Next to sleeves and you ’re thinkhandbags for your ing about valuables, you can what to get!” also buy some clipon (bow)ties to complete your outfit. I’d say yes to A handbag anytime! Local Lucia: “I love YOUR

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Atelierdubbeloo - Falconplein 45,2000 Antwerp. www.atelierdubbeloo.be

Price range: €1 for 1 macaron

Price range: from €20

Can’t get enough of Antwerp? Do you live close by or are you a millionaire with a private jet? Stay a little longer or buy a present that will absolutely make you come back. A subscription to the Zoo (124) for example. In case you haven’t noticed: Antwerp has an incredible Zoo, it’s even one of the oldest in the world. Grasp the opportunity to enjoy a quite spot, between the animals, whenever you visit the city. It’s like giving the best garden there is as a gift. Who doesn’t like reading a magazine next to giraffes? Zoo Antwerpen – Koningin Astridplein 26, 2018 Antwerp. www.zooantwerpen.be Price range: €95 a year Give a subtle hint you want to explore more of the city by buying “The 500 hidden secrets of Antwerp”. The guide contains 500 places and details in Antwerp only few people know. Perfect to make the best out of your next visit. For sale at ‘t Stad Leest (56)Steenhouwersvest 16, 2000 Antwerp


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HAPPY WEARABLES Have you heard of LN Beanies (47)? A few years ago local Ellen created a label of handmade knitwear. Baggy beanies, headbands, mittens, scarfs, vests,… There’s a flavour for every taste. Small tip: think about buying a pair of matching beanies: sweet and practical! While you’re warming up you’re also doing some good because part of the collection is made by young mothers in Peru!

THE FINISHING TOUCH

For sale at Volkstraat 66, 2000 Antwerp ‘til 30/12. Always available on www.lnbeanies.com. Price range: from around € 48

Looking for a way To wrap up the to tame your sweet foodie part, tooth? Add some here’s a tip: handmade macarons don’t forget to the list! Jo-Jan is to taste your quite the baker and soon-to-be gift he only makes small yourself - over batches. My favou- and over and rite: strawberry gaover again nache! Contact him because you via his Facebook really want page and bring home to select the a great treat! best, right?

If you like to bring home a real piece of Belgium: keep Carboon in mind. It’s a brand new jewelry collection inspired by the industrial history of our country. Parts of coal are incorporated in all of the pieces. For sale at De Winkelhaak (100gr DESIGN shop (57)) - Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26, 2060 Antwerp Price range: from €35

Next up is Atelierdubbeloo (58), a design studio led by premium store designers Yannick & where you can Lotte. The studio is find clothing , housed in a beautiaccessories , ful building where shoes , books , you can discover the gifts and even couple’s beautiful get your hair leather collection. done while Next to sleeves and you ’re thinkhandbags for your ing about valuables, you can what to get!” also buy some clipon (bow)ties to complete your outfit. I’d say yes to A handbag anytime! Local Lucia: “I love YOUR

www.facebook.com/ yummymacarons

Atelierdubbeloo - Falconplein 45,2000 Antwerp. www.atelierdubbeloo.be

Price range: €1 for 1 macaron

Price range: from €20

Can’t get enough of Antwerp? Do you live close by or are you a millionaire with a private jet? Stay a little longer or buy a present that will absolutely make you come back. A subscription to the Zoo (124) for example. In case you haven’t noticed: Antwerp has an incredible Zoo, it’s even one of the oldest in the world. Grasp the opportunity to enjoy a quite spot, between the animals, whenever you visit the city. It’s like giving the best garden there is as a gift. Who doesn’t like reading a magazine next to giraffes? Zoo Antwerpen – Koningin Astridplein 26, 2018 Antwerp. www.zooantwerpen.be Price range: €95 a year Give a subtle hint you want to explore more of the city by buying “The 500 hidden secrets of Antwerp”. The guide contains 500 places and details in Antwerp only few people know. Perfect to make the best out of your next visit. For sale at ‘t Stad Leest (56)Steenhouwersvest 16, 2000 Antwerp


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INSPIRING ANTWERP: STUDIO FLUIT We met up with the girls from Studio Fluit at Me & My Monkey(7), a cozy coffee shop over at Oever 18. Naomi and Eva took the time to tell us all about their work, their inspiration behind this issue’s cover design and – of course – their love of Antwerp. WHO IS STUDIO FLUIT AND HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

Eva: “We all met when we were in school. Naomi and me quickly discovered how well we work together. While still in school, we decided to form the collective Studio Fluit. After a while,

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become an illustrator. So that was that! And I haven’t looked back since…” DO YOU GET BY ON WHAT YOU MAKE AT STUDIO FLUIT OR DO YOU HAVE TO WORK TWO JOBS?

Studio Fluit at INTEGRATED 2013 © Roger Laute

we were joined by Vincent, who had already been freelancing for us on several layouts. We quickly decided that we wanted him to be a part of our team.” Naomi: “We started out with a small booklet, a zine called ‘Oceaan’. We invited a whole bunch of illustrators to send in their work, which we then bundled and sold. The profit we made, went to Sea Shepherd, a charity.” WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME ILLUSTRATORS?

Eva: “I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. So, it came fairly natural to me. It took me quite some time to realize that it is an actual job. For a while I considered studying graphic design, but then I found out you could

Naomi: “For the moment, it’s not enough to make ends meet. I guess that’s normal, since we only graduated last year. But things are gradually improving, as we are reeling in bigger assignments. At the same time we are still learning new things each day. Being a freelancer can be tough, since you have to figure out everything by yourself. All in all, I think we’re doing pretty good and we can’t complain.”

when we work together, it just matches up. That’s what makes it so interesting. Vincent, for example, THE LEGEND OF BRABO works very stylized. And A long time ago, when Ant- while Naomi is starting werp was just a small settle- to use Illustrator more ofment in the Roman Empire, ten, I still prefer manual there was a giant called An- work. For some reason, tigoon, who built a large cas- these elements combined tle along the River Scheldt. make a complete picture.” He demanded a toll from every passing ship and would cut off the hands of sailors who were unable or unwilling to hand over half of their cargo. He then threw their hands in the river. One day, a Roman soldier called

Brabo

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the giant’s castle. He didn’t want to pay the toll and challenged Antigoon to a duel. Against all odds, Brabo defeated the giant, cut off his hand and head, and threw

STUDIO FLUIT IS DEVELOPING A RECOGNIZABLE, TRADEMARK STYLE…

them into the river. And that’s how Antwerp got its name: in Dutch you would translate ‘throwing a hand’

DO YOU HAVE ANY ANTWERP ROLE MODELS?

Eva: “Afreux (who designed this very magazine) are very good. We worked with them on ‘Oceaan’. They have a ‘dream’ company. I really envy them…” Naomi: “I love Ward Zwart and Ephameron, who is really important in the Antwerp illustrator scene. She’s a friend of ours.” Eva: “She also organizes Zine Fest, where we can really do our thing.”

Naomi: “People often say as ‘hand werpen’, and that we have a recognizable became ‘Antwerpen’. LAST MONTH YOU style, but it’s not someGUYS DID A PERFORthing we focus on. We try to use a lot of MANCE AT INTEGRATED 2013. HOW humour and colour in our work. And, WAS THAT? most importantly, we try not to think Naomi: “We made a twelve-minute about it too much.” animated video. The first eight minutes Eva: “Yes, colour! The world is already were about graduating and the black so grey! We all have our own style, but hole that comes after. The last four min-


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INSPIRING ANTWERP: STUDIO FLUIT We met up with the girls from Studio Fluit at Me & My Monkey(7), a cozy coffee shop over at Oever 18. Naomi and Eva took the time to tell us all about their work, their inspiration behind this issue’s cover design and – of course – their love of Antwerp. WHO IS STUDIO FLUIT AND HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

Eva: “We all met when we were in school. Naomi and me quickly discovered how well we work together. While still in school, we decided to form the collective Studio Fluit. After a while,

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become an illustrator. So that was that! And I haven’t looked back since…” DO YOU GET BY ON WHAT YOU MAKE AT STUDIO FLUIT OR DO YOU HAVE TO WORK TWO JOBS?

Studio Fluit at INTEGRATED 2013 © Roger Laute

we were joined by Vincent, who had already been freelancing for us on several layouts. We quickly decided that we wanted him to be a part of our team.” Naomi: “We started out with a small booklet, a zine called ‘Oceaan’. We invited a whole bunch of illustrators to send in their work, which we then bundled and sold. The profit we made, went to Sea Shepherd, a charity.” WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME ILLUSTRATORS?

Eva: “I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. So, it came fairly natural to me. It took me quite some time to realize that it is an actual job. For a while I considered studying graphic design, but then I found out you could

Naomi: “For the moment, it’s not enough to make ends meet. I guess that’s normal, since we only graduated last year. But things are gradually improving, as we are reeling in bigger assignments. At the same time we are still learning new things each day. Being a freelancer can be tough, since you have to figure out everything by yourself. All in all, I think we’re doing pretty good and we can’t complain.”

when we work together, it just matches up. That’s what makes it so interesting. Vincent, for example, THE LEGEND OF BRABO works very stylized. And A long time ago, when Ant- while Naomi is starting werp was just a small settle- to use Illustrator more ofment in the Roman Empire, ten, I still prefer manual there was a giant called An- work. For some reason, tigoon, who built a large cas- these elements combined tle along the River Scheldt. make a complete picture.” He demanded a toll from every passing ship and would cut off the hands of sailors who were unable or unwilling to hand over half of their cargo. He then threw their hands in the river. One day, a Roman soldier called

Brabo

sailed

past

the giant’s castle. He didn’t want to pay the toll and challenged Antigoon to a duel. Against all odds, Brabo defeated the giant, cut off his hand and head, and threw

STUDIO FLUIT IS DEVELOPING A RECOGNIZABLE, TRADEMARK STYLE…

them into the river. And that’s how Antwerp got its name: in Dutch you would translate ‘throwing a hand’

DO YOU HAVE ANY ANTWERP ROLE MODELS?

Eva: “Afreux (who designed this very magazine) are very good. We worked with them on ‘Oceaan’. They have a ‘dream’ company. I really envy them…” Naomi: “I love Ward Zwart and Ephameron, who is really important in the Antwerp illustrator scene. She’s a friend of ours.” Eva: “She also organizes Zine Fest, where we can really do our thing.”

Naomi: “People often say as ‘hand werpen’, and that we have a recognizable became ‘Antwerpen’. LAST MONTH YOU style, but it’s not someGUYS DID A PERFORthing we focus on. We try to use a lot of MANCE AT INTEGRATED 2013. HOW humour and colour in our work. And, WAS THAT? most importantly, we try not to think Naomi: “We made a twelve-minute about it too much.” animated video. The first eight minutes Eva: “Yes, colour! The world is already were about graduating and the black so grey! We all have our own style, but hole that comes after. The last four min-


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utes were a showcase of our work and ourselves, just dancing.” Eva: “When we were asked to talk at INTEGRATED, I got very nervous. I couldn’t handle the idea of talking in front of a thousand people. So we decided to do a performance, dressed up, so that nobody would recognize us. In the end, I was glad we did it. We got some great feedback.” Naomi: “It was a completely different performance than anything else at the festival. Eighty per cent of the audience were students. So instead of talking about our portfolios, we chose to address the school situation. We showed them how sometimes it just takes some time to get there. At one point we were in the other camp! Sometimes, when you’re still in school, or when you’ve just graduated, things can be quite overwhelming. Your fellow students might be doing better than you. But it all worked out in the end for us. It just takes some time…”

11 Naomi: “I did send out some emails in the beginning, but that doesn’t really work. We, for ourselves, don’t get around to answering even half of our emails. I guess the same goes for potential clients. Promoting Studio Fluit through email simply isn’t going to work. Anyhow, most assignments we get, come from people who contact us themselves.” WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT?

