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The Begijnhof (Beguinage) was a monastery for beguines - women who lived like nuns without taking their vows.
The Begijnhof (Beguinage) was a monastery for beguines - women who lived like nuns without taking their vows. It was first set up in 1245 outside the city walls, but moved to its present location in 1544 for safety. Explore the walled area with 17th century red-brick houses, well-kept gardens and St Catherine's Church.
Rockoxhuis is a 17th century patrician house where mayor and art collector Rockoxhuis lived
Antwerp's Chinatown is situated along Van Wesenbekestraat
The Aquatopia is an aquarium with over 10000 fishes and reptiles in the basement of the Radisson Blu hotel
The House of Literature contains a huge archive of manuscripts, notes, diaries and other writings by Flemish authors and presents their writing process as well as public reception to published works
Meir is Antwerp's foremost shopping destination, lined with patrician Rococo buildings housing fashion boutiques and clothing retailers
The Jewish Quarter in Antwerp is often referred to as a Shtetl (Yiddish for village or small town) due to the high population of about 15000 Jews, several of them being Orthodox and Hasidic
The Carolus Borromeus Church is a 17th century Jesuit church with a striking Baroque façade inspired by Il Gesu in Rome
Counted among the most beautiful railway stations in the world, the Antwerp Central Station is definitely worth visiting even if you are not arriving or leaving by train
Antwerp's famous Diamantkwartier or Diamond District lies to the south and southwest of the central station, along Pelikaanstraat
Rubenshuis on the Wapper was the home and studio of acclaimed artist Peter Paul Rubens where he stayed from 1610 till his death in 1640