Antwerp, known as the "Diamond of Flanders", is a charming place to visit. Antwerp is a Belgian city with a population of 500 thousand. The outskirts of the city are rich in diamond deposits.
Antwerp has existed since the 14th century, but its "golden age" fell on the 15-16th centuries. At this time, the port city lived off the trade in valuable goods and spices. In the second half of the 16th century, prosperity comes to an end, the city is engulfed in religious wars between Catholics and Protestants. At the end of the 18th century, Antwerp came under the rule of Napoleon. In the 20th century, it is undergoing a German invasion during two world wars.
Despite all the difficulties, Antwerp has retained its attractiveness. It is now the largest port city in Belgium, with enormous commercial and industrial potential. And its ancient architecture is of great interest to tourists. There are many beautiful monuments of Flemish masters here. The Renaissance Hotel is perhaps as popular with locals as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
There are many different museums here, such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Platen-Moretus Crafts Museum, the exposition of which is simply amazing. Excursions to the Rubens House Museum are regularly organized. Every time there are many who want to visit the home of the famous Baroque artist.
Despite the reverent attitude towards its distant past, Antwerp manages to follow the fashion trends. In between excursions, you can look into specialty clothing stores or visit a fashion museum.
You will not be bored even at night: there are many bars and pubs in the city.
There are no problems with finding housing in the city. Tourists can easily rent a room in any area: near the Central Station, in one of the quarters of the Diamond District, or stay at the Grand Place Hotel.
In general, Anterpen is a modern city full of attractions