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’)
A historic medieval castle in the old city center of Antwerp one of Europe’s biggest ports.
Statue of the water spirit Lange Wapper.
Statue of Brabo and the giant’s hand.
The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady) at the Groenplaats is the highestÂ cathedral in the Low Countries and home to several triptychs by Baroque painter Rubens. It remains the tallest building in the city.
Closer look at the catheral.
The cathedral’s entrance.
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.
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