Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp (dutch-Antwerpen, french-Anvers) is a must see belgian city!

It’s the home of baroque artist Paul Rubens and is Belgium’s second largest city and biggest port!

It’s the city of diamonds and fashion (people travel to Antwerp from different parts of Europe just to buy diamonds!)

The cobblestone streets and architectural beauties, the legend of the giant’s hand being thrown by Brabo into the river, the nice little restaurants and cafes can fill up a full day of visting and wondering around.

Dont forget the comfy shoes and maybe an… umbrella?! (We all know how capricious the belgian weather can be)😉

Town Hall, Antwerp

Town Hall, Antwerp

Town hall, detail

Town hall, detail

Guild houses in Main Square

Guild houses in Main Square

restaurans in the sun, Antwerp

restaurants in the sun, Antwerp

Summer in Antwerp

Summer in Antwerp

Summertime in Antwerp is bursting with life

Summertime in Antwerp is bursting with life

Summertime in Anvers, people enjoying a cold beer, a cup of coffee and some people watching

Summertime in Anvers, people enjoying a cold beer, a cup of coffee and some people watching

The tower of the cathedral of our lady

The tower of the cathedral of our lady

The statue of Brabo and the giant's hand

The statue of Brabo and the giant’s hand

Statue of the giant's hand being thrown into the Scheldt River

Statue of the giant’s hand being thrown into the Scheldt River

Statue of Brabo, detail

Statue of Brabo, detail

Chocolatier in Antwerp. Oh, Belgium's famous chocolate, yum!

Chocolatier in Antwerp. Oh, Belgium’s famous chocolate, yum!

concrete jungle in Antwerp

concrete jungle in Antwerp

Ferris wheel in between buildings

Ferris wheel in between buildings

Hilton Hotel, nice building

Hilton Hotel, nice building

So many interdictions in this heart...

So many interdictions in this heart…

this is called simply..."The Stone"

this is called simply…”The Stone”

horse and carriage in front of the Town hall

horse and carriage in front of the Town hall

Street musicians having fun in Antwerp

Street musicians having fun in Antwerp

Street musicians in Antwerp, with a peculiar trumpet

Street musicians in Antwerp, with a peculiar trumpet

the shopping street in Antwerp. Quite empty on Sundays, because all shops are closed.

the shopping street in Antwerp. Quite empty on Sundays, because all the shops are closed.

who's MAD?

who’s MAD?

Musicians playing in front of the Cathedral of our Lady. Oh, the sweet sound of music!

Musicians playing in front of the Cathedral of our Lady. Oh, the sweet sound of music!

street musician in Antwerp

street musician in Antwerp

Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp

Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp

Cathedral of our Lady

Cathedral of our Lady

Cathedral of our Lady, seen from the Groenplaats

Cathedral of our Lady, seen from the Groenplaats

Cathedral of our Lady and statue of Rubens, view from the Groenplaats

Cathedral of our Lady and statue of Rubens, view from the Groenplaats

Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp

Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp

The statue of Paul Rubens, with a pigeon on top

The statue of Paul Rubens, with a pigeon on top

Beautiful train station in Antwerp

Beautiful train station in Antwerp

The beautiful train station

The beautiful train station

Antwerp, train station, detail

Antwerp, train station, detail

The train station in Antwerp

The train station in Antwerp

Isn't this beautiful?

Isn’t this beautiful?

The Port

The Port

Antwerp's town hall on a sunny summer day

Antwerp’s town hall on a sunny summer day

Old & New

Old & New

Old meets New

Old meets New