Antwerp, Belgium, by Lorelei

Antwerp, Belgium, by Lorelei, Antwerp, Belgium (B)

The last leg of our trip was to go to Antwerp before heading back to Brussels to hop on our plane. Antwerp is just another big city but it has, in my opinion, a lot of French style buildings. We roll up to our hotel and immediately are taken back because it looks really fancy. At this point all we want to do is take the underground Metro system because our feet hurt so badly. As we are walking to the main train station to go catch the Metro, we look to our left and see a pair of beautiful French style buildings.

And to the right, the most beaaaautiful train station we have ever seen. We decided to go in and look around. It blew our minds! So amazing! I later discovered that one of my favorite FLASH MOB videos takes place in the Antwerp Main Train Station where a bunch of people dance to the Sound of Music’s Do-Re-Mi.

So then we decide, ahhh Antwerp doesn’t look that big, let’s just walk! We didn’t want to miss anything by taking the meto. So we meander around and find our way to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal(Cathedral of Our Lady) which was built between 1352 to 1521 and still was never finished. This church has been plundered so many times or destroyed by fire that the second tower was never completed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Antwerp, Belgium, by Lorelei
Guide Location: Belgium » Antwerp
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Antwerp Main Train Station
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal
  • Grote Markt
  • Het Steen
  • Vleeshuis
  • St. Pauluskerk