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Eco-friendly travel guide to Antwerp advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Antwerp, Belgium.

Aerial view of Antwerp

  • Air quality: 3.5 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 4 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 5 / 5
  • Public transportation: 4.5 / 5
  • Parks: 4 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 4 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4 / 5
  • Safety: 4.5 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$20 - $70
  • Budget per day: US$50 - $180

Responsible Travel

Sitting along the shores of River Scheldt, Antwerp or Antwerpen is the most populous Belgium city. It is also the capital of the Antwerp province in the Flemish region of Belgium. You will find that it sits about 40 kilometers north of Brussels and is only 15 kilometers from the Dutch border. Antwerp's port is another significant part of the country as it is one of the most extensive ports in the world and ranks 2nd in entire Europe. The city is also known as a Global City worldwide for its diamond industry and trading. Antwerp homes about 1.2 million people in an area of 204.51 square kilometers. Apart from the worldwide recognition, it also homes many historical and culturally significant places that attract tourists from all over the world. It is trendy among tourists that seek a peaceful and fun environment.

  • The overall pollution levels are moderate, but the air pollution is a major one. You will find that motorized vehicles are more common than electronic cars. While visiting and exploring Antwerp, you should prefer public transports such as buses, trains, and trams as a way of moving around. These options are more affordable and also cause comparatively less pollution than other motorized personal ones.
  • You will find that the city is not that famous and comes under the least known cities of the world. Hence, the prevalence of local businesses is more than international restaurants, clothing stores, etc. Nevertheless, you will find some international shops, but you must avoid them as they will not help you learn more about the local culture. If you want to increase your local cultural knowledge, only interacting with locals and exploring the handicraft items will help you create a good trip.

Apart from these necessary measures, you must adopt various other eco-friendly practices like using recycled and reused items and opting for sustainable accommodation options. These measures might not feel like the best choice for tourists but are an excellent way to reduce over-spending at 5-star hotels or resorts and making your travel eco-friendly and responsible.

Air Quality and Pollution

When it comes to Antwerp's pollution levels, you will find that they are of moderate rates. The major contributor to pollution is harmful greenhouse gases. These gases are generated from motorized vehicles, industries, and burning items such as plastic and wood. Therefore, we can say that the air quality is not excellent, and a traveler with a respiratory illness must follow proper precautions while exploring the city.

  • PM10 – 23
  • PM2.5 – 14
  • PM10 Pollution Level – Low to Moderate
  • Pollution Index – 63.73
  • Pollution Exp Scale – 116.16

Respect the Culture

While visiting a foreign city, it is the tourist's responsibility to respect and acknowledge the local culture and traditions without creating any negative impact. The best way to appreciate the culture is to first learn about it. You can do so by interacting with the locals and attending local festivals and events.

