Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Antwerp Belgium (2024 Updated)

Belgium has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world and no wander can find a few gay friendly hotels Antwerp.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Belgium are seen as some of the most progressive in Europe and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was legalised in 1795, with an equal age of consent, except from 1965 until 1985. After granting same-sex couples domestic partnership benefits in 2000, Belgium became the second country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in 2003. Same-sex adoption was fully legalised in 2006 under the same terms and conditions as heterosexual adoption, and lesbian couples can access IVF as well.

Antwerp is a port city on Belgium’s River Scheldt, with history dating to the Middle Ages. In its center, the centuries-old Diamond District houses thousands of diamond traders, cutters and polishers. Antwerp’s Flemish Renaissance architecture is typified by the Grote Markt, a central square in the old town. At the 17th-century Rubens House, period rooms display works by the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.

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1. De Keyser Hotel  4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp

De Keyser Hotel
De Keyser Hotel

De Keyser Hotel benefits from a central location 50 m from the Central Railway Station and Antwerp Zoo. It features free WiFi, an on-site bar and a 24-hour front desk. Meir Shopping District is a 10-minute walk away and the Town Square with City Hall is 1.6 km.

All of the rooms at De Keyser Hotel are supplied with a minibar, a safety deposit box and a TV. The en-suite bathroom of each unit comes with a shower and/or a bath, a hairdryer and a toilet.

Guests can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast each morning. A selection of Belgian beers and other drinks is available at the hotel bar. In the hotel’s street, you can find a wide range of restaurants and bars.

With more than 40 years of experience The Keyser Hotel is ideally suited to welcome you, whether you are travelling for leisure or business. Located centrally in the beautiful city of Antwerp .Your comfort and convenience are our top priorities (Non-Smoking, Adult-Only, LGBT Friendĺy) therefore we do our best to make sure you enjoy your stay from the moment you arrive. Close to many restaurants and attractions, easily accessible with public transportation and many stores in the locals.

Just came back from a weekend Antwerp, and we stayed at this hotel. We absolutely loved it. Nice modern room, friendly staff, and perfect location! As a gay couple we also felt very welcome! This was our first time Antwerp, and the staff gave us some good tips to shop, and have dinner. We asked for a late check-out on sunday, and that also was no problem.

The location is good. The hotel is very basic with normal beds, not so comfortable pillows but overall I slept well. The shower room is large and provide space. Overall, I think it is good hotel for the cost of it.

Excellent location. Really close to everywhere and a good base. Excellent breakfast and really nice and helpful staff.

Everything in the room is clean and neat. The bathroom was clean and the shower hot, good amount of water! The bed was great and I slept well those two nights. We had no view out our window because we were at the backside. Plus was that we had no noise from the street. It is directly next to the train station, if you don’t use the train to get there.

The hotel De Keyser is great.. just a stone throw away from central station with the shopping district, China town, old town cathedral, zoo all at walking distance with hustle bustle all around for it to be safe. One day is more than enough for tourist and of course if you want to woo a woman with Solitaire shopping.

Stay was great with no view which is ok, friendly and welcoming reception staff and breakfast which is better than most other European hotels, one thing is that everything practically shuts down especially the old town and shopping by 5pm evening,

So start early to explore…central station is open though for dinner restaurants. Great town with great history and an important business district of Europe and worth a visit as this is normally not a part of regular travel touristy places when you book through tours and travels.

The hotel is centrally located easy access to station and lots of restaurants and bars. It has a bar of it own, breakfast is good. The hotel is comfortable, clean, quiet and has the facilities expected at this level, good value for money.

The Good:
– Excellent location as it’s right in front of the most beautiful train station in the world and all the shops and shopping districts are right there in the center of town
– Good Breakfast
– Excellent staff and my check-in and check-out were very smooth

The Not So Good:
– The view from the room was the central landing, which was nothing much. Make sure you have a better view.

The location is convenient as metro station was juz next to it and lot of restaurants were in walking distance. There were no toothpaste toothbrushes slippers which u will need to bring it by yourself. The room was okay but kind of dark for me. Reception service was good as they could answer us all of the questions. The breakfast was good which was our expectation.

Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp
Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp

How much does a room costs at De Keyser Hotel ?

Prices start 109$/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe Suite is  425$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

These large suites have a separate seating area and a spacious bedroom, both with a flat-screen TV. It has views of the Keyserlei.

Where to book online – De Keyser Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp you can find the best hotels deals in Antwerp during Antwerp Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Antwerp on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel, Antwerp 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels

Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel
Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel

This hotel lies in the heart of the Diamond Area, right across Antwerp Central Station and the Zoo. It features accommodation with free high-speed WiFi and a Health Club including an indoor pool. A shuttle bus to and from Brussels Airport stops right in front of the hotel.

The Radisson Blu Astrid Antwerp offers tasteful guestrooms featuring private bathrooms with free soap amenities. They come equipped with flat-screen TVs with cable and pay-TV channels.

