The second largest and most important city in Belgium, Antwerp is a major seaport, the birthplace of Rubens and Van Dyck, a place with firmly rooted free trade traditions. The very first trading exchanges appeared here, giving the city a powerful impetus to development and prosperity.
Antwerp will delight the tourist with the magnificent Flemish Renaissance and Baroque, imprinted in the facades of the houses of the city’s trade guilds, rich collections of paintings collected in galleries, as well as an abundance of modern trends in fashion and art.
What is happening today in Antwerp is no less important and interesting than the historical heritage of the past centuries. Therefore, the city does not look medieval like Bruges, its streets harmoniously combine the past and the present.