HOW IMPORTANT IS NETWORKING AND MAKING THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOURSELF?

Eva: “Most of our assignments just come to us. But we should definitely work on selling ourselves a bit more. We’re just not that good at it. Luckily we’ve had some pretty big assignments, that really stand out. Like the USE IT map or the Kunstbende. People see our work on the streets. And that’s how word gets out about your work, instead of us contacting prospects directly.”

Eva: “The ones for which we get total artistic freedom. Sometimes you just have to follow very strict directions and you can’t really put anything of yourself into a job. That can become a drag. It can make you feel bad, because you get the impression people don’t want your work. They just want you to do something because you have the skills. They could’ve asked anyone…” Naomi: “INTEGRATED certainly was a lot of fun. Eva even did the voices for the animation video. But, indeed, sometimes you get one of those assignments, where you just have to remake an existing image, and it feels horrible because you are copying someone else’s work.”

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TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT THE COVER YOU MADE FOR THIS MAGAZINE.

Naomi: “We thought it would be cool to do something different, rather than repeating clichés. I think the legend of Brabo is really interesting. For those who don’t know the story (see above), it’s a funny one. And, like most legends, it doesn’t really add up. Actually, one of my favourite things used to be to sit on the giant hand on the Meir.” WHAT THINGS COME TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ANTWERP?

Eva: “The first thing, I guess, would be the cathedral(118). And, of course, the city skyline as seen from Linkeroever (left bank). I like how the city is not too big, but also not too small, it’s just right. I lived in Ghent for a while and I found it a bit too small and too concentrated.” Naomi: “Yeah, and I lived in Berlin, which to me was the opposite: a bit too big. I really like living in Antwerp: it’s a beautiful place and there’s a lot to do.” WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU DURING THE WINTERTIME?

Eva: “We’ll be in a cosy coffee bar, like this one, drinking hot coco.” Naomi: (laughs) “Yeah, me too! I also like my hot coco with whipped cream.” Eva: “I always like going to the movies at UGC (115). I have a year pass there and I try to go about three times a month. I also enjoy going to Cinema Zuid (114), but it’s been a while now. It really depends on the films they are showing.”


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utes were a showcase of our work and ourselves, just dancing.” Eva: “When we were asked to talk at INTEGRATED, I got very nervous. I couldn’t handle the idea of talking in front of a thousand people. So we decided to do a performance, dressed up, so that nobody would recognize us. In the end, I was glad we did it. We got some great feedback.” Naomi: “It was a completely different performance than anything else at the festival. Eighty per cent of the audience were students. So instead of talking about our portfolios, we chose to address the school situation. We showed them how sometimes it just takes some time to get there. At one point we were in the other camp! Sometimes, when you’re still in school, or when you’ve just graduated, things can be quite overwhelming. Your fellow students might be doing better than you. But it all worked out in the end for us. It just takes some time…”

11 Naomi: “I did send out some emails in the beginning, but that doesn’t really work. We, for ourselves, don’t get around to answering even half of our emails. I guess the same goes for potential clients. Promoting Studio Fluit through email simply isn’t going to work. Anyhow, most assignments we get, come from people who contact us themselves.” WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT?

HOW IMPORTANT IS NETWORKING AND MAKING THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOURSELF?

Eva: “Most of our assignments just come to us. But we should definitely work on selling ourselves a bit more. We’re just not that good at it. Luckily we’ve had some pretty big assignments, that really stand out. Like the USE IT map or the Kunstbende. People see our work on the streets. And that’s how word gets out about your work, instead of us contacting prospects directly.”

Eva: “The ones for which we get total artistic freedom. Sometimes you just have to follow very strict directions and you can’t really put anything of yourself into a job. That can become a drag. It can make you feel bad, because you get the impression people don’t want your work. They just want you to do something because you have the skills. They could’ve asked anyone…” Naomi: “INTEGRATED certainly was a lot of fun. Eva even did the voices for the animation video. But, indeed, sometimes you get one of those assignments, where you just have to remake an existing image, and it feels horrible because you are copying someone else’s work.”

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TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT THE COVER YOU MADE FOR THIS MAGAZINE.

Naomi: “We thought it would be cool to do something different, rather than repeating clichés. I think the legend of Brabo is really interesting. For those who don’t know the story (see above), it’s a funny one. And, like most legends, it doesn’t really add up. Actually, one of my favourite things used to be to sit on the giant hand on the Meir.” WHAT THINGS COME TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ANTWERP?

Eva: “The first thing, I guess, would be the cathedral(118). And, of course, the city skyline as seen from Linkeroever (left bank). I like how the city is not too big, but also not too small, it’s just right. I lived in Ghent for a while and I found it a bit too small and too concentrated.” Naomi: “Yeah, and I lived in Berlin, which to me was the opposite: a bit too big. I really like living in Antwerp: it’s a beautiful place and there’s a lot to do.” WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU DURING THE WINTERTIME?

Eva: “We’ll be in a cosy coffee bar, like this one, drinking hot coco.” Naomi: (laughs) “Yeah, me too! I also like my hot coco with whipped cream.” Eva: “I always like going to the movies at UGC (115). I have a year pass there and I try to go about three times a month. I also enjoy going to Cinema Zuid (114), but it’s been a while now. It really depends on the films they are showing.”


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QUICK QUESTIONS Where do you…

…GO FOR LUNCH? “BARNINI . WE HAD A FRIEND WHO WORKED THERE, SO WE WENT EVERY WEEK AND WE JUST KEPT GOING BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD. OTHER GREAT PLACES ARE PERRUCHE (23) EN CAFE CAMINO (15).” (12)

(B: OUDE VAARTPLAATS 10, 2000 ANTWERP, P: OUDE VAARTPLAATS 60, 2000 ANTWERP AND CC: VRIJDAGMARKT 5, 2000 ANTWERP)

…GO TO DINNER? “ON SUNDAYS WE ALWAYS EAT CHINESE FOOD. SO WE GO TO THE VAN WEZEMBEEKSTRAAT (CHINATOWN (107)). KIOKU (31) IS ALSO A GREAT PLACE TO TASTE THE ASIAN CUISINE. AT FIRST, I WENT THERE BECAUSE I LIKED THE LOGO, BUT I ENDED UP LOVING THE FOOD AS WELL.” (K: OUDE VAARTPLAATS 47, 2000 ANTWERP)

…GO FOR A COFFEE? “WE LOVE CAFFÈNATION (1) AND NORMO (8). ESPECIALLY THE LATTER: GREAT COFFEE AND NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE. AND, OF COURSE, KORNÉL (5). WE’RE DOING A PROJECT THERE!” (C: MECHELSESTEENWEG 16, 2000 ANTWERP, N: MINDERBROEDERSRUI 30, 2000 ANTWERP AND K: SINT-LAMBERTUSSTRAAT 1, 2000 ANTWERP)

TIPS FOR TOURISTS “THERE ARE A FEW OTHER PLACES IN ANTWERP THAT ARE REALLY WORTH VISITING, LIKE PARK SPOOR NOORD (111) AND THE QUAYS OF THE RIVER SCHELDT. DURING WINTERTIME IT MIGHT BE COLD, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF FUN PLACES NEARBY TO GET YOU WARMED UP. AND IF YOU’RE INTO ART, COMICS OR DRAWINGS (LIKE WE ARE), BE SURE TO VISIT MEKANIK STRIP (61). THEY HAVE A HUGE COLLECTION!”

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UPCOMING STYLIST By Helen Van den Poel

Studio Fluit will be showcasing its ‘American Dreamz’ expo at Kornél, from December 13 until February 16, 2014. You can visit the expo during the opening hours of the bar. Want to see more from Studio Fluit? Visit their website at cargocollective.com/ studiofluit or check out their Thumblr page at studiofluit.tumblr.com.

…SHOP? “DEFINITELY NOT THE MEIR! I LIKE AMERICAN APPAREL (41) EN COS (44), ESPECIALLY THE ONE AT THE KORTE GASTHUISSTRAAT, IT ALWAYS HAS BEAUTIFUL THINGS. I ALSO LOVE APC (42) EN PETIT BATEAU (48) EN VIER (54) (SEE DORIEN’S TIPS).” (AA: KAMMENSTRAAT 14, 2000 ANTWERP, C: KORTE GASTHUISSTRAAT 16-18, 2000 ANTWERP, A: LOMBARDENVEST 12, 2000 ANTWERP, PB: HUIDEVETTERSSTRAAT 30, 2000 ANTWERP, AND V: KAMMENSTRAAT 66, 2000 ANTWERP)

…GO FOR A DRINK? “MECHELSEPLEIN IS ALWAYS NICE: GO TO KORSAKOV (71) (ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES A BIT TOO CROWDED) OR DE PALLIETER (69). A BIT MORE OUT OF THE CITY CENTRE, BUT ALWAYS COSY: CAFÉ BAZAAR (14) AND CAFE STANNY (27).” (K: SINT JORISPOORT 1, 2000 ANTWERP, DP: MECHELSEPLEIN 17, 2000 ANTWERP, CB: LANGE LEEMSTRAAT 443, 2018 ANTWERP AND CS: STANLEYSTRAAT 1, 2600 BERCHEM)

…GO OUT? “DE STUDIO (85) THROWS GREAT PARTIES! AND IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO GO TO CLITCLAP OR OOHWEE PARTIES. (SEE MORE IN ANTWERP POP-UP)” (DS: MAARSCHALK GÉRARDSTRAAT 4, 2000 ANTWERP)

For this edition of This Is Antwerp I met up with Dorien Waterschoot (23). Dorien is an upcoming stylist who has lived in Antwerp for five years. It all started when she got a job at Forever 21 (45) as a stylist and discovered she was actually really good at it. She met photographer Frédéric Bastin who took her on a trip to Barcelona to work on a shoot and it wasn’t long before big clients like Hair by Van Loenhout (122) and REDKEN asked her to style their collections. She even styled a billboard campaign for

Marlboro Cigarettes with photographer Guillaume Kayancan. It’s hard to describe her style in one word: she loves to work with ethnic elements, prints and lots of colour. But what we like most about her work is that she often works with young designers and students from the Fashion Department: Felix Boehm, Lise Eerens, Minju Kim, Clara Jungman Malmquist, Virginia Burlina, Raffaela Graspointer and Yens Cuyvers are just a few of her favourites.


