Antwerp is Belgium’s second city and biggest port and filled with Renaissance architecture that is typified by the Grote Markt. A great cultural city for art lovers, clubs for those who want great nightlife and home to Europe’s diamond dealers. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to the baroque painter Rubens.
Despite the many historic battles and damage done to the city, it retains an intriguing medieval heart. It has cafés on cobbled lanes filled with eclectic cliental, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral. Today Antwerp’s attractions are a vibrant fashion and entertainment scene, along with its startling architectural and cultural contrasts.