Industrial and Cultural Diamond on the River Scheldt
Antwerp, long a major trading city in the Low Countries, is home to Europe’s second largest port, is the world capital of the diamond trade, and the second largest petrochemical centre in the world…
Hip and trendy – and a pioneer in fine art, design, contemporary architecture and fashion – the City on the River Scheldt is home to famous painters such as iconic Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens and Sir Anthony van Dijck. Many such paintings can be found in museums and churches throughout the city. In recent years, canvas has been replaced by cotton, with fashion designers becoming the artists of note.
Food lovers will also be impressed by the many local delicacies and beautiful dinner venues in historic settings. Highlights include Felix Pakhuis, Paleis op de Meir, Amuz and The Jane, recently crowned the most beautiful restaurant in the world.
With its bustling cultural life, thriving trade and gastronomic pearls, Antwerp is the ideal location for your next meeting, conference or incentive activity.
Top 5 things to do
The MAS Museum, a must-see in Antwerp, tells the story of Antwerp and its place in the world. Housed in a brand new building on the Scheldt, with a spectacular view.
Art lovers won’t want to miss Rubenshuis, the former home and studio of the Master Painter Peter-Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
The Red Star Line Museum celebrates the history of the legendary shipping company that carried 2.6 million passengers from Antwerp to the USA between 1873 and 1934.
Be sure to try Antwerp’s famous herbal liqueur: Elixir d’Anvers. Cafe De Vagant serves more than 200 jenevers and liqueurs, and offers dishes based on jenever!