Antwerpen tourist information.
Antwerp is a major destination in Belgium in the region of Flanders. The cruise ships are docked at the new cruise terminal of Antwerp, next to the fortress “Het Steen”. The trademark cobbled roads, historical heritage, medieval architectural treasures, excellent bars and restaurants, and chic shopping centres are enough for any tourist to be drawn to Antwerp. Antwerp is a city of many facets like that of being a shopaholic’s heaven and a girl’s best friend for its diamonds. Renowned for being the “world’s leading diamond city”, more than 70% of all diamonds are traded in Antwerp. Beer lovers can have their own ‘heady’ time by trying the famous Belgian beers.
Antwerp is a bustling industrial port city and an outstanding historic center for Belgian craftwork and artistry. The city was once home to such famous artists as Rubens, van Dyck, and Jordaens, while centuries of prosperity through trade and commerce have bequeathed an inheritance of architectural beauty, which includes the magnificent cathedral, the town hall, and many other outstanding historical buildings in the old town center. For art-lovers and culture-vultures Antwerp’s excellent museums are a vital stop on any Belgian itinerary.
The people of Antwerp have always been known for their happy go lucky way of life. This could be because of their easy-going lifestyles and their liking of good food. Among all the European countries, Antwerpens are known to be the happiest people on earth. For this very reason many tourists are attracted to Antwerp, so that their trip turns out to be relaxing and enjoyable.