Antwerp, Belgium

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Overview

Antwerp is a vibrant city in northern Belgium, known for its historic architecture, world-class museums, and bustling shopping districts. The city’s central districts, including the 19th-century Schepenplein, are designed around the central square. This is where you will find many of the city’s most famous landmarks and must-see sights—like the Grote Markt (Main Market Square), which is home to a lively outdoor food market every Saturday, and Church Square, where you can catch a free concert on Sundays.

Country

Belgium

Approx. Duration

Min 3 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Medium

Min. Price

Not Relevant

Address

Antwerp, Belgium

Spoken Languages

Dutch and French are spoken by almost 100% of Belgians

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age

Pricing Details

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Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard

Safety

Antwerp is a relatively safe city, but it’s important to take the same precautions you would take in any major city. Keep an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded areas, and avoid walking alone at night. If you travel by car, be aware of the speed limits and always wear your seatbelt.


Things To Do

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Additional Information

Reasons to Visit

Antwerp is a city that has something for everyone. Whether you are interested in history, art, or shopping, Antwerp has it all. The city is famous for its stunning architecture, including the Gothic-style Cathedral of Our Lady, the Renaissance-style City Hall, and the Baroque-style Rubenshuis. Antwerp is also home to world-class museums and galleries, such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum Plantin-Moretus. If you are a fashion enthusiast, Antwerp is the perfect destination, with numerous high-end fashion boutiques and the Fashion Museum.
If you’re in Antwerp for a short visit, like a day trip from Brussels, consider taking a guided tour to make the best of your day.**

Things to Avoid

When traveling to Antwerp, it’s essential to be aware of pickpockets and scams, especially in crowded areas. Be mindful of your surroundings and avoid leaving your valuables unattended. It’s also important to respect local customs and manners, such as not tipping in restaurants and avoiding smoking in public places.


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Best Time To Visit

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The best time to visit Antwerp is during the spring and summer months, from March to September. The weather is mild, and many of the city’s festivals and events take place during this time. The fall season, from October to November, can also be a great time to visit as the foliage changes colors and the crowds are smaller.

Flights & Accommodations

When visiting Antwerp, it’s a good idea to pack comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved in exploring the city. Bring lightweight clothing for the summer months and a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings. If you are visiting in the fall or winter, be sure to pack warm clothing and waterproof shoes.


Events & Festivals

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