Top 10 Places to Visit

  • Antwerpen-Centraal: The Antwerp-Central station (in Dutch: station Antwerpen-Centraal) is a Belgian train station of lines 25 from Brussels to Antwerp and 12, from Antwerp to Essen (border), located on the place Reine Astrid near Antwerp's city center, capital of the province of Antwerp in the Flemish Region. It is considered one of Belgium's most sumptuous monuments and one of the world's most beautiful stations. Since March 2007, the station's works and the redevelopment of the tracks on three levels have made it possible to directly connect to the Netherlands via a railway tunnel under the station and the city. In contrast, the station was historically a terminus station.
  • Grote Markt: It is also known as the Great City Market. It is a town square and is located in the center of the old city. It has numerous buildings that are highly elaborate as in the 16th century. The restaurants, cafes, and guild halls are all designed as in the 16th century. During Christmas, in winter, an elaborate Christmas Market is held here. Scheldt river is not very far from here. Scheldt river is just at walking distance from Grote Markt square. The major attractions here include Antwerp City Hall, The Guildhalls of Sint-Joris, de Valk, Brabo foundation, created by Jef Lambeaux. Moreover, there is a club here, also known as the Antwerp Jazz Club. These are the major tourist attractions where people can go and visit. If you love history, this is one of the best places in Antwerp.
  • Cathedral of our lady: Notre-Dame Cathedral (in Dutch Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) in Antwerp (Antwerpen) in Belgium, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is the cathedral of the diocese of the same name. Built from 1352 to 1521, it is one of the five major religious monuments in the city of Antwerp (Belgium) with the Saint-Charles-Borromée church, the Saint-André church, the Saint-Jacques church, and the Saint-Jacques church-Paul. The bell tower of Our Lady of Antwerp is part of a group of 56 belfries, and bell towers from Belgium and France inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Museum Aan de Stroom: Aan de Stroom Museum is a significant maritime and anthropological museum in Antwerp and is amongst the top-rated museums in Belgium. It sits on the edge of the Bonaparte basin on Antwerp's former port, which required an investment exceeding 50 million euros and was inaugurated on May 14, 2011. The plans for the M.A.S. were drawn up by the Rotterdam-based architectural firm Neutelings-Riedijk Architecten. The M.A.S. facade is in Indian red sandstone and is a tower 62 meters high.
  • Museum Plantin-Moretus: The Plantin-Moretus Museum (Plantin-Moretusmuseum) is a Belgian museum dedicated to printing founded and directed in the sixteenth century by Christophe Plantin. His business was continued by his direct descendants, including his son-in-law Jan Moretus. The museum is located at the Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market) in Antwerp.
  • Rubens House: It is also known as Rubenshuis. Peter Paul Rubens, a famous Flemish artist, and diplomat lived and worked here while living in Antwerp. Later, this place was renovated into a museum that was dedicated to Rubens Painting and his work. Rubens, himself designed the house, and it shows his artistic ideas. The garden which was in the courtyard had a touch of Italian architecture. The city bought the house in 1937. Then it was converted into a museum. The Rubenianum is a center and can also be called an archive, entirely dedicated to studying the Flemish artist Rubens. It sits at the end of the garden. The collection here includes paintings by Rubens and some other artists of his time. Rubens's illustrations have a self-portrait of Rubens, Adam and Eve, Annunciation, Saint Sebastian, Clara Serena Rubens, and many more. The painting includes Andriaen Drinking peasant, Antony van Dyck a self-portrait, and many more by other artists of his time.
  • De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery: De Koninck beers, including the famous Bolleke, have been brewed for years on the Mechelsesteenweg. The municipal brewery De Koninck opened a beer discovery center in 2015, opening its doors to the general public. De Koninck Brewery is where you will learn all about beer and brewery on a route that will appeal to all your senses. On the De Koninck site, you will find a miniature town where you can taste chocolate, cheese, cold cuts, and bread and where you can even go to a restaurant.
  • Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin): Antwerp Zoo is a Belgian zoological park located in the station district of Antwerp. It is the property of the Royal Society of Zoology of Antwerp (N.L.), which administers it, along with the Planckendael park. Founded on July 21, 1843, it is the oldest animal park in the country. A permanent member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums, he is involved in ex-situ conservation by participating in European programs for endangered species (EEP and B.S.E.). In 2014, the park welcomed 900,000 visitors.
  • Museum De Reede: Museum De Reede is a private museum on the Ernest van Dijckkaai in the city of Antwerp. It is in the middle of the so-called Antwerp museum island. De Reede was set up in 2017 by the Dutch art collector Harry Rutten and comprised an extensive collection of graphic visual art. It looks like a museum, but the small-scale view gives it the character of an art gallery.
  • Chocolate Nation: You might have heard the name of Belgium Chocolate. One of the famous brands of chocolate. It is mainly popular for its velvety taste and texture. It is one of the largest Chocolate museums in Antwerp. Moreover, it is located in the center of Antwerp. It shows how the famous Belgium chocolate is made using a giant machine. It also shows how the favorite Belgium chocolate gets its texture. The museum's whole tour or trip takes about 60 to 90 minutes to one hour to one and a half-hour. In this one hour to one and a half hour, you will visit fourteen spaces of various themes. It also gives the visitors a taste of multiple chocolates. After visiting here, you will indeed find out why Belgium chocolate is famous all over the world. For the visitors' convenience, this place is opened every day in a week from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Apart from the various historical and cultural sites that are usually packed with tourists, there are many other places filled with peaceful and refreshing vibes. These places can be found both inside and outside the city. You will find that the various city parks, national parks, and beaches are great for refreshing your mind and body. In contrast, the landmarks and museums are an excellent choice for exploring the less famous cultural and historical places in Antwerp.

