Antwerp is an under-explored destination that lacks the immaculate levels of preservation found in Amsterdam or Bruges. However, it nevertheless outshines its neighbor Brussels in both the quantity and and quality of the preserved architecture.
Antwerp was once the center of Northern Europe. It wealth of its citizens and beauty of its art was without peer. Today much of this legacy can still be discovered, in soaring cathedrals, rich museum collections and dramatic cityscapes. This guide will outline the main things to see and do.