|Hosts:||Rooftoptiger & Zinderding for Atlas (City of Antwerp)|
|Project:||Audio tours about diversity in Antwerp|
|Skills:||Audio tour host, storytelling, stories about diversity|
|Date:||March 2020 (Launch April 2021)|
Find the walking routes (guided in Dutch) here.
The Sint-Jansplein is the largest square in Antwerp. Situated in the north of the city, the multicultural area is home to different communities and is well known as the Portuguese neighborhood with lots of traditional Portuguese restaurants or tascas Portuguesas, bars and supermarkets.
Area De Coninckplein
In a straight line from the Sint-Jansplein, you’ll find another urban square, De Coninckplein. Not far from the Central Station, the triangular square used to be in a lively area until the late 1960s. For nearly 30 years, the area was rundown until the city established the new main library there: Permeke Library.
From De Coninckplein you’ll walk up to the Central Station, crossing the main street of Chinatown: Van Wesenbekestraat. Since the 1970s, the Chinese community has settled itself in and around this street. In 2001, as Chinatown became an official quarter in Antwerp, the street was inaugurated with two Chinese lion statues.