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Things to see in Antwerp

Antwerp is located in the north of Belgium on the river Schelde and is the largest city in the Flemish part of the country.

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ome of its famous historical sights include the Cathedral of our Lady, the Great market, City Hall, the Meat hall and the central station. Most of the city consists of old buildings so when walking between the main sights, you'll get a fair impression of Antwerp's rich history. The city used to be home to the painter Rubens and a museum is dedicated to him which several of his paintings. The statue of 'Lange Wapper' (Long John) in front of the 'Stone' building is dedicated to the legend of a man which legs were so long that he could move from one town to another in one single step.

Getting around Antwerp can be best done on foot as the city is fairly compact. It is also the best way to experience the city. Antwerp is also famous for its diamond trade and a part of the city is devoted to it and makes a nice area to go for a walk. The city is full of historical architecture giving it a pretty face. For some nice bars, go to the Great Market and taste a local beer. That is a treat well appreciated by the people from Belgium For some easy entertainment, consider visiting Antwerp Zoo.   


Antwerp travel photo gallery

 
Loodswezen.

The Loodswezen building.

 
Loodswezen in Antwerp.

Tower of the Loodswezen.

 



Statue in an street with old buildings.

Statue in an street with old buildings.

 


The Belgium photo galleries that are available: Antwerp
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Leysstreet, a historical street in Antwerp.

Leysstreet, a historical street.

 
Old street with historical buildings.

Old street with historical buildings.

 



Guild houses at the Antwerp's Great market.

Guild houses at the Great market.

 
Square with guild houses at the Great market in Antwerp, Belgium.

Great market square with guild houses.

 
Historic city centre of Antwerp.

The historical city center.

 



Brabo statue in front of Guild houses.

Brabo statue in front of Guild houses.

 



Guild houses at the Great market.

Guild houses at the Great market.

 
St. Jozef church.

St. Jozef church.

 
Facade of a red church.

Facade of a red church.

 
Red brick church in Antwerp.

Red brick church.

 
Church entrance.

Entrance to a church.

 
View of Antwerp in Belgium.

View of Antwerp.

 
Cathedral of our Lady in Antwerp.

Cathedral of our Lady.

 



Groenplaats with a view on the Cathedral of our Lady.

Groenplaats square with a view on the Cathedral of our Lady.

 
Antwerp's Cathedral of our Lady seen from Groenplaats (Green Square).

Antwerp's Cathedral of our Lady seen from Groenplaats (Green Square).

 
Cathedral of our Lady.

Cathedral of our Lady.

 
Flemish opera.

The Flemish opera.

 
Rubenshouse, Antwerp.

Rubenshouse.

 
House of the painter Rubens in Antwerp.

House of the painter Rubens.

 



Rubenshouse in Antwerp.

Rubenshouse.

 
Statue in the garden of the Rubens house.

Statue in the garden of the Rubens house.

 
Rubenshuis (Rubenshouse) in Antwerp, Belgium.

Rubenshuis (Rubenshouse).

 
Statue of Lange Wapper (Long John) in front of 't Steen (the Stone).

Statue of Lange Wapper (Long John) in front of 't Steen (the Stone).

 
An old building in the historical city centre of Antwerp.

An old building in the historical city center.

 
Het Steen, Antwerp.

Entrance to an old building
 



Statue of Long John in front of the Stone.

Statue of Long John in front of the Stone.

 
Old church in Antwerp.

Old church.

 
St. Pauls church in Antwerp.

St. Pauls church.

 
Front of the city hall of Antwerp.

Front of the city hall.

 



Antwerp city hall.

Antwerp city hall with many waving flags.

 
Front of the butchers house in Antwerp.

Front of the butchers house.

 
Vleeshuis (meat house), Antwerp.

Vleeshuis (meat house).

 
Corner of the Butcher's house (vleeshuis).

Corner of the Butcher's house (vleeshuis).

 
Old building at the waterfront of the river Schelde in Antwerp, Belgium.

Old building at the waterfront of the river Schelde.

 
Antwerp central station.

Central station.

 


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Last update: 22/08/2013