Antwerp

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  • 1. Museum aan de Stroom

    Oude Stad | Museum/Gallery

    This ambitious museum, in a striking red sandstone and glass building next to Antwerp's old dock area, aims to place Antwerp's history into...Read More

  • 2. Museum Mayer Van den Bergh

    Kruidtuin | Museum/Gallery

    Pieter Bruegel the Elder's arguably greatest and most enigmatic painting, Dulle Griet , is the showpiece of the 4,000 works that passionate...Read More

  • 3. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal

    Oude Stad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A miracle of soaring Gothic lightness, the Cathedral of Our Lady contains some of Rubens's greatest paintings and is topped by its 404-foot...Read More

  • 4. Openluchtmuseum Middelheim

    Middelheim | Museum/Gallery

    The Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum is a selfie wonderland, albeit of the more classical variety, with some 200 sculptures from artists...Read More

  • 5. Begijnhof

    Stadswaag | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This béguinage–-a community of women who dedicated themselves to religious duties without taking any vows–-dates from the 13th century, but...Read More

  • 6. Berchem

    Neighborhood/Street

    Take the 7 or 15 trams to this neighborhood southeast of Antwerp's city center, where 19th-century entrepreneur Baron Edouard Osy and his sister...Read More

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    7. Centraal Station

    Centraal Station | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The neo-Baroque railway terminal was built at the turn of the 20th century during the reign of Leopold II of Belgium, a monarch not given to...Read More

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  • 8. Comics Station

    Centraal Station | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Opened in 2017, Comics Station is a theme park set within Centraal Station's big entrance hall on Kievitplein Square. Kids will love the world...Read More

  • 9. De Groote Witte Arend

    Oude Stad | Restaurant–Sight

    De Groote Witte Arend, in a secret courtyard near the Jordaens house, is in a former convent. The background music tends to be Vivaldi or Telemann...Read More

  • 10. De Koninck Brewery Tours

    Berchem | Tour–Sight

    The De Koninck brewery is almost as old as the city of Antwerp itself and still resides on the site of the inn from which it was converted back...Read More

  • 11. Diamantwijk

    Diamantwijk | Commercial District

    Some 85% of the world's uncut diamonds pass through Antwerp, and the diamond trade has its own quarter, where the skills of cutting and polishing...Read More

  • 12. DiamondLand

    Diamantwijk | Museum/Gallery

    This spectacular showroom was created to enable visitors to get a sense of the activity that goes on behind closed doors in the security-conscious...Read More

  • 13. Doel

    Town/Village

    No one knows when the hammer will finally come down on the 400-year-old village of Doel (2020 is its final chance at reprieve), just outside...Read More

  • 14. FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen (FoMu)

    Het Zuid | Museum/Gallery

    The city's home of contemporary photography is a four-story, in-your-face epic, with each floor dedicated to a different theme or artist. Past...Read More

  • 15. Grote Markt

    Oude Stad | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The heart of the Oude Stad is dominated by a huge fountain splashing water onto the paving stones. Atop the fountain stands the figure of the...Read More

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  • 16. Het Elfde Gebod

    Oude Stad | Restaurant–Sight

    This place has gobs of atmosphere; it's crammed with more than 400 plaster saints and angels salvaged from old churches. Het Kathedraalcafé...Read More

  • 17. Huisbrouwerij 't Pakhuis

    Het Zuid | Restaurant–Sight

    This crowded former warehouse is dominated by a series of shiny vats used to brew the café's three house beers; the Antwerp Blond (5.1%) is...Read More

  • 18. Letterenhuis

    Stadswaag | Museum/Gallery

    Worth a stop if you're curious about Flemish authors, the Archive and Museum of Flemish Cultural Life provides an overview of the past 200 years...Read More

  • 19. Maagdenhuis

    Kruidtuin | Museum/Gallery

    The chapel and entrance gateway of the Maagdenhuis (Maidens' House), a foundling hospital for girls of the poor, was constructed from 1564 to...Read More

  • 20. Mode Museum (MoMu)

    Sint-Andries | Museum/Gallery

    Located within the sprawling fashion complex known as ModeNatie, ModeMuseum contains comprehensive exhibits highlighting the avant-garde work...Read More

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