Antwerp

Tips and Articles in Antwerp

Unless you are a diamond dealer on business flying from New York, you are likely to arrive in Antwerp, as I did, by rail. Likely too you will be traveling via a larger city, because Antwerp—as opposed to Paris or Amsterdam or London, from which it...
Foodies Itinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald.Highlights: A gourmand’s tour of the Rhône Valley, including a cooking class at Alain Ducasse’s École...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
q. Where can I stay in London for no more than $150 a night?--G.W.C., Hopkinsville, Ky.a. London is expensive, but there are deals to be found, even near Buckingham Palace. Just steps from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden's best bargain ...
Moment is one of the fashion world's most popular words. Unlike Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame, a moment doesn't imply a flash of celebrity. In fashion, it's a unanimous nod of approval from a powerful inner circle of style-setting magazine edit...
At the new fashion museums popping up across Europe, you can put this season's micro-minis and kaleidoscopic prints into historic context. Zandra Rhodes has just opened the Fashion and Textile Museum (83 Bermondsey St.; 44-207/403-0222; www.ftmlo...
OCCUPATION Conductor HOME BASE Brussels BAROQUE ORIGINS As the founder in 1970 of the Collegium Vocale Gent, Herreweghe, now 57, revolutionized the performance of Bach's cantatas and other vocal works by hewing to the musical style of the period i...
VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily available-- you won't see ads in your Sunday paper, and your travel agent won't have a clue. So ...
It’s not every B&B that encourages guests to be on intimate terms with the work of Europe’s most avant-garde jewelry designers. Just 20 minutes from Antwerp, and a half-hour from Brussels and Ghent, Galerie Sofie Lachaert (30 St. Jozefstraat, Tiel...
You won’t hear locals bragging about it, but Antwerp’s the best ‘little big town’ in northern Europe,” says Ben Bolduck, the American sous-chef at the Michelin-starred Dôme (2 Grote Hondstraat; 32-3/239-9003; dinner for two $220), the city’s hotte...
Some people's idea of a dream trip is lying supine on a beach for hours and then having a nice dinner. I suppose this sort of thing has its charms, but for me, nothing beats wandering around a drizzly Northern European city staring wide-eyed at gl...