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The second largest city in Belgium, Antwerp has over half a million people living within its city boundaries, with almost 1.2 million in the metropolitan area as a whole. This charming city has a reputation for being ultra-cool, with everyone from fashionistas to art lovers and diamond dealers to clubbers being attracted to its café-filled cobbled streets.
Despite been severely damaged during the Second World War, the city has managed to retain its medieval heart, together with a riverside fortress and a wonderful cathedral.
Whether you’re visiting Antwerp to enjoy the culture, learn more about its history, to shop or simply to enjoy all the city has to offer, you’ll find everything is within easy reach.
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If you’re in the city for a short 24 or 48-hour break, here’s some of the main highlights that should be on your ‘to see and to do’ list.
If you flew into the city you’ll have missed Central Station, voted by Newsweek as the fourth most beautiful train station in the world. Opened in 1905, its quirky stone building and remarkable dome above the waiting room are considered amongst the finest railway architecture in the country.
A walk through the Diamond district will give you a sense of how important the diamond trade is to Antwerp. As the world’s largest diamond centre for over five centuries, it’s THE place to go if you’re planning to invest in one yourself. If not, it’s still an amazing area to explore.
Rising 123 metres into the air, Antwerp Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline and houses an impressive collection of major artworks, including Rubens’ ‘Elevation of the Cross’ and his ‘Descent from the Cross’. It’s one of the major attractions in the city; so don’t miss it when putting your list together.
If you love animals and sea life, a visit to Aquatopia or Antwerp Zoo is a must. Located just across the road from Central Station, Aquatopia is one of the largest underwater attractions in Europe, with over 100 fish and reptiles.
Antwerp Zoo is equally popular and is one of the oldest in Europe. There are penguins, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses and another 946 species of animals to see, so plan at least half a day here and take in as much as you can.
Shoppers will love the recently renovated Shopping Stadsfeestzaal on the Meir. There are over 50 shops inside this neo-classical building, which was originally designed for parties, balls, exhibitions and fairs.
Art lovers shouldn’t miss a chance to see the palatial Rubens House where the Baroque artist lived with his family for over 25 years, while the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp in the Zuid, one of the trendiest districts in the city, is also a must see. There are loads of galleries and cafes in this area, making it a great place to catch a bit of Antwerp’s bohemian atmosphere.
Twice a year, fashionistas flock to the city to attend one of the exhibitions at MoMu. Whether the theme is pieces from the museum’s permanent collection or exhibits from other partner institutions, it’s always worth a visit. The area around the museum is home to a range of designer stores from the likes of Dries Van Noten.
Of course, no trip to Antwerp would be complete without sampling some of the local beers and food and the Grote Markt is just the place to do this. After eating you may want to seek out the secret Vlaeykensgang alley, which dates right back to 1591. Walk through the gate at Oude Koornmarkt and you’ll find yourself in Hoogstraat.
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