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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
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.
Vlaeykensgang, Antwerp
A favorite among tourists is a walk along the 16th century Vlaeykensgang, one of Antwerp's few remaining historic alleys. The narrow alley's entrances are no wider than a doorway.
Middelheim Sculpture Museum, Antwerp
Middelheim is a park at the southeast of Antwerp's city center. The park boasts a large open air sculpture museum created in 1950 for an international exposition. There are now more than 300 sculptures on display.
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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