You only have to get yourself across the border of the Netherlands and you are already in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Antwerp. This port city on the Scheldt has a wealth of historical stories, street art and hidden gems. And all this within walking distance.
We will tell you the coolest street art here, because 't Stad is bursting with huge murals. So forget those historic buildings and museums and just go for a walk with your tassie, because Antwerp has really brought up quite a few street art artists over the years.
1. Baroque meets Street art
Street art can be pure baroque and artist Rise One proves this with his monumental ode to the city. A fine example of calligraphy that refers to Antwerp as the baroque city. You can find this work at the Eiermarkt number 7!
2. The bicycle bridge of Berchem station
The large structure under the Berchem-Station bicycle bridge is based on Park Brialmont. There are 5 animal species near the city that you would not expect. Bart Boudewijn, also known as SMOK, made a design with the 5 most important animals; the fox, the newts, the cormorant, a kingfisher and a bat. Since the client wanted a lot of color, he divided the background into dynamic areas and filled it in as a rainbow. SMOK has also painted a graphic representation of the park.
3. Humain by Matthias Schoenaerts AKA Zenith
All these works cannot be found in our tassie tour, because you already know them! Are you planning to spend a weekend in Antwerp? Then throw our tassie over your shoulder to discover the city as it really is. Full of great stories about history, art and culture.