What makes shopping in Antwerp so unique?


When it comes to fashion, Antwerp is a trendsetter. In the late 1980’s the Antwerp Six (Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee) put Antwerp fashion and lifestyle on the world map. Today the ModeNatie enjoys international renown, along with the MoMu Fashion Museum and the famous Fashion Department of Artesis University College, which it houses.


With its many pedestrian streets, flagship stores and designer boutiques, Antwerp is a true shopper’s paradise. There are shops for everyone. Hip and historical, cool and classic, trendy and traditional. The different shopping areas are within walking distance of each other.


Antwerp is the fascinating world centre for diamonds. ‘Antwerp Cut’ and ‘Antwerp Quality’ are international trade terms synonymous with perfect diamond cutting and top quality products.