Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,

Antwerp, Stylish to a Fault

Whether you’re in the central train station or MAS, the remarkable town museum, it’s impossible not to find the architecture attractive. It ranges from medieval buildings like the impressive town hall and square, to the contemporary courthouse, to numerous Art Nouveau gems in between. From stylish buildings to well dressed window displays, Antwerp is a good-looking city.

This isn’t a new accolade either as it was one of the greatest, richest cities in all of Europe in the 1500’s.  A century later, the iconic Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens called Antwerp his home, along with Anthony Van Dyck.  In more recent years, canvas has been replaced by cotton and the artists of note are fashion designers. This city is home to world-renowned shopping, the famous Antwerp Six and a bustling diamond trade.

Even Lonely Planet, pretty much the most important travel guide in the world, is impressed. It picked Antwerp as one of its Top 10 Best Cities 2018.

Info Point

Grote Markt 13, 2000 Antwerp T: +32 3 232 01 03

Top 5 things to do

  1. Icon Chocolate Nation in Antwerp
    Antwerp’s Chocolate Nation museum pays tribute to the dark (or brown, or white) gold that we are so famous for. An Aladdin’s cave of chocolatey delights, and what’s more, you also get to sample the goods!
  2. Rubenshuis
    Visit the Rubenshuis, the former house and studio of the Master Painter Peter-Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
  3. Diamant icon
    Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world. DIVA celebrates that shiny, dazzling legacy in all its glory.
  4. The Red Star Line
    Visit the Red Star Line Museum, about a legendary shipping company, which carried 2.6 million passengers from Antwerp to New York and Philadelphia between 1873 and 1934.
  5. Elixir d'Anvers
    Get a taste of Antwerp’s most famous product: Elixir d’Anvers. De Vagant in Antwerp is a cafe with more than 200 jenevers and even offers dishes based on jenever!
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