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Den Engel

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Grote Markt 3, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 233 12 52
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“favourite bar” (2 reviews)
“great pub” (2 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, Pub
Grote Markt 3, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was recommended by a local (Antwerp) colleague to visit this bar, one of the oldest and most traditional bar. I was told Den Engel means the Angel in Dutch. Superb location in a corner of the city hall, with great views of the townhall,...More

Thank ckwee13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it, it's always a challenge to find restrooms when travelling in Europe. This is the reason why we stopped by this local bar when visiting the Antwerp town square. Our tour guide joked that we would be the only foreigners in the bar...More

1  Thank RaymondOC168
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a couple of beers here in the afternoon/early evening. Staff was very friendly, from helping us find a table to showing us the nearest atm (you can only pay here with cash!). They walked around the pub a lot so you never had to...More

1  Thank Eline P
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite bar in the whole of Belgium. Which is easy for me to say as I don’t really know any others - or indeed want to. They would only disappoint. It offers a great location, a cosy interior, friendly staff and clientele,...More

2  Thank dorothydotdot
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Called in at Den Engel for an evening drink. Really interesting pub and quite an experience. Despite visiting on Tuesday evening the place was busy with a great atmosphere. We tried a number of beers from a huge selection of top quality Belgian beers. Definitely...More

Thank GISmithy
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Right on the Grand Market, Den Engel is a great pub for people watching and having a drink. The menu is very limited if you want a local snack/meal but is very good and great value. The ambiance is very local and authentic. The service...More

Thank Todd B
Reviewed September 17, 2017

At the corner of 'De Grote Markt', next to the beautiful municipality building (from the Renaissance) and they serve all the great beers and jenevers (local 'gin'), you can get some snacks, they are open late, and you really can get a taste of the...More

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Both locals and tourists frequent this cafe. Great location, overlooking de Grote Markt, Brabo and Town Hall. Excellent choice of beers in traditional Belgian pub setting. When in Antwerp, drink Koninck "bolleke".

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed May 10, 2017

If it wasn't for the Russian at the bar that proved to me that people actually speak Russian this far from Russia, this place would be pretty forgettable. However, it was that one experience that made this place stand out.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Visited with friends on more than 1 occasions on a short break to Antwerp. Great bar full of locals and tourists looking mout on to the very nice Grote Markt. Good range of drinks and far cheaper than many of the places around it. Waiting...More

Thank AndyEight
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Restaurant Details

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Belgian, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 3, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 233 12 52
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