Practical assistance and services

The City of Antwerp can provide customised guidance with various aspects of starting your business here in Antwerp. From finding the right talent over information about mobility and roadworks, the City of Antwerp is a trusted partner. 

Finding the right talent

Can’t seem to find the right employees for the vacancies you are trying to fill? The City of Antwerp can provide customised guidance in your search for the right candidates.

Customised guidance for filling vacancies

The City of Antwerp works closely with local educational institutes and organisations from the various labour sectors. We bring you in contact with our partners to help you broaden your recruitment channels.

We’ve helped companies such as LIDL, Forever 21 and Studio 100 fill difficult vacancies. We work with the VDAB to provide targeted screening of candidates, and if necessary, we organise induction training for your new employees.

Contact us
Business & Innovation
Desk: Francis Wellesplein 1 - 2018 Antwerpen
Tel: 03 338 65 20

Organising events

Are you looking for a meeting or conference venue in Antwerp? The city can give you customised guidance in finding just the right spot for your event. 

The City of Antwerp has all you need to organise your meeting, conference or event. The “meetings team” of the city’s Tourism and Events arm can help you develop the perfect programme for your participants. Thanks to seamless cooperation with local partners, the city ensures that your event runs flawlessly from start to finish.


Contact us
Grote Markt 15 - 2000 Antwerpen
Tel: 03 338 81 81


Mobility and road works

Are you looking for the most efficient home-work commute and business travel for your staff? The City of Antwerp can help you plan these trips in the most sustainable and efficient way.

A transport plan for your business encourages the use of public transport, corporate buses, carpooling, cycling and travel on foot. Car park management and a more efficient use of company cars can be part of this plan as well. The City of Antwerp will help you find the best combination of transport options.

Parking in Antwerp

For everything you need to know about parking in the City of Antwerp, please visit

Or you can consult the city’s interactive street map which gives you an overview of:

  • Pay-parking zones that apply near your business
  • Paying car parks
  • Peripheral car parks (Park and Ride)
  • Taxi stands
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