Do you feel like going to a musical in the Stadsschouwburg (City Theatre) on the Theaterplein or do you prefer a visit to the exotic Saturday market or the Sunday ‘Vogelenmarkt’? The nearby Schuttershofstraat with its expensive, exclusive flagship stores and boutiques representing world-famous brands as well as the adjacent Hopland prove that Antwerp is a city of contradictions. Grand Café Horta, built with art nouveau elements reclaimed from the demolished Brusselse Volkshuis designed by architect Victor Horta, is an exquisite spot for a relaxing break. You can combine a performance in the majestic Bourlaschouwburg with a drink or meal in the elegant ‘Foyer’. Walking through the Leopoldstraat and the botanical garden, a unique oasis of peace, you will be tempted by the inviting terraces on the Mechelseplein and the Sint-Jorispoort.