Antwerp, without a doubt is a nice city in Belgium. There is something for everyone, museums, beautiful buildings, nice shops, trendy restaurants and cafes. This combination makes Antwerp the ideal destination for a city. The city is situated on the River Scheldt, where according to legend Brabo by the giant Antigoon dog food.
Attractions and Sights:
In the zoo, you have been! It is definitely one of the finest (and oldest) zoos in Europe. Not only animals are worthwhile, but the building is magnificent. Pull here quietly for a half day off because there is much to see. The Zoo is located in the city alone makes very good access. The shows are high quality.
A beautiful building. Walk inside and go upstairs to the platforms. There you have a nice view of the inner dome of the station.
A former fortress that was later used as a prison. Beautifully situated on the River Scheldt.
Our Lady Cathedral
Beautiful church, located at the Green City. Inside you’ll find religious art, including a painting by Rubens.
A street that would run right past you, do not! Located near the Grand Place. A very quiet street, away from tourists. A piece of tranquility in the bustle and also a very romantic spot if it is not too busy …
In Antwerp are numerous museums. Below a short description of the finest and most visited museums in the city.
In the Rubens House you’ll find great works of the Belgian painter. Located on the Wapper, a side street of the Meir where many restaurants and cafes are present.
Highly recommended! With an ever changing this beautiful museum collection remains up to date. Located in the district of the South.
Here you find everything about the history of fashion. Located in the National Street, the fashion street of Antwerp.
Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum is a collection of international contemporary art since 1970.
The Meir area
The Meir is similar to the floating of Amsterdam. All major fashion brands are located here: H & M, C & A, Peek & Cloppenburg, Zara etc. You will find also some exclusive shops. Are you looking for the more exclusive brands like Gucci and Prada, go to the streets around the Meir, including Huidevettersstraat. The National Street you’ll find famous shops (Belgian) designers like Dries van Noten.
The High Street and Kloosterstraat
In these streets you’ll find mostly antique and curio shops. Especially visit the Idea, an unmissable shop in the High Street. An interior retailers with a wink!
If you are looking for new furniture, come to the South. Here are various home furnishing stores. You will also find several art galleries. The shop is located in Ann Demeulenmeester the South. The South is known that the locals go. You’ll find a lot of cafes and restaurants.
Around the Grand bursting with restaurants, something for everyone. Meat, fish, Italian, Greek … Here you will find everything. Of course, the real Flemish fries! The South also the district is very nice, there are less tourists and more real Antwerp. Vlaamsekaai to find nice restaurants.
The South in the district will find many cozy cafes. Here the real Antwerp. Try your cocktails at Sips, at the corner of the Vlaamsekaai and Gillisplaats. On and around the Grand Place you can find a good drink, but here you are sitting among the tourists.
By car from Amsterdam was just under 2 hours drive to Antwerp. In the city there are some streets where you can park for little money, including Charlottalei. This street is located near the center. Also you can car (paid time) lost in one of the garages.
You can reach Antwerp within 2 hours from Amsterdam by train. A return ticket will cost approximately € 55 per person.