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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
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.
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.
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.
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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