City Parks

  • Stadspark
  • Park Spoor Noord
  • Nachtegalen Park
  • Te Boelaerpark
  • Koning Albertpark
  • Boekenbergpark
  • Droogdokkenpark

National Parks

Antwerp's city is not home to any national parks, but the De Zoom–Kalmthoutse Heide is a cross-border national park on the Belgian-Dutch border. The country homes only two national parks, out of which the Kalmthoutse Heide is the one closest to Antwerp. You can visit this national park and spend some quality time in nature and refresh your mind and body.


Sint-Annastrand is the only thing close to a beach in Antwerp. It is a sandy but grassy area sitting along the river. As the only beach type place in the city, it is quite trendy amongst the locals and tourists in summer and is packed with restaurants, street food vendors, and cafes.



  • Koning Leopold
  • Monument Schelde Vrij
  • Brabo’s Monument
  • Peter De Grote Monument
  • Steen Castle
  • Het Steen
  • Nello & Patrache Statue
Monument Schelde Vrij


  • Museum aan de Stroom
  • The Rubens House
  • Red Star Line Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Plantin-Moretus Museum
  • Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
Museum aan de Stroom


While visiting Antwerp, a prominent city in Belgium, you have to explore the local food culture. Antwerp's trip will become unsatisfactory if you do not indulge in street food, traditional items, and other exotic food items. You can visit the various conventional and modern restaurants or the local street food vendor's stalls.

Traditional Local Restaurants

  • De Pottekijker
  • Restaurant Bolivar
  • Ancien d’Anvers
  • Het Gerecht
  • ’t Foruis
  • De Zeven Schaken

Vegetarian and Vegan

  • Wild Project
  • Simone’s Kitchen
  • Greenway Antwerpen
  • Rosenobel
  • Lagash Antwerpen
  • Camion Antwerpen

Street Food

  • Chocolates: Chocolates are a specialty of Belgium; here, you will find different varieties of chocolates to consume. Belgium chocolate contains 100% cocoa butter, and it has pure cocoa butter.
  • Mousle Frites: It is one of the main dishes of mussels and fries which is originated from Belgium. It comes under French food items in which Mousle means mussels and Frites are fries. It is considered the national dish. It is the second favorite dish in France, narrowing losing to magnet de canard.
  • Fish 'n Chips: It is a hot dish which consists of fried fish in batter served along with chips. The food item is technically originated in England and is a Fusion of all Belgium fried potatoes with Iberian fried fish.
  • Croquettes: It is one of the starter kind of snack which is served before the main dish. It is the most common food in many countries. The base of the croquettes consists mainly of bechamel sauce. Other ingredients include fish or cheese, ham or chicken, and sometimes vegetables too.

