About the property
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Large 4th floor 2 bedroom apartment in an elevator building located centrally in Antwerp's fashion and theater district 400 meters from the Groenplaats. Major public transportation is very close by. This historic building is one of the first apartment buildings ever built in Antwerp and is very well maintained. The apartment was recently renovated with original wood floors and high ceilings. It is located in a very lovely area with lots of shops and restaurants right out side the door.
Apartment sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, separate toilet, kitchen, dining room and living room. Washer and dryer, and linens, towels, and cleaning supplies are included. Apartment is equipped with WiFi, cable TV, and cd player.
The apartment is rented for a minimum of 7 days, no exceptions.
Free parking is close by.
Keywords: apartment, center, Groenplaats, WiFi, cable, theater, transportation, train
Sietse de Boer
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, Friesian, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 4, 2018
About Sietse de Boer
I am a management consultant (American) and my husband (Dutch) is a college professor our daughter is in middle school. We live in Holland in a 150 year old farm house and go to Antwerp as often as possible.
Sietse de Boer purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Sietse de Boer chose Antwerp
After years of traveling from the Holland countryside to Antwerp to get my 'city-fix', we finally bought a weekend getaway in Antwerp. Close enough for a weekend getaway, a terrific international city with wonderful restaurants and shopping. There are several theme parks and museums in the area. The apartment is rented for a minimum of 7 days, no exceptions.
What makes this Apartment unique
Antwerp has just the right size, a manageable city, beautiful architecture and lots to do. But also centrally located with Paris, London and Dusseldorf only 2 hours away by train. Amsterdam is just 40 min. away. Brussels is 30 min away. Don't miss getting fresh croissants in the morning from the wonderful bakeries just outside the door. Have a glass of cava and chocolate at one of the many chocolate speciality shops in the area. There are a number of wonderful restaurants within 5 min walk. There is also a bike commuter system where you can pickup a bike and drop it off at another location. One such stand is just outside the door.
Local Services & Businesses
The apartment is exactly as advertised, well furnished, with lot of supplies from other guests, and we received a perfect welcome. The location is very good. So we had an excellent stay in Antwerp. I warmly recommend this rental.
we had a great stay in antwerp, in spite of being unlucky with the weather. the flat was exactly as we expected - great location, great view. the facilities were excellent - we found everything we needed. the owner and apartment manager were very helpful and informative, and local facilities - supermarket, bread shop, excellent take-away food shops brilliant. we would happily return.
Exactly as advertised! Great apartment.
My mom, sister-in-law and I stayed at this apartment for a week. The location could not be any better. It is quiet yet very close to public transportation and the heart of the city. We walked to Central Station several times when we wanted to shop and people watch along the way or walked the few blocks to the local train when we were tired of walking. Grote Markt is 10 minutes away. We thoroughly enjoyed looking out the window and watching Antwerp life pass up by as we really felt like we got a really good taste of life in Antwerp. The apartment is well furnished, lots of kitchen supplies, extra sheets, towels, etc. There was also lots of supplies from other guests (salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, coffee, tea, etc.) which made cooking even easier. It was great to have a separate toilet and shower when sharing with a few people. I would highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay here again if I returned to Antwerp.
Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I love Antwerp and the central location of the apartment makes it easy to get around by foot. I park my car and don't use it at all during my stay. If you come to Antwerp again please don't hesitate to contact us.
The apartment is nice, well equiped and very well situated. The area is very quiet with a small supermarket a few meters away. We were three adults and we received a perfect welcome. I warmly recommend this rental
Thank you for your response. I look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind Regards, Pat
Excellent stay in Antwerp
Pat, thank you so much for allowing us to rent your apartment in Antwerp. We came to Belgium to visit the Ardennes American Cemetary in Neupre, our mother's brother is buried there. He is a WWII Metal of Honor winner and she had never seen his grave. We decided to stay in Antwerp because your apartment looked so nice on the VRBO site. My niece also joined us from Paris and the king bed for us and the 2 twins for our mom and niece were perfect. We were able to walk to many of the sites in Antwerp without needing our rental car. The cathedral, Grand Square, shopping and many restrurants were very easy to find close by. A quick drive (only 30 minutes) to Brussels to take my niece to the train. We had in car navigation so getting around was easy. We were able to park our rental car in a parking garage 2 blocks down for 17 Euros/night, not bad for in city parking. The free Wifi allowed us to keep in touch with family and post vacation pictures. The apartment was clean and stocked with some basic items such as linens, towels and kitchen spices and cleaning supplies. The apartment is on the 4th floor but the elevator made it a fine location for us and our mom who is 91. We went to the Berlin restaurant for breakfast and a late dinner. We also went to the Kulmintor (an interesting, eclectic experience complete with local color, vines of hops, cats and more beers to order than I have ever seen in one place). We also went to the Sushi Shop, a fun night out on the town. Again, Pat we so appreciate the opportunity to stay in your apartment for a week. We would love to bring our beer loving friends back with us some time. The apartment pictures showed the place very accurately and the description was very complete. Thank you for promptly answering any questions we had before arriving. The only suggestion would be a better explaination for what to do with the garbage. We missed taking it to the street on the appropriate day and didn't know to sort it until we read some of the literature in one of the drawers, The gentleman who let us in didn't explain that there was information for us in that drawer. Thanks for a great stay in Antwerp! Peter and Mary Beth
Thank you for your response. I'm glad you had a great vacation. I love Antwerp and I love to hear other people's experiences in this fantastic city. Also thanks for your advice and for the the American size M&M's you left in the cabinet. My daughter discovered them and was thrilled!
I hope to see you on your next stay to Belgium. Kind Regards, Pat
Antwerp rental with pros and cons
The pre-booking communication via email was prompt and efficient. The owners were unable to meet us at check in, check out or when an oven malfunctioned.. The 3 person elevator to the 4th floor functioned well. The apartment hall entrance was in need of painting. In contrast, the living room and kitchen had been recently updated. The kitchen had laminate counters and the living and bed rooms had IKEA-like modern furnishing. The living room was clean though plates and cups in need of washing in kitchen cabinets and dust bunnies noted under the beds.
Parking is available at 21 euros per day in neighboring garages. Groenplaats is a half kilometer walk.
As noted by others, the apartment is in close proximity to numerous beer pubs such as the Kulminator. Belgian beer is wonderful and the location is ideal for pub crawling.
The owner requests that you take all garbage with you when you leave. Garbage is picked up once a week. Having to purchase toilet paper was an unwanted surprise. In summary, Antwerp is a beautiful city though this is our first of many VRBO experiences that did not meet our expectations.
I'm sorry you were not happy with your stay, I could tell by the way you left the apartment. There is always a few days of toilet paper in the apartment for renters, I'm sorry if this was a problem. VRBO is vacation rental homes by owners and not a hotel that is why we ask in the contract that people leave the apartment as they receive it.
Please read your contact again. There was a misunderstanding about the garbage, I do not expect renters to take out the garbage. As was stated in your contract that the cleaning fee was specifically for linens, supplies, and garbage disposal.
The apartment is located in the historic old city center where most well-known tourist attractions are based, such as Belgian's most glorious cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady (Kathedraal), which resides on the Groenplaats. Antwerp is lined with bars, restaurants, Belgian chocolate shops, and wonderful high end fashion shopping. The apartment is rented for a minimum of 7 days, no exceptions.