Don't let the name fool you: Antwerp is no twerp of a city. On the contrary, it's the jewel of Belgium, a port city where historic buildings and avant-garde fashion collide to make one great holiday destination. Many Antwerp hotels offer views of the Schelde River, and life here has a pace that makes it easy to stop and sip a hot drink in a café or a cool brew in a pub.
Things to Do in Antwerp
Antwerp never gets too hot or too cold, although summer is always a great time to visit. Whenever you book Antwerp accommodation, the city will greet you with beautiful architecture and timeless art. All you have to do is go outside for a look at all the history: Many baroque buildings don't look a day over 300 years old. Just don't be surprised if you have trouble telling Central Station apart from the Cathedral of Our Lady—they're all so ornate that even the transportation centre is worth a visit.
Art lovers shouldn't miss the Rubenshuis (Rubens House) or the quirky Museum aan de Stroom. Once you've worked up an appetite, grab some waffles from a street vendor or sample world-famous Belgian chocolate from a local pastry shop. You can always work off the calories with a bike ride later.
Getting To & Around Antwerp
Antwerp holidays begin when you fly into Antwerp International Airport (ANR) and only end when you fall into bed happy and relaxed after a full day of eating, drinking and sightseeing. To get to that bed, you can take the train from the airport to Antwerpen-Centraal station or hop in a cab to make the 6 km trip to your hotel.
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