Other street food items include:

  • Moules Frites
  • Liege Waffles
  • Stoemp
  • Waterzooi
Moules Frites are mussels with fries


  • Jenever: It is an alcoholic beverage and is a traditional liquor in Belgium, Netherlands, and other countries. It is a juniper flavored liquor with a neutral taste, something like vodka or malt wine. The difference is that it has a smooth texture and malty flavor.
  • Beer: It is one of the famous drinks in Antwerp. Belgium has a variety of beers. Be it pale larger, amber ales, Flemish red ales, brown ales, stout Belgium have all of it. Moreover, here this elaborate beer culture is accompanied by intricate beer glassware. Different types of beers are served in various kinds of glasses. For example, Gueze Iambic beer is done in a flute glass, and so on.
  • Advocaat: It is traditionally a Dutch beverage. It is an alcoholic beverage with an alcohol content of approximately 14% to 20%. It contains a mixture of egg yolks, brandy, sugar, and vanilla. Sometimes, to enhance the taste, honey is added instead of sugar added, and cream adds texture.
  • Duvel: It is a drink which got its fame in Belgium. It has an alcoholic content of 8.5%. It is traditionally made from yeast, which is brought from Scotland. One of the exciting things is that the fermentation takes place inside the bottle. It has a very smooth texture with spicy, citric, with floral aromas.
  • Witbier: It is a drink which has an ancient origin, and to date, it is made in the same traditional way. As per the texture, it is pale, crisp, and cloudy. Like other Belgium drinks, it has a smooth consistency. As per the taste, it tastes malty sweet and a very little or sometimes no hop taste. Some people preferably add coriander and orange zest to give it a more citric flavor to improve the taste.
Hasseltse jenever


Antwerp's tap water is fit for drinking because of the low drinking water pollution and proper quality tests. The water in the city comes from the Albert Canal. There is the main dam in the town known as Antwerp Water Works, which provides water to the entire city and its surroundings. This dam produces around 150,000,000 m³ of water with total revenue of a hundred million Euros. In 1832 this city was severely affected by the cholera epidemic, which lasted for two years and claimed a few thousand lives. From 1832 to 1892, the cholera epidemic infected 5000 people, out of which 3000 people died.

Organic Cafés

For people who consider their health their priority, this café will serve the best healthy food. Organic cafes are best for health as the ingredients used in the dishes served are entirely free from chemicals and harmful pesticides. The elements are freshly taken from their farms or by local farmers for fresh daily ingredients, supporting local farmers. The dishes might cost slightly higher because they have to maintain their farms, but this café doesn't compromise health quality and taste.

  • The Plant Corner
  • Kop of munt
  • O.K.O.Z. Antwerp
  • Native
  • Organic foodbar
  • Plant B
  • Greenway Antwerpen
  • Wild Project
  • Café Kamiel
  • Murnifood


Breweries are a place where beers are made and sold. Some of the beers which are produced here are either for commercial purpose or for serving the local. Some of the breweries are only set for the locals because they don't want to establish their business overseas; therefore, they sell their beer only here or within the country. There are many microbreweries present here. A microbrewery is a brewery that produced 15,000 gallons of beer; three-fourths of its sale is off-side. There are many beers with different serving types; some have self-serviced unlimited beers at one time cost. Some beerhouses have taps attached with a large flask filled with beer accompanied by various other beers to self-service yourself.

  • De Koninck - Antwerp City Brewery
  • Noorderpershuis
  • Brouwerij Brochus
  • Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie, Brouwerij & Taproom
  • Ginger Tipple
  • Brouwerij Luypaerts
  • Beerlovers Bar
  • Beer Central Antwerp
  • Brouwerij De Arend bvba
  • V.Z.W. Captain Beerheart Foundation


There are many activities of different activities in this city. If you love nature, animals or sports, this city consists of all activities. There are many zoos and national parks present in Antwerp to protect animals and their habitats and attract tourists and locals. You can visit cathedrals and museums to gain knowledge along with fun about how ancient people of their city lived and their innovations and artistic architecture. Other than this there are gardens which will be best for you to walk.

