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
MAS, Antwerp
MAS is a museum built in 2010 to group different collections of artifacts related to the city's tumultuous history. The new collection is housed in a conspicuous modern tower with a stacked design.
The Five Continents, Antwerp
Commissioned by a shipbuilder, this conspicuous Art Nouveau style building nicknamed 't bootje (the little boat) is one of the most interesting Art Nouveau buildings in Antwerp.
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.
Vrijdagmarkt, Antwerp
Ever since this square was created in the 16th century, auctions of second-hand goods have been held here every Friday. The square is also the site of one of the city's most important museums, Plantin-Moretus.



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