Antwerp Summer Events 2010

There are lots of cool Summer events in Antwerp, Belgium. Here is a list for 2010!

Antwerpen Toastmasters

Are you looking for something different? Improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a positive environment. Toastmasters Antwerp comes biweekly together.This is a top event during the whole year!

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Antwerp Beach - Strantwerpen 2010
This summer in 2010, after an absence of three years, the beach (Strantwerpen) is back in town.

Strantwerpen 2010 - The Antwerp Beach in the city center

Sinksenfoor 2010
The annual fair cannot be missed! Have fun, have a laugh, be scared and enjoy nice Antwerpian snacks.

Sinksenfoor 2010

Summer festivals 2010
Rock, metal, Jazz, funk, folk and world music festivals! You will find it all here.

Summer festivals 2010


Antwerp Summer Festival
Happenings take place during the whole summer in the city center on the Grote Markt. The Antwerp Summer Events Festival (Zomer van Antwerpen) stages varied productions and performances including installations, outdoor movies, theatre, dance and music from around the world. Most of the festival is free.

15 August: Rubens Market:
8 AM to 10 PM - Admission free

This market on the 'Grote Markt' in honour to Antwerps' most famous resident. Traders dress in period costume to peddle their wares, turning the Grote Markt into a replica of one of the master's works.

12 - 14 August - Jazz Middelheim
Park middelheim

Back in 1981, Jazz Middelheim's organisers decided to bring jazz to a wider audience by transposing the genre from late-night smoky bars to open fields in the afternoon. Ever since, world-class performers have been invited to Antwerp's Middelheim Park.
Jazz Middelheim 2010

In 2010, don't miss Wayne Shorter Quartet, Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner Trio feat. Joe Lovano, Dave Holland Flamenco Project and Toots Thielemans (a Belgium Jazz legend).

Taste Antwerp Culinary Festival

From 5 August until 8 August

In August, foodies descend upon the South area of Antwerp for a four-day Antwerp Taste Festival. Twenty-five renowned restaurateurs and caterers offer tasty titbits of their own creation, at very democratic prices.

Well-established names alongside up-and-coming gastronomic talent pitch up luxurious tents on and around Antwerp's Grote Markt. This is the perfect opportunity to sample traditional Belgian cuisine, often with a modern slant.

And at €1.80 a ticket, you'll be tempted to try it all.
A taste of Antwerp 2010

Antique Market

Every Saturday from Easter through to October antique dealers and tourists crowd the street that runs alongside the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp's Historic Centre. Although you are unlikely to find any real bargains at the antique market, this is a good place to pick up a more unusual souvenir. Don't be afraid to haggle.

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