Antwerp has always been Belgium’s busiest port city, and it’s apparent that so many cultures and businesses from other countries have been welcome here for centuries. Many describe is as the capital of cool, drawing fashion designers, hip musicians, artists, and diamond dealers from all around the globe. With its riverside fortress, medieval walls, and cobbled lanes, a stroll through Antwerp’s historic center can transport visitors to another place in time.

Visit the Grote Markt, a large central square where you can find Antwerp City Hall and many other intricate guildhalls, creating one of Europe’s most beautiful facades. Make your way to Het Steen, a medieval fortress situated right on the bank of the Scheldt River to see the city’s oldest building and an importance piece of its history. Be sure to visit the De Koninck Brewery for a few moments of relaxation and a pint of authentic, local Belgian tripel.

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