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QUICK QUESTIONS Where do you…

…GO FOR LUNCH? “BARNINI . WE HAD A FRIEND WHO WORKED THERE, SO WE WENT EVERY WEEK AND WE JUST KEPT GOING BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD. OTHER GREAT PLACES ARE PERRUCHE (23) EN CAFE CAMINO (15).” (12)

(B: OUDE VAARTPLAATS 10, 2000 ANTWERP, P: OUDE VAARTPLAATS 60, 2000 ANTWERP AND CC: VRIJDAGMARKT 5, 2000 ANTWERP)

…GO TO DINNER? “ON SUNDAYS WE ALWAYS EAT CHINESE FOOD. SO WE GO TO THE VAN WEZEMBEEKSTRAAT (CHINATOWN (107)). KIOKU (31) IS ALSO A GREAT PLACE TO TASTE THE ASIAN CUISINE. AT FIRST, I WENT THERE BECAUSE I LIKED THE LOGO, BUT I ENDED UP LOVING THE FOOD AS WELL.” (K: OUDE VAARTPLAATS 47, 2000 ANTWERP)

…GO FOR A COFFEE? “WE LOVE CAFFÈNATION (1) AND NORMO (8). ESPECIALLY THE LATTER: GREAT COFFEE AND NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE. AND, OF COURSE, KORNÉL (5). WE’RE DOING A PROJECT THERE!” (C: MECHELSESTEENWEG 16, 2000 ANTWERP, N: MINDERBROEDERSRUI 30, 2000 ANTWERP AND K: SINT-LAMBERTUSSTRAAT 1, 2000 ANTWERP)

TIPS FOR TOURISTS “THERE ARE A FEW OTHER PLACES IN ANTWERP THAT ARE REALLY WORTH VISITING, LIKE PARK SPOOR NOORD (111) AND THE QUAYS OF THE RIVER SCHELDT. DURING WINTERTIME IT MIGHT BE COLD, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF FUN PLACES NEARBY TO GET YOU WARMED UP. AND IF YOU’RE INTO ART, COMICS OR DRAWINGS (LIKE WE ARE), BE SURE TO VISIT MEKANIK STRIP (61). THEY HAVE A HUGE COLLECTION!”

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Dorien Waterschoot:

UPCOMING STYLIST By Helen Van den Poel

Studio Fluit will be showcasing its ‘American Dreamz’ expo at Kornél, from December 13 until February 16, 2014. You can visit the expo during the opening hours of the bar. Want to see more from Studio Fluit? Visit their website at cargocollective.com/ studiofluit or check out their Thumblr page at studiofluit.tumblr.com.

…SHOP? “DEFINITELY NOT THE MEIR! I LIKE AMERICAN APPAREL (41) EN COS (44), ESPECIALLY THE ONE AT THE KORTE GASTHUISSTRAAT, IT ALWAYS HAS BEAUTIFUL THINGS. I ALSO LOVE APC (42) EN PETIT BATEAU (48) EN VIER (54) (SEE DORIEN’S TIPS).” (AA: KAMMENSTRAAT 14, 2000 ANTWERP, C: KORTE GASTHUISSTRAAT 16-18, 2000 ANTWERP, A: LOMBARDENVEST 12, 2000 ANTWERP, PB: HUIDEVETTERSSTRAAT 30, 2000 ANTWERP, AND V: KAMMENSTRAAT 66, 2000 ANTWERP)

…GO FOR A DRINK? “MECHELSEPLEIN IS ALWAYS NICE: GO TO KORSAKOV (71) (ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES A BIT TOO CROWDED) OR DE PALLIETER (69). A BIT MORE OUT OF THE CITY CENTRE, BUT ALWAYS COSY: CAFÉ BAZAAR (14) AND CAFE STANNY (27).” (K: SINT JORISPOORT 1, 2000 ANTWERP, DP: MECHELSEPLEIN 17, 2000 ANTWERP, CB: LANGE LEEMSTRAAT 443, 2018 ANTWERP AND CS: STANLEYSTRAAT 1, 2600 BERCHEM)

…GO OUT? “DE STUDIO (85) THROWS GREAT PARTIES! AND IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO GO TO CLITCLAP OR OOHWEE PARTIES. (SEE MORE IN ANTWERP POP-UP)” (DS: MAARSCHALK GÉRARDSTRAAT 4, 2000 ANTWERP)

For this edition of This Is Antwerp I met up with Dorien Waterschoot (23). Dorien is an upcoming stylist who has lived in Antwerp for five years. It all started when she got a job at Forever 21 (45) as a stylist and discovered she was actually really good at it. She met photographer Frédéric Bastin who took her on a trip to Barcelona to work on a shoot and it wasn’t long before big clients like Hair by Van Loenhout (122) and REDKEN asked her to style their collections. She even styled a billboard campaign for

Marlboro Cigarettes with photographer Guillaume Kayancan. It’s hard to describe her style in one word: she loves to work with ethnic elements, prints and lots of colour. But what we like most about her work is that she often works with young designers and students from the Fashion Department: Felix Boehm, Lise Eerens, Minju Kim, Clara Jungman Malmquist, Virginia Burlina, Raffaela Graspointer and Yens Cuyvers are just a few of her favourites.


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Rosier 41 (50), 2000 Antwerp. Closed every Sunday. Like their page on Facebook to see when new items are added to the collection. Visit www. rosier41.be

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In styling the only limi- Local Tine: I’m a fan GRAANMARKT 13 of T2 (Think Twice) tation is your imaginabecause there are lots Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Marni: tion and of course not these are just a few of the of benefits to buying brands you’ll find knowing where to go second hand clothes designer in this high-end store. But so Dorien let the cat (eco-friendly, cheap, besides just being a store it’s also a gallery and a resout of the shopping bag etc,…). I always buy taurant. And even though Graanmarkt 13 is quite exand took us on a tour of dresses (the size of pensive it’s still worth a visit: her favourite Antwerp a circus tent) at the they also sell fashion accesshops. I have to warn monthly 1 euro sales so sories, toys for children and interior goodies by design you: they are not cheap I can reuse the fabric label HAY that are pretty affordable. Designers goodfor sewing projects. but Dorien explained: ies and accessories, art and food; plenty of reasons to take a good “These aren’t the stores look around. I go to on a regular basis but if I had a lot of money I definitely would!”. Graanmarkt 13 (46), 2000 Antwerp. Although she often shops at Zara and Closed every Sunday, restaurant also closed on Mondays. Visit www.graanH&M (like most of us) she didn’t want markt13.be for the menu (29 euro - 39 to make a list of stores that you and I euro). already know. Instead she really wants to show us what Antwerp has to offer. ROSIER 41 So here is a selection (and some tips) esWhen you first set foot in Rosier 41, it pecially for you!

This small store actually only sells men’s clothes, but Dorien thinks it’s a cool address for women too because the collection is rather unisex. Don’t be scared to wear a men’s t-shirt or sweater, oversized fits can look really cool on a girl. But what‘s most impressive is the large selection of Nike sneakers and beanies. And although it’s a men’s store they also sell shoes in smaller sizes! VIER (54), Kammenstraat 66, 2000 Antwerp. Visit www.vierantwerp.com

ACNE boots KENZO pants I LOVE MR. MITTENS hat ACNE sweater ALEXANDER WANG bag This is thé place to find the biggest designers like Victoria Beckham, Kenzo, Helmut Lang and Acne to only name a few. Dorien took use of the opportunity to style and model an awesome outfit. Dorien explained:”This is my favourite pair of pants from the Kenzo collection and I really love prints so that’s why I picked out the sweater. The hat adds a pop of colour to the outfit while the handbag really ties it all together. Keep the shoes simple and you’re good to go!”. Renaissance (49), Nationalestraat 28-32, 2000 Antwerp. Visit www.renaissanceantwerp.com


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15 can be a bit overwhelming. They have a huge collection of clothes from many different designers like Dries Van Noten (Dorien’s favourite), Maison Martin Margiela and Comme Des Garçons from previous collections so prices are reduced. The clothes (for both men and women) are sorted by designer, so it’s easy to find a particular item!

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Rosier 41 (50), 2000 Antwerp. Closed every Sunday. Like their page on Facebook to see when new items are added to the collection. Visit www. rosier41.be

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In styling the only limi- Local Tine: I’m a fan GRAANMARKT 13 of T2 (Think Twice) tation is your imaginabecause there are lots Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Marni: tion and of course not these are just a few of the of benefits to buying brands you’ll find knowing where to go second hand clothes designer in this high-end store. But so Dorien let the cat (eco-friendly, cheap, besides just being a store it’s also a gallery and a resout of the shopping bag etc,…). I always buy taurant. And even though Graanmarkt 13 is quite exand took us on a tour of dresses (the size of pensive it’s still worth a visit: her favourite Antwerp a circus tent) at the they also sell fashion accesshops. I have to warn monthly 1 euro sales so sories, toys for children and interior goodies by design you: they are not cheap I can reuse the fabric label HAY that are pretty affordable. Designers goodfor sewing projects. but Dorien explained: ies and accessories, art and food; plenty of reasons to take a good “These aren’t the stores look around. I go to on a regular basis but if I had a lot of money I definitely would!”. Graanmarkt 13 (46), 2000 Antwerp. Although she often shops at Zara and Closed every Sunday, restaurant also closed on Mondays. Visit www.graanH&M (like most of us) she didn’t want markt13.be for the menu (29 euro - 39 to make a list of stores that you and I euro). already know. Instead she really wants to show us what Antwerp has to offer. ROSIER 41 So here is a selection (and some tips) esWhen you first set foot in Rosier 41, it pecially for you!

This small store actually only sells men’s clothes, but Dorien thinks it’s a cool address for women too because the collection is rather unisex. Don’t be scared to wear a men’s t-shirt or sweater, oversized fits can look really cool on a girl. But what‘s most impressive is the large selection of Nike sneakers and beanies. And although it’s a men’s store they also sell shoes in smaller sizes! VIER (54), Kammenstraat 66, 2000 Antwerp. Visit www.vierantwerp.com

ACNE boots KENZO pants I LOVE MR. MITTENS hat ACNE sweater ALEXANDER WANG bag This is thé place to find the biggest designers like Victoria Beckham, Kenzo, Helmut Lang and Acne to only name a few. Dorien took use of the opportunity to style and model an awesome outfit. Dorien explained:”This is my favourite pair of pants from the Kenzo collection and I really love prints so that’s why I picked out the sweater. The hat adds a pop of colour to the outfit while the handbag really ties it all together. Keep the shoes simple and you’re good to go!”. Renaissance (49), Nationalestraat 28-32, 2000 Antwerp. Visit www.renaissanceantwerp.com


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POP-UP ANTWERP

STEP BY STEP Step by Step instantly puts a smile on your face because their display window is filled with Barbie dolls. Just like the other stores we visited, Step by Step offers big names like Philip Lim, Isabel Marant, Athé and a few of Dorien’s favourites, namely Alexander Wang, Band Of Out-siders and Surface To Air. Step by Step (51), Lombardenvest 18, closed on Sundays. Visit www. stepbystep-antwerpen. be

After a day of shopping we went to get a cup of coffee at Snackbar Koffie (10) where you can find the same delicious coffee as they serve at Caffènation (1). We both love the flat white (€3), it’s so good ! Also recommended: the carrot cupcake (€2,5). TIPS TIPS TIPS BY DORIEN •  IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE UNIQUE PIECES (THAN LET’S SAY H&M CLOTHING) BUT YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, VISIT THE PUBLIC IMAGE, APC (42) , VIER (ABOVE) OR ROSIER 41 (ABOVE) •  VISIT SECOND HAND SHOP T2 WHEN THEY’RE HAVING THEIR 3-2-1 EURO DAYS. YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU CAN FIND ! •  CHECK OUT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S CLOSET: AN OVERSIZED FIT CAN LOOK REALLY GOOD! •  LOOK OUT FOR NEW DESIGNERS, LIKE MY FAVOURITE MARIUS PETRUS! THERE IS A LOT OF TALENT IN ANTWERP. •  WHEN YOU’RE TIRED AND NEED A PLACE TO SIT & RELAX, GO HAVE LUNCH AT TARTINE.

