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.
The City of Antwerp and the District of Antwerp have fully approved plans to turn the Schuttershofstraat into a fully pedestrian shopping area. The Schuttershofstraat, running parallel to the Meir, is known for the more high-end and expensive shops.
It’s that time of the year again: Antwerp Pride and Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. Pride focuses on the second weekend of August: from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14. AQAF runs from 5 to 28 August. In 2022, Antwerp Pride turns 15 and looks 15 years into the future under the banner of ‘Queertopia‘. AQAF hasn’t…
Under the umbrella slogan ‘Allemaal Antwerpenaar‘ – ‘All Antwerpians‘ – the City of Antwerp launched a campaign to thank citizens to stand up against discrimination and intimidation, to motivate people to speak up and to stand up and providing tools to do so.
From Saturday 11 July, face masks or other face coverings are mandatory in all shops, in museums, in cinemas, in theaters, in shopping malls, in conference rooms, in libraries, in rooms of worship (churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, …) and generally everywhere people come together indoor in Belgium.
Since Monday 11 May, retail has reopened in Belgium. I went to Antwerp‘s Meir, Shopping Stadsfeestzaal and De Wilde Zee.
On Monday, retail will resume business but not as usual. The City of Antwerp has installed signage and Shopping Stadsfeestzaal went in overdrive.
When all shops can open on Monday 11 May in light of coronavirus COVID-19 deconfinement, it will be special. The City of Antwerp introduces on-way shopping streets and keeping right for pedestrians.