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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Belgium > Antwerp

Antwerp. Pop. 461,496. Currency Euro. Language - Flemish. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Nearest airport – Antwerp ANR. Best Time to go – all year round tourist and diamond trading city. Antwerp has long been an important port, second only to Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port. Antwerp is located on the River Scheldt estuary and has access to excellent road and rail links to the interior of Europe. This maritime importance also helped to create Antwerp’s diamond trading industry, indeed Antwerp claims to be the "world's leading diamond city". As more than 70% of he world’s diamonds are traded in Antwerp this is not an idle boast. The 16th century heralded the start of the rise of Antwerp, which coincided with the "Age of Exploration". During this time ships and merchants arrived and traded goods as diverse as: pepper; cinnamon; American silver; and textiles. Antwerp suffered severe damage during World War II with the port a key target due to allied shipping being there. With it’s trading influence Antwerp also developed as centre for culture and arts with some notable artists being born in the city including: Frans Floris; Frans Snyders; Frans Hals; Caspar de Crayer; and Anthony van Dyck.

Antwerp Hotels Rooms Accommodation near Port Flanders

Antwerp Hotels Flights and Travel including Hilton Hotel Golden Tulip Carlton Hotel Eden Hotel Astoria Hotel Alfa Empire Hotel Ambassador Hotel and the Alfa De Keyser Hotel.

Hilton Hotel - Groenplaats Antwerp

The Hilton Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 211 rooms. An elegant Hotel housed in a historic building of architectural importance and located on the Napoleon landscaped Groenplaats Square. The hotel is one block from the Grote Markt and other points of interest with so many restaurants giving you endless choices for a quick lunch or fine dinner. The tourist information office is a five minute walk where you can receive the best map of the city (free) as well as information on tours, trams, buses and other sites.

Hilton Hotel - Groenplaats Antwerp

Antwerp - wikipedia

Antwerp has long been an important city in the nations of the Benelux both economically and culturally. It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde. Antwerp's seaport, one of the world's largest and after the port of Rotterdam the second largest in Europe, has a high level of cargo shipping and oil refineries traffic.

Antwerp - wikitravel

Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen) is a major destination of Belgium in the region of Flanders. Antwerp claims to be the "world's leading diamond city". It has every right to claim this, as more than 70% of all diamonds are traded in Antwerp. More than 85% of the world’s rough diamonds, 50% of cut diamonds and 40% of industrial diamonds are traded in the city.

Antwerpen International Airport ANR - wikipedia

Antwerpen International Airport (Deurne) (IATA: ANR, ICAO: EBAW) is located 2 km from the City of Antwerp, Belgium. It has a maintenance hangar of VLM Airlines. In 2005 it served as many as about 105,937 passengers (only counted: Scheduled Flights, Business Flights and Charter Flights). In 2006, the airport served 147,849 passengers.

Van Dyck - wikipedia

Sir Anthony van Dyck (22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish artist who became the leading court painter in England. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years.

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