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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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Camping in Viroinval: a full guide to your weekend in the Ardennes

Viroinval is a gorgeous but relatively unknown municipality in the southern part of Namur, Belgium. It’s made up of eight small towns, and it’s heaven on earth for hikers and nature lovers alike. Trot Op! went camping in a cosy gypsy caravan and came back with six surprising tips for your next weekend in the Ardennes.   My French is absolutely god-awful and I’m not a fanatic hiker either, but this will not keep me from visiting the Ardennes now…

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The best Latin American restaurants in Antwerp

Looking for the best Latin American restaurants in Antwerp? Up for a festive meal full of summery ingredients and a couple of cocktails to make you dream away of sunnier places? Trot Op! went looking, and came back with five amazing South American restaurants. Alas dear friends: the magnificent summer of 2020 is almost over. Before putting on our ugliest sweater to face another dreary fall, we first should look for some extra and very welcome holiday vibes – be…

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Cycling through the Port of Antwerp: eight interesting tips

The Port of Antwerp has way more to offer the interested tourist than just ships, locks and containers. Trot Op! took a discovery tour through the harbour, and will lead you to peaceful natural areas, cosy little polder villages and a whole lot of unknown public art. So prepare both your bike and your lunchbox, because soon you’ll be cycling past all of the Port of Antwerp’s greatest sights.   We should all be ashamed of ourselves. The Port of…

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Street art in Antwerp: discover the best graffiti in the city centre

Want to discover the best street art in Antwerp? Well, you came to the right place! Every year, more and more walls are being decorated with extravagant and provocative works of art, both in the city centre and far beyond. Trot Op! went exploring and came back with six beautiful street art walks in Antwerp, Berchem and Borgerhout.   How lucky we are for Antwerp to be so utterly full of ugly walls. It took us blood, sweat and tears,…

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The best Italian restaurants in Antwerp

Looking for the best Italian restaurants in Antwerp? Aching for a tasty plate of pasta, an exceptional pizza or a traditional dish by la mamma? Trot Op! explored the scene for you and came back with eight authentic Italian restaurants.   Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like Italian food. It’s a somewhat arbitrary rule, but I stick with it. The Italian kitchen is one of the most loved on the planet, and one of my personal favourites as well. Italians…

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

Slightly stressed about the second wave of corona infections on its way to Antwerp? Looking for a safe haven to relax and forget the depressing reality of life in 2020 for a while? Trot Op! got you covered and gives you five fun spots in Antwerp where you probably won’t get corona!   Well dear friends, since apparently we’re a great big bunch of raging morons, covid-19 was able to redistribute itself all over Antwerp like it was on sale.…

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