Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium and is home to a population of around half a million people.
Antwerp has quite a large entertainment district for its small population including nightclubs, bars and restaurants. In addition, the city also knows how to keep those adults looking for a little something saucy, well occupied.
In this guide, we take a look at the sex scene of Antwerp.
- 1 Prostitution in Antwerp
- 2 Antwerp Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Antwerp
Prostitution in Antwerp
Prostitution in Antwerp is legal though the running of brothels is not.
However, there are still brothels operating in the city that get away with the legal technicalities by hiring rooms for the use of independent escorts to entertain their clients.
You can legally engage the services of an independent escort by using one of the many directory sites or using an agency direct. Fees vary by girl and agency but customers can expect to pay in the region of €150-€200 per hour.
There are also street prostitutes working in the city’s red-light area where customers can pick up a service for as little as €50 (see Street Prostitutes below).
The red-light area is small compared to other European cities but has quite a lot to take in in such a small space; window prostitutes, colourful and graphic graffiti as well as plenty of punters.
Antwerp Escorts Guide
The range of girls in Antwerp is a mixed bag, with rates varying in the order of €150-€250 per hour, right up to €500 per hour plus for elite companions.
It’s pretty easy to source local escorts with a number of classified sites and active Antwerp agencies, however they operate in the grey area of the law, so we cannot list them on this site.
Sex in Antwerp
There are a couple of brothels in Antwerp but most people will head to the red light district of Schippers Kwartier where they can browse the window girls. Just like the streets of Amsterdam’s De Wallen, prostitutes line the red lit windows and lounge around semi-clothed waiting for clients. Customers can use their common sense to read between the lines when girls litter their ‘stage’ with items of bondage.
Starting prices range from €50-€100 but all services can be negotiated.
Swinging is a big national pastime in Belgium and there are plenty of clubs in the Antwerp area for couples and singles.
Circle O Club
Brechtsebaan 264, 2900 Shots , Antwerp
The Circle O Club is a high-end swingers clubs that is open for couples as well as singles. The place is fitted out specifically for group play with several smaller intimate play zones.
More of a clubbing venue with the focus being on erotic hedonism, the facilities are modern and include a full bar, sex swing in the main lounge and smoking area.
Though there is plenty of parking on site, for busy nights the club runs a shuttle service (including limo) to the nearby Nags sports hall (2km away).
The Circle O Club is open as follows:
- Monday: 1pm to 6pm and 7.30pm to 2am
- 1st Thursday of the Month: 7pm to 11pm
- 3rd Thursday of the Month: 1pm to 6pm
- Last Thursday of the Month: 1pm to 5pm
- Saturday: 9pm to 4am
- 1st Sunday of the Month:3pm to 8pm
- 2nd Sunday of the Month: 6pm to 1am
- 3rd Sunday of the Month: 4pm to 9pm
- 4th Sunday of the Month: 6pm to 1am
Admission rates vary depending on the event but are between €25-€80 per couple and up to €25 for single ladies. Men are not always allowed but can expect to pay between €50 and €125.
Grote Steenweg 21, 2440 Geel
Situated about 45 minutes to the east of Antwerp is Villa 21, a swinger’s club that regularly welcomes single men and women as well as couples.
A private residence with all the right facilities, Villa 21 entertains a good mix of guests.
The club is open as follows:
- Monday: 12.30pm to 6.00pm
- 1st and 3rd Thursdays: 11.00am to 6.00pm
- Friday: 12.30pm to 7.00pm
- Saturday: 8.00pm to 3.00am
- Sunday: 4.00pm to 11.00pm
Best of the Rest
There are a couple of other good clubs to try in the area:
- Exotica: Pierrelaan 33, 2960 Brecht – A members only club for couples.
- Club Rozenhof: Kruibekesesteenweg 195, 2070 castle – 10 minutes from Antwerp
- Eroxx: Bert Leysenlaan 20, 2490 Balen
Erotic Massage Parlours
Londenstraat 7-9, 2000 Antwerp
Massage World has eleven venues across Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium bringing a high-class concept of erotic massage to the masses.
Masseuses are fully trained in sensual and satisfying massage and deliver some of the best body to body experience you are likely to get in the city.
