<div> <span>Using public transport in a strange city is always a little tricky. The free app from De Lijn takes the strain out of it. </span></div>
The app is a small tour guide you can stash away in your handbag or pocket! You can look for bus stops nearby, call up passing times at your bus stop and buy your SMS ticket without any problems. You even get a warning when you need to get off the bus. So the app gives you all the information you need, so that you can strike out on unfamiliar routes without needing to stress or worry.
The free app is available from iTunes or Google Play.
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Visit The Ruien, a truly unique attraction, and walk through Antwerp's former canals and sewers. During this adventurous and astonishing underground walk you'll discover some of Antwerp's exciting and rich history.
Want to look up your favourite shop? Or the phone number of a restaurant? Thanks to the free wi-fi zones in the city, you can!
As the church with the most Rubens influence in Antwerp, the painter’s contribution to the decorations on the facade and top of the steeple was considerable. The Jesuit order commissioned the construction of this typically Baroque church, built between 1615 and 1621
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Zurenborg is quite possibly the most beautiful neighbourhood in Antwerp. It flaunts its belle époque grandeur like a coquettish lady. It proudly shows surprised visitors its art nouveau façades, elegant streets and squares. But the highlight is the 19th century Cogels-Osylei: sublime architecture from around the turn of the previous century.
Looking for Antwerp insider tips you won't find in your travel guide? Check out the 100% offline Spotted by locals Antwerp iPhone/Android app.
Your guide will help you experience the heyday, downfall and resurrection of Antwerp’s diamond industry in the 19th century. Via the Central Station you’ll walk to the Diamond Square Mile – the home of diamond workers, jewellers and diamond merchants. In the diamond district bust merchants hurry through the streets – always on the way to their next transaction.
Schoonselhof Cemetery is the last resting place of several famous Belgians and Antwerpers. But many people don’t realise that it is only a beautiful park with shadowy lanes where you enjoy a lovely stroll. Enjoy the magnificent trees, the stunning monuments and the many birds including woodpeckers, geese and herons. The park cemetery was inspired by Friedhof Ohlsdorf in Hamburg and is also often called Antwerp’s Père Lachaise.