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World's Most Underrated Cities

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Sure, popular cities have their place. But if you like exploring, there's interesting stuff in the world's most underrated cities.

Antwerp, Belgium

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Thirty years after “the Antwerp Six,” a group of avant-garde designers, took the fashion world by storm, this Art Nouveau city remains a hothouse of all things funky and stylish. Home to both the Antwerp Fashion Museum, or MoMu, and the Rubenshuis, the former residence and studio of 17th-century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, whose subjects were typically unclothed, Antwerp exudes an offbeat sexiness. It also has a youthful café culture (its local pale ale and deep-fried frites are a must) and seven Michelin-starred restaurants, including Gin-Fish and Dome.

Don’t Miss: The cathedral-like Antwerp Train Station, where in March 2009 a group of 200 students danced to “Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music in a YouTube video that went viral.

World's Most Underrated Cities

Antwerp, Belgium

Thirty years after “the Antwerp Six,” a group of avant-garde designers, took the fashion world by storm, this Art Nouveau city remains a hothouse of all things funky and stylish. Home to both the Antwerp Fashion Museum, or MoMu, and the Rubenshuis, the former residence and studio of 17th-century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, whose subjects were typically unclothed, Antwerp exudes an offbeat sexiness. It also has a youthful café culture (its local pale ale and deep-fried frites are a must) and seven Michelin-starred restaurants, including Gin-Fish and Dome.

Don’t Miss: The cathedral-like Antwerp Train Station, where in March 2009 a group of 200 students danced to “Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music in a YouTube video that went viral.

David Gee 3 / Alamy
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