Antwerp - Information, Tourist Attractions, Accommodation
Antwerp is one of the major tourist hotspot of Belgium in the region of Flanders. Antwerp known for its handsome squares, cobbled alleyways, excellent restaurants and smart shops, Antwerp is a buzzing, stylish town, famous for its diamonds, arts and fashion. The heart of the city on the Scheldt beats at the 'Grote Markt', an irregularly-shaped square, surrounded by decorative guild house dating from the 16th and 17th century. This square is home to the statue of Brabo. Antwerp, home of the Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens, also has a wealth of outstanding museums and galleries. The 15th century City Hall on the square shows a successful blend of the Flemish style and Italian Renaissance characteristics. Southeast of the square, you can see the Onze Lieve Vrouw, a beautiful gothic cathedral that throws the rest of the square in the shade.
TRAVEL TO ANTWERP BY EUROSTAR
If you are planning to visit the wonderful city of Antwerp, then the High speed Passenger Eurostar London Brussels Train is the most suitable way to travel. Travel to Antwerp with Eurostar makes your journey stress free and thrilling. You will find that traveling through Eurostar train is little bit Expensive than low budgeted Flights. The reasons to opt for Eurostar trains within Europe are the speed with which it moves on track (186mph) and the excellent on-board facilities. You can also enjoy the beauty of surrounding countryside.
You just need to hop on the high-speed Eurostar train from London's spectacular St Pancras International. You can reach Antwerp via Brussels and it takes 1hr51min to reach from London to Brussles Midi Station. You just need to change platforms at Brussels Midi. The whole journey time will be 2hr 53 min.
*It is important to note here that your Eurostar Tickets to Brussels is valid to any station in Belgium. It means that with the same £69 return fare will get you to Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Liege, Namur, or anywhere else in Belgium.
Shopping in Antwerp
Antwerp is haven for shopping. Pedestrianised Meir is the main shopping street in Antwerp, lined with national and international stores. When you will leave the centre station and just start walking along the 'Golden Mile'. This walk, via the Meir to the Groen Plaats (with the statue of Rubens), will take you not only past many sights, but also through the city's main shopping district. The Huidevettersstraat, Nationalestraat, and Kammenstraat (all located close to the Meir) are also the best shopping street in Antwerp.
Nightlife in Antwerp
If you are in Antwerp then don’t miss the nightlife of Antwerp. Antwerp has vibrant and lively nightlife. Antwerp is young and buzzing city with more than 10000 students makes the Antwerp nights colorful.
Famous Bars/Clubs in Antwerp
if you are in Antwerp, it is unlikely to die with hunger or thirst. Belgium is famous for beer. You will find lots of restaurants in the city to feed your hunger. You can enjoy the Belgian Waffels and Belgian beers with a nice plate of cheese. The 'Grote Market', and its vicinity, is full with places where you can grab a quick meal, such as frites or a kebab. There are countless cafes where simple but tasty lunches and meals are served.
Famous Restaurants in Antwerp are • Lux • t’Hofke • Rooden Hoed • Zuiderterras • Sensunik
HOTELS IN ANTWERP
You will find every kind of hotels within Antwerp according to your budget. Famous Hotels in Antwerp are • De Witte Lelie • Raddison Blu Park Lane Hotel • Hotel postilijon • Hotel Rubeenshof • Hotel Julien
Antwerp City Map