No doubt you have already spotted this iconic building along the Antwerp Ring. Many domestic and foreign artists have exhibited their art here or dream of being able to do so. Dance, theatre, music and architecture cohabit there (quite literally, just look at the roof!) and, through the comprehensive programme, manage to involve people of different ages and interests. deSingel International Arts Campus is an institution of the Flemish community. The Flemish Architecture Institute, Eastman (the company of artistic director/choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), ChampdAction, I Solisti del Vento, Radio 2 and the Conservatoire are also based on the campus, where students are given the opportunity to develop their talent under the different programmes. There is also a Reading Room and a Grand Café.
In December and January, deSingel will welcome 32 students from STUDY360 who will demonstrate their study skills in the black and red foyer offering unique views over the Antwerp Ring. In addition, the peaceful garden, the opportunity to catch a show and the long opening hours of this campus make it a true paradise for students.
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Varying number of study places, so be sure to check the calendar!
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WIFI - Relax area - Indoor garden for sports and games
The foyers are open to study from 9am to 6pm. You can eat and drink in the canteen of the Royal Academy or in Grand café deSingel. You can also enjoy a drink in the Artists' Foyer. For a soft drink you can go to one of the vending machines spread throughout the building.
This location is wheelchair accessible.
The large courtyard offers an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the busy city. It’s the perfect place to read a book without distractions, eat lunch, catch up with friends or do yoga. If you need physical exercise, you can join a game of badminton or table tennis.
For delicious food, why not try Grand Café de Singel. Within walking distance, you will also find Café Kamiel where you can get “spaghetti à volonté” (all-you-can-eat spaghetti) on Thursdays, Brusketta for an Italian-style lunch or dinner, Kofika for delicious coffees and fresh salads and sandwiches, and the Colmar for reasonably priced menus to share with fellow students. And what if you’d rather get your food from a nearby supermarket? The Albert Heijn is just a 5-minute walk from deSingel.
You can get here easily with a city rent-a-bike. Velo Antwerpen has a station (Velo 013 – De Singel) right next door and Cloudbike has also built a drop zone. You can park your own bike in the building’s spacious bicycle rack facility. Are you travelling by public transport? Tram lines 2 and 6 and bus 22 stop at the deSingel on the Jan van Rijswijcklaan and buses 38 and 298 stop in front of the door on the Desguinlei. Bus 17 stops at the Desguinlei in the Karel Oomsstraat, only a few minutes’ walk away. The De Lijn route planner is the best way to find the fastest route.