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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
Rubens House, Antwerp
The palatial house where P.P. Rubens, Antwerp's most famous painter lived and worked is now one of the city's most popular museums.
Butchers' Hall, Antwerp
The Vleeshuis was built in 1504 for the Butchers' guild. The building - long the tallest secular building in the city - functioned as a meat market until 1810 when the French occupying forces abolished the Butchers' guild.
Groenplaats, Antwerp
Once a cemetery in the heart of the city, the Groenplaats is now one of Antwerp's most popular squares. It is a perfect place for drinking one of the many local beers.
Paleis op de Meir, Antwerp
Paleis op de Meir is a former royal palace that was originally built in the mid 18th century for a wealthy merchant. Some of its illustrious owners included Napoleon and the Dutch king Willem I.



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