Things to do in Antwerp
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal is Belgium’s finest Gothic cathedral it took 169 years to construct. Its spire can be seen from anywhere within the city. The décor is of the Baroque period, and the interior also features many paintings by the great master Rubens.
Museum Plantin- Mauritus was formerly the home to the world’s first industrial printing works. Since 1876, it has been a museum. Come just to admire the medieval architecture or to stroll in the courtyard gardens. The preserved library and historic bookshop are ideal for enjoying literature. The Museum also features an admirable collection of Rubens paintings and books by Rubens’ brother that were illustrated by Pieter Paul and illustrated by Moretus.
Napoleon rested at the 18th century Paleis op de Meir when he came to visit Antwerp in 1811. Some interesting features are a chocolate shop that still wears its original murals and a chocolate kitchen that enables visitors to watch their preparation of the confection. This is one place travelers won’t want to miss.
The Scheldt Riverbank is a picturesque promenade that links Het Steen to St-Jansvliet. This 1930s tunnel permits pedestrians and cyclists to cross beneath the river to the Linkeroever, which provides a lovely city skyline view.
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