Winter activities that are worth your while in Antwerp

Winter activities in Antwerp

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Saying time flies is definitely not an understatement, because by entering December we automatically get ready to wave 2017 goodbye and welcome a year full of new opportunities. That is however not the only thing we do this month! December also means having fun with winter activities! No better place for that then Antwerp. A city which is filled with winter activities! Having difficulties choosing an activity, or do you just want a nice overview with some activities who are worth your while?

Look no further, because here are some of the best winter activities in Antwerp:

Christmas markets

Something typical for December and immediately a great activity to do is visiting one of the numerous Christmas markets in Antwerp. Here you can find numerous stands that sell nice to have things and where finding something to eat or drink isn’t difficult at all! Maybe a glass of gluhwein? You can find a Christmas market on the following locations as from the 9th of December until the 7th of January:

  • Groenplaats
  • Suikerrui
  • Steenplein
  • Grote markt


Does sliding of a hillside in a tube sound fun to you? Make sure you pass by the Steenplein,  and have two euro in your pocket!

  • Steenplein
  • 2 euro


Kissing under the mistletoe

Do you want your winter activities to be more romantic? Consider passing by the grand place of Antwerp. There your beloved one and you will be able to kiss under the mistletoe. Something which is an old tradition and is believed to bring luck and love to the people.

  • Grote markt
  • Free


 Ferris wheel

Hopefully you aren’t afraid of heights, otherwise you might consider skipping this activity. With a height of 55 meters the ferris wheel on the Steenplein offers you a spectacular view over the city. Do you dare to go on it?

  • Steenplein
  • 6 euro for adults
  • 4 euro for kids under the age of 12


Singing Christmas tree

Never heard a singing Christmas tree before? Now is your chance, go listen to some of the beautiful performances of different child choirs.

  • Handschoenmarkt
  • 18 – 22 december from 16h30 – 18h30
  • 23 – 24 december from 14h – 16h
  • free


What better time to celebrate then December, the month of amazing holidays such as Christmas and New Year? Lucky for you, Antwerp is the city to be when it comes to party time. There are numerous bars and clubs to choose from. To help you out we from Crowne Plaza Antwerp, have put together two special offers! You can choose between two of the finest clubs to go party and we provide a late breakfast and checkout. All you have to do is enjoy!

These are some of the best winter activities you can discover in Antwerp. We hope you enjoy them!

Discover even more winter activities by Visit Antwerpen here.