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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
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.
Stadspark, Antwerp
Antwerp's stadspark (city park) was created in the 19th century at the site of a military fort. The triangular park is laid out as an English style landscaped garden and features a pond with an 1869 iron suspension bridge.
Leopoldplaats, Antwerp
Leopoldplaats is a square situated near the historic center of Antwerp and named after the first king of Belgium, Leopold I, whose equestrian statue graces the center of the square.
Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp
This Gothic masterpiece of lacework in stone was built between 1352 and 1521. As one of the prime remainders of Antwerp's golden era, the cathedral continues to dominate the city's skyline.



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