New South

Plein Publiek

The study space of the future

Nieuw Zuid is the place to be and that is partly thanks to the reawakaning of Plein Publiek. This immensely popular place to eat and go out had to move (together with the conservatory) from the courtyard of the Fierensblokken to the location behind the courthouse. Although it’s a little less centrally located, this location is even greater than the previous one, because of the view of the Scheldt. At Plein Publiek, everything revolves about sustainability. Plants are grown with pesticide-avoiding LED technology, the restaurant runs on zero-waste energy and you can drink the water that you’ve washed your hands with (don’t worry, of course it’s purified first). The residents of Nieuw Zuid are also encouraged to live and work as sustainably as possible. Get to know this place of the future by studying in Plein Publiek.


D'Herbouvillekaai 19
2020 Antwerp


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WIFI - Free water - Relax area - Zomerbar

The summer bar - a roof terrace with a beautiful view of the Scheldt River - is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 3 pm to midnight. The ideal afternoon break for a refreshing drink!

Wheelchair accessibility

De serre bevindt zich op het gelijkvloers en is rolstoeltoegankelijk. Let op: klein opstapje (15 cm) naar de toiletten.

Time for a break

Nieuw Zuid is, as you can guess, a new neighborhood, so there aren’t too many drinking and eating places in the immediate vicinity (yet!). Most noticeable is Barchel in the Jos Smolderenstraat, where you can enjoy breakfast and lunch. In Plein Publiek itself, you can also have a tasty bite. The kitchen, which specialises in grill, opens at 6pm. And of course the area Zuid is not far away, with top restaurants like Umami, Fiskebar, Dansing Chocola and De Nieuwe Linde. De Waterpoort and Cinema Zuid are also not far away and well worth a visit.

Getting there

Line 8 stops at Bolivarplaats, line 30 at Waterpoort and line 4 at the Pacificatie. Plein Publiek is then accessible at walking distance. Your ideal route can be found via the routeplanner of De Lijn. The nearest Velo-station is 342 – Nieuw Zuid.