Trip to Antwerp

The smooth blend of the old and the new, that is part of the attraction of this city in Belgium, is what makes a trip to Antwerp unique. The museums of the place smoothly blends in with the designer shops, bars and night clubs of modern times. The old world charm combined with the evidences of modern civilization is truly amazing. The city of Antwerp is the second largest port of Europe which made it one of the key industrial places of the country. Today, however, the city has moved on to become an industrial hub and houses a myriad of boutiques and shopping plazas. The night clubs and bars have taken over the more traditional gin bars and beer bars. But nevertheless the old monuments, museums of Antwerp act as a fascinating backdrop for these modern buildings, making your trip to Antwerp all the more memorable.

Trip to Antwerp is made fascinating as soon as you step out on the Antwerp central station. The early 20th century building is an architectural wonder. The Sinjoors as the inhabitants of the place are known to extend a warm welcome on your arrival. Museums, churches and excerpts of the Flemish Belgium culture adds charm to the place. Over the years Antwerp has become a spiritual, traditional and cultural hub of the country. The diamond industry is one of the largest in the world that is located at the Central railway station.

Your Antwerp trip is a whirlwind tour through the pages of history. At the museums, you can get to view the works of famous painters.

Wonder at the architectural technology that was made famous during those times by visiting the old houses and cathedrals. Cathedral of our Lady, International port, Museum of Fine Art, Onze Lieve Vrouwkathedraal Ruben's paintings, Platin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp zoo, Butcher's hall, Grote Market, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Nightingale Park, Onze Lieve Vrouwkathedraal Treasury, Open-Air Sculpture Museum, Pumping house, Ruben's House, St Jacobskerk Ruben's Chapel, St James Church and Kalmthoutser Heide Nature Reserve are some of the popular tourist attractions of Antwerp. Your trip to Antwerp is filled with visits to the museums and churches or strolling through the market places of the city.

Accommodations at the city make your trip to Antwerp more comfortable and easy. Radisson SAS Park Lane Hotel, Best Western Classic Hotel Villa Mozart, Golden Tulip Carlton Hotel Antwerp, Hilton Antwerp, Abhostel are some of the best places to stay in Antwerp. Visiting the nightclubs, bars and shops housing the latest designer collection is part of the appeal of the city.