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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
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.
Meir, Antwerp
At the turn of the 16th century, during the city's heyday, the Meir was Antwerp's most prestigious street. Today the pedestrianized street is best known as the city's prime shopping street.
St. Paul's Church, Antwerp
This partly Gothic, parly Baroque church was originally built in 1571 by a Dominican order. It is best known for its large collection of Flemish paintings and its unique Cavalry Mountain.
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.



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