Antwerp, capital of The Province of Antwerp, is Belgium most populous and second largest city. The metropolitan city is located near the river Schelde, which connects to the north-sea. The port of Antwerp is the second largest in Europe and amongst the top 20 of the world.
For centuries Antwerp has been an economically and culturally important city. Today there live about 170 nationalities in Antwerp, making it world’s second most multi-cultural city. The city is also know as “The Diamond capital of the World” due to it’s large diamond district.
Travel to Antwerp
There are international flights to London City airport, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Other destinations are Barcelona, Allicante, Ibiza, Mallorca etc.
Antwerp Railway Stations
Antwerp has 3 railway stations and has excellent connection with other towns in Belgium.
- Antwerpen-Centraal Railway Station:
The railway station serves High Speed trains from Thalys and is well connected with Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, and Lille. The trainstation is located next to the Zoo. Check for combi-tickets to get a discount.
- Antwerpen Zuid (South) Railway Station:
- Antwerpen-Berchem Railway Station:
Getting Around in Antwerp
Antwerp Tourist Map
Sightseeing in Antwerp
During your tour you will hear a recorded commentary in Dutch, French, German, English and Spanish. Italian, Russian, Japanse and Mandarin texts are also available. Check the sign in Groenplaats for the schedule and some practical information.
Duration: 40 minutes
Hop-on, hop-off tour in a bus with entry and exit points at the main sights of Antwerp. Headphones are included, with information in eight languages: Dutch, French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian. Ticket is valid for 24 hours.
The “hopNstop” is a hop-on/off trolley with following stops: Grote Markt, MAS, Red Star Line, Centraal Station, Groenplaats and Zuid. Commentary in 5 languages.
Daypass: 12,50€ (Free if you have a Antwerp City Card)
Instead of ordering a regular beer in a bar, ask for ” a bolleke”. It’s a locally brewed amber ale beer named “De Koninck” beer.
- Elixer D’anvers
- De Koninck Beer