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Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium renowned for being the world’s leading diamond trading hub. The culturally rich port city has been a very important global financial centre since the 16th century so there are numerous architectural treasures built in different eras and interesting museums to visit. The baroque Rubenshuis where famous painter Peter Paul Rubens, Plantin Moretus Museum, Cathedral of Our Lady, Saint Paul’s Church, Het Steen medieval castle by river Schelde, Bourla Theatre, Palace of Justice, Stadspark in the heart of the city, and Antwerp underground Ruien are just some of the most interesting places to see.  Families with children will surely enjoy visiting Pirate Island, Aquatopia, petting farms and the Antwerp Zoo. Apart from shopping for diamonds, shopping areas at Meir Street, Kammenstraat fashion district, antiques at Kloosterstraat, and weekend markets at Theaterplein square offer great opportunities for shopping for trinkets and souvenirs.

Antwerp is also known for having super friendly locals that make tourists feel very welcome, a worry free laidback lifestyle, and also for having a vibrant nightlife scene making it a great place to have an urban yet culturally rich vacation experience.

Antwerp has a maritime climate that has generally mild temperatures. The best time to visit is during the summer months of Jun-Aug when most revelry and festivals are held. It is also good to visit Antwerp during spring and autumn if you want to enjoy lower rates on hotels and avoid the tourist peak season.

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