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Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

How much does it cost to travel to Antwerp?

You should plan to spend around $132 (€123) per day on your vacation in Antwerp. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $42 (€39) on meals
  • $13 (€12) on local transportation
  • $154 (€143) on hotels

A one week trip to Antwerp for two people costs, on average, $1,855 (€1,721). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Antwerp cost?

A one week trip to Antwerp usually costs around $927 (€860) for one person and $1,855 (€1,721) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Antwerp on average costs around $1,855 (€1,721) for one person and $3,710 (€3,441) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Antwerp will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Antwerp on average costs around $3,975 (€3,687) for one person and $7,949 (€7,375) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Antwerp has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Antwerp expensive to visit?

Prices in Antwerp are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Antwerp is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Granada or Costa Vicentina.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Antwerp Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Antwerp?

The average Antwerp trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Antwerp travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 143 ($154)
Local Transportation 1 12 ($13)
Food 2 39 ($42)
Entertainment 1 8.21 ($9)
Alcohol 2 9 - 26 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Antwerp
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Antwerp is $77 (€71). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Antwerp is $154 (€143). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Antwerp

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Antwerp based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $113. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Antwerp
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Antwerp is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (€12) per person, per day, on local transportation in Antwerp.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Antwerp
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Antwerp can vary, the average cost of food in Antwerp is $42 (€39) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Antwerp should cost around $17 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Antwerp is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Antwerp
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  • Entertainment and activities in Antwerp typically cost an average of $8.85 (€8.21) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Antwerp
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  • The average person spends about $19 (€18) on alcoholic beverages in Antwerp per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Antwerp
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  • On average, people spend $3.37 (€3.13) on bottled water in Antwerp per day. The public water in Antwerp is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Antwerp On a Budget
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Antwerp is a very popular tourist destination in Belgium. It's a lovely city in the region of Flanders and its people are known for their friendly, open and welcoming personalities. It's a very relaxed and low stress city, making it an excellent place to spend a few days in the midst of a hectic trip. The city itself is known to have a very high standard of living and a great quality of life. Antwerp is also an economic center in Belgium, because of its importance in the diamond trade. It is known as the "world's leading diamond city" with about seventy percent of all diamonds traded through Antwerp.

Antwerp has played a significant role in history, and as such, it has many buildings of different architectural styles that reflect a diversity of periods in history. The city also has many museums dedicated to educating visitors on this rich history. Mixed with the history, Antwerp is also a modern and trendy city. It has a strong influx of artists and musicians that keep the city energized and vibrant. It also has a great nightlife with a large number of fun and eclectic bars and clubs. Antwerp manages to balance both an old and new vibe, making it a great place to experience the diversity of Belgium.
Some of the top sights in the area include the Antwerp Zoo, Plantin Moretus Museum, the Cathedral of Our Lady, Carolus Borromeus Church and the Old Market Square. If you're looking to do some shopping head to the Meir. This street is near central station and is one of the most well known shopping areas in Belgium. You'll find anything you could be searching for, from high end clothing stores to great souvenir options if you're looking for something special and nice to take home.
Most tourists start their trip in the Antwerp Historical Center, which has impressive architecture and lots of history. This is where you'll find the Grote Markt and the Cathedral of Our Lady. The Southern District has many museums and art galleries. There's also a great nightlife and plenty of theaters. The Latin Quarter is a great area for shopping. There are many fashion and antique stores, as well as museums and theaters. Ossenmarkt and Beguinague is near the university, but remains a quiet area with a small town vibe. Also near the university is Stadswaag. Zuenborg is a trendy area near Antwerpen-Berchem. There is some interesting architecture and some great restaurants. The Jewish Quarter is near Central Station in the Diamond District.

Popular activities in Antwerp include taking the pedestrian tunnel in St. Anna to the left bank of the river Schelde. There's a wonderful view of the city. There are also many interesting places to bike outside of the inner city. You can rent a bike and take a tour, or simply grab a map and explore on your own. Also make sure you check out Stadspark, the city park. It's near the central station and is a great place to visit during the summer months when there are some animals around.

Popular festivals in Antwerp include Zomer van Antwerpen, that takes place during the summer and has dancing, theater and outdoor movies. Laundry is also a large dance festival in the city.
Food and Dining
As is common throughout Flanders, there are fritkoten throughout the city. These are popular places where you can get famous Belgian fries or other fried food for a cheap price. Other affordable places to grab a bite to eat include Pitta or Shoarma, sandwich places, and supermarkets. These are great places to grab a bite to eat almost any time of day. Lunch in Antwerp often includes a "smos", or a bread with several layers of garniture in it. They are quite messy to eat and are a something worth trying while you're in town. You can try them at stores like Panos or Foodmaker, or most famously, at "Jean-Pierre" near the university.

You can get around the city on buses and trams which are run by the De Lijn Company. It's possible to walk many places and it's also relatively easy to find a taxi. If you have your own car, driving is relatively pain free as the city is easy too navigate and traffic during off hours is not too bad.

The bus and tram system is relatively efficient, and although they are not always on schedule, the buses and trams usually operate at a high enough frequency that this is not a problem. It's worth buying a 10 ride card if you plan to take it more than five times. Most supermarkets and convenience stores sell them. The central bus station is near the central train station and called Franklin Rooseveltplaats. Almost all of the buses leave from here or the Antwerp-Central or Antwerp-Berchem train stations.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.