Antwerp Travel Guide

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Antwerp is Europe's second-largest port and has much of the zest often associated with a harbor town. But it also has an outsized influence in a very different realm: that of clothing design. Since the 1980s, Antwerp-trained fashion designers have become renowned for experimental styles paired with time-honored workmanship. Several designers, such as Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester, stay firmly rooted in the city; others have filtered into major European couture houses. On their home turf, you can experience the fascinating mix of tradition and innovation that influences their work.

Hotels

Antwerp Hotels

Antwerp's hotels with the most character are generally found in the Oude Stad and its adjacent neighborhoods. There are... read more

Restaurants

Antwerp Restaurants

Antwerp cuisine understandably focuses on fish, presented with few frills in even the finest restaurants, often poached or... read more

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Antwerp Experiences

  • Dining in Antwerp

    Belgium's kinship to brewing figures high in the country's culture and regional differences give way to local flavors. Antwerp has its own... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Visit Antwerp

    Shop 'Til You Drop: Antwerp is a sophisticated shopper's paradise, with a center that's crammed with trendy stores and designer... Read more

  • Lange Wapper

    There are myriad 16th-century legends surrounding Lange Wapper, the water devil, but all agree he lived near water. That's why a bronze... Read more

  • Architecture of Antwerp

    The architectural character of Antwerp was defined during its two great eras of prosperity, in the 16th and 19th centuries. The relative... Read more

  • Antwerp History

    The Flemish Antwerpen is very close to the word handwerpen, which means "hand throwing," and that, according to legend, is exactly... Read more

  • Antwerp's Diamond Industry

    Knowing that 80% of rough diamonds pass through Antwerp and 50% are sold in the city, it's hard to imagine that India dominated the... Read more

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