Country : Belgium
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Flemish (Dutch)
City: 513 915 (2014)
Metro: 1 090 650 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
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.
Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp
In 2005 this fine printing workshop and museum was the first museum added to Unesco's World Heritage List. The museum was once home to the world's most prolific printing shop.
Zurenborg, Antwerp
Zurenborg is a remarkable neighborhood developed at the end of the 19th century. It offers a extraordinary display of buildings in different styles, ranging from neo-Byzantine to Art Nouveau.
New Palace of Justice, Antwerp
Richard Rogers designed Antwerp's modern palace of Justice, which was built in 2005 to centralize the different law courts spread over the city. Its most eye-catching characteristic are the tall scaled roofs.

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