Turnhout is the perfect place to stay while you are in Antwerp as a large number of the area’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. Among the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Castle of the Dukes of Brabant and the fantastic Taxandria Museum. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located close by Turnhout are the National Playing Card Museum and Tongerlo Abbey.
For some retail therapy, visit Market Square in Westerlo.
Bosuil Stadium is a great place to hang out with lovers of soccer, and to see local legends, the Royal Antwerp F.C., in all their glory. On match days follow the river of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
Finding somewhere suitable to base yourself within the Turnhout area couldn’t be easier. Make reservations for the Mercure Hotel Tilburg Centrum, the Golden Tulip Mastbosch Hotel Breda, or the Bastion Hotel Tilburg.