Antwerp’s Allure


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Antwerp is a beautiful city only 45 minutes away from Brussels. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens. I have no doubts that this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. It’s long been a powerful magnet for everyone from fashion moguls and club queens to art lovers and diamond dealers.

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Behind me, you can see the spectacular train station. It is very grand and impressive. With its neo-Gothic facade, vast main hall and splendidly proportioned dome, the 1905 Antwerpen-Centraal train station is one of the city’s premier landmarks. It was rated one of the world’s five most beautiful stations. It’s also very practical, the multilevel platforms having had a full 21st-century makeover.

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Antwerp’s Flemish Renaissance architecture is typified by the Grote Markt, a central square in the old town. For centuries now, the city has been…

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