Belgium Part 2 – Antwerp

Journey to Antwerp from Brussels took approx 1 hour. Upon arrival, we walked around the town centre visiting the key sights before heading to the restaurant for a Belgian dinner.

First stop – Het Steen (‘The Stone’)

img_6129.jpg

A historic medieval castle in the old city center of Antwerp one of Europe’s biggest ports.

img_6130.jpg

Front view.

img_6131.jpg

Statue of the water spirit Lange Wapper.

img_6137.jpg

Statue of Brabo and the giant’s hand.

img_6140.jpg

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady) at the Groenplaats is the highest  cathedral in the Low Countries and home to several triptychs by Baroque painter Rubens. It remains the tallest building in the city.

img_6146.jpg

Closer look at the catheral.

img_6147.jpg

The cathedral’s entrance.

img_6150.jpg

Tried a local alcoholic drink. Cant remember the name but it’s a mixture of white wine with something.. didnt quite like it. Stuck to Hoegaarden instead.

img_6159.jpg

Dinner was at a basement of a restaurant with medieval deco.

It was a good trip to Antwerp except didnt have the chance to check out the daimond shops! Must go back there again with Dav… hehehehe

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s