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Antwerp Belgium, cityscape at sunset

Plan your visit

Make your visit to Antwerp hassle-free with our host's round-up of where to stay and what to see around Antwerp.

Where to stay 

If you are attending the conference, you can book your stay in Antwerp via the Antwerp Convention Bureau's online booking tool. The tool provides an overview of hotels and special rates that have been secured for the conference participants.

How to book

Please follow the steps in this order

  1. Go to the online booking tool
  2. Enter the discount code UAACB19 and click on ‘Validate’
  3. Enter the arrival and departure dates and click on ‘Search
  4. You’ll see an overview of all available hotels and their best available rate, including any cancellation conditions
  5. Choose a hotel and book your room.

Book your stay

Please note: All bookings can be made via the booking link or directly with the hotel of your choice. ECPR is not responsible for hotel bookings, nor for correspondence entered into with either party. Please see the respective websites for booking terms and con

Disclaimer: When arranging travel and accommodation, please ensure that your booking is refundable. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance. ECPR is not liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation made by participants.

Where to eat and drink

Please find below some suggestions for coffee, snacks, lunch and dinner in Antwerp. All places listed are within a walking distance from the conference venue.

A complimentary Gala Dinner is planned for Thursday 13 July to which all participants are warmly invited. Please note that lunch will be provided at the conference venue on Thursday 13 July.

Please note that coffee, tea and other drinks will be provided at the conference venue during the scheduled breaks.

District 1 min
Coffee and light lunch

Vandoagis't 4 min
Coffee and tea

Chipz 1 min
Sandwiches and fries

Kool & Zo 4 min
Salad bar and soup

’t Winkeltje 3 min
Coffee, sandwiches and soup

Please note that lunch will be provided at the conference venue on Thursday 13 July.

Kalura Pizza 2 min

ViaVia Travel Café 6 min
International cuisine and drinks

Grand Café Horta 7 min

Bourla 8 min
Varied menu

BOHM & Berkel 3 min
Varied menu including typical Belgian food

Fiera 4 min
Fine cuisine

There are many more lovely restaurants in other areas of the city (a little further away from the venue):

  • Old city centre, particularly on the Oude Koornmarkt and the Groenplaats.
  • The Little Island (‘t Eilandje), around the MAS Museum
  • The South (Zuid), particularly in the streets around the Leopold de Waelplaats

What to see

Antwerp is a metropolis on a human scale and it's no surprise that there is plenty to do.

Antwerp boasts numerous must-see sites including the Cathedral of our Lady, the Grote Markt, Het Steen, MAS Museum on the Stream, the Port House, and more.

But even after exploring all these, many exciting activities await. Consider a visit to the newly renovated Royal Museum of Fine Arts or a tour of the De Koninck City Brewery,

From fascinating museums and fun sights right to surprising spots and architectural delights: you'll never tire of Antwerp! Discover more here. 

All conference participants are invited to the Guided Boat Tour of the Antwerp Port, free of charge. Find out more about the tour and how to register below.

Wednesday 12 July, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Departure and arrival: Steenplein boat dock (near the city centre)

*Pre-registration is required. The link to the pre-registration form will be sent to registered conference participants in early June.

The port of Antwerp is Europe’s second largest and most sustainable port and definitely worth having a closer look at. It has been a vital link in global trade since the Middle Ages. Over eight centuries the Port has grown from a modest river port to one of the world’s leading ports. Covering an area of 12,068 hectares, about the size of 16,900 football pitches, the Antwerp port area is one of the largest in the world. Today, 150,000 people contribute to this success story, working together towards a flourishing and sustainable future for the Port of Antwerp and its surroundings!

During a guided boat tour, explore this fascinating part of Antwerp. You will get a unique view of the city, including the Cathedral, the MAS, the new Harbour House, the locks and the Oosterweel connection. Find out about the port’s past and present, the operation of the port, the tides, and the disappeared polder villages. Discover what the port means for our economy and sustainability.