Friday, 5 April 2013

Must Visit Shopping Centre- Antwerp

Having visited Antwerp in Belgium over Easter, I have to say that I visited one of the grandest shopping centres I have ever been in!

A fire in 2000 resulted in the hall originally used for exhibitions and events burn down to its skeleton.  The Stadsfeestzaal was rebuilt over 7 years exactly to the same specifications as before, due to its listed property status.  The centre was reopened in 2007.

Although the shops are few, the hall lies on the main high street in Antwerp, and contains a main must-visit attraction- the circular Laurent Perrier champagne bar which sits high above the ground on a large stem creating what appears to be a giant champagne glass, and delivering a panoramic view of the hall.

A view from outside

champagne bar

Ornate decoration sets this centre apart from most

1 comment:

  1. Antwerp is just awesome! I love shopping there: it had a lot of shops very close to the train station, it's atmosphere is nice, it's nice to just walk there, etc.
    Nice article!