Architect Carl Verdickt: ‘The authenticity in Antwerp in the Seefhoek makes it appealing for creative people’

The Seefhoek is a very creative neighbourhood situated in Antwerp, Belgium. Many people don’t know that there is a lot of hidden art in the district. The famous Belgian sculptor Panamarenko worked and lived here. Also Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh stayed in the Seefhoek for a while. Young people might recognize the place from the songs of Belgian rapper Tourist LeMc. Clearly an inspirational neighbourhood for creative minds. One of the reasons why Carl Verdickt, a thriving Belgian architect, created a coworking place called A-SPACE: a place for architects, artists and designers.

Architect Carl Verdickt: ‘The Seefhoek is very authentic in contrast to other neighbourhoods’ © Amaryllis De Bast

Make sure you scroll down and watch the documentary about the Seefhoek and what it is that makes this neighbourhood so unique.

When you click on the following start exploring-button, you can go on a journey through the Seefhoek: you can read more about well-known places and picture it visually with the help of photographs we made.

To read more about all the interesting neighbourhoods in Belgium, you can click here.

Documentary: Amaryllis De Bast & Kasper Speltincx, camera: Kasper Speltincx, sound: Kasper Speltincx, photographs: © Amaryllis De Bast