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The last 5 places in Antwerp where you probably won’t get corona

The last mile is the longest, but it’s still the last. Hang on for just a little while longer, and we can start the biggest party since Y2K. In preparation for that joyous moment, Trot Op! brings you five more places in Antwerp where you’ll probably won’t get corona. Enjoy! Holy macaroni! There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. The lockdown is on its last legs – hopefully, because things are starting to look grim…

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The Frisian Islands: 10 tips for a wild weekend tip

A trip to the Frisian (or Wadden) Islands is one you can cater to your own taste. Up for sports and adventure? Go for it! Want to explore nature? Go nuts! In need of a quiet and relaxing weekend? Possible as well! Trot Op! helps you on your way with the ten most exciting activities to do on the Wadden Islands. Want to go on a real trip without having to sit in a cramped plane seat for hours? You’ll…

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Street Art in Antwerp: Merksem, Deurne and Luchtbal

In the second part of our street art in Antwerp story, we continue our tour through the city outside the actual centre, to visit Merksem, Deurne and Luchtbal for a look at the most beautiful urban art there as well.    Yes, these truly are exhilarating times for travel journalists. The number of subjects we can still write about might be shrinking by the day, but desperation is not an option. Self-stimulation is important in times of isolation, and since…

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Photography for beginners: everything about shutter speed, aperture and ISO

The first steps are always the hardest – ask a toddler, you’ll see. Photography is no exception to this rule. If you want to be good at something, you have to know the basics first. In this article we’ll give you a little jump-start by leisurely talking about shutter speed, aperture and ISO, and more importantly about how they work together to produce your images. Understand this and you’ll be taking wonderful pictures in no time. Say cheese!   Well…

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The 5 best (temporary) take-away restaurants in Antwerp

Bars and restaurants have been closed for more than a month now, and will remain so for quite a while longer. Does this mean we can’t enjoy a gastronomic meal anymore? Of course not! To whet the appetite, Trot Op! made a list of the best (temporary) take-away restaurants in Antwerp. Enjoy!   Looking at the corona numbers, everyone not dropped on their head as a kid will realise we’re going to have to keep cooking our own food in…

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Four great ways to keep yourself occupied during the second lockdown

Alas! Looks like we’re going to have to keep ourselves busy for another two months folks. The second lockdown is here, and it’s here to stay. This doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun in the meantime though. Which is why Trot Op! came up with four original activities to keep yourself occupied till Christmas. Enjoy and keep it safe! Well dear friends, looks like we’re back to square one. The last parties were broken up by the cops, everybody…

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Five more places in Antwerp where you probably won’t get corona

Alas dear friends, covid-19 is raging through the country again. This means we’re going to have to stay home and ease down a bit in the next few months. To help pull you through these harsh times, Trot Op! brings you five more places in Antwerp where you can hang out without catching corona. What’s that? Did everybody suddenly stop laughing? Yes, less than three months after Antwerp became Belgium’s most popular joke – while the rest of the country…

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The best Dutch restaurants in Antwerp

Up for a tasty croquette bun or a peanut butter sandwich – with a room temperature Heineken to go perhaps? Well aren’t you in luck, because this month Trot Op! is taking you on a tour of the best Dutch restaurants in Antwerp! Hup Holland Hup! Yes dear friends: it is finally time. This whole summer I took you on a culinary discovery tour of Antwerp. We visited the best Asian, Italian, vegan and even Latin-American restaurants the city has…

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Taking better travel photos: 10 winners for beginners

For many of us, taking travel photos is the first introduction to the wondrous world of photography. But how do you end up with a decent holiday picture without having to take extensive classes? This crash course in travel photography gives you ten simple tips for improving your pictures. And you don’t even need to get an expensive camera or have any technical knowhow at all to make them work. Ain’t that sweet?   ‘Holy Mary, Mother of God! Such…

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