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About Antwerp

It’s possible that you’ll know Antwerp as one of the world’s busiest sea ports and indeed, it has a long history of maritime trade. However, it’s also a very popular river cruise port, thanks to its proximity to the network of canals and rivers known as the Dutch Belgian Waterways. A wide range of river cruise lines offer itineraries which allow you to explore the Waterways and Antwerp is a regular fixture on many of them. This Belgian city is the country’s second-largest after its capital Brussels and can trace its origins as a settlement as far back as the second century. Since then, it’s certainly come a long way, being Europe’s economic giant by the time of the 16th century, the centre of the world’s diamond trade and more recently, something of a fashion hot-spot. During your visit to Antwerp you’ll have time to experience a little of everything that makes this vibrant city so great.

Exploring Antwerp

Antwerp boasts some truly fabulous architecture from a number of different periods and one of its most celebrated structures is its beautiful neo-baroque Central Station – surely one of the most ornate railway stations you’ll see in your lifetime. The city’s also home to the largest church in the whole of Belgium and indeed Holland – the stunning Cathedral of Our Lady. This gothic masterpiece is a sight to behold and also home to a number of works by Rubens, who worked and died in Antwerp. The artist’s house is another popular attraction and an opulent sign of his success, which he earned at an early age. The town hall is another key attraction and one of the city’s most pleasing Renaissance buildings. It’s located in the beautiful yet not too overwhelming City Square, where you’ll find a number of Antwerp's other architectural treasures.

The city's location on the very first diamond trading route at the time when both the trade and the city’s prosperity as a city were flourishing ensured its place as the world’s diamond capital. Today, a trip around the relatively unassuming diamond district will offer you a look at Antwerp's more contemporary glittering wares but to explore their history further, you’ll need to visit the MAS museum, where a diamond exhibition is now housed, as well as one which explores the city’s maritime heritage.

Antwerp is also home to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, something which has contributed to its status as a fashion capital. A number of Belgium’s leading designers studied here and the city enjoys a huge influence on the rest of the country’s fashion output. There’s certainly plenty of stylish wares on offer in the city’s modern shopping district, but it’s also possible to enjoy an altogether more traditional experience in the old city’s Grote Market, which as you may imagine is always bustling and offers a truly authentic shopping experience.

Antwerp tips

Belgium is famous for its numerous beers and in Antwerp, local produce to sample includes Bolleke, an amber beer and Roodthooft, a liquor. Bicycles are a popular form of transport in the city, so be sure not to walk in cycle lanes when you are exploring.

Antwerp Itineraries

Scenic River Cruises
Strasbourg

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

11 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3449pp
Avalon Waterways
Rotterdam

Grand Tulip Cruise Of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4249pp
Scenic River Cruises
Lucerne

Zurich to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam, Holland
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4919pp
CroisiEurope
Antwerp

Spring Time In Holland - Antwerp to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2019
4 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £729pp
CroisiEurope
Amsterdam

Tulip Time In Holland - Antwerp to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2019
3 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £599pp
Riviera Travel
Hoorn

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam

10 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1199pp
Scenic River Cruises
Amsterdam

Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights

2 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £1919pp
Uniworld River Cruises
Amsterdam

Brussels to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam, Holland
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2599pp
APT Cruising
Amsterdam

15 Day Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
APT Cruising logo FROM £2599pp
Emerald Waterways
Arnhem

Highlights of the Netherlands & Belgium

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland

HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE unlimited drinks when you book a Balcony Suite or above

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2539pp
Crystal Cruises
Amsterdam

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3819pp
Crystal Cruises
Ghent

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4279pp
Crystal Cruises
Amsterdam

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date March 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2499pp
Crystal Cruises
Antwerp

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4279pp
Crystal Cruises
Amsterdam

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3359pp
Crystal Cruises
Amsterdam

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4279pp
Crystal Cruises
Rotterdam

Round-trip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4279pp
Crystal Cruises
Amsterdam

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3819pp
Uniworld River Cruises
Antwerp

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time from Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Belgium , Brussels
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2429pp
Crystal Cruises
Rotterdam

Tulip & Windmills

8 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2439pp

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