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You can check out Dorien’s portfolio on lafilledorien.tumblr.com DORIEN’S ANTWERP HOTSPOTS •  APC – LOMBARDENVEST 12, 2000 ANTWERP •  SNACKBAR KOFFIE (42) – HOPLAND 51, 2000 ANTWERP •  T2 (52) (THINK TWICE) – KAMMENSTRAAT 85, 2000 ANTWERP AND LANGE KLARENSTRAAT 21, 2000 ANTWERP •  TARTINE (24) – MINDERBROEDERSRUI 64, 2000 ANTWERP •  THE PUBLIC IMAGE (53) – WIJNGAARDSTRAAT 16, 2000 ANTWERP

Antwerp has a rich pop-up culture: stores, restaurants and, of course, parties. In fact, there are probably more pop-up parties than there are clubs in Antwerp. But it’s not always easy to keep track of what’s happening. Reason enough then for This is Antwerp to lend a helping hand. We went out and talked to some interesting people about their party concepts. Time to get to know them, and – more importantly – to know who to follow.

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GIGS Papaya Music WHAT? Papaya Music is a fairly new concert organization, with only one show under its belt so far. They set up shows featuring both international and local talent. Although they have a slight preference for alternative and indie music, they don’t want to pin themselves to a particular genre. FOR WHOM? Lovers of less-than-obvious music. WHEN AND WHERE? Based in Antwerp, Papaya works in close cooperation with TRIX (98). Keep an eye on their Facebook page to know when something is happening.

DREAM LINE-UP? “Have you heard of the ‘Le Guess Who?’ festival in Utrecht (the Netherlands)? Well, I guess that might come pretty close to being it…” A LITTLE ANECDOTE? “Finding a new name for an event is always tricky. We came up with names like ‘Kiwi‘, ‘KimJungUn‘ and ‘Ambras‘, but eventually we all thought ‘Papaya’ sounded the best.”

ON THE LINE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PPYMSC


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POP-UP ANTWERP

STEP BY STEP Step by Step instantly puts a smile on your face because their display window is filled with Barbie dolls. Just like the other stores we visited, Step by Step offers big names like Philip Lim, Isabel Marant, Athé and a few of Dorien’s favourites, namely Alexander Wang, Band Of Out-siders and Surface To Air. Step by Step (51), Lombardenvest 18, closed on Sundays. Visit www. stepbystep-antwerpen. be

After a day of shopping we went to get a cup of coffee at Snackbar Koffie (10) where you can find the same delicious coffee as they serve at Caffènation (1). We both love the flat white (€3), it’s so good ! Also recommended: the carrot cupcake (€2,5). TIPS TIPS TIPS BY DORIEN •  IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE UNIQUE PIECES (THAN LET’S SAY H&M CLOTHING) BUT YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, VISIT THE PUBLIC IMAGE, APC (42) , VIER (ABOVE) OR ROSIER 41 (ABOVE) •  VISIT SECOND HAND SHOP T2 WHEN THEY’RE HAVING THEIR 3-2-1 EURO DAYS. YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU CAN FIND ! •  CHECK OUT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S CLOSET: AN OVERSIZED FIT CAN LOOK REALLY GOOD! •  LOOK OUT FOR NEW DESIGNERS, LIKE MY FAVOURITE MARIUS PETRUS! THERE IS A LOT OF TALENT IN ANTWERP. •  WHEN YOU’RE TIRED AND NEED A PLACE TO SIT & RELAX, GO HAVE LUNCH AT TARTINE.

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You can check out Dorien’s portfolio on lafilledorien.tumblr.com DORIEN’S ANTWERP HOTSPOTS •  APC – LOMBARDENVEST 12, 2000 ANTWERP •  SNACKBAR KOFFIE (42) – HOPLAND 51, 2000 ANTWERP •  T2 (52) (THINK TWICE) – KAMMENSTRAAT 85, 2000 ANTWERP AND LANGE KLARENSTRAAT 21, 2000 ANTWERP •  TARTINE (24) – MINDERBROEDERSRUI 64, 2000 ANTWERP •  THE PUBLIC IMAGE (53) – WIJNGAARDSTRAAT 16, 2000 ANTWERP

Antwerp has a rich pop-up culture: stores, restaurants and, of course, parties. In fact, there are probably more pop-up parties than there are clubs in Antwerp. But it’s not always easy to keep track of what’s happening. Reason enough then for This is Antwerp to lend a helping hand. We went out and talked to some interesting people about their party concepts. Time to get to know them, and – more importantly – to know who to follow.

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GIGS Papaya Music WHAT? Papaya Music is a fairly new concert organization, with only one show under its belt so far. They set up shows featuring both international and local talent. Although they have a slight preference for alternative and indie music, they don’t want to pin themselves to a particular genre. FOR WHOM? Lovers of less-than-obvious music. WHEN AND WHERE? Based in Antwerp, Papaya works in close cooperation with TRIX (98). Keep an eye on their Facebook page to know when something is happening.

DREAM LINE-UP? “Have you heard of the ‘Le Guess Who?’ festival in Utrecht (the Netherlands)? Well, I guess that might come pretty close to being it…” A LITTLE ANECDOTE? “Finding a new name for an event is always tricky. We came up with names like ‘Kiwi‘, ‘KimJungUn‘ and ‘Ambras‘, but eventually we all thought ‘Papaya’ sounded the best.”

ON THE LINE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PPYMSC


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ClitClap

NOORD

Kannibaal

WHAT? ClitClap is like a house party but one where they only play trap music. The vibe is positive and sweaty.

WHAT? A nomadic party in the underbelly of Antwerp, exclusively set in venues that have their own story to tell.

WHAT? Kannibaal parties have no rules; they are irregular and disordered. One party might be well organized and set in a certain theme, but the next one could just as easily be the result of a last-minute decision. The organizers used to be a fourman team, but have now downsized to two and a half men. FOR WHOM? Passers-by WHEN AND WHERE? On an irregular basis, at different locations, but always within biking distance of the Turnhoutsebaan, the centre of all things good and beautiful DREAM LINE-UP? “Support by Frank Ocean ft. Mykki

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Blanco, an intermezzo by Silver Apples ft. Damo Suzuki, while Laurie Anderson is frozen into a block of ice, and the DJ spins records brought by the audience as the main act. Pierre Elitair would close the party with some Puerto Rican-dubbed love songs.”

WHAT? Salton Seizure is a young Antwerp-based

THEY DID WHAT? “We print all our flyers at the office

music organization, always on the lookout for promising local DJs and interesting bands, both national and international. A night typically includes a set by a local band, one international band and three DJs, although not necessarily in that order.

FOR WHOM? Everyone who loves music and is looking for new and exciting finds.

WHEN AND WHERE? Although the first edition took place at Kavka (89), the upcoming shows will held be at TRIX (98). Be sure to check out their Facebook page if you want to know what’s going on.

DREAM LINE-UP? “Well, if we got to pick from international bands, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, Death Grips, Ty Segall and Wolf Alice would be amazing. The ideal Belgian line-up would definitely include BRNS and MEAN.”

HOW DO WE KNOW IT’S A SALTON SEIZURE? “We always bring our shiny curtains. We hang them on the DJ booth and on the stage. We got the idea from Spaceland (now The Satellite) in LA, where the whole room is draped with silver and blue metallic curtains. It creates an inviting atmosphere and adds a bit of life to the otherwise bare and cold venues.” ON THE LINE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SALTONSEIZURE

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because we have no money whatsoever.”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KANNIBAAL.KNBL OR WWW.KNBL.BE

WHEN AND WHERE? About every two months they organize a party themselves, but sometimes they get invited to host at different parties. Although they’re constantly on the lookout for new locations, they always bring the typical ClitClap settings: two flags (with logo), plants (really!), a banner and a coloured tube light. DREAM LINE-UP? “Carnage, Hucci, Yellow Claw, Kid Kamillion, gLAdiator and GTA.” HOW DID THEY GET STARTED? “ClitClap started out as an out-of-control birthday party. We tried to organize a small party in the back room of café Multatuli, which has a capacity of about one hundred people. Before we knew it, our party went viral on Facebook and a whole bunch of party people showed up. Multatuli (82) was packed and sweaty. And there were about two hundred more people outside waiting to get in. The cops showed up four times and around 4 am the bar ran out of drinks. So we thought: Damn, people really like this music and we are really having a good time, so why not continue organizing these events?”

ON THE LINE: FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK UNDER THE NAME CLITCLAP OR ON TUMBLR: HTTP://CLITCLAP.TUMBLR.COM

WHEN AND WHERE? Fairly unpredictable, but mostly in venues in Borgerhout or the north of Antwerp. This year you can enjoy NOORD NYE MELTDOWN at Bar Venetië (79). Keep track by following NOORD on Facebook. MEMORIES? “We cherish the fondest memories of our first parties. They were set, about five years ago, at café Strange (Dambruggestraat), the oldest gay bar in town. Think of a cheesy, ‘80s atmosphere, some nudity, and badly drafted beers from Armand, the bar owner who is now somewhere in his seventies, and who loved the suddenly much younger crowd in his bar. He like! We like Armand!”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BERTOLIUS OR AT HTTP://NOORDFEESJES.TUMBLR.COM

Hush Hush WHAT? A party at which the music exceeds the hype, where classics and cutting-edge songs are easily interwoven, where everybody is welcome, where the best DJs are on the bill and where the resident DJs are equally important as the headliners. FOR WHOM? Everyone, though strictly 18+. WHEN AND WHERE? Follow them on Facebook to know where to go. They’ve held editions at the Pekfabriek (92), DE Studio (85), Roxy (94) and Magiq Spiegeltent. DREAM LINE-UP? “As long as our residents Hush Hefner, The Whatevers or TLP bring their blend of old school funk, disco, classics, trap, pop, future bass and ‘90s r&b, it doesn’t matter who else is playing!” OFF THE RECORD? “There are no flyers, no posters, no spam. We keep it Hush Hush, on the down low and on the q.t.. And if you didn’t know, you know now.”

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ClitClap

NOORD

Kannibaal

WHAT? ClitClap is like a house party but one where they only play trap music. The vibe is positive and sweaty.

WHAT? A nomadic party in the underbelly of Antwerp, exclusively set in venues that have their own story to tell.

WHAT? Kannibaal parties have no rules; they are irregular and disordered. One party might be well organized and set in a certain theme, but the next one could just as easily be the result of a last-minute decision. The organizers used to be a fourman team, but have now downsized to two and a half men. FOR WHOM? Passers-by WHEN AND WHERE? On an irregular basis, at different locations, but always within biking distance of the Turnhoutsebaan, the centre of all things good and beautiful DREAM LINE-UP? “Support by Frank Ocean ft. Mykki

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Blanco, an intermezzo by Silver Apples ft. Damo Suzuki, while Laurie Anderson is frozen into a block of ice, and the DJ spins records brought by the audience as the main act. Pierre Elitair would close the party with some Puerto Rican-dubbed love songs.”

