Antwerp is located in the Flemish Region of Belgium, with a population of around 520,500 residents, making it the most populous city in Belgium. It is the second largest metropolitan area after Brussels, housing around 1,200,000 million people in the area. The city is most well-known for its diamond trade and industry; it is viewed as being the diamond capital of the world. The city is also the second largest port in Europe, after Rotterdam, and it is even in the top 10 largest ports in the world. The main languages spoken in this city are Dutch, French and German.
Yearly events in Antwerp include Antwerp Summer Festival; for which various production houses showcase their performances, dance shows, plays, movies and musical concerts, Eurantica Antwerp Antiques Festival; during this event, exhibitors from various places in Europe get together to display their antique pieces of paintings, jewellery, furniture and artefacts, Jazz Middelheim; a yearly event to promote jazz music, and Laus Polyphoniae Festival; in August and September, the public will be able to experience French renaissance music through concerts, classes, lectures and contents.
When visiting this city, tourists, internationals and business people alike tend to explore the many fashion stores, monuments, art treasures and pubs. Examples are:
- Klaar Devillé, where you can witness how they make handmade leather bags
- MoMu, which is a fashion museum
- Snijder-Rockoxhuis, which is the home of a 17th-century collector
Antwerp is a city of culture, diamonds, historical heritage, cobbled roads, bars and many restaurants. The city allows for beautiful pictures, great tours and plenty of recreational activities. A trip to Antwerp would definitely be a unique experience for you and your colleagues. Are you interested in an incentive trip, after reading about this destination? Go through the must-sees that are mentioned below, and request a quotation!