What we're about

This group brings together expats and locals in Antwerp who are looking to meet new folks and have fun!

People have different personal situations but often ask the same question: where to meet other interesting people? Are you in one of the following situations? Then this group is a good place to start.

The group is open for all sorts of events. At the same time the group is dependent on the pro-activity of members like you. Don't see your favorite event? Simply suggest it in the comment section or contact Michaela Ray or the co-organizers. We will be happy to get your event published or support you with your questions about event hosting.

Is this group for me?

- I recently moved to Antwerp for work and I don't know here anybody. I want to meet people after office hours.

- I have been working here for a while, I am single and I would like to meet other singles to possibly start a relationship.

- I came here with a spouse, left my job behind and haven't found a new one yet. I have time during the day and I want to meet others in similar situation.

- I can't find a job, so I am starting my own business and I want to let others know about what I do or have people test out my service / workshop / product.

- I am a home stay mom with small kids, I want to meet other moms and have play-dates with the kids and some adult talk.

- I am a single parent and I want to meet other single parents for support, friendship and possible a relationship.

- I am passionate about my culture and I want to share with others something about my culture ( Indian cooking workshop, language exchange, a Belgian who wants to guide foreigners on a guided tour through the city, etc)

- I am passionate about my hobby and I want to meet others who like it too (hiking, sports, baking cakes, making sweaters, laser tag, philosophical discussions, etc)

- I have another idea, not mentioned above, and I believe it would be interesting for the community.

Upcoming events (5)

Antwerp Philosophy Café

Den Hopsack

UPDATE: Because bars are again closed, we'll wait to see what we can do. ________ We're organising the Philosophy Café's in person at Hopsack again. However, there is a limit to the number of participants. Until further notice, it's necessary to register by e-mail: [masked] Website: https://antwerpphilosophycafe.home.blog/ Discord: https://discord.com/channels/719641307265368144/719641307840118836 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Antwerp-Philosophy-Caf%C3%A9-1962510130710996/ --------- Come join us for an afternoon of philosophical conversation. Don't worry, you don't need any background knowledge or PhD. Everybody is welcome. Curious what it's all about? Get some info on the website: https://antwerpphilosophycafe.home.blog/what-is-a-philosophy-cafe/ or chat with other philosophers in the Facebook-group (https://www.facebook.com/Antwerp-Philosophy-Caf%C3%A9-1962510130710996). Important things to know: 1. From now on, we are collecting questions in advance so we can start the conversation quicker. You can send in philosophical questions you would like to explore together here, on Facebook or through e-mail ([masked]). 2.We will start at 2PM sharp! If you come later, you won't have a say in the topic we discuss. :-P Some tips for a good philosophical question: - Make it short. Long questions will require more extra questions before we can get to the point. - Make it tangible. A concrete situation tickles the imagination more than abstract words like "God", "freedom" or "self". - Make it open. A question that requires research is a scientific question. It's difficult to philosophize about facts or things we don't know. This event is in English. Any level of English will do!

Monthly "drinks night out" at HOBS (Groenplaats)

Brasserie HOBS

Just arrived to town and want to make new friends? Or you have been here for a while and simply want to get out and socialize? Then join the monthly drinks night out. Can't see us inside the bar? - Ask the bartender for a space at the back of the main floor reserved for the expat meetup. Grab a drink at the bar and say hi to people like you. :-) This bar closes at 10.00pm so make sure to arrive early enough to catch the group. Looking for a host: Would you like to be a one off host for this event? Just comment below.

Sunday afternoon with Coffee, Tart and Books

St. Vincents

If you enjoy spending an afternoon in a nice cafe sipping good coffee, having a sweet treat and holding a book in your hand, this event is for you. And what can be better if you are in a group talking about this new book you got or an old one you are re-reading or getting suggestions for the next one you may read while getting to know a new place with great coffee and tart of course! You can bring along a book or not, we are not a book club where we need to read the same books, it's more like people who appreciate them and will like to talk or hear about them and also get to know more about each other. Looking for a host: Would you like to be the host of this event? Just write a comment below.

Antwerp Philosophy Café

Den Hopsack

We're organising the Philosophy Café's in person at Hopsack again. However, there is a limit to the number of participants. Until further notice, it's necessary to register by e-mail: [masked] Website: https://antwerpphilosophycafe.home.blog/ Discord: https://discord.com/channels/719641307265368144/719641307840118836 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Antwerp-Philosophy-Caf%C3%A9-1962510130710996/ --------- Come join us for an afternoon of philosophical conversation. Don't worry, you don't need any background knowledge or PhD. Everybody is welcome. Curious what it's all about? Get some info on the website: https://antwerpphilosophycafe.home.blog/what-is-a-philosophy-cafe/ or chat with other philosophers in the Facebook-group (https://www.facebook.com/Antwerp-Philosophy-Caf%C3%A9-1962510130710996). Important things to know: 1. From now on, we are collecting questions in advance so we can start the conversation quicker. You can send in philosophical questions you would like to explore together here, on Facebook or through e-mail ([masked]). 2.We will start at 2PM sharp! If you come later, you won't have a say in the topic we discuss. :-P Some tips for a good philosophical question: - Make it short. Long questions will require more extra questions before we can get to the point. - Make it tangible. A concrete situation tickles the imagination more than abstract words like "God", "freedom" or "self". - Make it open. A question that requires research is a scientific question. It's difficult to philosophize about facts or things we don't know. This event is in English. Any level of English will do!

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