It was the perfect home base to explore Antwerp's fashion-forward scene, on a cafe-lined street and just a short walk to the eclectic shops in the Zuid and the cozy beer cafes sprinkled throughout the city center.
The unit itself had one bedroom, along with a full-sized convertible sofa in the living room. Everything about the place screamed hip, from the modern Euro-style furniture to the eclectic art dotted throughout.
We had the entire place to ourselves and made great use of the dining room table and rear patio -- where we gathered nightly to enjoy our favorite Belgium beers before dinner. The oversized windows in the living room let in so much light, and we woke up every day to the buzzing sound of shopkeepers getting ready to open.
Our host was more than accommodating, giving us fantastic restaurant suggestions along with an insider's perspective on the best local happenings. She stocked the unit with city art guides and weekly event magazines. I would highly recommend staying at her urban pad for a stylish romp through Belgium's fashion center.