City Guide Antwerp, Belgium

Visiting Antwerp

The second largest city in Belgium and the second largest port on the continent, Antwerp is a bustling metropolis which people from all over the world have made their home. Oh and it's also home to the world's largest diamond cutting industry.

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Antwerp City Reviews

  • 60%



    I didn't experience the pleasure of partying here, however I spent a few quiet days exploring the city. It is easy enough to walk around the main area and it has a great tram system that can take you anywhere you need. There is a very old zoo and plenty of historic buildings. I think I would have enjoyed being there in the weekend too.

    Insider Tip:Not a lot of people speak great English

  • 80%


    3 nights in Antwerp

    The place has a nostalgy feeling because almost every buildings are really old and most of them are beauties. Antwerp is really multicultural place and for someone (like me) who is not used to it the city can feel very weird and uncomfortable but don't worry because people are really nice in there. If you can speak english you won't encounter any problems with the communication.

    Insider Tip:Dare to try different food places while you're in city and the beer and fries are awesome.

  • 90%


    A quiet city.

    Small, quiet, culturally dense. The locals are very friendly and will speak english once you start talking. An excellent city to visit for a few days or a week.

    Insider Tip:Dress warm. Rent a bike. Go off the map.

  • 80%


    Antwerp Weekend

    My husband and I really enjoyed Antwerp. It was great just walking around the city enjoying the neighborhood and the markets. It was very welcoming and homey city, and the people were great. It is a city we both definitely recommend to others.

    Insider Tip:Definitely need to try some Belgium Waffles and a fruit tart! Very delicious!

  • 80%


    City of diversities

    Antwerp is full surprises, at one moment you are walking through a beautiful area and the next thing you know you are in a sketchy looking one. But fear not, you won't feel unsafe, at night just maybe try to avoid neighbourhoods northern of the train station, they might make you feel uneasy. Definitely check out the riverside, old town, area around the docks, fashion district, museum area, the beautiful train station, Stadspark and so on. Best thing in Antwerp you can do is to wander around!

    Insider Tip:If you want to spend a sunny afternoon lounging in a bar surrounded by fun crowds go to the area around the Royal museum, if you like to dab into the hip side of the town go to the docklands and for a very homey feel go to the Dageraadplaats' .ZeeZicht for a pint of beer at reasonable place where all the locals love to come to relax. Also Theaterplein has wonderful restaurants and bars, bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. Also be sure to visit FotoMuseum, it's great! And get yourself USE IT maps!!

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