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question signWhere is Antwerp located ?

answer signAntwerp or Antwerpen is located in north Belgium. It's the capital of province Antwerpen in Flanders. It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde.

question signHow far is Antwerp from Brussels ?

answer signBrussels is located 25 miles or 40 km from Antwerp, 40 minutes by car.

question signHow far is Ghent from Antwerp ?

answer signGhent is located 45 minutes by car from Antwerp. Distance is 36 miles.

question signHow far is Antwerp from Amsterdam ?

answer signAmsterdam is located in the Netherlands and 99 miles (1h30) away from Antwerp in Belgium.

question signDistance between Bruges and Antwerp ?

answer signThe distance between Bruges (Brugge) and Antwerp is 52 miles or 84 km.

question signHow far is Paris from Antwerp ?

answer signThe distance between Paris in France and Antwerp in Belgium is 187 miles or 300 km (3h30)

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question signHow do you get to Antwerp from Brussels National airport?

answer signFrom Brussels airport, you have a direct express bus service to Antwerp (comfortable coaches) which takes 45 minutes. The most economic would be by train, leaves from level -1 in the airport and involves one change in one of the Brussels train stations. Take a look at

question signHow do you get from Brussels to Antwerp ?

answer signThe best way to get to Antwerp from Brussels is by train which takes about 40 minutes from the Gare du Nord railway station, a few minutes more from Gare du Midi (starting point) or Gare centrale (Central Station).

question signHow to get from Antwerp to Rotterdam Holland ?

answer signThere are direct trains from Antwerp Central train station to Rotterdam Central train station.

question signBest way from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp ?

answer signTrain is the way to go. There is an intercity train every hour (at least) from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Midi Railway Station. Those trains all stop in Antwerpen Centraal Station ( Antwerp Train Station ). Amsterdam is about two hours by train.

question signEurostar Train from London to Antwerp ?

answer signEurostar arrives in Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station. From there take another train to Antwerp Central Station. On these trains there are no reservations possible but you should not have difficulty in getting a seat.

question signWhat is the best way to get from Antwerp to Paris? Train or bus?

answer signTrain is the best option. Take the Thalys train (reservations essential). You can reserve tickets at The Thalys on the Antwerpen - Paris line don't run so frequently than the Brussels - Paris ones and they are usually fully booked 'cause these are the Thalys coming from Amsterdam Netherlands. Also you can take a commuter train from Antwerpen to Bruxelles Midi and change to the Thalys there.

question signTravelling from Charleroi airport to Antwerp ?

answer signTake the bus to Brussels Midi station and from there a train to Antwerp or take the bus to Charleroi train station, from there you can take a direct train to Antwerp. Take a look at

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question signWhy visit Antwerp ?

answer signAntwerp itself is a beautiful and trendy city at the same time, there are a lot of shops, diamond stores, restaurants, cafes, will never get bored there. You can just stroll around in the historic city centre, do some shopping, sit in the cafes and drink a beer, go to the riverside (Schelde), etc. The city has become synonymous in Belgium for its diamonds, antiques and high-fashion.

question signOne day in Antwerp ?

answer signYou can see pretty much in one day.The historic center is quite small . The historical city centre is quite small and you can easily walk it or if you are not a walker take the tram or bus. The city center is concentrated around the Great Market Square (Grote Markt). Make sure to see the Grote Markt with the Town Hall (Stadhuis) and Brabo's Statue, also visit the Cathedral of our Lady on the Groenplaats ( Inside are four major paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, including the famous "Descent from the Cross."), 't Steen near the river Schelde, the fine art museum and the Rubenshuis.

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question signWhich language do they speak in Antwerp ?

answer signThe local language is Dutch (Flemish if you prefer, but it's the same thing). After that they would prefer to speak English to foreigners, not French. Nearly everyone speaks English.

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question signParking in Antwerp ?

answer signTake a look at for more information about parking your car in Antwerp (Antwerpen) Different P-routes guide you to the parkings in town.

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question signShopping in Antwerp ?

answer signThe main shopping area in Antwerp is around the Keyserlei and The Meir, both located in the city centre. For high fashion, try the boutiques on and around Nationalestraat, including Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter van Beirendonck and Marina Yee. South of Groenplaats, the antiques district stretches through St Andries. Each weekend, the Vogelmarkt takes place at the Theaterplein, while other prominent markets include Sunday's Rommelmarkt on St. Jansvliet, and the Saturday morning antiques market next to the Onze Lieve Vrouwkathedraal. When it's raining go shopping in Shopping center Wijnegem. It's a large shopping mall not far from Antwerp where you will find a lot of different shops under one roof.

question signBest Souvenir in Antwerp ?

answer signThe ultimate Antwerp souvenir is jewelry from the city's famous diamond district or "Antwerp hands" (cookies in the shape of hands) are also a popular treat, and of course Belgian Chocolates.

question signWhere buying diamonds in Antwerp ?

answer signDiamondland (Appelmansstraat) is supposed to be very reliable and cheaper than the (good) shops since you're buying right from the source. Also they work closely together with the Diamond High Council. Try to avoid shops in the near vicinity of the central train station (Pelikaanstraat ). Tip :Always ask to buy your diamonds with international certificate like IGI or HRD or ask the advice of the Diamond Council before buying anythere there. Check out website

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question signCan you recommend an hotel in Antwerp ?

answer signAntwerp hosts several high quality and fantastic hotels. Take a look at top rated hotels in Antwerp, and search for accommodation rated wih excellent reviews submitted by customers after their stay at Antwerp hotels.