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Antwerp, famus for it's diamonds and an architectures dream of gothic medieval buildings, and wide selection of brilliant artwork is one of the most enjoyable places in the world. Book a tour of the city during the day and enjoy an excellent beer at night.
Perhaps the most fascinating place in this city is the Grote Market, where you will see the cities fabulous 19th century architecture. The centerpiece of the square is the baroque Brabo Fountain that depicts the slaying of a giant by a legendary Roman warrior, from which Antwerp was named.
Other places of interest in the city include the Etnografisch Museum and the Rubenshuis. The Etnografisch Museum contains a variety of artifacts from the history of Belgium as well as some pieces on loan from some of its former colonies including the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rubenshuis has become one of the city’s most popular attractions. This restored former home and studio of Pieter Paul Rubens offers a unique look into the life of one of the worlds most renowned artists.
The Grote Market area has gourmet restaurants as well as opportunities to sample local delicacies. Enjoy a Belgian beer in many of Antwerp's pubs scattered around the city.
Owing to the size of Belgium, it is easy to tour the whole country from Antwerp via train or car. Other interesting places in the country include the unofficial capital of Europe, Brussels, the beautiful medieval town of Brugge and the college town Ghent.
The international airport in Brussels offers flights to cities around the world and can easily be reached from Antwerp by car, train, or bus.