A Global City on the North Sea

Antwerp is a stylish and sophisticated city filled with monumental reminders of its prosperous medieval and Renaissance past, currently reinventing itself as an exciting contemporary city.

Long a major diamond center, it is now making a name as an important player on the world fashion scene.

Belgium has the highest density of Michelin star restaurants in Europe, and Antwerp has become a hot spot for foodies. Numerous urban renewal projects are underway, especially in the arts, including MAS, a new museum of the city and a spectacular architectural achievement, and MoMu, a trendy fashion museum. 

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Rubens House

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Rubens House

It was here that the famed artist Pieter Paul Rubens created some of his best works. The 17th century master moved here with his wife and children in 1611. Today, the palatial building serves as a museum dedicated to his life and career.

Our Lady’s Cathedral

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Our Lady’s Cathedral

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kathedraal is designed and built in the classic gothic style. The largest church in Belgium, it is also a prominent symbol of the city of Antwerp. The church features two Ruebens masterworks on display: “Elevation of the Cross” (1610) and “Descent of the Cross” (1612).

Diamond Museum

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Diamond Museum

Antwerp has a long and storied history in the diamond industry that continues to thrive to this day. Explore 500 years of history and learn how the process of mining, sorting, grading, cutting, and polishing these precious stones has evolved. There is also an amazing collection of jewelry on display.

Antwerp, Belgium At a glance

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  • 75.18
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Local Details:
GPS: 51°13'10.01"N 4°24'8.87"E
Size: 204.51 KM2 (78.96 MI2)
Population: 502,604
Density: 2,458 Pop/KM2 (949 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +32

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