Palace on the Meir - Crowne Plaza Antwerpen

Palace on the Meir


On the Antwerp Meir you can find a genuine palace. The originally 18th century building used to be the residence of important rulers such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Willem I of the Netherlands  and the Belgian Royal House. Nowadays you can enjoy a historical visit, have a luxurious lunch at Café Imperial and taste the delicious pralines of Dominique Persoone. You can also shop for stylish furniture at Flamant. The Palace on the Meir is no doubt one of the prettiest buildings of the city!

Palace on the Meir

A gorgeous location as the Palace on the Meir deserves an ever so stylish ambassadress, of course. Therefore the one and only Astrid Bryan was crowned as “Princess Astrid The First of the Palace on the Meir”.  Amazing! For one year, she will be promoting this lovely piece of Antwerp heritage and give acte-de-présence at events, expositions and official openings. The palace couldn’t wish for a more beautiful princess!

Astrid Bryan


  • Opening hours:
    • Individual visits: Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
    • Guided group visits on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday after booking via +32 (0)3 232 01 03 (“Antwerpen Toerisme en Congres”, Monday-Friday: 09.00-17.45)
  • Admission prices:
    • €6
    • €4 for children from 6 to 11 years, 65+, groups from 10 people without a guide, teachers, disabled people and their carers
    • Free for children under 6 years and members of Herita
  • Nocturnes:
    • Only after booking at the reception desk or via +32 (0)3 206 21 21
  • Further information via or by telephone.