Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders. It has more diamonds shining in the shops than any other place in the world. The shops in Antwerp almost look like museums. You—almost literally—find a start-up around every corner.
Antwerp offers everything you need to have a good time and it does that in a slightly different way than other cities. What is the secret? The city and its residents are convinced that there is always something newer and better to be found. They don’t follow but create.
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center is located in the heart of the city of Antwerp, just a ten minute walk from the historic city centre. Its location next to Antwerp Central Station guarantees easy accessibility by public transport, with train, tram, and bus stops within walking distance. A good number of car parks are also available in the vicinity.
Travel and Accessibility
The city is easily reachable by car and coach because of its location on a crossroads of European motorways.
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center is situated in a low emission zone (LEZ) which the city of Antwerp is reinforcing as of 1 February 2017 to enhance air quality. The most polluting vehicles are banned from the city centre. Use the online test to see if your car is allowed to enter the zone and demand a temporary permit or day pass if need be.
Navigation address: Koningin Astridplein 20, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
PARKING WITH DISCOUNT
At Parking Station ZOO (formerly Nova), visitors of Flanders Meeting & Convention Center get a special discount. They pay €4 for a day ticket. Don't forget to ask attendants at Flanders Meeting & Convention Center to validate your parking ticket! A good number of car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of Flanders Meeting & Convention Center. Electronic signposts announce the location of car parks and free spaces (purple zone). The nearest car park is Q-Park.
Visitors flying to Brussels International Airport profit from a direct train connection to Antwerp Central Station.
Brussels International Airport has about 75 airlines with over 200 destinations. There is also a smaller airport nearby; the Antwerp airport. This is located only fifteen minutes outside the city centre and currently offers direct flights to and from London City airport.
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center is located next to the famous Antwerp Central Station. This station is considered to be one of the most beautiful stations worldwide with both national and international connections. Thanks to its central location in Europe, connection times to major cities are short and comfortable. Antwerp has high speed rail connections with Paris, Amsterdam, London and Cologne. The train journey to Brussels International Airport takes only 34 minutes. All information, timetables, and fares can be found on the SNCB website.
Over 20 tram and bus routes stop within 250 metres from Flanders Meeting & Convention Center. For detailed information please visit the route planner.