Antwerp is one of Belgium's core cultural centers, playing home to a wide variety of institutions that tell the tale of its history and development.
Aesthetes will enjoy marveling at massive collections of masterworks by the likes of Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. History buffs will enjoy visiting and exploring historical sites like the Grote Markt, Antwerp Central Station, and the Het Steen Fortress. You can even embark on gastronomic adventures to discover the local delights and dietary staples, or wander the cobbled streets at night to immerse yourself in the metropolis' festive nightlife and drink beer. There's no shortage of diamonds both literal and figurative to enjoy.