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!!