antwerp
Country : Belgium
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Flemish (Dutch)
Population
City: 513 915 (2014)
Metro: 1 090 650 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Antwerp
closeAntwerp is the largest city in Flanders. Besides the many historical buildings that are reminiscent of the city's heyday in the 16th century, Antwerp boasts a lively shopping and entertainment scene as well as many cultural attractions.
The city is also known for its diamonds, fashion and Flemish artists such as Rubens and van Dyck, of whom many works can be admired in the local museums.
Random Antwerp Highlights
Meir, Antwerp
At the turn of the 16th century, during the city's heyday, the Meir was Antwerp's most prestigious street. Today the pedestrianized street is best known as the city's prime shopping street.
Brabo Fountain, Antwerp
This late 19th century fountain depicts the legendary hero Silvius Brabo who defeated the giant Antigoon. The statue symbolizes the free waterways, crucial to the city's survival.
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts was built at the end of the 19th century in a newly developed neighborhood. The museum's collection features many works from Rubens and other famous Antwerp artists.
City Hall, Antwerp
Antwerp's palatial city hall was built between 1561 and 1565. Its Flemish-Renaissance style architecture influenced the design of many government buildings across Europe.



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