The menu of services here is comprehensive and includes:
- Body to Body
- Dark Cream
Prices are available on request and the Antwerp parlour is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 9.00pm and from 11.00am on weekends.
Mas For All
11, Prins-Filiplaan, 2550 Kontich
Mas for all provides a range of erotic massage services including Nuru, Tantra and body to body as well as couples massage. There are a dozen ladies who provide the services.
Prices start at €80 for 30 minutes. The salon opens at midday and closes at 10.00pm
Statiestraat 30, 2018 Antwerp
Abilux is a very small strip club in Antwerp but one which attracts a loyal client base.
Private dances are available at a cost of €50 (topless) or €100 (fully nude). They last ten minutes but you might be happier simply licking some whipped cream from the breasts of one of the dancers (minimum tip of €10 required).
The club is open Monday to Saturday from 11.00pm with entrance fees being charged at €10 (women are free).
Oudemansstraat 20, 2000 Antwerp
A gentleman’s club located in the heart of the city, Myoo is a popular club for tourists looking for a friendly welcome.
There is a resident DJ that keeps the tempo upbeat and the girls seem to enjoy working with the live music. It’s not the biggest club in the world but it does mean that all seats have a good view of the stage and the performers have a good reputation for interacting well with customers.
Entrance to Myoo is free and the club is open as follows:
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 11.00pm to 6.00am
- Thursday to Saturday: 11.00pm to 7.00am
Anneessensstraat 11, 2018 Antwerp
A more upmarket kind of strip club, Dorsia is larger than the other two we’ve mentioned and is popular with business visitors to the city.
Decorated in red leather and gilded gold mirrors, the VIP area includes a throne and the look they are going for is clearly one of majesty and opulence. Whilst this might not be as effective as the simple but modern clubs of Denmark or Spain, the Dorsia club does have a good atmosphere.
A single lap dance will cost you €35 or you could get a half hour with a bottle of champagne for €250. Cash is forbidden as tips and you must purchase coupons at the bar.
The club is open from 9pm Tuesday to Friday and from 11pm on Saturday and Sunday.
As a port city, a red-light area has existed in Antwerp (whether officially or unofficially) going back centuries. These days, the officially controlled red light quarter consists of the three streets of Vingerlingstraat, Schippersstraat and Verversrui. Situated right beside the docks, the atmosphere here is friendly and is considered quite safe.
Once referred to as the Sailors Quarter’s, the area has quite a few women who offer sex and there are a couple of premises where rooms can be rented by the hour.
Breydelstraat 13, 2018 Antwerpen
A sex shop that also doubles as a peep show and cabin theatre store, Planet Sexy lets customers rent the booths for themselves to view XXX films or enlist the help of one of their professionals to entertain them.
You can get a private show for as little as €30 but any extra entertainment once you are inside will cost you more.
Planet Sexy is open seven days a week from 10am to midnight.
Hoogstraat 57, 2000 Antwerp
An erotic boutique selling mainly sex aids and standard bedroom toys, Tutti Passi is a small sex shop in the city.
Staff are experienced and friendly and are happy to answer questions or talk you round their luxury lines. It’s a nice place to browse and you might be able to find one or two unusual items but overall, don’t expect any surprises.
Tutti Passi is open as follows:
- Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 6.00pm
- Saturday: 10.00am to 6.30pm
- Sunday: 12.00pm to 6.30pm
Bredabaan 306, 2170 Merksem
Opened in 2008, Lextase has a couple of other stores in Belgium and stocks a good range at the Merksem store.
The main staples are in toys, novelty items and lingerie. You can find a good range of BDSM wear though it is mainstream rather than specialist. However, you can find a stock of S&M items from Dutch manufacturer, Rimba as well as luxury toys from French designers, Dorcel.
The store is open Monday to Saturday from midday to 7.30pm.
Boomsesteenweg 48, 2630 Aartselaar
Pabo is one of the largest sex toy outlets in Antwerp and stocks a wide range of lingerie, costumes, bedroom aids and toys. They also sell a selection of home interior products such as bed linen and gadgets.
The Pabo store is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 8.00pm.
Featured image via Flickr.