Antwerp, a busy pocket-sized metropolis, has something for everyone. The city is an inspiring source of culture with impressive architecture and magnificent museums and churches. Thanks to artists such as Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens, Antwerp put itself on the art map, as one of Europe’s leading art centers. Europe’s largest harbour, caters to every needs – from upscale fashionistas to foodies and clubbers. It is renounced as the diamond capital of the world.
A visit to this city should definitely include the Museum Mayer van der Bergh for a glimpse of Pieter Bruegel’s painting Dulle Griet. Walk around the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady, a miracle of Gothic lightness that hosts some of Ruben’s works, or visit the Ruben s House. If you love fashion, then Antwerp is the place for you. Known for top-of-the scale designers, you will find more than plenty of shops. Don’t forget to taste some of the finest artisan beers in the world crawling around local pubs.
Best Time to visit
Visiting Antwerp in the summer, if the weather is good, can be a magnificent experience. June to September, Antwerp is usually packed, with hotel prices rocketing, so you may want to book in advance for better deals. If you do not mind rain and wind, then autumn and early Spring can also be a good choice, as hotels offer good deals and there is room abundance. Winters are chilly, but with plenty of indoor activities and great hotel prices.
Budget Hotels Areas
If you feel like you don’t want to spend a fortune in hotels, then avoid the city centre, and Oude Stad, where visitors go to find the essence of this city. A good budget option is Middelheim to the south, or the neighbourhood of Berchem, south of the Centraal Station, few minutes by train. Make sure you book your hotel in advance for better deals.
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Antwerp Tours & Activities
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