Between the city and the harbor, surrounded by the water of the Docklands and the Scheldt, you will find the Eilandje (The Little Island).
The Eilandje dates back to 1550 and is Antwerp’s oldest port area. It also includes the two oldest docks of the city: Bonaparte and Willem.
This old port district has undergone massive reconstruction and has enjoyed a great revival in recent years. The neighborhood is now a lovely place for a stroll thanks to pleasant promenades, renovated roads, and upgraded buildings. Old warehouses and sheds have been converted into trendy restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Artist ateliers and stunning architectural projects have popped up left and right, making the area the most dynamic and hippest hotspot in Antwerp, a must-visit.
The most eye-catching sight is with no doubt the MAS museum. Even if you are not planning to visit the museum, you have a complimentary entrance to the rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city.