WHAT? Salton Seizure is a young Antwerp-based

THEY DID WHAT? “We print all our flyers at the office

music organization, always on the lookout for promising local DJs and interesting bands, both national and international. A night typically includes a set by a local band, one international band and three DJs, although not necessarily in that order.

FOR WHOM? Everyone who loves music and is looking for new and exciting finds.

WHEN AND WHERE? Although the first edition took place at Kavka (89), the upcoming shows will held be at TRIX (98). Be sure to check out their Facebook page if you want to know what’s going on.

DREAM LINE-UP? “Well, if we got to pick from international bands, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, Death Grips, Ty Segall and Wolf Alice would be amazing. The ideal Belgian line-up would definitely include BRNS and MEAN.”

HOW DO WE KNOW IT’S A SALTON SEIZURE? “We always bring our shiny curtains. We hang them on the DJ booth and on the stage. We got the idea from Spaceland (now The Satellite) in LA, where the whole room is draped with silver and blue metallic curtains. It creates an inviting atmosphere and adds a bit of life to the otherwise bare and cold venues.” ON THE LINE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SALTONSEIZURE

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because we have no money whatsoever.”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KANNIBAAL.KNBL OR WWW.KNBL.BE

WHEN AND WHERE? About every two months they organize a party themselves, but sometimes they get invited to host at different parties. Although they’re constantly on the lookout for new locations, they always bring the typical ClitClap settings: two flags (with logo), plants (really!), a banner and a coloured tube light. DREAM LINE-UP? “Carnage, Hucci, Yellow Claw, Kid Kamillion, gLAdiator and GTA.” HOW DID THEY GET STARTED? “ClitClap started out as an out-of-control birthday party. We tried to organize a small party in the back room of café Multatuli, which has a capacity of about one hundred people. Before we knew it, our party went viral on Facebook and a whole bunch of party people showed up. Multatuli (82) was packed and sweaty. And there were about two hundred more people outside waiting to get in. The cops showed up four times and around 4 am the bar ran out of drinks. So we thought: Damn, people really like this music and we are really having a good time, so why not continue organizing these events?”

ON THE LINE: FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK UNDER THE NAME CLITCLAP OR ON TUMBLR: HTTP://CLITCLAP.TUMBLR.COM

WHEN AND WHERE? Fairly unpredictable, but mostly in venues in Borgerhout or the north of Antwerp. This year you can enjoy NOORD NYE MELTDOWN at Bar Venetië (79). Keep track by following NOORD on Facebook. MEMORIES? “We cherish the fondest memories of our first parties. They were set, about five years ago, at café Strange (Dambruggestraat), the oldest gay bar in town. Think of a cheesy, ‘80s atmosphere, some nudity, and badly drafted beers from Armand, the bar owner who is now somewhere in his seventies, and who loved the suddenly much younger crowd in his bar. He like! We like Armand!”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BERTOLIUS OR AT HTTP://NOORDFEESJES.TUMBLR.COM

Hush Hush WHAT? A party at which the music exceeds the hype, where classics and cutting-edge songs are easily interwoven, where everybody is welcome, where the best DJs are on the bill and where the resident DJs are equally important as the headliners. FOR WHOM? Everyone, though strictly 18+. WHEN AND WHERE? Follow them on Facebook to know where to go. They’ve held editions at the Pekfabriek (92), DE Studio (85), Roxy (94) and Magiq Spiegeltent. DREAM LINE-UP? “As long as our residents Hush Hefner, The Whatevers or TLP bring their blend of old school funk, disco, classics, trap, pop, future bass and ‘90s r&b, it doesn’t matter who else is playing!” OFF THE RECORD? “There are no flyers, no posters, no spam. We keep it Hush Hush, on the down low and on the q.t.. And if you didn’t know, you know now.”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HUSH.HUSH.BELGIUM OR HTTP:// WWW.HUSH-HUSH.BE


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Next Level Shit

WHAT? OohWee started out in

WHAT? Next Level Shit is an Antwerp-based organization, constantly looking for the innovative and up-and-coming sounds of electronic music.

FOR WHOM? For everyone who wants to go on a wild journey while dancing. WHEN AND WHERE? Started out in 2010 and, since then, at least four times a year at Kavka (89). Other than that, not bound to any specific location. DREAM LINE-UP? “Flying Lotus, Dam-Funk, TNGHT, The Underachievers, Jets (Machinedrum + Jimmy Edgar) and Gilles Peterson.”

ANECDOTE? “The most special party we ever held was with DJ Food, during the Christmas holidays, in the main hall of the Central Station. It was also one of the only shows that the legendary 40 Winks (Antwerpians who are extremely famous in Japan and Germany) ever played.”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NLSANTWERP OR HTTP://WWW. MIXCLOUD.COM/NEXTLVLSHIT

December 2011. Initially, their intention was to throw parties with music that wasn’t out there yet, especially Bass, Trap and Hip Hop. Later on they evolved into a record label, with Pomrad’s ‘Vlotjes’ EP as their first release.

FOR WHOM? People who want to stay up-to-date on the breath of fresh air that is going through the electronics scene, and for anyone who is tired of always hearing the same old stuff.. WHEN AND WHERE? They’ve held their parties almost everywhere: Scheldapen, MOFO (now Stockholm S (96).), Permeke (120), Superdiesel Zomerclub, Kerkschip (90), The New Replay (97),…

DREAM LINE-UP? “DJ Keanu Reeves together with resident DJs Val Verde, Mills Boogie, Farid and Yiannis.” TELL US A BIT MORE? “We always search for new and

Kissinger WHAT? Kissinger is an original concept by Gregorio Willems (also known as Gory). The team just celebrated their fourth anniversary. Kissinger parties are huge and they often let other concepts host a room. FOR WHOM?

People who like a bit more exclusivity, house and techno fans, retro disco lovers and people who enjoy a crowd.

WHEN AND WHERE? Thanks to its relative size, Kissinger can use unique locations. They’ve been at Militair Hospitaal, Colmar, M HKA (102), Antwerp Bowling, the customs building and the Renault garage.

DREAM LINE-UP? “Dave Gahan, Simon le Bon and Billy Idol.”

ON THE LINE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KISSINGER.ULTRAMEGADELUXE OR WWW.KISSINGER.BE

Hertz

Boing Boing

WHAT? Hertz is a concept by the organization behind Doomsday Festival and Roots of Minimal, and stages the biggest techno events in Antwerp (up to 1,200 people per event!).

FOR WHOM? For lovers of music and a good time. WHEN AND WHERE? You can find them in the more obscure cafés like Café Stop, Bar Richart and Café de Valk.

MORE? Boing Boing is just one of the many things Warre organizes. In the past he was the driving force behind the Full Moon parties (Lunar), happenings at the Audio Plant, and, just recently, he started with a new concept called ‘The Falk’ (show and party) at Café de Valk.

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innovative artists and music, both locally and internationally. A few new Flemish acts that we’ve introduced at our parties include Toolbox, Mes and Vuurwerk. But we’ve also had DJ Paypal and DJ HVAD over…”

WHAT? Boing Boing is actually the oldest happening around. Radio Centraal started it in the ‘90s but asked Warre Fungus to bring it back to life.

ON THE LINE: RADIO CENTRAAL: HTTP://WWW.RADIOCENTRAAL.BE OR WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/RADIOCENTRAAL1067FM THE FALK: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HIMYNAMEISFALK

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Leave Us At Dawn WHAT? Leave Us At Dawn is a platform for artists of all genres, which started out about a year and a half ago. They always aim for a great party, with lots of dancing, drinking and talking. They are constantly looking for new talent and photographers who want to collaborate. Quite often, the organizers offer a spot on the bill to less obvious genres, like jazz, classical music or dance. And they aren’t shy to ask the audience to dress up. FOR WHOM? Everyone

FOR WHOM? Party people of all ages who truly love techno.

WHEN AND WHERE? Three times a year, Hertz is held at Petrol Club . This year, they are also hosting a NYE-party there! (93)

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT HERTZ? “We love to keep going. When Belgian techno legend Stanny Franssen started his closing set, which was scheduled for one and a half hours, he ended up playing for over three hours. The crowd loved it!”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HERTZANTWERP

WHEN AND WHERE? There’s about six editions of Leave Us At Dawn per year, all held at DE Studio (85) (Mechelseplein). DREAM LINE-UP? “An AMOR-edition with Björk, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Visuals by Lars Von Trier, while the staff would be chosen and dressed by La Fille d’O, with Tom Waits acting as host.” WHERE DOES THE NAME COME FROM? “It’s a reference to the song ‘Leave Us At Dawn’. It’s about the loneliness that can suddenly envelop you after a magical and extravagant night. The night is short, full of opportunities and everybody is looking for something. Focusing on the morning adds value to the night.” ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LEAVEUSATDAWN


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Next Level Shit

WHAT? OohWee started out in

WHAT? Next Level Shit is an Antwerp-based organization, constantly looking for the innovative and up-and-coming sounds of electronic music.

FOR WHOM? For everyone who wants to go on a wild journey while dancing. WHEN AND WHERE? Started out in 2010 and, since then, at least four times a year at Kavka (89). Other than that, not bound to any specific location. DREAM LINE-UP? “Flying Lotus, Dam-Funk, TNGHT, The Underachievers, Jets (Machinedrum + Jimmy Edgar) and Gilles Peterson.”

ANECDOTE? “The most special party we ever held was with DJ Food, during the Christmas holidays, in the main hall of the Central Station. It was also one of the only shows that the legendary 40 Winks (Antwerpians who are extremely famous in Japan and Germany) ever played.”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NLSANTWERP OR HTTP://WWW. MIXCLOUD.COM/NEXTLVLSHIT

December 2011. Initially, their intention was to throw parties with music that wasn’t out there yet, especially Bass, Trap and Hip Hop. Later on they evolved into a record label, with Pomrad’s ‘Vlotjes’ EP as their first release.

FOR WHOM? People who want to stay up-to-date on the breath of fresh air that is going through the electronics scene, and for anyone who is tired of always hearing the same old stuff.. WHEN AND WHERE? They’ve held their parties almost everywhere: Scheldapen, MOFO (now Stockholm S (96).), Permeke (120), Superdiesel Zomerclub, Kerkschip (90), The New Replay (97),…

DREAM LINE-UP? “DJ Keanu Reeves together with resident DJs Val Verde, Mills Boogie, Farid and Yiannis.” TELL US A BIT MORE? “We always search for new and

Kissinger WHAT? Kissinger is an original concept by Gregorio Willems (also known as Gory). The team just celebrated their fourth anniversary. Kissinger parties are huge and they often let other concepts host a room. FOR WHOM?

People who like a bit more exclusivity, house and techno fans, retro disco lovers and people who enjoy a crowd.

WHEN AND WHERE? Thanks to its relative size, Kissinger can use unique locations. They’ve been at Militair Hospitaal, Colmar, M HKA (102), Antwerp Bowling, the customs building and the Renault garage.

DREAM LINE-UP? “Dave Gahan, Simon le Bon and Billy Idol.”

ON THE LINE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KISSINGER.ULTRAMEGADELUXE OR WWW.KISSINGER.BE

Hertz

Boing Boing

WHAT? Hertz is a concept by the organization behind Doomsday Festival and Roots of Minimal, and stages the biggest techno events in Antwerp (up to 1,200 people per event!).

