Graanmarkt 13

  • Location: City
    Old town of Antwerp: In walking distance
    Theater area: In walking distance
    Fashion district: In walking distance
    Kanaal by Axel Vervoordt: 30 minute drive
  • Antwerp Airport (ANR): 4km (10 min drive)
    Brussels Airport (BRU): 40km (35 min drive)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    Paid parking
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An introduction to Graanmarkt 13

How would you describe Graanmarkt 13 in a nutshell?

We always say that Graanmarkt 13 is the best-kept secret of Antwerp, Belgium. It’s a very quiet, calm and super-aesthetic, luxury vacation rental where people feel at ease.

The apartment reflects the lifestyle of my husband and I, which is expressed in every detail of the apartment. Quality is one of the most important elements of Graanmarkt 13.

What was your inspiration to create this vacation apartment?

The idea of creating and renting out the apartment at Graanmarkt 13 gradually developed over the years. The building was completely renovated ten years ago and while we already had developed a two-floored store and award-winning restaurant, we then were inspired by our architect to live upstairs. That is what we did for the following four years and then decided to move to a house with a garden with our growing family. We then converted the apartment into a vacation rental. We really loved living here and wanted to share this beautiful place with others. It is one of very few luxury vacation rentals in Antwerp.

How would you describe the atmosphere inside the apartment?

The interior design is very minimalistic but also very warm due to some of the materials that were used, such as a lot of wood. The rooftop, for example, is made of wood from the 18th century, resembling chalk painting. It’s very architectural, but still feels very warm.

In the apartment we’ve incorporated mostly art pieces by Antwerp-based artists and designers, all keeping with a very quiet and calm atmosphere, which is only enhanced by the amazing natural light coming into the different rooms.

To you personally, what’s so special about the whole experience of staying at the apartment?

We have had guests who have returned many times to this part of Belgium and then stayed at Graanmarkt 13. It’s a very inspiring place with an unusual concept. Our guests have an entire apartment to themselves, with breakfast brought to them in the morning. It is self-service but their needs are well taken care of.

How long would you recommend guests stay?

Because it’s a small city, you can see everything in two or three days by foot. We don’t have a minimum stay, so you can even stay at Graanmarkt 13 for only one night if you want.

What’s been the biggest reward to you personally about opening Graanmarkt 13?

We had this crazy idea when we were very young to create a place where people enter and are really amazed by the beauty of it. I think we truly have achieved that.

We receive many reviews about having created a very personal and special place. There are many similar concepts around the world, but our place is really different. People feel that personal touch and how we make it our daily goal to ensure their comfort. That makes me happy.

Graanmarkt 13 living room
Graanmarkt 13 kitchen
Dining area and terrace
Fireplace
Master bedroom
Bathroom
Second bedroom
Hallway and staircase
Graanmarkt 13 restaurant
Graanmarkt 13 shop

Graanmarkt 13 rooms & rates

The apartment is on the second and third floors, 360 square meters in size with a terrace of about 80 square meters. The four bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the second floor while the kitchen and living room are on the third floor.

Graanmarkt 13’s master bedroom is connected to a master bathroom, while the three other bedrooms have access to the bathroom in the hallway. All the bedrooms are spacious with double beds, and one of them with two separate beds for children.

A terrace, which wraps three walls, surrounds the upper floor with the living space and kitchen, so it feels like you’re living in a green garden. The views from the terrace are really nice, overlooking the older buildings in the area as well as a 1970s theatre. There’s also a hot tub on the terrace heated through the apartment’s fireplace. All in all Graanmarkt is a very luxurious but comfortable vacation rental.

  • Graanmarkt 13 for 6-12 people / 360 m²
    1300 / night
    • 3 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bunk room
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast brought to the apartment, daily maid service, complementary toiletries.
Extra charges payable at the property
There is a local tourist tax of EUR 2.39 per person per night payable at the property.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. They stay free of charge in a baby cot or extra bed (up to 12 years, on request).
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Room service
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Toys for kids
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We do not have a physical reception but do offer services like a concierge as a bigger hotel would do. Whether it is bookings for restaurants, massages, or any inquiries our guests might have, we will do our best to make their stay as comfortable as could be. Our restaurant is open Monday through Saturday and the food can even be brought up to the apartments if that is preferred.

Breakfast as well as daily cleaning is offered as well. For breakfast we will provide everything that is needed for our guests to prepare it themselves in the apartment, giving them a lot of privacy and freedom to eat whenever they want to.

Things to do in Antwerp

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Night life
  • Massages / Treatments

We have a city guide that we made for our vacation guests where we offer suggestions for all kinds of things. There is a lot to do and see in this city. We are just behind the Ruben’s House, which is a must see, as well as the fashion museums. There are also a lot of nice shopping places in Antwerp and just outside the city you have a beautiful park and gardens.

We have some nice restaurants as well, such as The Jane, situated in an old chapel. The chef used to have a restaurant near the sea but closed it after 25 years and reopened this really amazing place. It’s quite hard to get a reservation, so a lot of people ask me to arrange this. Sometimes I have to disappoint them.

The location of Graanmarkt 13

Antwerp is a very small city where you can walk to most areas. Our apartment rental Graanmarkt 13 is located right in the center of the city, on a square between theatres. Despite its central location, the house is actually a bit off the beaten track as it is situated behind the main upscale shopping street. This plaza has a few bars, lots of trees and is rather peaceful, away from the business of the main shopping area. I really like that we are close to the center but not directly in it.

I also really like that Antwerp is not a finished town but is constantly growing and developing, partly because of its big harbor. Imagine Berlin from just a few years ago. It’s quiet but it has nice things to offer in terms of art and fashion, such as the internationally well-known Royal Academy of Fine Arts. It is also less expensive to live here than in other cities, consequently a lot of creativity is coming together here.

When is the best time to visit Antwerp?

Antwerp is beautiful in every season and since we don’t have very big tourist attractions, the city is never very crowded. Of course, spring is nice because you can sit on the terraces. And for me personally, November is my favorite month because there’s not much to do so I always find new things to try out. We developed our own Antwerp city guide, to make sure our guests do not miss out on any of the nice places.