Antwerp – Belgium HD

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Antwerp is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the province of Antwerp in Belgium. The population of Antwerp is 512,000 (as of 1 January 2013), making it the second most populated city in Belgium, behind the metropolis of Brussels, which has about 1.2 million inhabitants. The total area of ​​Antwerp is 204.51 km2, which gives a population density of 2,308 inhabitants per km². The metropolitan area, including the outskirts, covers an area of ​​1,449 km2 (559 square miles) with a total of 1,190,769 inhabitants as of January 1, 2008. The French name of Antwerp is Anvers [ɑ̃vɛʁ(s)]; It can be written in this way on posters in the French-speaking regions of Belgium and in French-language publications.

Antwerp is on the right bank (east) of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the estuary of the Westerschelde. The city has one of the largest seaports in Europe. Antwerp has long been a major city in the Netherlands, both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury (1576) in the period of the Dutch Revolt. The inhabitants of Antwerp are locally nicknamed Sinjoren, after the Spanish honorific lord or French seigneur, "lord". It refers to the main Spanish nobles who ruled the city during the seventeenth century.

Buildings, monuments and museums
In the sixteenth century, Antwerp stood out for the wealth of its citizens ("Antwerpia nummis"); The houses of these wealthy merchants and manufacturers have been preserved throughout the city. However, the fire has destroyed several old buildings, such as the Hanseatic League house on the northern piers in 1891. The city also suffered considerable war damage by the V-bombs and in recent years other notable buildings were demolished for new developments .

Antwerp Zoo was founded in 1843, and is home to more than 6,000 animals (about 769 species). One of the oldest zoos in the world, it is renowned for its high level of research and conservation.

The Central Station is a railway station designed by Louis Delacenserie which was completed in 1905. It has two monumental neo-baroque facades, a large metal and glass dome (60m / 197 ft) and a marble and gold interior

Cathedral of Our Lady. This church began in the 14th century and ended in 1518. The church has four works by Rubens, viz. "The Descent of the Cross", "The Elevation of the Cross", "The Resurrection of Christ" and "The Assumption"

St. James Church, is more ornate than the cathedral. It contains the tomb of Rubens

The Church of St. Paul has a beautiful baroque interior. It is a few hundred meters north of the Grote Markt

The Vleeshuis Museum is a Gothic-style brick building located a short distance northwest of the Grote Markt. Originally used as a home for the butchers' guild these days it has a collection of musical instruments (including some original Ruckers harpsichords) and is home to occasional concerts.

The Plantin-Moretus Museum preserves the house of the printer Christoffel Plantijn and his successor Jan Moretus

The church of Saint-Boniface is an Anglican church and headseat of the Northwest Europe archdeanery.

Boerentoren (farmer's tower) or KBC Tower, a 26-storey building built in 1932, is the oldest skyscraper in Europe

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, near the South Docks, has a collection of former masters (Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian) and the leading Dutch masters.

Rubenshuis is the old house and study of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) in Antwerp. Now it's a museum.

Exchange or Stock Exchange. The current building was built in 1872.

, Inaugurated by King Albert in April 2006. This building is the antithesis of the dark and heavy court building designed by Joseph Poelaert that dominates the Brussels skyline. Courts sit on top of six fingers radiating from an aerated central aisle, and are surmounted by needles that provide north light and look like oast houses or barge sails in the nearby river Scheldt. It is built on the site of the old Zuid station ("South"), at the end of a magnificent 1.5 kilometer (1 mile) perspective at the southern end of Amerikalei. The road disappears perfectly in an underpass under the oval Bolivarplaats to join the ring of the highway. This leaves a quiet access to the surface on foot, by bicycle or by tram (route 12). The highest sail of the building is 51 m high, has an area of ​​77,000 m2 and costs 130 million euros.
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Antwerp – Belgium HD

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  1. Businesses, hoteliers specifically in Belgium need to be customer service oriented. I do travel journalism and for my upcoming trip I wrote several emails to hotels in Belgium and they mostly got ignored or I got arrogant messages. I was shocked that I got a rude nasty email from the Front desk manager and director of reservation of the fucked up ugly Metropole hotel in Brussels. Allegedly is a 5 star hotel but they ignored my emails. I cancelled our entire trip to Belgium. Why should I spend my hard earned dollars in a country where they are rude, not friendly and not customer service oriented. I do not care how cute the country or Antwerp or Brugges is. I even wrote to the Penta hotel in Brussels to match the on line rate and after so many back and forth emails the manager of reservation could not do it. Go to Turkey, Morocco, where people treat you with a smile!

  2. I love Belgium so much,i stay before in Merksem for summer holiday,i miss the waffle and french fries with mayo!! So yum

  3. Why Belguim should be trying anyone is beyond my understanding. The
    country has committed the worst atrocities in history and when they left
    Congo they didn't leave any infrastructure and have never made
    restitution to the people. They robbed, enslaved, killed, and raped the
    whole country. Reminds me of the devil trying Christians.

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