Antwerp

Antwerp, The Diamond City

Currency: Euro

Language: Dutch, English, French

Tax Refund: Can be done together on your final departure from European Union

From  Train Station to the City

Most of the people will get in to the city using the trains. The Antwerp Central is located in the heart of the city and most of the sites are located nearby. If not the network of buses, trams, and pre-metro can be connected to other places as well. A 10 ride card is cheaper, costing 15 Euro. They can be bought at fixed points in town, most supermarkets and any place that sells newspapers. A single ticket bought from the driver in the bus costs double.

Attractions

Grote Markt

The city hall and also the market square, it is surrounded by the medieval guild houses that you can find in most Flemish towns. The uniqueness of the square is the combination of Gothic and early Renaissance style that can only be found exclusive here.

Museum Plantin-Moretus

A museum and also a library, been in existence since 1451 this place can be said as the shrine of literacy and books. It used to be the home of 16th century bookbinder and printer Christoffel Platin. It is also a Unesco world heritage site for spearheading the printing technology. Closed on Mon, on the other day it is open from 10am to 5pm. It cost 6Euros for people under 25 and on the last wed of the month there is free entrance.

Cathedral of Our Lady

This is an impressive church towering over 123 metres in the sky of Antwerp. It started construction in 1352 and up to today it has not been completed too as they have stop the construction in 1521. The cathedral also houses some of Rubens most famous paintings. Together with a gorgeous interior, it has been on the Unesco world heritage site.

Saint Paul’s Church

The Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic Church with Gothic style. Its white façade is extremely beautiful and stunning. While the interior is decorated with rich Baroque architecture. It is built in 1571.