The south is one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Antwerp. After several decades of stagnation the area has seen a revival since the mid 1980s. Apartment prices had dropped significantly attracting younger people. Artists had also discovered the area.
Earlier, in 1981, a structural plan was approved which gave some protection for the architecture. The plan was also the signal for the city council to rehabilitate the South. By the end of the 1980s, many buildings had been restored.
In 1987, the new museum for modern art (MUHKA) was opened in a former grain silo. Several art galleries, a new photography museum, the opening of a new cultural centre in the Zuiderpershuis and the restoration of several grand buildings around the filled-in docks made the South more and more attractive.
More and more people moved to the many renovated apartments and trendy cafés, restaurants and ships opened. During the nineties, the South has become one of the most attractive, trendiest and safest neighbourhoods in Antwerp.
Here you'll find a mix of social houses, old lord houses, apartments and lofts. The presence of schools, sport and play-yards and green spots make living in this neighbourhood practically and pleasant.
We from Apartments Antwerp dot Com jumped on the wagon and offer furnished apartments in this exciting area.
The Meir is the name of the most famous shopping street of Antwerp.
The large avenue is free of traffic and invites many people every day to a pleasant shopping stroll in a beautiful historic surrounding. The Meir stretches from the Cathedral to Central station.
Franklin Rooseveltplaats is situated near Central station. It is the major tram and bus stop. From there busses departure to all kinds of destinations in and outside the city.
Of course there are many bars and restaurants in the area.
The paardenmarkt thanks its name to the trade in horses which were floated in the 13th century.
The Saturday horse market did not last long and changed rapidly in an international market which took place two times per year.
The horse market lured traders from all wind regions which came here to buy their "Brabantse horses".
Similar to the South, this area has lots of shops. Schools and playgrounds create the environment for a nice and pleasant living.
Here you'll find the majority of our furnished studios.
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