  • Visit Cathedrals
  • Visit Museums
  • Visit Gardens
  • Visit Zoo
  • Visit Townsquare

Yoga and Retreats

Yoga is a collection of various ancient methods that provide flexibility and peace to the body, reducing stress and depression and better sleep. Many yoga methods affect different parts of the body. You can take a membership of various yoga studios, which will help you with their expertise and will help you to correct it. There are many gardens where you can perform yoga by yourself in a new environment.

  • AntwerpYoga
  • Bikram Yoga
  • Yoga South
  • Radiant Light Yoga
  • Time for Yoga VZW Antwerpen
  • Iyengar Yoga Antwerpen
  • Yoga Factory
  • One Yoga Antwerp
  • Inspirational Yoga Antwerpen


There are many types of accommodation with different prices available in this city. The cost of various housing depends on the facilities, luxuries, and security they are offering. Here, accommodation options are divided into four categories Green Hotels, Apartments, Hostels & guesthouses, and Camping areas. Every class is fit for different types of people with different needs and situations. Green hotels are other hotels certified in greenery by the State Government or any regulatory body. They adopt many eco-friendly measures to protect the environment. Hostels & Guesthouses are best for a solo traveler who does not want any luxurious facilities and is okay with the necessary facilities. Hostel rooms are budget-friendly and allow solo travelers to find new friends in hostels or guesthouses because some of the hostel rooms are of shared type, the breakfast is complimentary in many hostels. Apartments are best if you want to stay for a longer time in this city. You will get complete privacy, and this will help you in becoming independent. Camping is best for nature and adventure lovers, there are many camping grounds available in this city.

Raddison Blu Antwerp

Green Hotels

  • Hotel Matelote - Boutique hotel Antwerp
  • Hotel Indigo Antwerp - City Centre
  • Hotel ibis Antwerpen Centrum
  • Hotel NH Collection Antwerp Centre
  • Hotel Mercure Antwerp City South
  • Hotel De Witte Lelie
  • Hotel Julien
  • Hotel 't Sandt Antwerpen
  • Novotel Antwerpen
  • Best Western Hotel Docklands

Hostels and Guest Houses

  • The A.S.H. - Antwerp Student Hostel
  • Boomerang Antwerp
  • Antwerp Hostel
  • Abhostel
  • Hostel Pulcinella
  • Antwerp City Hostel
  • Bohemian House
  • La Liberté
  • Casa Zurenborg Guest House Antwerpen
  • Antwerp Diamond Hotel
  • The Collector's House


  • Perfect Flat
  • Antwerp Apartments
  • For Rent Antwerp
  • Housing Antwerp
  • Cadix 35 - Furnished Apartments Antwerp
  • Bizzflats
  • Belgielei 38 Apartment
  • Belgium Residences
  • Studio Flats Antwerp


If you are seeking accommodation through Couchsurfing in Antwerp, then there are many excellent opportunities available. You will find that the locals are amicable and love to help out tourists. Many locals also offer tourists an option to stay with them at their homes free of cost. You can even lookup for Couchsurfing hosts on the Couchsurfing website and deal with the host before visiting Antwerp.


  • Camping Vlasaard
  • Camping de Molen
  • Camperplaats Vogelzang
  • Camping De Watertoren
  • Noordkasteel
  • Nachtegalen Park
  • Athena naturistencamping
  • Camping Floreal Het Veen
  • Camping Het Veen vzw

How to Get There

There is no direct way of transportation to get to this city; therefore, you have to reach Belgium, and from there, you will have many options available to travel to this city.


Antwerp International Airport is serving Antwerp and is located at 5.4 km towards the south of this city. The elevation of this Airport is 39 feet and has a small passenger terminal providing necessary facilities consisting of a serving desk and a bar and restaurants. The allied force of Germany used this Airport during World War 2. This Airport is not fit for larger aircraft as the runway of the Airport is very short. The flights have limited connections with only a few cities like London Malaga, Murcia, Nador. In 2019 this Airport served 360,330 passengers. If you live in Asian countries, this is not a possible way to reach the city by direct flights; therefore, you have to go to Belgium, and from there, you can take a domestic flight to the town.

