Antwerp is a beautiful European city, full of culture and stunning architecture. Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium and is also known as the diamond capital of the world! Antwerpens are known as being some of the happiest people in Europe. They have a very easy-going lifestyle, wonderful food and live in a beautiful city full of history, culture and beautiful architecture. The city has earned its title of the diamond capital of the world because 80% of the world’s trading in diamonds comes from the city. The bulk of the city’s economy revolves around diamond cutting, polishing and trading. Antwerp is also famous for its beautiful cobbled streets, wonderful bars and restaurants and its fantastic range of beers! Accommodation in Antwerp is available to suit all tastes and budgets, including Antwerp accommodation.
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There is some really stunning architecture in the city, such as the Cathedral of Our Lady which is one of the most well-known gothic masterpieces in Europe. Situated on the Groenplaats 21, Steen castle is a beautiful example of a European fairy-tale castle. Built in the 11th century, this gorgeous building is now home to the National Maritime Museum. Admirers of the artist Reubens should make sure to visit the Saint Carolus Barromeus church, most of the interior of the church has been done by the artist. There is some wonderful accommodation available in the city, including Antwerp apartments. There is a wonderful diamond hub located close to the Central station where visitors can buy all types of diamond jewellery. Visitors to Antwerp can also visit Diamondland where they can watch goldsmiths, cutters and polishers work on diamonds in their rough form to produce some of the world’s most desired products.
Antwerp has a great nightlife, with many restaurants, clubs and pubs to suit everyone. There are venues for a romantic night out, a fun night out with friends and of course many pubs and bars serving the full range of fantastic beers for which the city is famous for. There is accommodation close to all night venues, including Antwerp holiday rentals. Belgium is also famous for its chocolate, and all chocolate lovers who visit Antwerp should take time to visit the chocolate walking tour and workshop! Visitors can learn all about the history of chocolate in Belgium and also taste some of the best chocolate in the world. Restaurants in Belgium will all serve the wonderful combination of French and German cuisine, and of course delicious wines. Of course, whichever restaurant or venue you visit there will be a wonderful range of beers to choose from. Accommodation is available to suit everyone including Antwerp holiday rentals.