At night, you can enjoy dinner at our Made in Antwerp restaurant, dishes with a focus on local fresh products. Or enjoy a traditional Belgian beer or wine.

At the Health Club, guests can have a work-out at the fully-equipped fitness centre. For relaxation, the club features an indoor pool. Hot stone massages and beauty treatments are available.

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, located right across Antwerp’s Central Station (direct Thalys trains Paris – Amsterdam), offers 247 rooms and 18 meeting rooms. Broadband WiFi (100 Mb) free of charge in the hotel. Underground parking available. A Direct train will take you from Brussels Airport to Antwerp Central Station in 34 minutes. The city offers a mixture of magnificent architecture,fashionable shops, pubs and clubs, dazzling monuments and restaurants with superb Belgian and multicultural food.

Friendly quick check-in and there’s free WiFi throughout the hotel once you log in with your room number.

The room was fine, bathroom definitely needs renovation: big crack in the sink and one of those shower-in-bath constructions that never really satisfies. Good bed. My room looked towards a street with a sex shop and gay bar, but it was quiet and I slept well even with the window open.

Had dinner, breakfast and lunch here. All good quality and tasteful meals. Plenty of choice at breakfast. It’s a hotel so some of the food is a bit boring/standard. Friendly service from the hotel-college youths.

It is quite a walk into the old center of town and the immediat

This hotel is about 200m away from the Central Station of Antwerp where you could com from Brussels airport in 30 mins. You could easily reach all main sights of Antwerp by walk and there is also metro station almost under the hotel.

Hotel is very common 4 stars Radisson hotel. Breakfast was included in the price and was good enough.
My room was quite ok. Pillows were awful ones but otherwise everything else was oke area around the hotel is a bit sleazy.

The rooms are quite old and so are most of the things in the hotel. The breakfast was decent. The location is quite good facing the main square from the Antwerp train station.

Excellent location, very nice design, clean hotel, friendly staff. Just a couple of notes, like a hanger for the bathrobe in the bathroom, or a small shelf in the bathroom. Staff took a note of my comments. Also, I would suggest covers for the food in the breakfast room. Overall great experience. I would go again.

The Junior Suites on the high floors are bright, extremely large and cosy. The have a good king-size bed and the sofa is ok too. The bathroom comes with a tub and a separate shower and good water pressure. The breakfast is to recommend.

This hotel was beautiful inside and out. A stone’s throw away from central station and about a 20 minute walk to the Grote Markt while passing several shops along the way! Very easy walk. We stayed in the Junior Suite and it was perfect. Bed was comfortable and furnishings were nice. TV was huge and could be moved!

One of the best features was temperature control! I was worried we would not be able to turn on the Airco because it’s October but it was still fairly warm outside. Thankfully we could which made the stay perfection. To top it off, the staff was extremely friendly and there is a full starbucks downstairs:) I would definitely stay here again.

The hotel is well presented and the rooms comfortable and well appointed, although for some reason my minibar had been relocated to the wardrobe from the empty hole beneath the TV. I had been upgraded to a junior suite with a decorative round window at the far end of the room in the lounge area, which meant that much of the bedroom area was very dark and could have benefited from more lighting.
Breakfast was great, a very well appointed buffet with options to order specialities.

Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp
Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp

How much does a room costs at Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel ?

Prices start 141$/night for Standard Room. The Junior Suite with City View is  181$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room benefits from panoramic views over Antwerp and includes a bathrobe, slippers, newspaper, Nespresso coffee machine and a 15% reduction in the Made in Antwerp Bar and Restaurant.

Where to book online – Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp you can find the best hotels deals in Antwerp during Antwerp Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Antwerp on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel Indigo Antwerp – City Centre 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Anvers

Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre
Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre

The Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre is located in the heart of the city close to the Central Station, ZOO Antwerp, Flanders Meeting & Convention Center and the main shopping streets.

This boutique hotel features 82 rooms, designed with oak features and modern accents. All rooms offer a Nespresso coffee machine, flat screen TV, walk-in shower and luxurious MOOOI toiletries. There is free Wifi throughout the hotel and in all guest rooms.

At Indigo Antwerp City Centre guests are welcome to start their day with an American breakfast buffet with coffee served at the table. This food outlet has an open kitchen where the chef prepares both cold cuts and classics from grandmother’s kitchen. You can also try one of the ‘sharing’ plates and combine this with a glass of wine or a Belgian beer.

Hotel Indigo Antwerp – City Centre is a brand new boutique hotel located in the city centre of Antwerp. It offers 82 warm and modern rooms decorated with oak features. All rooms have a Nespresso Machine, free Wi-Fi, walk-in shower, luxurious MOOOI toiletries and flat screen television. If you are travelling with family you can ask for an interconnecting room, we have a few of them available on request. In the hotel’s restaurant – Queen A’s Kitchen – you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, light lunch, dinner or snacks and drinks throughout the day.