Antwerp International Airport


There are intercity buses which are available to travel to this city from its neighboring towns. The buses are well furnished and are provided with facilities like charging points, snacks, and beverages corners with ample space for comfort. These are customized seats as the seats are reduced to increase the area for the passengers. You can opt to pay the bus fare in cash to the conductor. There are many private buses which might give you a bus ride at a lesser price, but the facilities would be different therefore private buses are advised only when you want to travel for a day not for a night.

Bus in Antwerp


There is a central railway station which was built in 1905. The national railway services of Belgium operate this railway station. There is a train hall which was constructed of iron and glass. The length and height of this station are 185 meters and 43 meters. However, this railway station has faced some damages in World War 2 by air rockets, but this railway station was so good that the missiles could not cause much damage. There are intercity trains which reach this station.

Premetro-Train entering Station Groenplaats in Antwerp


Hitchhiking is possible from nearby cities as there are many highways from which this city is connected with various other cities. You will experience a lot of traffic on these highways, which will be very good for you to hitchhike. You have to attract any vehicle going in the same way. The locals are accommodating towards travelers.


There are many other ways to reach this city, and those are a taxi or a bike ride. Due to excessive air pollution, it is not advised to use a cab to increase your carbon footprints.

Moving Around

Walking around this city is relatively safe, but the area makes it impossible to cover by walking; therefore, there are buses, bicycles, and other transportation to move around.


Antwerp city is spread over a large area; therefore, walking can be done as a part of your exercise. This city is safe for nightwalkers. There are various gardens and parks available for walking in the morning or the evening. It is the only way of moving around that will not cost you even a single penny.


There are bicycles which are available for rent. Some bikes are placed on the road for public use at a minimal charge. This city focuses on health; therefore, bicycles' rent is significantly less used only for maintenance. It is an excellent way to get a first-hand experience of the local culture and people’s livelihood by observing the people and activities on the road.

A parking lot full of bicycles in Antwerp

Electronic Vehicles

Presently, there is no need for electronic vehicles in Antwerp because the pollution rates are moderate, and the locals don't use motorized vehicles much. You can find electronic bicycles at a few stores. They are a great way of moving around, explore, and not get tired.

Public Bus

Public buses are available at different bus stations and cover the entire city. The bus charges are less, and if you don't want to pay cash, you can get a traveler’s pass to travel around this city. It is not the fastest way of moving around Antwerp but is a great way to explore the city and interact with the locals and fellow travelers.

Tram, Train and Subway

There are some metro trains and trams available in Antwerp that are among the most efficient ways to travel. You will find that they are a standard transportation mode amongst the locals because it is very affordable and wide-spread. You can use the trains and trams to reach different tourist spots, markets, and even the outskirts.

A tram in Antwerp

Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable shopping includes shopping for various products that support health and the environment. Sustainable shopping is budget-friendly and is best for people who love the environment and their health. The products made with eco-friendly measures, including natural resources for electricity like solar energy or wind energy, create electricity. Sustainable shopping includes products which are made from the organic compound with less use of machines and chemicals. Clothes are made of natural fabrics and natural colors free from color dyes, which are harmful to clothes. As the dresses are made up of raw materials, it includes a lot of hand-made work rather than machines, creating employment for society. Some food market vendors make food on the spot, which gives various customers quality and hygiene satisfaction. The Flea market is well maintained, with dustbins placed in front of every vendor.

