About Antwerp

Antwerp is a port city on Belgium’s River Scheldt, with a history dating to the Middle Ages. In its center, the centuries-old Diamond District houses thousands of diamond traders, cutters, and polishers. Antwerp’s Flemish Renaissance architecture is typified by the Grote Markt, a central square in the old town. At the 17th-century Rubens House, period rooms display works by the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. The ornate Cathedral of Our Lady also houses paintings by Rubens. Cobblestone streets pave the way to the 16th-century City Hall, and rows of elaborate guildhalls, once headquarters for craftsmen and merchants, are topped with golden statues. The city’s riverside promenade and busy port can be explored on foot or bicycle and by boat. Its Royal Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1663, today has a well-known fashion school whose graduates, famed local designers the Antwerp Six made the city a hotbed for 1980 avant-garde style.
Museum aan de Stroom 

Museum aan de Stroom is a museum located along the river Scheldt in the Eilandje district of Antwerp. The façade is made of Indian red sandstone and curved glass panel construction. It is an example of postmodern Art Deco architecture. The first visitor's gallery is the visible store, which contains 180,000 items.

Rubenshuis is the former home and workshop of Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Purchased in 1610, Rubens had the Flemish townhouse renovated and extended on the basis of designs by Rubens himself it is based on studies of Italian Renaissance palace architecture that also formed the basis of his Palazzi di Genova. The layout included his home, studio, a monumental portico, and an interior courtyard.
Plantin-Moretus Museum

Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing museum in Antwerp, Belgium which focuses on the work of the 16th-century printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, the Plantin Press, at the Vrijdagmarkt in Antwerp. The Plantin-Moretus Museum possesses an exceptional collection of typographical material. It house the two oldest surviving printing presses in the world and complete sets of dies and matrices, it also has an extensive library, a richly decorated interior, and the entire archives of the Plantin business.
Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum

Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum is a sculpture park of 30 acres in the park part of the Middelheim Nachtegalen Park at Antwerp. The Middelheim Museum collection has approximately 400 works of art on display. These include around 215 sculptures, featuring artists such as Carl Andre, Franz West, Auguste Rodin, and many more. Along with the addition of new works every year, the museum invites contemporary artists to engage in an artistic conversation with works part of the permanent collection and the environment surrounding them, leading to the establishment of performances and exhibitions and by various kinds of artists.

Vleeshuis in Antwerp is a former guildhall. It is now a museum located between the Drie Hespenstraat, the Repenstraat, and the Vleeshouwersstraat. The slope where the Drie Hespenstraat meets the Burchtgracht used to be known as the Bloedberg or Blood Mountain.
De Zoom

De Zoom–Kalmthoutse Heide Cross-Border Park is a cross-border park on the Belgian–Dutch border. The park is managed by a special commission in which both Flemish and Dutch organizations are represented. At the park, you can see remarkable species such as Smooth snake, Viviparous lizard, Crested newt, and Moor frog. You can see rare butterfly species are Green hairstreak, Grayling, Silver-studded Blue, Chequered skipper, and Clouded yellow.
St. Carolus Borromeuskerk Church

St. Charles Borromeo Church is a church in central Antwerp, located on the Hendrik Conscience square. The church was formerly known for 39 ceiling pieces by Rubens that were lost in a fire when lightning struck the church on 18 July 1718. The church features works by Rubens with the interior displays paintings by Gerard Seghers, Daniel Seghers, and Cornelis Schut.
Port of Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp is the port of the City of Antwerp. It is a seaport in the heart of Europe accessible to Capesize ships. It is Europe’s second-largest seaport, after Rotterdam.
St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church or Sint-Pauluskerk is a Roman Catholic church located at the Veemarkt in Antwerp. Its exterior is mainly Gothic with a Baroque tower while the interior is characterized by its rich Baroque decoration. It holds paintings by Antwerp's leading artists Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens as well as abundant sculpture and church furniture crafted by leading Antwerp sculptors such as Artus Quellinus the Elder, Pieter Verbrugghen I, Jan Pieter van Baurscheit de Elder, Jan Claudius de Cock and Andries Colyns de Nole.
Brabo's Monument

Brabo Fountain is located in the Grote Markt of Antwerp, in front of the Town Hall of the city. The Brabo Fountain is a tribute to the mythical Roman soldier Silvius Brabo. According to legend, the giant Druon Antigoon cut off a hand to all the ship captains who moored in the area and refused to pay the toll, then throwing it to the Scheldt. The captain of the Roman army Brabo cut off the giant's hand imitating what he had done. The fountain reflects the moment when the Brabo throws the giant's hand into the river.
Best Time To Visit Antwerp

The best time to visit Antwerp is from May to September.

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