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Antwerp

Antwerp is situated at about 90 km from Hotel The Pand and is easily accessible by car (1:30 hour) or by train (1:30 hour with a direct connection).

Antwerp, also called ‘The city on the river.’ Because Antwerp is situated at the Scheldt estuary, it is also a very important port. The Market Square is situated at only a few metres from the Scheldt and is surrounded by beautiful houses of the 16th and 17th century. On the market you can find the statue of Brabo, the symbol of the city of Antwerp.

Antwerp is inextricably connected with the painter Paul Rubens, who had his painting studio in the city. Everywhere there are very impressive remainders of the baroque era which Antwerp knew.

A lot of museums are present such as: The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUHKA) and the Royal Maritime Museum. Antwerp also has the reputation to be the diamond city and fashion capital. The diamond museum is situated in the middle of the diamond district and the fashion academy (also museum) resulted in a lot of international names.

It is the ideal occasion to fully enjoy all the shops Antwerp has to offer.

And for the smallest, there's of course the Antwerp Zoo. You can find all sorts of animals, at only a few metres from the Central Station.

You can find more information on:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antwerp