Antwerp, Belgium Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated) by Angela Woodward

Antwerp, Belgium Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated)

byAngela Woodward

Kobo ebook | July 10, 2015

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With a name synonymous with the finest diamonds money can buy, it is no wonder that many visitors flock to Antwerp, Belgium each year. While the streets may not be paved with these precious jewels, this gorgeous city still has many amazing attractions for the traveler. Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium, with a population of 500,000 in what the locals like to call the “Metropolis,” which is the metropolitan area. Referred to as the “Daughter of the River Scheldt,” Antwerp has the second largest harbor in Europe, bringing a vast array of cultures and products into the city. It is this grand harbor that at one time in history made the city one of the most influential in the world. When the Spanish took over the city in 1585, the city’s influence was replaced by Amsterdam, and the city fell into a slump until the 19th century when economic growth began to return the city to its former splendor. This economic growth is visible in many different areas around the city today. While the 15th century architecture is one attraction, the modern architecture and contemporary artistic influences brought by a changing economy are also a draw for travelers. With picturesque views of the old world meeting the new, you can be sure that Antwerp will shine like a diamond in your memories for years. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Antwerp Travel Guide Overview Culture Location & Orientation Climate & When to Visit Getting to Antwerp Sightseeing Highlights Museum by the River (Museum aan de Stroom) Plantin-Moretus Museum Middelheim Open-Air Statuary Museum (Openluchtmuseum voor Beeldhouwkunst Middelheim) Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) Aquatopia Cathedral of our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal) Rubens’ House (Rubenshuis) Centraal Station Main Square (Grote Markt) Diamond District Het Steen Museum of Contemporary Art (Muhka) Saint Paul’s Church (Saint-Pauluskerk) FotoMuseum Recommendations for the Budget Traveler Places to Stay Antwerp City Center Hotel Hotel Postiljon Boomerang Hostel Abhostel Condo Gardens Antwerp Studios Places to Eat & Drink Wijnbar Vigneto Bart-A-Vin Eten Vol Leven ‘t Koekebakske Amadeus Reload Frituur No 1 Places to Shop Chinatown Antwerp RA Christmas Market Bazar Bizar Vogelenmarkt (Birds Market) Stadsfeestzaal Labels

Title:Antwerp, Belgium Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Astute PressLanguage:English

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