Visit Axel Vervoordt Castle and Antwerp’s Open Door Days

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>This weekend, Nov 26-28, and next weekend, Dec 3 – 5, The Association of Antwerp Antique Dealers “Antiquairs Antwerpen” will open their doors to the public for their Winter Open Door Days with a special walking tour! Visit the site for more details.

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />While most of the dealers opening their doors to their galleries are located in downtown Antwerp, a very special person outside of town is also participating in the event. You can’t hear the words “Belgian Décor” without thinking immediately of the famed Belgian Axel Vervoordt and for the next 2 weekends you have the opportunity to visit his castle!

to 10px; WIDTH: 225px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />More than 50 rooms in the castle of ‘s-Gravenwezel, the private home of Axel and May Vervoordt, can be visited. In the Music Room and in the office of Axel Vervoordt, a part of the collection of Jan Vlug, the famous antiques dealer from Brussels from the 1960s, will be on display. In Axel’s son Boris’ store, Kanaal, there will be a presentation of the real estate project “ Becoming a City in the Country”. On Sunday the 28th of November, the new book ‘Axel Vervoordt. wabi inspirations’ (Flammarion, 2010) will be launched. Entrance at the castle: 15 euro (entrance to Kanal is free) and this Diva can guarantee a visit will be well-worth the entrance fee for this nearly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Why do I say nearly? Well, he does open his doors each winter for this special annual event!

Antwerp Antique Association Open Door Days
Nov 26-28, 2010
Dec 3-5, 2010

Happy Shopping,

The Antiques Diva®
(seen right with Antiques Diva Belgian Guide Lucretia in Antwerp)

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.