Antwerp Travel Guide
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- 98%Business Travelers
- 95%Green Travelers
- 90%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 89%Local Culture
- 88%Luxury Travelers
- 82%History Buffs
Member Reviews (49)
- AntwerpMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 11, 2013
I was born and raised here, and still live in this town. Great food with influences from all over the world and original Belgian beers, nice atmosphere, there are always a lot of activities, shows, ...happening. The historical center is certainly a match for Brussels. Some very nice museums!
- AntwerpMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 07, 2012
One of the great Flemish trading centers of the norther renaissance, Antwerp is also a major diamond center in Europe. The main square is beautiful and still retains much of the historical charm from its renaissance era.
- AntwerpMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
An easy commute by train from Brussels, Antwerp is known as the "Diamond City". Places of interest include the Diamond District, the Red Light District (with over 200 women on display , it is worth "window shopping" even if you are not in the market for such action), the Jewish Quarter, and the picturesque Market Square. Antwerp claims to have the greatest number of pubs per capita in the world. Be sure to visit a fritkoken for some of Belgium's famous fries. This is also a good city for eating mussels.
- AntwerpJul 05, 2012
A beautifully rebuilt city with an active harbor. Mid-range hotels serve many businessmen and are a bargain on weekends. (don't pick a Race Weekend, etc!) There is a charming center with many sidewalk cafes with elegant restaurants in-the-back. Excellent asparagus is served in the spring...the white ones are beautiful but a bit bitter for Yankee tastes. Sauce Hollandaise will always fix most everything.
- AntwerpJul 04, 2012
I studied abroad in Brussels, and our trip to Antwerp was much much different than the city of Brussels. However, both have their charms and if really just depends on the person who is visiting because these cities have so many differences. Antwerp is smaller, but there are more young-ish people there, there was a more visible hip scene of artists and students. Whereas in Brussels that scene was harder to find and often the locals would be hard pressed to even talk to an American let alone tell them about the cool underground things to do. Brussels has the Grand Place which is cool to see but the city is so spread out that to see everything would take awhile. I'd recommend Antwerp, i definitely wish I could have spent more time there.
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