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500 Hidden Secrets of Antwerp

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500 Hidden Secrets of Antwerp’ is a welcoming guide to the city, written by British journalist Derek Blyth who has lived in Belgium for more than 20 years. Revealing 500 places and features that no one knows, such as Dirk Van Saene’s fashion shop in an atelier without a sign, a secret street hidden behind an old gate, the art cinema that seats just 50 people and organises soft porn movie nights, or the ship that was rebuilt as a hotel.

Filled with places to visit, and information about key local figures such as Pieter Paul Rubens who make the city what it is today. With a view to inspire and lead readers on their own adventure, 500 Hidden Secrets are the perfect guides to immersing yourself in the culture and city. These guides also contain numbered locations and maps.

Luster Publishing was founded in 2009 and is based in the Antwerp city centre. Their books cover a diverse range of subjects. These usually have something to do with cultural history, architecture, art, design, interior, photography, food, urban space or They publish around twenty books every year, devoting great attention to their tactility and their graphic design. Luster create these books together with writers, editors, photographers and designers who without exception are passionate about the matter.


Paperback, 256 pages
130 x 180 mm
Publication date: June 2013