With a population of 470,000, Antwerp is the largest city in Belgium.
Besides the many historical buildings that are reminiscent of the city's heyday in the 16th century, Antwerp boasts a lively shopping and entertainment scene [including some great clubs] as well as many cultural attractions.
Belgium's "so cool it's hot" city has received a lot of well-deserved attention lately, especially since becoming one of Europe's Cool Capitals.
Always creative - in the 16th and 17th century, the city was home to great masters such as Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck; in the 20th and 21st century, to fashion designers like the world-famous Antwerp Six. Much like Antwerp diamonds, the city sparkles with an impressive range of architecture from medieval buildings in Art nouveau styles to the contemporary Courthouse.
Fly to Antwerp from London & Manchester.
Fly to Brussels from: Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds (Bradford), Newcastle, London, Southampton, Bristol.
Train from Brussels to Antwerp