All architectural and cultural places of interest in Antwerp are close by. There are lots of possibilities to go out or go shopping, and there are nice things to do with children. At walking distance we have 2 nice squares with restaurants, pubs and terraces. The most famous is the Dageraadplaats, which is also very childfriendly (pubs: Zeezicht, Camping Campina, Moeskop, ... / restaurants: Overzicht, Overzee, Strand Van Oostende, El Warda,...). An upcoming place is the Moorkensplein (coffee house Mokakapot, pub Mombasa, restaurants Bar Luca and Miró).
Just outside the city center there are nice parks to walk and play, and there is a nature reserve (moorland) north of Antwerp (30' by car).
From Antwerp, there are good connections (by train or car) with other Belgian or Dutch cities as Brussels (30'), Ghent (50'), Bruges (1.20h) and Rotterdam (1.30h) or to the Belgian seaside (1.30h). (indicated times are by train)