The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra is the symphony orchestra of Flanders and is based in the new Queen Elisabeth Hall, just opposite Queen A Antwerp. The orchestra wants to move and inspire you with top-level concert experiences and has a varied season on offer. Complete you stay in Antwerp with a classical concert in the most beautiful concert hall. Go to www.antwerpso.be for a complete overview of all the concerts.
‘Smaakmeesters’ is a culinary event where several food service industry businesses treat people with delicious snacks and drinks. During the opening weekend the city centre is transformed into a giant food market where you can taste all the great food that the ‘Smaakmeesters’ will present to you.
China Light ZOO is a show for young and old where the ZOO of Antwerp is being transformed into a beautiful light spectacle. Several Chinese artists work together to create different objects full of light and colours. The walking route is clearly indicated with lit arrows so you would not miss a thing!
This year, Stan van Samang celebrates his 10 year anniversary as a singer and he does so by holding two concerts in the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. With his newest albums ‘Stan van Samang’ and his previous album ‘Liefde voor publiek’ he has lots of hits to make the public go crazy. To celebrate his jubilee he will also bring some musical guests, but those will remain a surprise for the public!
On December 9 it’s the kick off of the yearly Christmas Market in Antwerp. At different locations throughout the city there are Christmas stalls selling mulled wine, jenever, sweets and Christmas gadgets. Of course you can also go ice skating on the giant ice skating rink in the city centre. When you got some time left you should definitely go for a ride on the Ferris wheel to get an amazing view over the city.
On the 29th of December you can come to the Sportpaleis in Antwerp where the Harry Potter movie ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ will be shown on a huge screen. The story comes to live with the beautiful music of John Williams during a live concert. Tickets are available from €50 to €70.