Hidden Belgium: FOMU Café

Hidden Belgium: FOMU Café

The Antwerp photography museum FOMU occupies a converted warehouse in Antwerp’s southern docklands. It recently opened a bright, modern café on the ground floor.

The interior is decorated with pale wood tables, blue chairs and designer lamps. The walls are decorated with vintage photographs from the museum’s collection, and old cameras are displayed behind the bar.

The cafe has a generous terrace looking out on the new Zuidpark. Originally 19th-century docks, the site was filled in to create a vast car park. It is now a stunning urban park.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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