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CITYGUIDE2 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 Cityreviews

  • 90%

    dbillian

    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.

    Insidertip:Dress warm. Rent a bike. Go off the map.

  • 80%

    chelseyschock6805

    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.

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

  • 80%

    ursapurkart6440

    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!

    Insidertip: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!!

  • 80%

    ANONYMOUS

    Beautiful place unless you accidentaly stepped onto the red light district

    the city centre and cathedral square was stunning. lots of pubs and restaurants. great atmosphere as it was christmas time.

    Insidertip:try and book somewhere central to the cathedral. train station also a must see! stunning

  • 90%

    ANONYMOUS

    City of Art

    Van Gogh had his art education in Antwerp, and it's great to check out Rubenshuis as well as other art exhibits throughout the city.

    Insidertip:Sunset by the river is beautiful. Both nights I was there, the sky was lit in gorgeous colours.

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