Nine Reasons to Put Antwerp on Your Winter Bucket List
Antwerp in the wintertime belongs on everyone’s bucket list. And here are nine reasons why you should spend a winter weekend in Antwerp.
Antwerp is Belgium’s best kept secret – a historical treasure trove brimming with mediaeval churches and mansions, countless museums and art galleries, and harbouring the country’s best restaurant and nightlife scene.
Discover the old Flemish Masters such as Rubens, Brueghel, van Eyck and van Dyck, climb continental Europe’s first skyscraper “De Boerentoren”, and shop in the designer boutiques of “the Antwerp Six” who are amongst the world’s top fashion names.
The best time to visit is from May to September when the weather is most pleasant.
The city’s small airport services flights from a few handfuls of international destinations, including London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Heart of the world’s diamond trade and hosting Europe’s second-biggest port, the capital of Flanders is also the home of 170 different nationalities. Flemish (a variant of Dutch) is the official and most widely spoken language while main minority languages are French, Arabic, Turkish and Yiddish.