This important sight in Ghent is a castle with a very turbulent past, closely intertwined with the complex—often stormy—political and social history of the city.Read more
Escape the hectic everyday life and enjoy the beautiful nature sceneries of the Kempen, a beautiful flat landscape that has a lot of historic buildings and heritage to admire as well.
Day 3: Meet Corsendonk
Check-in Corsendonk Priory Hotel (highly recommended, not included) or similar
The Priory of Corsendonk is a beautiful, ancient monument located in the Campine Region in the province of Antwerp. Originally founded in 1395, this former monastery is a gorgeous specimen of medieval architecture. Its vault, monumental Chapter Hall, and well-preserved attic form a beautiful historical backdrop for all your celebrations, seminaries, or weekends. The vast estate, with renaissance gardens, and the green surroundings of the picturesque Campine Region make the hotel an oasis of peace of quiet, as well as a perfect starting point for cycling, walking, and nature outings.
4-course dinner in the Corsendonk Priory hotel (not included)
The Priory of Corsendonk lies like a pearl in the Antwerp Campine Region, surrounded by untouched woods and pastures. The medieval setting of the former convent, with its arched cellar and monumental chapter hall, will make for an unforgettable experience.
Day 5: Enjoy Antwerp
Check-in Boutique Hotel Julien**** (recommended, not included) or similar
In the heart of the historic city of Antwerp, you will find the upscale and beautifully designed Hotel Julien. This urban retreat offers guests an oasis of tranquillity in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Situated in two 16th century properties, the hotel has been lovingly restored and authentic features are effortlessly combined with contemporary furnishings to offer you every comfort.
Free time (Shopping)
Shopping in Antwerp is a real experience that perfectly fits with Antwerp’s status as a fashion city. Whatever your personal style, you are sure to find elegant pieces from large fashion houses, trendy boutiques, small independent shops, and avant-garde concept stores. They are all within walking distance in a city that is both hip and historic, cool and classic, trendy and traditional.