Express by Holiday Inn 3*
Three star hotel overlooking the yacht harbour in a trendy neighbourhood called 't Eilandje (the Island), north of the city centre. Next to parking spots and an atmospheric bar, The Hotel Express offers 140 very decent rooms with telephone, television, air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, and bathrooms equipped with shower and toilets.
It's a 10 minute riverside walk to the historical centre, offering an excellent view of Antwerp's old piers, including old time harbour cranes and restored boats now idling on the shore. After a kilometre or two, you'll arrive at a small castle called 't Steen, but that's another story.
For those unwilling to walk too long before supper, 't Eilandje is full with new and original drinking and dining spots you just can't miss out on.