Running in Antwerp

Running in Antwerp was a… well, rainy experience. While I actually enjoyed quite nice weather when visiting, my run in the morning happened under such big circumstances that the pictures are… well, according to the conditions.

I started running at Hilton Antwerp and decided to head in the direction of the river.

Running in Antwerp

Map of my run through Antwerp (tracked by Runtastic)

While in theory quite a nice route with lots of scenic buildings, it wasn’t too amazing due to the weather conditions.

  • Distance: 6 kilometers
  • Jogged altitude: 40 meters
  • Calories burned: 350-400
  • Month: June
  • Weather: Rainy

Anyway, I’ll try to present you the route as it is quite nice if the sun is shining!

Antwerp City Hall and Cathedral

Just after leaving Hilton Antwerp in the city center, you’ll find yourself near the impressive Cathedral of Antwerp, which I’ll present with more beautiful pictures in the city review!

Another impressive building just around the corner is the Antwerp City Hall, which is beautifully flagged and thus looks even nicer.

Running in Antwerp

There’s more nice architecture around the City Hall

If you happen to be in front of the City Hall, you should also take the time to look at the other buildings around the square as these come with a beautiful architecture!

Het Steen and the City Center

Right by the river, you can also spot Het Steen, a medieval castle, which looks quite impressive as well.

Running in Antwerp

Het Steen is definitely worth having a look at

As there are no real paths right by the river, I decided to run back into the direction of the city with the “Stadspark” being my destination.

On the way to the park, I again spotted quite some beautiful buildings including one or another church and a few monuments.

Sadly, the pictures don’t really do the city justice in this running guide as it somewhat looks depressing.

Stadspark and Antwerp Central Station

Yet, I’m sure you will enjoy this very run to the utmost as there are a few more highlights to follow.

Not only is the Stadspark beautiful as such, but there are also a few more buildings which are worth mentioning. On the way back to the city center, I decided to do a little detour to the train station.

Running in Antwerp

The train station in the backgrounds comes with a stunning architecture

Why? Because this one is one of the real highlights of Antwerp as it comes with an incredible architecture. On the way back to the Hilton, I also spotted some more amazing buidlings.

While I generally enjoyed the run, I’ll invite you to wait for the release of my city review for more accurate pictures of Antwerp, which really show the beauty of the city!


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8 Comments on “Running in Antwerp”

    • Indeed, it adds a somewhat special touch to the whole thing! Plus, I also got the “nice” version of the pictures as the weather was just bad for running 🙂

    • Interestingly, the weather was quite good during my visit (just not for the run). You’ll spot the difference in the city review 😉

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