“Zalig in Antwerpen” are two holiday homes in the historic part of the Belgian city on the Scheldt river. In the old townhouses, exposed brick walls, old oak wood ceilings and original tiled floors set a contrast to floors and fixtures with a tadelakt-like coating, steel elements and natural materials.
The house at Leuwenstraat 9 is perfect for a stay of up to ten people. On the ground floor, which once housed a popular “Volkscafé”, you will find the holiday home’s dining room and open kitchen. The bistro-like decor – small tables lined up next to each other, a long bench and a kitchen that looks like a bar counter – has the flair of a restaurant. The third floor living room, with a gas fireplace and built-in sofas, has a relaxed club atmosphere. The bedrooms on the first and second floors are fitted with a double bed each, as well as bunk beds dating to the original townhouse, and sleep up to four people. There is another bedroom for two people under the roof.
Up to 14 guests can be accommodated in the house at Lange Ridderstraat 77. On the ground floor, in addition to the kitchen and dining area, there is also a sitting area by the fireplace and a sleeping gallery for two people. On the first and second floor there are a total of four bedrooms – each with its own bathroom – in the typical “Zalig style”.
What to do
Sightseeing in the port, art and fashion in Antwerp’s centre.
Why we like this house
Historic charm meets industrial style and bohemian chic: an exciting mix right in the historic centre of Antwerp.
This house is great for
Big families and holidays with friends. The house can also be booked for events, workshops or meetings.
Details of the property
Region/Town: BE – Belgium, Antwerp
Name: Zalig In Antwerpen
Scenery: In the center of Antwerp city and its fashion district
Number of guests: up to 10 people (Leeuwenstraat 9), up to 14 people (Lange Riddersstraat 77)
Architecture: Old & new
Completed: 2017( Leeuwenstraat 9), 2018 (Lange Riddersstraat 77)
Design: Stefaan Van Dyck | Kathleen Cassiers (renovation and interior design)
Published: Die Presse 3/2020 et al