FOR WHOM? For lovers of music and a good time. WHEN AND WHERE? You can find them in the more obscure cafés like Café Stop, Bar Richart and Café de Valk.

MORE? Boing Boing is just one of the many things Warre organizes. In the past he was the driving force behind the Full Moon parties (Lunar), happenings at the Audio Plant, and, just recently, he started with a new concept called ‘The Falk’ (show and party) at Café de Valk.

Leave Us At Dawn © Lara Gasparotto

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innovative artists and music, both locally and internationally. A few new Flemish acts that we’ve introduced at our parties include Toolbox, Mes and Vuurwerk. But we’ve also had DJ Paypal and DJ HVAD over…”

WHAT? Boing Boing is actually the oldest happening around. Radio Centraal started it in the ‘90s but asked Warre Fungus to bring it back to life.

ON THE LINE: RADIO CENTRAAL: HTTP://WWW.RADIOCENTRAAL.BE OR WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/RADIOCENTRAAL1067FM THE FALK: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HIMYNAMEISFALK

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Leave Us At Dawn © Lara Gasparotto

Leave Us At Dawn WHAT? Leave Us At Dawn is a platform for artists of all genres, which started out about a year and a half ago. They always aim for a great party, with lots of dancing, drinking and talking. They are constantly looking for new talent and photographers who want to collaborate. Quite often, the organizers offer a spot on the bill to less obvious genres, like jazz, classical music or dance. And they aren’t shy to ask the audience to dress up. FOR WHOM? Everyone

FOR WHOM? Party people of all ages who truly love techno.

WHEN AND WHERE? Three times a year, Hertz is held at Petrol Club . This year, they are also hosting a NYE-party there! (93)

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT HERTZ? “We love to keep going. When Belgian techno legend Stanny Franssen started his closing set, which was scheduled for one and a half hours, he ended up playing for over three hours. The crowd loved it!”

ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HERTZANTWERP

WHEN AND WHERE? There’s about six editions of Leave Us At Dawn per year, all held at DE Studio (85) (Mechelseplein). DREAM LINE-UP? “An AMOR-edition with Björk, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Visuals by Lars Von Trier, while the staff would be chosen and dressed by La Fille d’O, with Tom Waits acting as host.” WHERE DOES THE NAME COME FROM? “It’s a reference to the song ‘Leave Us At Dawn’. It’s about the loneliness that can suddenly envelop you after a magical and extravagant night. The night is short, full of opportunities and everybody is looking for something. Focusing on the morning adds value to the night.” ON THE LINE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LEAVEUSATDAWN


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Meet the Locals LIVING AND WORKING IN ANTWERP, THEY LET YOU IN ON THE LIFE OF A TRUE LOCAL ‘THIS IS ANTWERP’ IS FOUNDED ON THE SUPPORT OF LOCALS. WE RELY ON A FEW VERY DEDICATED PEOPLE WHO PROVIDE US WITH ALL THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO KEEP THIS PROJECT GOING (YOU CAN LOOK THEM UP ON OUR WEBSITE). AND THESE ENTHUSIASTS ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THEIR TAKE ON WHAT THE CITY MEANS TO THEM.

FAMILIAR FACES Name: Cleo Klapholz (24) What do you love about Antwerp? I love how it feels like a small village, even though it really is a huge city! Every time you meet somebody new and connect with them on Facebook, you turn out to have a zillion friends in common. And when you stroll through the streets, you’re certain to bump into someone you know. It feels as if only five hundred people are living here while, in fact, there’s over half a million! Coffee? I’m not really into coffee. I think I’m still too much of a kid to appreciate the bitter taste. But I do love a Chai Latté at MademoiseIle Moustache6 (Paardenmarkt, Antwerp) from time to time. Restaurant? Just recently I asked my brother to scan the Internet for a new place to eat and he came up with the best place ever: Moderato+ 34, a pasta restaurant on the Theaterplein112.

Name: Helen Van den Poel (20) Why do you love Antwerp? Antwerp is a very young and energetic city. There’s always something to do and something new for you to discover. Some of my friends tell me they are in getting bored in Antwerp and they have already seen everything. My advice to them is: go to an area you normally wouldn’t go to and find a new café, coffee bar, club, etc. You’ll be surprised how much more Antwerp has to offer. Museus? Those would be the fashion museum (MoMu 104) and the photo museum (FoMu 99) Tips for wintertime? The Conscienceplein108 is a marvellous place when it snows. And when you’re almost frozen you can go to Comme Soupe16 to warm up (closes in January!). Name: Lucia Adamickovà (27) I love Antwerp because… it’s a small city area-wise, but huge in atmosphere and possibilities.

25 Relax? I relax while staring at the ‘birdy’ wallpaper made by local talent Jasmien Van Hoecke at Palanca9. Dinner? I dig the tasty dishes, but especially the funny names (like ‘Hottest chick in town’) on the menu at Lollapolooza33 (Pelgrimstraat 28). Name: Lara Richir (18) Why do you love Antwerp? Born and raised here, my grandfather loved Antwerp, and I think he passed that love onto me. The city is just big enough if you like being alone for a day, but small enough to run into people on the streets. Eating out? Baked11 for breakfast. They make the most amazeball cake you’ll ever have. For lunch, I like going to Ko’uzi21. They serve great sushi with quinoa. And for dinner, I prefer De broers van Julienne29, because they have the most tasty vegetarian food in Antwerp. Shopping? At The Public Image53 you’ll find affordable and original clothes, right in the heart of Antwerp. It also has an incredible interior, designed by Nick Bal. Name: Tine Van den Poel (20) Gifts? At the Kloosterstraat110 you can find something for everyone’s taste. Especially the new store The Recollection62 is a good tip, so is the Markt van Morgen. Inspiring Antwerp? I have admired the artist Ephameron ever since I was about twelve years old. She creates her own artistic opportunities and also offers a platform to other artists in Antwerp. She has a unique, sensitive style and her eye for the aesthetic is also apparent in her work as a curator. Restaurant? I adore Kaiseki30, the all-you-can-

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eat sushi restaurant at the UGC115 cinemas. For a quick snack, the Umi Sushi Bar38 at Groenplaats is certainly good value for money. Name: Laura Schillemans (27) Why do you love Antwerp? To me, the city feels like home and living here lets you experience a multitude of cultures at the same time. Drinks? ViaVia Joker Reiscafe40, because it lets me dream of far and distant travels. Restaurant? A Tavola25 for their ‘vongole’, Ploy Pochana35 for their ‘hoi kratiem’, and Aahaar26 for every bite of Indian food they serve.

EVEN MORE TIPS… Name: Pieter Coolen (35) How long have you been living here? About three and a half years. What do you like about Antwerp? Everything is close by, and it has a rich cultural life and lots of cool places to hang out. Hangouts? For records: FatKat and Tune Up. For drinks: Café Stanny, Venue 21974, Café RoodWit, the Joker73, Café Zeezicht, Korsakov and Cargo Zomerbar in Park Spoor Noord111. For Coffee: Me & My Monkey7, de BiologischDynamische Bakkerij17, La Campine22, and Kornél5. For food: La Grappa32, Take-a-Thai37, Beni Falafel13 and Aahaar. For shows: TRIX, Music City91, Kavka, Eglantier87, or the late Scheldapen. For Tattoos: GloryBound Tattoo121 and SINSIN Tattoo123. For relaxing: the Zoo (this remains a marvellous spot, right in the centre of the city!).


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Meet the Locals LIVING AND WORKING IN ANTWERP, THEY LET YOU IN ON THE LIFE OF A TRUE LOCAL ‘THIS IS ANTWERP’ IS FOUNDED ON THE SUPPORT OF LOCALS. WE RELY ON A FEW VERY DEDICATED PEOPLE WHO PROVIDE US WITH ALL THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO KEEP THIS PROJECT GOING (YOU CAN LOOK THEM UP ON OUR WEBSITE). AND THESE ENTHUSIASTS ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THEIR TAKE ON WHAT THE CITY MEANS TO THEM.

FAMILIAR FACES Name: Cleo Klapholz (24) What do you love about Antwerp? I love how it feels like a small village, even though it really is a huge city! Every time you meet somebody new and connect with them on Facebook, you turn out to have a zillion friends in common. And when you stroll through the streets, you’re certain to bump into someone you know. It feels as if only five hundred people are living here while, in fact, there’s over half a million! Coffee? I’m not really into coffee. I think I’m still too much of a kid to appreciate the bitter taste. But I do love a Chai Latté at MademoiseIle Moustache6 (Paardenmarkt, Antwerp) from time to time. Restaurant? Just recently I asked my brother to scan the Internet for a new place to eat and he came up with the best place ever: Moderato+ 34, a pasta restaurant on the Theaterplein112.

Name: Helen Van den Poel (20) Why do you love Antwerp? Antwerp is a very young and energetic city. There’s always something to do and something new for you to discover. Some of my friends tell me they are in getting bored in Antwerp and they have already seen everything. My advice to them is: go to an area you normally wouldn’t go to and find a new café, coffee bar, club, etc. You’ll be surprised how much more Antwerp has to offer. Museus? Those would be the fashion museum (MoMu 104) and the photo museum (FoMu 99) Tips for wintertime? The Conscienceplein108 is a marvellous place when it snows. And when you’re almost frozen you can go to Comme Soupe16 to warm up (closes in January!). Name: Lucia Adamickovà (27) I love Antwerp because… it’s a small city area-wise, but huge in atmosphere and possibilities.

25 Relax? I relax while staring at the ‘birdy’ wallpaper made by local talent Jasmien Van Hoecke at Palanca9. Dinner? I dig the tasty dishes, but especially the funny names (like ‘Hottest chick in town’) on the menu at Lollapolooza33 (Pelgrimstraat 28). Name: Lara Richir (18) Why do you love Antwerp? Born and raised here, my grandfather loved Antwerp, and I think he passed that love onto me. The city is just big enough if you like being alone for a day, but small enough to run into people on the streets. Eating out? Baked11 for breakfast. They make the most amazeball cake you’ll ever have. For lunch, I like going to Ko’uzi21. They serve great sushi with quinoa. And for dinner, I prefer De broers van Julienne29, because they have the most tasty vegetarian food in Antwerp. Shopping? At The Public Image53 you’ll find affordable and original clothes, right in the heart of Antwerp. It also has an incredible interior, designed by Nick Bal. Name: Tine Van den Poel (20) Gifts? At the Kloosterstraat110 you can find something for everyone’s taste. Especially the new store The Recollection62 is a good tip, so is the Markt van Morgen. Inspiring Antwerp? I have admired the artist Ephameron ever since I was about twelve years old. She creates her own artistic opportunities and also offers a platform to other artists in Antwerp. She has a unique, sensitive style and her eye for the aesthetic is also apparent in her work as a curator. Restaurant? I adore Kaiseki30, the all-you-can-

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eat sushi restaurant at the UGC115 cinemas. For a quick snack, the Umi Sushi Bar38 at Groenplaats is certainly good value for money. Name: Laura Schillemans (27) Why do you love Antwerp? To me, the city feels like home and living here lets you experience a multitude of cultures at the same time. Drinks? ViaVia Joker Reiscafe40, because it lets me dream of far and distant travels. Restaurant? A Tavola25 for their ‘vongole’, Ploy Pochana35 for their ‘hoi kratiem’, and Aahaar26 for every bite of Indian food they serve.

