The oldest building in the city is ‘Het Steen’, the only remnant, along with a piece of wall, from the … More Het Steen: the oldest building gets a new function
Round 1200 the Suikerrui formed the Southern border of the town, but pretty soon the city started to grow and … More Suikerrui: gate to the underworld
Since a few years the City Hall, situated in the middle of the Meir, has revived. This time not as … More City Hall: a miraculous rebirth
German traders played a major role in the development of Antwerp in the 19th and early 20th centuries. One of … More Could I have a Tietz, please?
Saturday May 13th, Antwerp sculptor Wilfried Pas (1940-2017) unexpectedly passed away. Pas studied sculpture at the Antwerp Academy and after … More Popular sculptor has died
Almost any diamond, at one time or another in its lifetime, passes through the Antwerp diamond quarter. In the nineteenth … More World centre of diamond trade
In between the two oldest docks of the Antwerp harbour a remarkable building stands, built in a striking red colour: … More MAS: a Museum at the Stream
The mansion that was once occupied by mayor Nicholaas Rockox now houses a museum. In the early 17th century Nicholaas … More Rockoxhuis: another example of wealth from the Golden Age
In the neighbourhood of Hof van Liere and Saint-James’ Church (St-Jacob) you can find a very nice example of a … More Van Straelentower: the higher the richer
If you want to have a really nice idea of some of the nice things the city of Antwerp has in store for you, visit https://app.nimia.com/video/6528/i-love-antwerp-antwarpe-39kzien-a-zoe-geire-tjoez-, enjoy the video and then get ready to enjoy the real thing.
Some of the things you’ll see: Central Station, Groenplaats, Cathedral, skyline, pedestrian tunnel, … All pictures were taken a few years ago (2012) and you’ll get a chance to hear the local dialect as sung by a band called the Strangers.