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Antwerp International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Antwerp

For anyone planning a move to or within Antwerp in northern Belgium, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Antwerp and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Belgium, Antwerp’s famous suburbs and nearby towns include Sint-Niklaas, Mechelen and Ghent..

Antwerp has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Belgium mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Antwerp lays claim to being the de facto capital of Flemish Belgium, boosting its credentials with an animated cultural scene, a burgeoning fashion industry, and more top-ranking cafés and restaurants than you could possibly sample alongside a spirited nightlife. The city fans out carelessly from the east bank of the Scheldt, its centre a rough polygon formed and framed by its enclosing boulevards and the river. Recent efforts to clean and smarten the centre have been tremendously successful, revealing scores of beautiful buildings previously camouflaged. There is a dense concentration of things to enjoy in Antwerp, not least some fine churches, including a simply wonderful cathedral, and a varied selection of excellent museums." Rough Guides

Antwerp is right in the north of Belgium, meeting The Netherlands at the top. It’s also not too far from the coast, with the river Scheidt running through the centre. Nearby towns and cities include Ghent, Brussels, Sint-Niklass and The Netherland’s town of Breda.

Gin is from Antwerp! The popular spirit evolved from the “jenever” or “dutch gin”. This is where the phrase “Dutch Courage” comes from, as British Soldiers drank gin before heading into battle during the thirty years war.

For more fun facts about Antwerp, scroll down to our Antwerp focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Antwerp, Belgium?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Antwerp (or you already live in Antwerp but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Antwerp there is a big choice of high quality Antwerp schools, with a number of the Antwerp highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Belgium.

The private education sector in and around Antwerp features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Antwerp, Belgium (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Antwerp and in the suburbs of Antwerp by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Belgium and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Antwerp, Belgium

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Antwerp, Belgium providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Antwerp, Belgium

The most popular suburbs in Antwerp, Belgium and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Antwerp (506,900)

Berchem (43,100)

Berendrecht-Zandvliet-Lillo (9,800),

Borgerhout (45,900)

Deurne (78,700)

Ekeren (23,000),

Hoboken (34,400)

Merksem (44,400)

Wilrijk (38,200)




Antwerp is a very popular place to live and many people move to Antwerp each year, or to near Antwerp and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Antwerp are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Antwerp for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Antwerp and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Antwerp, Belgium

> FACT 1: In 2020, Antwerp was named as one of the top 10 most attractive European cities for foreign direct investment (FDI) by the FDI Intelligence division of the Financial Times. It’s recognised by many as one of Europes ‘hot spots’ for new buyers.

> FACT 2: The Antwerpen-Centraal is known as one of the world’s most breathtaking train stations. It was designed by Louis Delacenserie and first opened in 1905. It has a grand and highly intricate arched roof with a beautiful marble floor in a quirky diamond design.

> FACT 3: Antwerp is known for its thriving fashion industry and is home to the Antwerp Six, a group of influential fashion designers who graduated from the city's Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the 1980s. If you’re keen to know more about the fashion capital of Belgium, head to the ModeMuseum or the Momu (The Fashion Museum).

> FACT 4: One of the most beautiful spots in Antwerp is the Cathedral of Our Lady. Featuring a gothic design, the cathedral has a 400 ft spire and even has paintings from Paul Rubens inside, so it’s definitely worth a look around.

> FACT 5: Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world! 80% of the world's rough diamonds pass through the city…

> FACT 6: The world’s first ever print newspaper was published in Antwerp almost 400 years ago!

> FACT 7: Thirsty for a pint? That should be an easy problem to fix. Why not try one of Antwerps local beers? As Antwerp has over 30 breweries in the city.

> FACT 8: Famous Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck, was born in Antwerp in 1599.

> FACT 9: Antwerp is one of Europe’s major ports, with name ‘Antwerp’ coming from the Dutch words "aan de werp," which means "on the wharf."

> FACT 10: Antwerp is an artist's delight, especially since it is home to the oldest Royal Academy of Fine Arts! Many classics studied here, including Peter Raul Rubens, who went on to live in Antwerp after he graduated.

Where To Live In Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Belgium estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Antwerp living to rural, Belgium or coast lifestyles, Antwerp and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Eilandje Antwerp, Sint-Andries Antwerp, Borgerhout Antwerp, Zurenborg Antwerp, Universiteitbuurt Antwerp, Historisch Centrum Antwerp, Schipperskwartier Antwerp, Theaterbuurt Antwerp, Den Dam Antwerp, Oud-Berchem Antwerp,

Commuting To And From Antwerp By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Antwerp is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Brussels, Ghent, Amsterdam and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Antwerp To Brussels: Brussels is about 57 km by road from Antwerp via the E19 and driving to the centre of Brussels from Antwerp normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Brussels from Antwerp, with trains taking from 1 hour.

> Antwerp To Ghent: Ghent is about 60 km by road from Antwerp via the E17 and driving to the centre of Ghent from Antwerp normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Ghent from Antwerp, with trains taking around 50 minutes.

> Antwerp To Amsterdam: Amsterdam is about 160 km by road from Antwerp via the A2 and A27 and driving to the centre of Amsterdam from Antwerp normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Amsterdam from Antwerp, with trains taking from 1 hour 15 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Antwerp, Belgium

The nearest airport to Antwerp is Antwerp (ANR) which is 5 km from Antwerp. Other nearby airports include Brussels (BRU) (under 36 km), Eindhoven (EIN) (73), Charleroi (CRL) (80 km) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) (123 km)




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