©

Ekeren trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ekeren

Trip Planner Europe  /  Belgium  /  Flanders  /  Antwerp Province  /  Ekeren
Ekeren is a northern district of the municipality of Antwerp in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The suburb celebrated its 850th birthday in 2005; the name of the town was first mentioned in 1155, as "Hecerna". The name may well have come from Viking settlers in the 9th century.Ekeren was a distinct municipality with its own town hall, mayor, and city council until 1983, when most of it, along with 8 other municipalities was merged into the city of Antwerp. In 2000 the Antwerp city council initiated additional district councils with responsibilities including sports, culture, youth and elderly people. Since this decentralization, the Antwerp municipality consists of nine districts (the old city, seven former municipalities at its borders, and the Bezali merger of three towns). The first district council of Ekeren, elected in 2000, was led by Christophe Thomas (Open Vld); the second district council, elected in 2006, by Ronny Kruyniers (sp.a). The current district council chairman is Koen Palinckx (N-VA) (elected in 2012). The district council gathers in the 16th century-era Hof van Veltwijck, which had seen major restructuring works around 2000; this complex also houses local administrative offices.
Plan the details of your Ekeren holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Belgium attractions planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ekeren

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ekeren

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Antwerp Province

3 days in Antwerp BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Antwerp & Brussels BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Cologne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Spain, Antwerp & Monaco BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Brussels, Antwerp & Luxembourg City BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Belgium & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM KUWAIT October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bruges & Mechelen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Antwerp BY A USER FROM MOROCCO December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Antwerp BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans