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  • In the centre, towards the border with the Netherlands, you will reach Anvers, a large European port and the second largest town in the country, on the right bank of the Escaut. You can visit it on foot. As the inhabitants say: "do the Meir". Meaning: stroll along the avenue with this name. Anvers is a historical, cultural and commercial town. Discover the cathedral with its graceful bell tower, stained-glass ...
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  • Antwerp is both an industrial and a commercial city and one which also boasts a rich architectural and artisanal heritage.
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  • This square dating from the 16th century is irregularly shaped because it underwent expansions at the beginning of the 18th and 20th centuries.
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  • Thanks to the network of trams with 12 lines, it is easy to get around the city.
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  • Listed as historical heritage, it is one of the oldest stations in Belgium.
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  • Tourists can admire the 16th century guild houses on Antwerp's Grand Place.
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  • Antwerp is the largest port in Belgium and the second largest in Europe. It is possible to take a tour of the port to discover the warehouses, the terminals and the containers.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Belgium

In the centre, towards the border with the Netherlands, you will reach Anvers, a large European port and the second largest town in the country, on the right bank of the Escaut. You can visit it on foot. As the inhabitants say: "do the Meir". Meaning: stroll along the avenue with this name. Anvers is a historical, cultural and commercial town. Discover the cathedral with its graceful bell tower, stained-glass windows and paintings by Rubens. Close by, do not miss the painter's house. At the foot of the church, the Vlaeykensgang passage has white houses and restaurants. The Anvers Main Square has the Renaissance-style town hall and houses belonging to the guilds, topped with gilded statues. If you like art deco, go to the Zuid. As regards diamond merchants, they are mostly in the main station district. In good weather, the banks of the Escaut become transformed into terraces. At the back of the squares, the Anvers cafés are abundant down in the cellars.

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