Following the example of the Flemish Government, the City of Antwerp council decided to further develop the procedure for the Scheldt Bridge. This is the preferred variant for an additional pedestrian and cyclist crossing of the Scheldt in the context of De Grote Verbinding (The Great Connection). If everything goes smoothly, the concrete specifications can…
Liège – Maastricht – Aachen train service from December 2023
Arriva is to operate a train service linking Liège in Belgium to Maastricht in the Netherlands and Aachen in Germany from December 2023. The train has been nicknamed Drielandentrein, or Three-Counties Train.
Antwerp to redevelop Sint-Anneke Beach
The City of Antwerp is drawing up a spatial implementation plan (RUP, from ‘ruimtelijk uitvoeringsplan‘) for St. Anne’s Beach on Antwerp‘s Left Bank (Linkeroever) of the Scheldt.
ANTWERP | Design team for reconstruction of Wapper chosen
The reconstruction of the Wapper, the iconic elongated square in the center of the Meir, is entering the next phase. After a consultation and a jury moment, the Council of the Mayor and Aldermen approved the award of the selected design team.
1 in 3 LGBTQIA+ people in Flanders and Brussels experienced physical aggression in the past two years
One in three LGBTQIA+ people in Flanders and Brussels has experienced physical aggression in the past two years, a new survey reports.
ANTWERP | Brabo Fountain being restored
Today, Antwerp‘s real estate and patrimony agency AG Vespa starts restoration works at the rocks at the bottom of the bronze Brabo fountain on the Grote Markt, which will take approximately three months.
ANTWERP | 2022 tourism statistics show recovery towards 2019 numbers
The City of Antwerp is happy with 2022 tourism statistics, which confirm the upward trends of 2021. “2022 confirms the positive trend that had already started in 2021: many domestic and foreign tourists found their way back to Antwerp“, the city governments says in a press release.
Antwerp to install recreational pontoon at Bonapartedok
The City of Antwerp reached an agreement with Port of Antwerp-Bruges, by which the City takes over the operation of the bridges around the Eilandje area. The city government does this after a thorough study into the optimization of the functioning of the city port area. This spring, the city will also place a new…
ANTWERP | Rubens House closed for renovation
The Rubens House in Antwerp received its very last for a while on 8 January 2023. The closure of the museum is the starting signal for the renovation of Rubens’ greatest masterpiece: the historic artist’s home.
Antwerp asks cyclists and scooter users to dismount when it’s too busy on the Meir
Last week, the City of Antwerp installed digital information kiosks near the Meir. When it is too busy to cycle or scooter, they automatically jump in and ask them to continue on foot.