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Honey Chitkara Jun 19 2015

Which are some of the reasons to visit Antwerp?

Etti Bali Jun 19 2015
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Antwerp is a quaint little port city on the northern fringes of Belgium. The city is also playing host to the Hockey World League and here are 10 reasons to visit Antwerp. Come, let us take you to the “City of Diamonds”!

Hockey World League

Antwerp is hosting the semi-finals of Hockey World League, and India have come out as one of the brightest stars of the tournament. Catch the action live as we take on Pakistan on 26 June.

We are the Champions (from the official Facebook page)

Old Town

Designed after the Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles found most commonly in Flemish towns, Old Town is the historical centre of the city. The most famous attraction here is the Brabo Fountain, with Brabo throwing the hand of Antigoon into the River Scheldt. Opt for a tour package to enjoy the old aspect of city in its full glory!

Charming Flemish Architecture


From weekly flea markets to bird market; from exotic international market to vintage market--Antwerp is full of labyrinthine markets and avant-garde fashion boutiques.

Flower Market (by TooN LAURENT)

Guilty Pleasures

Belgian chocolates, waffles and beer--three things that you simply can’t miss on your trip to Antwerp! The city is famous for its breweries and cellar restaurants where you can sample myriad beer creations.

Heavenly Delights

Gastronomic Paradise

Food is better than a love affair! In Antwerp, you get to dine at many al fresco cafes, riverside restaurants and beer cellars--making it a foodie’s paradise!

King's Feast (by Andrew Nash)

Antwerpen Centraal Railway Station

Whether you need to take the train is not, you MUST visit the Antwerpen Centraal just to witness its sheer beauty. Newsweek has voted it as the fourth most beautiful railway station in the world!

Mesmerizing (by ConstiAB)

Museum Aan de Stroom

With its theme as “Antwerp is the World”, Museum Aan de Stroom is the newest installation to the city’s skyline. You can visit the building for free and climb atop its rooftop for some of the most breathtaking views of the city.

City Lights (from the official Facebook page)

Port Tour

The port of Antwerp is the second-largest port in Europe, making it an important financial centre. The 2.5 hour long cruise takes you around the city, with its old Flemish houses, Gothic architecture and cafes that line the sunny avenues.

Busy Port

Medieval History

Owing to a long and culturally rich history, Antwerp is home to some of the most fascinating buildings and museums. Antwerp’s oldest building, Het Steen Castle was built as a fortification after the Viking incursions.

On Guard

Jazz Festival

Jazz Middelheim is the annual summer Jazz festival. This year, the four-day festival begins on 13th of August.

Melody (by Bruno Bollaert)

These 10 reasons to visit Antwerp capture the best of the city! Plan a trip and cheer for India as they prepare to enter the finals!
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