WELCOME TO ANTWERP
Antwerp is a beautiful city in the northern part of Belgium, known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture.
Getting to Antwerp
Antwerp has a well-connected international airport and is also easily accessible by train or bus from other major cities in Europe, such as Brussels, Amsterdam, and Paris. The city’s public transportation system is also very efficient, so getting around is a breeze.
The impressive Antwerp Central train station, often called “Railway Cathedral” by Antwerp residents, has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world!
International railway lines link Brussels and Antwerp to several other major European cities. There are direct rail links with France, the Netherlands, and Germany. Antwerp can be reached with the UK by Eurostar via Brussels.
Antwerp Airport is a small international airport situated in Deurne (about 6 km from the center of Antwerp). Antwerp Airport offers regular flights between Antwerp and several European cities.
Brussels Airport is the most frequently used gateway to Antwerp. From Brussels Airport you can travel to Antwerp by train or bus.
If you fly with Ryanair, you will probably arrive at Brussels South Charleroi Airport. From Brussels South Charleroi Airport you can travel to Antwerp by train.
Things To Do
Visit the Antwerp Cathedral. The Cathedral of Our Lady is a stunning Gothic church that dates back to the 14th century. It’s home to some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in Europe, and its tower offers a breathtaking view of the city.
Explore the Old Town. Antwerp’s old town is a maze of narrow streets, beautiful squares, and historic buildings. Don’t miss the Grote Markt, the city’s central square, which is surrounded by beautiful guild halls and the famous Brabo Fountain.
Go to the Museum Plantin-Moretus, the famous 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk inside the printing office and house of the Plantin-Moretus family as if you were a friend of theirs visiting 400 years ago. Experience how, long before our digital age, words, and images were spread around the world.
Red Star Line Museum tells a universal story of hope, dreams and the quest for happiness, based on personal stories of 20th-century emigrants. Museum about the migration of >1 milion people from Antwerp to New York and Canada – people from the whole of Europe finding a better life. One of the eminent passengers was Fred Astaire.
Shop in the Fashion District. Antwerp is known for its fashion, and the city’s fashion district is home to some of the most innovative and avant-garde designers in the world. It’s a great place to shop for unique clothing and accessories.
E.g. Stadsfeestzaal – historical building and former place for events or parties, now for shopping and events.
Take a Bike Tour. Antwerp is a very bike-friendly city, and there are many companies that offer bike tours of the city. It’s a great way to see the city’s sights and get some exercise at the same time.