EVEN MORE TIPS… Name: Pieter Coolen (35) How long have you been living here? About three and a half years. What do you like about Antwerp? Everything is close by, and it has a rich cultural life and lots of cool places to hang out. Hangouts? For records: FatKat and Tune Up. For drinks: Café Stanny, Venue 21974, Café RoodWit, the Joker73, Café Zeezicht, Korsakov and Cargo Zomerbar in Park Spoor Noord111. For Coffee: Me & My Monkey7, de BiologischDynamische Bakkerij17, La Campine22, and Kornél5. For food: La Grappa32, Take-a-Thai37, Beni Falafel13 and Aahaar. For shows: TRIX, Music City91, Kavka, Eglantier87, or the late Scheldapen. For Tattoos: GloryBound Tattoo121 and SINSIN Tattoo123. For relaxing: the Zoo (this remains a marvellous spot, right in the centre of the city!).


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Name: Robin Hectors (27) Occupation: Production assistant at a concert venue. What do you like about Antwerp? It’s a small town with big city dreams. Here you’ll find notable international artists or musicians and a vivid party scene, without losing the charm and warmth of a small town. Hangouts? Witzli Poetzli77, Scheldapen (RIP), the Zoo124, In De Roscam19, Café Stanny27, Café Camino15, Hole of the Fox100. Shopping spots? The Public Image53 and T252. Tips for wintertime? Have a tea with rum at Witzli Poetzli (although their hot coco is world famous). And just go out, there are like a hundred parties every weekend! Name: Stijn De Mulder (26) Occupation: Promotion at De Roma84, concert organizer for Salton Seizure, musician in The Herfsts. How long have you been living in Antwerp? Three years. Drinks? De Kroon68, Bar Leon64 or Why Not76. Hangouts? At local venues TRIX98 and De Roma84 or near the River Scheldt. Name: Charlotte Briers (23) How long have you been living in Antwerp? I was born and raised in Antwerp. Why do you love Antwerp? Antwerp has the allure of a big city, but is still cosy like a village. A drink with friends is

27 never far off. Drinks? For a beer, I go to Witzli Poetzli, Vitrin75 or Plaza Real72. And I like having a cup of coffee at Coffee & Vinyl2, Coffeelabs3, Caffènation1, Kolonel Koffie4 or Normo8. Dinner? Varelli39, Dal Dottore28, Shilling36 or Jam20. Tips for wintertime? Put on your warmest coat and take a walk along the River Scheldt! Name: Brecht Vandenbroucke (27) Occupation: Illustrator Lived in Antwerp since? Two years. What do you love about Antwerp? My friends and the diversity that the city has to offer. Culture? Go to the MoMu, Cinema Klappei113 (Grind Night) or visit The Bries Space 106. Other hangouts? Bar Leon and Mekanik Strip61, they have a huge collection of books and comics. Name: Liesbet Goedemé (24) Occupation: Owner of Café Cabron66. Why do you love Antwerp? Because of the people that live here. And because it still feels like a village even though it’s a pretty big town. And, of course, because of the stunning architecture. People ought to look up a bit more when they go shopping on the Meir and see the city’s beauty. Restaurant? Jam for breakfast and Fabiola18 for a grilled sandwich Drinks? Bar Leon, Kassa470 and De Pallieter. Tips for wintertime? Come and enjoy the concerts at Cabron! We have a jam session every Thursday, stand-up comedy every first of the month, and fresh soup and darts every day!

Name: Sjoerd Bruil (32) Occupation: Musician How long have you been living here? About ten years, but a friend of mine insists it’s been twelve. What do you like about the city? Though it’s pretty small, there are a lot of record stores and everything is just a bike ride away. There are plenty of bars that are open until the early hours, or just don’t close at all. And I have a lot of colleague-musicians I can jam with. Hangouts? Most of the time I’ll buy my records at FatKat60, have a glass of wine at Café Stanny or drink a beer at café Zeezicht67. If you want to see a good concert, be sure to stop by Stadslimiet95. Tips for wintertime? Drink a hot chocolate at Witzli Poetzli or look for a bar where you can smoke inside (Borgerhout has a few) Name: Lisa (22) Occupation: Student (Architecture) How long have you been here? I grew up in Berchem, but have been living in the city centre for two years now. Hangouts? I love Café Stanny and Eethuis

Royal. Tips for wintertime? Go and take a swim at the Veldstraat125 swimming pool. Name: Julian Tim Kappert (26) Occupation: Co-owner of Bar Nadar65 How long have you been living in Antwerp? Twelve years What do you like about the city? Antwerp has great architecture, good restaurants and a great bar scene. It’s a small city, but just the right size. And it’s close to my

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hometown Essen, in Germany. Hangouts? Of course Bar Nadar, the quays, Mechelseplein, Café Cabron and Cinema Zuid. Name: Maxim Hectors (27) Occupation: Student in Visual Arts at Luca Arts in Brussels, freelance filmmaker and bartender at Café Stanny. Hangouts? Scheld’apen was like a piece of heaven to me. Now that they are moving and changing their name, I’m really looking forward to the grand opening! I love Witzli Poetzli, to talk and have a drink. Café Stanny is great for dinner and I try to keep tabs on when Otark is cooking. If they organize an event I always try to pass by. Toneelhuis80 and Cinema Zuid for theatre and films, Demian59 for books, Tune Up 63 for records and Atelier Solarshop43 for creative designs. Tips for wintertime? Come on over to Stockholm S.96 at Christmas and dance the night away at Kerstlandschap! Name: Yorgos Tsakiridis (27) Occupation: Musician and professional babysitter. What do you like about Antwerp? There are a lot of wig stores but only few bald people. Hangouts? Cash Converters, Het Echt Antwaarps Theater88, the 1 Euro shop and the basketball field at the SintAnna tunnel. Tips for wintertime? Let’s all come together as one people on NYE and party the night away at the River Scheldt quays.


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Name: Robin Hectors (27) Occupation: Production assistant at a concert venue. What do you like about Antwerp? It’s a small town with big city dreams. Here you’ll find notable international artists or musicians and a vivid party scene, without losing the charm and warmth of a small town. Hangouts? Witzli Poetzli77, Scheldapen (RIP), the Zoo124, In De Roscam19, Café Stanny27, Café Camino15, Hole of the Fox100. Shopping spots? The Public Image53 and T252. Tips for wintertime? Have a tea with rum at Witzli Poetzli (although their hot coco is world famous). And just go out, there are like a hundred parties every weekend! Name: Stijn De Mulder (26) Occupation: Promotion at De Roma84, concert organizer for Salton Seizure, musician in The Herfsts. How long have you been living in Antwerp? Three years. Drinks? De Kroon68, Bar Leon64 or Why Not76. Hangouts? At local venues TRIX98 and De Roma84 or near the River Scheldt. Name: Charlotte Briers (23) How long have you been living in Antwerp? I was born and raised in Antwerp. Why do you love Antwerp? Antwerp has the allure of a big city, but is still cosy like a village. A drink with friends is

27 never far off. Drinks? For a beer, I go to Witzli Poetzli, Vitrin75 or Plaza Real72. And I like having a cup of coffee at Coffee & Vinyl2, Coffeelabs3, Caffènation1, Kolonel Koffie4 or Normo8. Dinner? Varelli39, Dal Dottore28, Shilling36 or Jam20. Tips for wintertime? Put on your warmest coat and take a walk along the River Scheldt! Name: Brecht Vandenbroucke (27) Occupation: Illustrator Lived in Antwerp since? Two years. What do you love about Antwerp? My friends and the diversity that the city has to offer. Culture? Go to the MoMu, Cinema Klappei113 (Grind Night) or visit The Bries Space 106. Other hangouts? Bar Leon and Mekanik Strip61, they have a huge collection of books and comics. Name: Liesbet Goedemé (24) Occupation: Owner of Café Cabron66. Why do you love Antwerp? Because of the people that live here. And because it still feels like a village even though it’s a pretty big town. And, of course, because of the stunning architecture. People ought to look up a bit more when they go shopping on the Meir and see the city’s beauty. Restaurant? Jam for breakfast and Fabiola18 for a grilled sandwich Drinks? Bar Leon, Kassa470 and De Pallieter. Tips for wintertime? Come and enjoy the concerts at Cabron! We have a jam session every Thursday, stand-up comedy every first of the month, and fresh soup and darts every day!

Name: Sjoerd Bruil (32) Occupation: Musician How long have you been living here? About ten years, but a friend of mine insists it’s been twelve. What do you like about the city? Though it’s pretty small, there are a lot of record stores and everything is just a bike ride away. There are plenty of bars that are open until the early hours, or just don’t close at all. And I have a lot of colleague-musicians I can jam with. Hangouts? Most of the time I’ll buy my records at FatKat60, have a glass of wine at Café Stanny or drink a beer at café Zeezicht67. If you want to see a good concert, be sure to stop by Stadslimiet95. Tips for wintertime? Drink a hot chocolate at Witzli Poetzli or look for a bar where you can smoke inside (Borgerhout has a few) Name: Lisa (22) Occupation: Student (Architecture) How long have you been here? I grew up in Berchem, but have been living in the city centre for two years now. Hangouts? I love Café Stanny and Eethuis

Royal. Tips for wintertime? Go and take a swim at the Veldstraat125 swimming pool. Name: Julian Tim Kappert (26) Occupation: Co-owner of Bar Nadar65 How long have you been living in Antwerp? Twelve years What do you like about the city? Antwerp has great architecture, good restaurants and a great bar scene. It’s a small city, but just the right size. And it’s close to my

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hometown Essen, in Germany. Hangouts? Of course Bar Nadar, the quays, Mechelseplein, Café Cabron and Cinema Zuid. Name: Maxim Hectors (27) Occupation: Student in Visual Arts at Luca Arts in Brussels, freelance filmmaker and bartender at Café Stanny. Hangouts? Scheld’apen was like a piece of heaven to me. Now that they are moving and changing their name, I’m really looking forward to the grand opening! I love Witzli Poetzli, to talk and have a drink. Café Stanny is great for dinner and I try to keep tabs on when Otark is cooking. If they organize an event I always try to pass by. Toneelhuis80 and Cinema Zuid for theatre and films, Demian59 for books, Tune Up 63 for records and Atelier Solarshop43 for creative designs. Tips for wintertime? Come on over to Stockholm S.96 at Christmas and dance the night away at Kerstlandschap! Name: Yorgos Tsakiridis (27) Occupation: Musician and professional babysitter. What do you like about Antwerp? There are a lot of wig stores but only few bald people. Hangouts? Cash Converters, Het Echt Antwaarps Theater88, the 1 Euro shop and the basketball field at the SintAnna tunnel. Tips for wintertime? Let’s all come together as one people on NYE and party the night away at the River Scheldt quays.