The restaurant serves a range of delicious cold cuts, finger snacks and some classics made ‘Grandmother’s Way’. Hotel Indigo Antwerp – City Centre is located only 50 metres from Antwerp Central Station so you can easily reach the hotel by train. In front of the hotel there is a bus stop if you want to go further away from the city centre.

This boutique hotel is very pleasant and conveniently located close to the main railway station. Hotel design is very nice and in line with the Indigo standard. However, rooms are on the small side. Breakfast is nice, cosy and not too busy and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

This is a really nice hotel, it’s perfectly located very close to the main station and also close to all the restaurants and bars on the Keyserlei. The hotel restaurant is also very good for breakfast or dinner.

The rooms are very comfortable and slightly quirky so I would tend to say it’s well worth staying here simply because it’s a bit out of the ordinary and makes a change from the big chains. There was also a few interesting books in the room which I enjoyed reading I made a change from my iPad :-).

The hotel is superbly located across the square from Antwerp Central Station and very near both Antwerp Zoo and Chocolate Nation, the Antwerp Chocolate Experience. My 11 year-old loved it. The room was superb and we had the luxury of a balcony overlooking the Astridplein station square. Breakfast included the usual continental, plus a delicious hot option and great coffee.

Getting into the Old Town was really easy… we just jumped on Tram 11 and we were there in less than 10 minutes.

The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was tidy and comfortable (a bit too small in my opinion, but it was fine) and their toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner etc) were awesome.

It’s literary a minute walk from Antwerp’s central station, which is very convenient. Yet, it’s quiet, in case you wonder.

The breakfast is extra. We took it and didn’t regret for a second, it was absolutely great. Fresh fruits, a good selection of bread and rolls, cheese (meat as well, but I don’t eat these things so can’t comment) musli and so on. You can even make your own Belgian waffles! Awesome.

If you’re in town, Indigo is a fantastic choice.

Beautiful boutique hotel in central Antwerp, a few steps away from the main train station and about 15 minutes walk into the old town. I was really impressed with room: stylish, spacious and well-equipped (also loved the Nespresso machine)! Staff were friendly and helpful. My Only complaint was the bed was a little on the soft side. No issue with noise and secure parking just outside. Would absolutely stay again.

The ensuite is fitted with a wet room and a quality selection of Moooi toiletries. The bedroom is also provided with a Nespresso machine, safe and a fridge which contains complimentary bottled water which is supposed to be replenished daily. We also had a wide private balcony which had loungers and also a table and chairs enabling us to relax and enjoy the pleasant sunshine whilst watching the hustle and bustle of the square below.

There is a large flat screen wall mounted LG tv which does have a good selection of channels including BBC1, BBC2, BBC World, Channel 4 and More 4 which would be of interest to British visitors.

Breakfast is served in Queen A`s Kitchen from 6.30 — 1030am and until 11am at weekends and a wide selection of both hot and cold dishes available..

The Waffle machine is quite novel and extremely popular with guests.
Queen A`s Kitchen is open throughout the day for both snacks and meals and we enjoyed dinner there on each evening of our six night stay.

The hotel is just steps away from Central Station and also Antwerp Zoo both of which are situated in the square. Long distance coach services leave from in front of the hotel together with the Shuttle bus service to and from Brussels Airport which is extremely convenient for anyone needing to travel on this transport.

The main shopping district along the Meir is just a few minutes walk away whilst Rubenshuis is around a fifteen minute walk. The Diamond district is also very close by. The MAS Museum will take around 30 minutes to reach on foot but well worth the effort with several floors of exhibits and a restaurant and at the top wonderful 360 degree views of the city and harbour.

Guests wishing to eat out in the evening will be spoiled for choice since there are multiple choices of restaurants in the area and no doubt recommendations will be given by the hotel reception.
We did visit Antwerp Zoo across the square from the hotel which is a great way to enjoy several hours discovering the many fascinating parts of the zoo.
The ticket price is 26.50 euro and 25.50 euro for over 60`s which may appear expensive but it is well worth the price.

75% of the world’s diamonds pass through Antwerp so a visit to the Diamond district is well worth the experience if only to window shop and again just a short distance on foot from the hotel. A City Map supplied by the hotel reception on arrival together with the many signs around the city will guide you to most places of interest.

There is a City Bus tour which also leaves from outside the hotel entrance which is a good introduction to the city for first time leisure visitors.

Overall we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Indigo and only the lack of drawer space would be a negative when it comes to anyone staying for a number of days.

We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Antwerp for either business or leisure.

Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp
Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp

How much does a room costs at Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre ?

Prices start 114$/night for Standard Queen Room. The Junior Suite is  143$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a sofa, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Antwerp you can find the best hotels deals in Antwerp during Antwerp Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Antwerp on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.