Enjoy the authentic Antwerp atmosphere!
Welcome to B&B Alegria
B&B Alegria is located within a 10 minutes walking distance from Antwerp Central Station and Keyserlei, the city's main street.
Antwerp is a compact city, so you can easily explore the city by foot. Or use Antwerp's Velo/Bicycle System for a day - an easy and cheap way to discover Antwerp. Ofcourse you can always use our public transport system De Lijn for tram, subway and bus.
It's a 20 minutes walk to Antwerp's main shopping street Meir and Schuttershofstraat with its exclusive boutiques and Kammen- and Kloosterstraat with its fashion, vintage and antique shops - paradise for those who love fashion and trendy shops.
Be sure to visit Grote Markt (Main Square) with its 16th century Town Hall in neo-classical style and Brabo Statue which depicts the famous legend of how Antwerpen got its name. Fact or fiction? Who knows?
Next to the Town Hall you will find two typical Antwerp pubs called 'Engel' (Angel) and 'Bengel' (Naughty Boy) - up to you which one to pick. You might even bump into our mayor or one of the aldermen drinking a 'Bolleke', our local Antwerp beer.
Groenplaats (Green Square) used to be a cemetery, but don't worry, the graves have been removed and today the square is wellknown for its restaurants and pubs and Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Our Devine Lady's Cathedral). In the Middle Ages trade was done in this part of town, streetnames are still silent witnesses of this : Suikerrui (sugar), Kaasrui (cheese), Oude Korenmarkt (wheatmarket) etc. Walk along the impressive river Scheldt, which throughout centuries has brought prosperity and wealth to Antwerp.
B&B Alegria is located in a vibrant international district known as Permeke District with all kinds of exotic shops, restaurants and markets. International trade through Antwerp port has through the years brought a lot of migrants to Antwerp and this part of town because of its close vicinity to the port.
Since a few years young artists and and other creative minds have settled down in this district which has resulted in a lot of creative activities and festivities.
Just around the corner you will find China Town with its numerous Asian shops and oriental restaurants where you still will be served authentic oriental cuisine.
Our house is a so called 'burgerwoning' (built for middle-class people) constructed in 1928, renovated with
conservation of the original Art Deco elements but adapted to present-day's comfort.
It will be our pleasure to advice you where to find attractive places and special activities in Antwerp.
Stay longer than 4 nights and enjoy a 10% discount on regular room rate!
Call or mail us for information or reservation!
Our mini-suite has its own private bathroom with washbasin, toilet and shower, bedroom and spacious living-area.
A flatcreen TV is at your disposal. We offer free use of WiFi-network. Our rooms have airconditioning so you will enjoy your sleep during a hot summer night.
Rates per room :
Reduction of 10% when staying longer than 4 successive nights.
For reservations : please fill in this form
(first name - family name - e-mail - telephone - message) and click button 'Verstuur'
Address : Spoorstraat 19
Telephone : +32 3 232 68 45
Like in any European city it is difficult to find a parking place in centre of town, especially during weekends. The two closest public parking garages are
B&B Alegria lies within a 10 minutes walking distance from Antwerp Central Station so it is easy to visit Antwerp and the rest of Belgium by train. All information about train departures, arrivals and rates can be found on the Belgian Railways website.
Discover Antwerp by bike
Antwerp city is so compact you can visit all highlights by foot. You can rent a bike on daily basis at Antwerpen Fietshaven which is located in Antwerp Central Station or take a day pass for Antwerp Velo, an easy and cheap way to travel through our city from one Velo-station to the other.
Flemish Public Transportation Service De Lijn is responsible for public transport by tram, subway and bus in Antwerp and the region of Flanders. Service is efficient and convenient.
Just around the corner of B&B Alegria you will find subway station Elisabeth and tram station De Coninckplein.
- Line 3 : Merksem - Zwijndrecht (to town centre)
- Line 5 : Wim Saerensplein (Deurne) - Linkeroever (to town centre)
- Line 6 : Olympiade - Luchtbal (to cinema complex Metropolis)
- Line 12 : Sportpaleis (concert hall) - Bolivarplaats/Justitiepaleis
We have a non-smoking policy in our rooms. Pets are not allowed. We can only accept cash payment. Thank you!
: take a museumticket
with unlimited access to all Antwerp museums for a reduced entrance fee iand free use of public transport for two days
Discover Antwerp : get to know Antwerp in a special and different way
For the foodies among us :
Every Saturday and Sunday morning culinary journalist Daphne Aalders organises culinary walks through our neighbourhood. You will visit all kinds of exotic shops with professional guidance of Daphne. Culinary theme changes every week, from Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Moroccan to Turkish, Greek, Jewish etc.
After the walk you will prepare a meal in her cooking workshop with the ingredients from the shops you have visited. After all the 'hard' work it's time to enjoy and eat what you have prepared.
A wonderful start of your Antwerp visit! Interested?
Culinary walks start at 10am (Saturday) and 11am (Sunday) at De Coninckplein 4, just around the corner of B&B Alegria.
Adventurous walks through Antwerp acient sewage system
The renovated Antwerp sewage system or 'ruien' as they are still known reveal a part of Antwerp’s medieval history. The 1.6-km RUIen walk re-opens this piece of historic heritage once again to the public and lets you explore part of the belly of the inner city.
Take a walk with an experienced guide through the belly of a modern city, with no danger to your health and dressed in a RUI protective suit wearing boots…
A subterranean adventure and an exhibition about the history of the ruien. Once above-ground you can put any questions you might have to your guide after which you walk back above-ground to the Ruihuis.