About Antwerp

Grote Markt

City Hall

Het steen

Carolus-Borromeus church

Central station



Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium. It is the city of famous painters such as Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens, a world diamond centre and a city of fashion designers.
The old city centre contains many historic monuments and museums. Antwerp Cathedral is declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and its refined sculptured tower is regarded as one of the absolute highlights in Gothic building.
Near the cathedral you will find the central square “Grote Markt”, which is surrounded by exquisite buildings and the Renaissance city hall, also World Culture Heritage.
Throughout the city, you will discover many other historic buildings, such as Rubens’ Italian renaissance villa inspired home, St. Paul’s church with its unique collection of Rubens an Jordaens paintings, the Carolus-Borromeus church with its exquisite woodcarvings, the medieval castle “Het Steen” or the gigantic 19th century Central Station.
When you’re tired of walking, have a rest with a view on the river Schelde, or have a local beer in Victor Horta’s magnificent Art Déco building or in the richly decorated foyers of the Bourla theatre and the “Stadsfeestzaal”.
Next, you will be ready for a walk through the 16th century narrow street “Vlaaikensgang”, while building up an appetite for one of Antwerps countless gourmet restaurants.
At the edge of the city centre you will find the Museum of Fine arts, a huge Greek temple style building which houses a unique collection of paintings.

Welcome to Antwerp!