Prepare to see the noteworthy travel attractions of a provincial capital of Belgium.
Once you set foot on Antwerp, you’ll be greeted by the awesome affability of its locals as well as their inherent fondness of the good and laidback life and excellent cuisines.
While billed as the leading diamond city in the world, Daily Mail UK Travel staff writer Amy Watkins cruised to this Belgian city to see more of its places of interest (“Belgium, Beer and Bacon Truffles: All Aboard for a Slow Cruise to Unconventional Antwerp”).
Here’s a quick excerpt of her travel article from her recent trip to Antwerp:
We woke next day in the heart of the Belgian city, berthed on the River Scheldt close to gabled houses, the market square and the impressive 14th century Our Lady cathedral… We were offered excursions to canal-crossed Bruges and bustling Brussels, but Antwerp has enough quirky charm to warrant a day's exploring - it's a fascinating mish-mash of old and new… Meir is the main shopping street and is home to the Palace on the Meir, whose previous owners include the Belgian royal family and Napoleon.