Things to do and visit in Antwerp, Belgium

Just a quick review what tourists may encounter in Antwerp. I will add more on my next discovery trip to Antwerp.

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-the cathedral-
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-little sight-seeing cars at the Groenplaats-
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-entertainment at the Grote Markt-
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-statue of a hand = symbol of Antwerp-

“According to folklore, and as celebrated by the statue in front of the town hall, the city got its name from a legend involving a mythical giant called Antigoon who lived near the river Scheldt. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river Scheldt. Eventually, the giant was slain by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant’s own hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen – akin to Old English hand and wearpan (= to throw), which has changed to today’s warp” – Source: Wikipedia.


2 thoughts on “Things to do and visit in Antwerp, Belgium

  1. Next time you come to Antwerp, check out some of the museums in the city. I really like the Foto Museum and de MAS. Middleheim is also great to have a picnic in if the weather is nice.

    • I know, I leave close to Antwerp. In my previous blogs, i showed some pics of the MAS and the little harbour. The photo museum is great and Middelheim is a nice parc and museum, very interesting with all the art. This time I was in the historic center of Antwerp. Thanks for stepping by.

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