Want to know which cruises come to Antwerp in 2015? Check the list of the sea and river cruises here!
The romantic Victorian images of cruise ships, ladies with parasols and gentlemen in top hat and tails disembarking onto cobbled streets from cruise liners has never left the Port of Antwerp. The echoes are loud and continue to shape the City as it is today. The saying goes 'The Scheldt River owes its existence to God, Antwerp owes its existence to the Scheldt River', it is hard to imagine Antwerp without the River Scheldt.
The city’s prosperity has ebbed and flowed with the mighty Scheldt giving the city its international outlook. As the most important European port and one of the most productive ports worldwide Antwerp rubs shoulders with the top ten global ports. Its expansive 13, 500 hectares crown the north of the city, lying in wait to be discovered by you either on foot, by boat, car or bike. Stroll along the quays in the city centre to explore the history that oozes from the cobbles. Hear the laughter of excited passengers, hold someone’s hand as you sit under the lights on the promenade. Gaze across the water watching the changing colours reflecting on the ripples. The skyline silhouetted against the sunset, takes you back to the age of romance, cruise ship travel and the allure of foreign lands. Visit Antwerpen has information on how to discover Antwerp's millennial port history.
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Antwerp is truly heaven for coffee lovers, with coffee bars on practically every street corner. But how are they different from each other? Where to find the ultimate cuppa that suits your taste and what is the story behind it? Coffee roaster Koen Bleuzé shares his top 10 favourite coffee bars and explains his choices.
Get all you can out of Antwerp! Are you interested in exploring all of Antwerp? Then use the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can choose how long you want to use it.
Antwerp is a pocket-sized city. Many of the attractions are within walking or biking distance of each other. Another way of getting around the city is on the trams and buses of De Lijn. Tip: buy your tram or bus ticket in a point of pre-sale (newsagent’s, supermarket, the vending machines at the various stops or in the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp), where tickets are cheaper.
The MAS is the most prominent place where the city and the port come together, both literally and figuratively. The 60 metre tall tower – a feat of daring architecture – has already become a new landmark in Antwerp. The MAS is focusing on the city’s diversity and reflecting on the many contacts between cultures, both past and present. The museum collection tells the story of the city, the port and the world. On the roof of the MAS, you can also enjoy panoramic views over Antwerp.
Antwerp is a vibrant city. And all those residents and visitors who bring so much life to the city also require a lot of parking for their cars. In order to give everyone an equal chance at a parking spot, there is paid parking in many places throughout Antwerp.