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Coffee Bars 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Caffènation Coffee & Vinyl Coffeelabs Kolonel Koffie Kornél Mademoiselle Moustache 7. Me & My Monkey 8. Normo 9. Palanca 10. Snackbar Koffie

Lunch Hotspots 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Baked Barnini Beni Falafel Café Bazaar Café Camino Comme Soupe De BiologischDynamische Bakkerij Fabiola In De Roscam Jam. Ko’uzi La Campine Perruche Tartine

Dinner Hotspots 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

A Tavola Aahaar Café Stanny Dal Dottore De Broers Van Julienne Kaiseki Kioku La Grappa Lollapalooza Moderato + Ploy Pochana Shilling Take-a-Thai Umi Sushi Bar Varelli ViaVia Joker Travel Café

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Bar Leon Bar Nadar Café Cabron Café Zeezicht De Kroon De Pallieter Kassa4 Korsakov Plaza Real The Joker Venue 219 Vitrin Why Not Witzli Poetzli

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121. GloryBound Tattoo 122. Hair by Van Loenhout (hairdresser) 123. SINSIN Tattoo 124. The Zoo 125. Veldstraat (swimming pool)

Buildings 116. ‘t Steen 117. Boerentoren 118. Cathedral 119. Central Station 120. Permeke


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Coffee Bars 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Caffènation Coffee & Vinyl Coffeelabs Kolonel Koffie Kornél Mademoiselle Moustache 7. Me & My Monkey 8. Normo 9. Palanca 10. Snackbar Koffie

Lunch Hotspots 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Baked Barnini Beni Falafel Café Bazaar Café Camino Comme Soupe De BiologischDynamische Bakkerij Fabiola In De Roscam Jam. Ko’uzi La Campine Perruche Tartine

Dinner Hotspots 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

A Tavola Aahaar Café Stanny Dal Dottore De Broers Van Julienne Kaiseki Kioku La Grappa Lollapalooza Moderato + Ploy Pochana Shilling Take-a-Thai Umi Sushi Bar Varelli ViaVia Joker Travel Café

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41. American Apparel 42. APC 43. Atelier Solarshop 44. COS 45. Forever 21 46. Graanmarkt 13 47. LN Beanies 48. Petit Bateau 49. Renaissance 50. Rosier 41 51. Step by Step 52. T2 (Think Twice) 53. The Public Image 54. Vier 55. YOUR Premium shop

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Bar Leon Bar Nadar Café Cabron Café Zeezicht De Kroon De Pallieter Kassa4 Korsakov Plaza Real The Joker Venue 219 Vitrin Why Not Witzli Poetzli

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121. GloryBound Tattoo 122. Hair by Van Loenhout (hairdresser) 123. SINSIN Tattoo 124. The Zoo 125. Veldstraat (swimming pool)

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TIPS TIPS TIPS GOOD TO KNOW

•  Most stores are closed on a Sunday, expect for the ones in Hoogstraat and Kloosterstraat. •  Most stores are closed on holidays like Christmas and NYE (both on Wednesdays) •  You often have to pay a fee to use the toilet •  A beer or as we say ‘pintje’ will set you back approximately €2 (so don’t get ripped off) •  Most museums are closed on Monday •  Most markets take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (Vrijdagmarkt, Exotic Market, Bird Market,…) •  We only have 3 cinemas (maybe 4 again soon) in our city center: UGC (approximately 20 screens), Cinema Zuid (quality programming, re-runs) and Cinema Klappei (a small local theater, re-runs) •  Don’t overpay for fries: there are a lot of great frit shops (‘frituur’). Keep it around €2.5 for a big one (without sauce) •  We have a pop up culture so check our (free and offline) app to see where the party is at •  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’

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HOW TO GET AROUND By Taxi

By Bike

Sometimes it’s easier to use a taxi to get from point A to point B but here are some ground rules: 1) You can’t just waive your arm around and expect a taxi to stop. You have to call one (or use the app) or go to one of the taxi stands. 2) you can fit 4 people in a normal taxi and up to 8 in a van. It’s a lot cheaper to share a cab! 3) You have to pay extra to take a cab at night. Starting rate is €5,45 from 10pm till 6am.

VELO

Download the Antwerp-Tax app for Iphone or Android. You’ll find taxi stands at:

SPINLISTER

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

By Public Transportation Antwerp has an extensive network of public transportation (bus and tram). You can buy a single ticket for €2 on the bus or buy one in advance at the machines on the platform. If you are partying the night away on Friday and Saturday you can always take the night buses. They leave at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (at 00:41 am, 1:58am and 3:43am), the Groenplaats (at 00:45am, 2:02am and 3:47am) and from the Rooseveltplaats (1am, 2:15am and 4am).

Biking is always a nice way to explore a city. You can rent a red bike (you see them all over town) with your creditcard in 3 different ways. 1) Go online to www.velo-antwerpen.be and buy a day or week pass. 2) You can call the information desk (+32 (0)3/206 50 30) or 3) You can visit the info desk at Kievitplein 7, 2000 Antwerp (closed on the weekends).

You can try Spinlister (www.spinlister.com) and see if there are any available bikes for rent. This site allows people to rent bikes from locals.

WHERE TO SLEEP Youth Hostels in Antwerp: ABHostel – Kattenberg 110, 2140 Borgerhout +32 (0) 473 57 01 66, www.abhostel.com Pulcinella – Bogaardeplein 1, 2000 Antwerp +32 (0)3 234 03 14, www.vjb.be Scoutel – Stoomstraat 3-7, 2018 Antwerp +32 (0)3 226 46 06, www.scoutel.be Boomerang – Lange Leemstraat 95, 2018 Antwerp +32 (0)3 238 47 82, www.boomeranghostel. be

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FREE WIFI It’s always handy to know where you can get free WIFI so we listed a few hotspots.

Café/Bars Vitrin- Marnixplaats 14 De Muze - Melkmarkt 15 Chatleroi - Graaf van Hoornestraat 2 Bar Leon - Reuzenstraat 23 Korsakov - Sint Jorispoort 1 Vagant - Reyndersstraat 25 Homey - Sint Paulusplaats 24 Baah Bar - Sint Jorispoort 2 De Kroon - Kerkstraat 91 Bar Nadar – Ernest Van Dijckkaai 19-20  

Coffee Bars Palanca - Sint Jacobsmarkt 59 Coffeelabs - Lange Klarenstraat 19 Caffènation -Mechelsesteenweg 16 Broer Bretel - Nassaustraat 7 Viggo’s Coffeebar - De Coninckplein 21 Normo Coffee - Minderbroedersrui 30 Kolonel Koffie - Grote Pieter Potstraat 30 Viktor - Falconplein 45 Coffee & Vinyl - Volkstraat 45 Revista - Karel Rogierstraat 47  

Eating Out Perruche - Oude Vaartplaats 60 Café Camino - Vrijdagsmarkt 5 Café Stanny - Stanleystraat 1 Plein Midi - Sint Paulusplaats 23 Barnini - Oude Vaartplaats 10 Caravan - Damplein 17 Felixpakhuis - Godefriduskaai 30 Café Storm - Hanzestedenplaats 5 Krokbar Fabiola - Sint Antoniusstraat 4 ViaVia - Wolstraat 43


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TIPS TIPS TIPS GOOD TO KNOW

•  Most stores are closed on a Sunday, expect for the ones in Hoogstraat and Kloosterstraat. •  Most stores are closed on holidays like Christmas and NYE (both on Wednesdays) •  You often have to pay a fee to use the toilet •  A beer or as we say ‘pintje’ will set you back approximately €2 (so don’t get ripped off) •  Most museums are closed on Monday •  Most markets take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (Vrijdagmarkt, Exotic Market, Bird Market,…) •  We only have 3 cinemas (maybe 4 again soon) in our city center: UGC (approximately 20 screens), Cinema Zuid (quality programming, re-runs) and Cinema Klappei (a small local theater, re-runs) •  Don’t overpay for fries: there are a lot of great frit shops (‘frituur’). Keep it around €2.5 for a big one (without sauce) •  We have a pop up culture so check our (free and offline) app to see where the party is at •  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’

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HOW TO GET AROUND By Taxi

By Bike

Sometimes it’s easier to use a taxi to get from point A to point B but here are some ground rules: 1) You can’t just waive your arm around and expect a taxi to stop. You have to call one (or use the app) or go to one of the taxi stands. 2) you can fit 4 people in a normal taxi and up to 8 in a van. It’s a lot cheaper to share a cab! 3) You have to pay extra to take a cab at night. Starting rate is €5,45 from 10pm till 6am.

VELO

Download the Antwerp-Tax app for Iphone or Android. You’ll find taxi stands at:

SPINLISTER

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

By Public Transportation Antwerp has an extensive network of public transportation (bus and tram). You can buy a single ticket for €2 on the bus or buy one in advance at the machines on the platform. If you are partying the night away on Friday and Saturday you can always take the night buses. They leave at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (at 00:41 am, 1:58am and 3:43am), the Groenplaats (at 00:45am, 2:02am and 3:47am) and from the Rooseveltplaats (1am, 2:15am and 4am).

Biking is always a nice way to explore a city. You can rent a red bike (you see them all over town) with your creditcard in 3 different ways. 1) Go online to www.velo-antwerpen.be and buy a day or week pass. 2) You can call the information desk (+32 (0)3/206 50 30) or 3) You can visit the info desk at Kievitplein 7, 2000 Antwerp (closed on the weekends).

You can try Spinlister (www.spinlister.com) and see if there are any available bikes for rent. This site allows people to rent bikes from locals.

WHERE TO SLEEP Youth Hostels in Antwerp: ABHostel – Kattenberg 110, 2140 Borgerhout +32 (0) 473 57 01 66, www.abhostel.com Pulcinella – Bogaardeplein 1, 2000 Antwerp +32 (0)3 234 03 14, www.vjb.be Scoutel – Stoomstraat 3-7, 2018 Antwerp +32 (0)3 226 46 06, www.scoutel.be Boomerang – Lange Leemstraat 95, 2018 Antwerp +32 (0)3 238 47 82, www.boomeranghostel. be

PRACTICAL

FREE WIFI It’s always handy to know where you can get free WIFI so we listed a few hotspots.

Café/Bars Vitrin- Marnixplaats 14 De Muze - Melkmarkt 15 Chatleroi - Graaf van Hoornestraat 2 Bar Leon - Reuzenstraat 23 Korsakov - Sint Jorispoort 1 Vagant - Reyndersstraat 25 Homey - Sint Paulusplaats 24 Baah Bar - Sint Jorispoort 2 De Kroon - Kerkstraat 91 Bar Nadar – Ernest Van Dijckkaai 19-20  

Coffee Bars Palanca - Sint Jacobsmarkt 59 Coffeelabs - Lange Klarenstraat 19 Caffènation -Mechelsesteenweg 16 Broer Bretel - Nassaustraat 7 Viggo’s Coffeebar - De Coninckplein 21 Normo Coffee - Minderbroedersrui 30 Kolonel Koffie - Grote Pieter Potstraat 30 Viktor - Falconplein 45 Coffee & Vinyl - Volkstraat 45 Revista - Karel Rogierstraat 47  

Eating Out Perruche - Oude Vaartplaats 60 Café Camino - Vrijdagsmarkt 5 Café Stanny - Stanleystraat 1 Plein Midi - Sint Paulusplaats 23 Barnini - Oude Vaartplaats 10 Caravan - Damplein 17 Felixpakhuis - Godefriduskaai 30 Café Storm - Hanzestedenplaats 5 Krokbar Fabiola - Sint Antoniusstraat 4 ViaVia - Wolstraat 43


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