Tag: Antwerp

Grote Markt in Antwerp, Belgium Here are some pics from our trip to Antwerp last weekend. Took forever to get there because of construction on E313 (going on thru Oct; don’t drive that way). We stayed at the Residentie ‘t Elzenveld which was a stones throw from Kulminator and the Nationale Bank parking garage (6€ for 24 hrs!). There was a wedding and reception that…

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So here it is, the “best beer bar in the world.” Really? Maybe. I haven’t been to every bar (yet), but Kulminator definitely didn’t disappoint. We were there on a Saturday night, immediately found a table outside and settled in for a few. It was surprisingly un-busy for a Saturday. In retrospect I’m glad we didn’t go the night before Zythos—it would have been way…

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On my hunt for cheap parking in Antwerp, I discovered something cool. At the Nationale Bank parking garage in Antwerp’s city center, when they were digging the parking garage, they uncovered a wall that was part of a defensive bastion from the 16th century. According to the parking garages’ web site, it’s one of the last reminders of the Spanish occupation. It can be seen…

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We stayed in Antwerp during Zythos Beer Festival (only a short train ride to Sint Niklaas). Didn’t do much sightseeing—we walked around the city after checking into our hotel Friday night. Ate at Mc Donald’s in the Grote Markt, where Jacob & Nicholas got R2-D2 Happy Meal toys (or “are doo deet choo” as Nicholas calls him). Looked for the Kulminator, ratebeer’s best bar in…

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