Antwerp

TRIED & TESTED: THE JANE ANTWERP

March 24th, 2014

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Tomorrow The Jane in Antwerp will open its doors: the new restaurant of Sergio Herman and Nick Bril. When they announced in February you could book a table, the line was almost immediately flat. Within a few hours, they listed more than a thousand (!) tables as reserved. Ofcourse everyone wonders what Sergio Herman and Nick Bril have in mind with The Jane, because Oud Sluis, with three Michelin stars, was obviously a huge success. In December they closed the doors for good and tomorrow almost the entire team continues working with the same passion for The Jane.

Its striking feature is that it’s a complete concept. It is not only about the amazing dishes, and believe me, during the seven-course tasting menu I went from one taste sensation to the other, but really everything you can think of is carried out in detail. I like to tell you what caught my eye, but I think that, just as you see something different in the windows designed by Studio Job everytime you look at them, there’s far more to discover.

Let’s start with the location. The restaurant is housed in a former chapel of a military hospital in Antwerp and designer Piet Boon has decided to keep that feature visible. Even play with it. Where the priest Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BALLS & GLORY ANTWERP

December 30th, 2013

Balls & Glory Antwerp

Most striking feature:

Their meatballs ofcourse. Balls & Glory began their mission of introducing the finest meatballs to the Belgium public in Ghent a few years ago (and after that in Brugge). When I was there last year there was a line of people waiting to get in. That shows how popular they are. Wim Ballieu (what’s in a name?) is the owner and recently won a Golden Palm for most innovative restaurant concept with Balls & Glory. There wasn’t a lot of time to celebrate because he had to work on the opening in Antwerp. The newest Balls & Glory is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: ESPOO BUTIK ANTWERP

December 29th, 2013

Espoo Butik Antwerp

Most striking feature:

The wall with beauty products of La Bruket (from Sweden)? The dish cloths from Ferm Living (Denmark)? Or a calendar of Hay (Denmark)? The newly opened espoo butik Antwerp sells Scandinavian inspired products but also pillows of Donna Wilson or towels (United Kingdom) of Mae Engelgeer (The Netherlands). In a beautiful restored building in ‘t Zuid. Very close to Read more…


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WIN: MUUTO E27 LAMP FROM ESPOO ANTWERP

January 16th, 2012

This contest has ended. You can see the winner here

Espoo, the ultracool design store in Antwerp, gives one lucky reader of Petite Passport a gift we all dream of. The Muuto E27 socket lamp is one of the most popular lamps of 2011 in my opinion. Spotted at several hotspots around the world – and even better is that you can win one for your own home! How’s that?

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TRIED & TESTED: MOOSE IN THE CITY ANTWERP

September 18th, 2011

Most striking feature:

At first I thought: yet another concept store in Antwerp. We’ve got Ra13, Graanmarkt 13, Your, Clinic, what more can you offer? Another angle that is. Moose in the City is a store where everything has it’s roots in Scandinavia. From the Happy Socks they sell, to Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: LE JOHN ANTWERP

June 28th, 2011

Most striking feature:

Their simplistic decor combined with an extreme friendly service makes this a great spot for dinner. On the ground floor – where the restaurant is located, you will find white walls and simple chairs (if you like Wilde Zwijnen in Amsterdam you will like this as well). Upstairs the interior is black Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: SOUL SUITES ANTWERP

June 26th, 2011

Most striking feature:

Your own apartment on the best square of Antwerp. Downstairs you will find Vitrin and next door Fiskebar with their new Oysterbar. And if you want to get your hair done there’s the SoulShow – a private salon where they use Philip B products. The apartments are designed by Jeanne Read more…


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NEW SPOT: RENAISSANCE ANTWERP

June 8th, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you love fashion. They sell brands from Alexander Wang to Acne (men and women).
  2. If you Read more…

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NEW SPOT: HOTEL O ANTWERP

February 10th, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you don’t want to drive home after a dinner at Nero.
  2. If you Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: VITRIN ANTWERP

February 8th, 2011

Most striking feature:

The windows. This is a perfect spot to watch everything happen on the Marnixplaats. This is a huge roundabout where you will find several great restaurants like Fiskebar and Osterbar. Vitrin is a place where you go for a good cappuccino (the best Read more…


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