Antwerp is renowned for the for the overwhelming friendliness of its people and their innate penchant for good food and good living. There is so much to see and do in Antwerp, to help you make the most of your visit we've compiled details of some of our top recommendations.
The "worlds leading diamond city", with over 70% of all diamonds traded through the Diamond Market, makes this an ideal place to pick up a stone of your own. The Diamond District is practically on our doorstep and the amazing showrooms, exhibitions or tours are great way to learn the fascinating history and sparkling Antwerp diamonds for yourself.
The museum dedicated to the life and works of Antwerps most famous artist. It can get busy during peak summer months so we would recommend getting there early or late. There free audio guide is excellent but we'd suggest taking your own headphones.
Housing some of Ruben's most famous works, Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal is one of the most spectacular examples of gothic architecture in Northern Europe. Rising to over 120 metres it is visible from much of the city centre so you'll have no trouble finding it!
Situated in a commanding position on the banks of the river Schelde. Though the castle is small in comparison to many contemporaries it formed the axis of the cities defenses. It now houses the naval museum which has some fascinating exhibits Antwerp's maritime history
Our Zoo is one of the worlds oldest but still one of the best. It's home to over 4,000 animals and certainly worth a visit.