Food Markets

  • The Plant Corner
  • Exotic Food Market
  • Groeten en fruitmarkt villegastraat
  • Graré American Food Store
  • Carrefour
  • A-mini Market
  • M.I.M. Supermarkt
  • The Barn Bio Market - Antwerpen

Flea Markets

  • Sunday Flea Market
  • Rommelmarkt Dageraadplaats (Seasonal)
  • Goegekregen - Rommelmarkt langs de Antwerpse
  • Goegekregen in 't Stadspark (Seasonal)
  • Goegekregen op het Theatreplein (Seasonal)
  • Rommelant
  • Goegekregen - Rommelmarkt in ‘t Park (Seasonal)
  • Brocantemarkt

Second Hand Stores

  • Think Twice
  • Oxfam Boutique Antwerpen
  • Pardaf
  • LabelLOV
  • 4 seasons
  • Ann-Vers II Hands
  • TB40
  • The Kringwinkel Antwerp
  • Re: Jules Vintage
  • Tweedehandshandel Marc


  • Supergoods Antwerpen
  • F.A.A.M.
  • Juttu
  • Sienna Boutique
  • Labels Inc.
  • Boutique Bellerose Adults (Anvers)
  • Mandragora
  • Riot Vintage Shop
  • Essentiel Antwerp
  • Closed Shop Women
  • Weekday
  • Scoopstore Antwerpen


Recycling means reusing products used by converting them into a new form. Various elements can be recycled, making it a different way. Elements like tin, plastic, paper, and many more can be recycled. Recycling saves a lot of energy, which would be required in creating a fresh product. Recycling also saves a lot of lands, which would be necessary for dumping waste. Recycling also generates a lot of jobs, which is beneficial for society. There are many recycling plants present in Antwerp.


Waste management of the city is average efficient because 56% of the total population has an issue with the garbage disposal. Waste management consists of all the activities which are required in managing and disposing of waste. The activities include collection, transport, treatment, removal, and monitoring waste. Different types of waste have varied methods for their management and disposal. There are two types of disposal methods - landfill and incineration. A dump is a prominent place in which waste is disposed of by burying. It is the oldest form of waste treatment. Incineration is a method in which the waste is converted into residue or gaseous products. This treatment is also known as thermal treatment. Various dustbins are kept all over the city, but the policies regarding waste are quite lenient. As a responsible traveler, you must throw trash only in dustbins and reduce plastic use.

Work and Study Abroad

There are many options which are available in case of jobs. You can also get blue-collar jobs with daily wages. If you are well-educated, you will get excellent job opportunities, including tourist guides, or open your store. You can very well connect with local agencies, which will help you find the right position. You can submit your education qualifications and other achievements, and they will find you the right job in exchange for their fees. Contacting these agencies is not a tough job. You can very well study here as this city has famous universities and schools, giving you excellent knowledge of things. The fees are not too high and are easily affordable. You can learn various languages and your regular studies, which will help you connect easily with locals and tourists from other countries without a language barrier.

Exchange Student

The International University of Antwerp is the university in Antwerp that provides student exchange facilities. The students are sent to other foreign countries to complete their remaining degree. You can apply to this university, and if you are selected, you will be called for a personal interview. If the result came positively, you would be a student of this university. This university is spread over the right area and provides various other facilities, including sports and studies. The education is well qualified in this city and offers good students. The lecture rooms of this college are cleaned and well-maintained. It is a very famous university in this city.

Au Pair

An au pair is a person from a foreign country who stays with a local family and helps them by taking care of their child. There are many types of available opportunities because many families have working parents and are always searching for their child's care. Also, this city's crime rates are meager; therefore, there is no chance of getting scammed. You must be humble and kind to the family and their child who hired you as their au pair.


Volunteering is a great way to indulge in some societal improvement activities while visiting Antwerp. The city is home to many non-governmental and non-profit organizations whose primary focus is to spread awareness about crucial issues and solve them efficiently. As a tourist, you can participate in such activities and play your role as a responsible tourist.

  • Ngo Bvba
  • Service Civil International
  • Human Development Projects Human Development Projects
  • N.G.O. Health Benefits
  • Exchange vows
  • Adviescentrum Migrate
  • Apopo vzw
  • Via via
  • Pay one
  • DAKlozenhulp Antwerpen

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