LEZ - Low Emission Zone

Is my car allowed to enter the LEZ?

Discover in just a few clicks whether your vehicle may enter Antwerp’s Low Emission Zone as of the 1st of February 2017.

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Rent a bike at The Plaza Hotel

Enjoy Antwerp just as the locals do – get on a bike!

Bicycles can be hired at The Plaza Hotel reception:

12.00 € full day

6.00 € 3 hours

Ask our reception team or book via book@plaza.be

The Rubens House

Step into the shoes of the leading Baroque artist of his era. Rubens and his family lived in this palatial setting for well over 25 years and it is here that the artist created the lion’s share of his work.

The Rubens House is still a very fine evocation of 17thcentury reality.

This artist’s home enables your visitors to discover Rubens’ multifaceted talent: the painter, architect and diplomat, the collector and scientist, the husband and father.

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City Brewery De Koninck

Discover and experience more than 180 years of beer culture

Since 1833, the De Koninck brewery, the oldest city brewery of Antwerp, has been one of the icons of the port City.To strengthen its strong ties with the city, the De Koninck brewery will open a prestigious and innovative beer experience centre in the summer of 2015.This will draw many (inter)national visitors and tourists and the historic tie with the city of Antwerp is underlined at every moment of the visit. In an authentic, educational and interactive way, visitors will experience the rich beer culture and history of Antwerp's last remaining city brewery.

See, hear, smell and... taste

In 9 themed rooms, the history of Antwerp, its individuality as a beer city and the brewery of De Koninck beer are explained using the latest audio-visual techniques. One moment you are submerged in the brewing process, the next moment you hear the typical rhythmic sound of a modern bottling plant, complete with impressive visual effects, only to suddenly find yourself on a 4 meters high footbridge in the brewing hall with a unique view of the brewery's dynamic heart where you are witness to the creation of the typical, unique De Koninck beer and icon of the port city, in all its facets. Then, at your own pace, you go back in time for an original piece of De Koninck history and the evolution from then to now...

You can share your experience with your friends in the electronic guest book in the interactive zone. Here you will also find extensive tourist information for the rest of your unforgettable visit to the city of Antwerp.

And finally, you can try out your impressions during an interesting beer tasting session.

The De Koninck visitors centre... an amazing total experience

Individual or group visits are possible and take approx. 75 - 90 minutes. And not unimportantly: the visit is available in your own language. The beer experience centre (3000m²) is open every day and is integrated in the brewery site which covers 18000m².

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Antwerp has always been a ‘market town’ with a tradition of open markets. This chilled way of shopping reveals the real Antwerp for inhabitants and visitors alike. Local everyday markets are dotted around the city and over weekends themed markets offer an abundance of produce and things for sale. Visit Website