Zurenborg is an Antwerp neighborhood. This city quarter was built in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It is about a 15 minute walk from the Central Station and is connected with the city center by trams 4, 9 and 11. (due to extensive renovations trams are currently often delayed or unavailable…) A number of buses cross the quarter.
Discover Zurenborg: A unique urban enclave blending historic architecture and vibrant community spirit in the heart of the city. Imagine Zurenborg as a delectable slice of pie, distinct and separated from the urban hustle by the Brussels to Antwerp railway, running above the ‘centers’ and extending onwards to Amsterdam. This idyllic neighborhood is cocooned by the ‘Ring,’ a circular highway tracing the 19th century city limits, while the north is embraced by the Plantin-Moretuslei. As a result, Zurenborg flourishes as a captivating village within the city, embellished by a railway that gracefully traverses five bridges at its core.
Amid this picturesque landscape, a world-renowned establishment awaits: Café ZeeZicht, affectionately named for a view that’s absent yet symbolic of the area’s eclectic charm. However, Zurenborg is no mere illusion; it boasts a vibrant past. Over the past three decades, the iconic De Dageraadplaats, (Aurora Square), has witnessed a transformative journey. What once housed a butcher, bakery, clothing store, sewing machine emporium, bookstore, and grocery outlet, has gracefully given way to a captivating array of cafes and restaurants, breathing new life into each edifice.
The architectural narrative of Zurenborg is a testament to the late 19th to early 20th century, its streets adorned with homes that whisper stories of a bygone era. These residences, crafted under the watchful eye of a local company, bestow an unmistakable character upon the district – an ensemble harmoniously intertwined with the essence of the community.
As we delve deeper, we promise to unveil the captivating history that forged this neighborhood’s identity. Our commitment is to keep you in the loop about the latest happenings, the vibrant residents who call Zurenborg home, and the myriad reasons why a visit is an absolute must. For a visual journey through time, explore our EVENTS section, offering glimpses of cherished moments from past gatherings.
Embark on a voyage of discovery with us, as we navigate the rich currents of Zurenborg’s past, present, and future. Your invitation to explore awaits – come, join us in unraveling the captivating narrative of this hidden gem.