Antwerp Christmas Market

Antwerp is the perfect destination for a Christmas break. The Antwerp Christmas market is decorated with beautiful lights and set amidst historic landmarks, colourful stalls, nativity scenes, music, and range of food and drink that will provide something for the whole family to enjoy. Take a spin on the ice skating rink next to the fountain of Brabo in the centre of the square or spend an evening at the many Christmas concerts held within the city each year.

The Antwerp Christmas market is the perfect destination for a romantic evening. The glittering lights amid historic architecture, lovingly decorated wooden stalls selling all sorts of traditional goodies, nativity scenes and a wide range of delicious food and drinks are what you will find when visiting Grote Markt. You can sip mulled wine under the Christmas tree or try one of Antwerp's famous jenevers (Dutch gin) while warming up next to a cosy open fire.

The markets in Antwerp are popular with visitors attending the nearby Ghent Christmas Markets, where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of traditional festive celebrations.

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 5min
  • Antwerp International Airport: 6km from the city centre; transfer time about 20 min
  • Brussels Airport: 42km for the city centre; transfer time about 32min
  • Nearest railway station: Antwerp Central station
  • Currency: Euro
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