32 Sights in Antwerp, Belgium (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Antwerp, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 32 sights are available in Antwerp, Belgium.

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1. Chinatown

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Chinatown' is located on Van Wesenbekestraat a street in Antwerp, Belgium. Historically supporting the Chinese community that settled in Antwerp post-World War II, today Chinatown is well known for its pan-Asian atmosphere. The district houses an abundance of restaurants offering a variety of Asian cuisines such as Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, Thai and Nepali. Pan-Asian organisations and businesses supporting the Chinese, Nepali, Indonesian and Filipino communities for example are found throughout the district and the biggest Asian supermarket in the country is also found in Chinatown. A Buddhist temple and a school for mastering kungfu are other commodities also found in the district. Chinese presence is still dominant. However, traders from Thailand, Nepal and other Asian countries have also settled in the district resulting in some dubbing it as Asiatown to reflect the changing demographics. Both at the entrance and the end of the street, two Chinese lions guard the street. A paifang known as the "Pagodepoort" was erected at the southern entrance to the street in 2010 after four years of planning.

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2. Sint-Willibrorduskerk

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Sint-Willibrorduskerk Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

The sint-wilibrordus church in Berchem is the Roman Catholic prayer room. It is located on Big Rock Road, and in the late 15th or early 16th century it became the link of traffic between Antwerp, Mehren and Bussell. The first entry for this church building dates back to the second half of the 13th century, but today the construction of the church began at the end of the 15th century. This is a directional cross cathedral, which was protected as a monument in 1983. She used to be the main church of the White Church. It has been part of the Commonwealth since it reclassified the diocese in 2005, opposing the region's federation.

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3. Diamantkwartier

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Antwerp's diamond district, also known as the Diamond Quarter (Diamantkwartier), and dubbed the Square Mile, is an area within the city of Antwerp, Belgium. It consists of several square blocks covering an area of about one square mile. While as of 2012, much of the gem cutting and polishing work historically done in the neighborhood had moved to low wage centers elsewhere, about 84% of the world's rough diamonds passed through the district, making it the largest diamond district in the world with a turnover of 54 billion dollars. Each year, approximately 50% of the rough diamonds return to Antwerp for cutting and polishing.

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4. Hendrik Conscience

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Hendrik Conscience Jean-François Portaels / Public domain

Henri (Hendrik) Conscience was a Belgian author. He is considered the pioneer of Dutch-language literature in Flanders, writing at a time when Belgium was dominated by the French language among the upper classes, in literature and government. Conscience fought as a Belgian revolutionary in 1830 and was a notable writer in the Romanticist style popular in the early 19th century. He is best known for his romantic nationalist novel, The Lion of Flanders (1838), inspired by the victory of a Flemish peasant militia over French knights at the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs during the Franco-Flemish War.

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5. Cromwell-Tank

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The Cromwell tank, officially Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M), was one of the series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War. Named after the English Civil War-era military leader Oliver Cromwell, the Cromwell was the first tank put into service by the British to combine high speed from a powerful, reliable engine and reasonable armour. The intended dual-purpose high velocity gun could not be fitted in the turret, so a medium velocity dual purpose gun was fitted instead. Further development of the Cromwell combined with a high velocity gun led to the Comet tank.

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6. Kasteel Te Couwelaar

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Kasteel Te Couwelaar Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

Couwelaar Castle, also known as De Drie Torekens, is a castle in the Deurne district of Antwerp. The castle is L-shaped and consists of a main building with wings, as well as several outbuildings including a coach house. The main building is characterized by two round towers at the front and a built-in, square tower at the rear. Over the centuries, the castle has been extensively altered and restored several times and has stylistic elements of the Neo-Renaissance and Rococo, among others. Couwelaar Castle is a historical monument.

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7. Boekenbergpark

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Boekenbergpark Paul Peeraerts / CC BY 3.0

Bookbergpark is located at Magpie's Gate-South (Ant), between Unit Avenue and Baurscheitlan. The park covers an area of 10 hectares and has about 1,800 buildings around Rococo-style outdoor houses, which are a huge folly kitten. Ruins and caves are preserved, and space is provided for the Natural History Museum Book Hill and a caving foundation. Today, parks are regarded as mini-forests, that is to say, nature in parks can be carried out within certain limits, because there is only necessary management.

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8. Jaïntempel van Antwerpen

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In the local community of Wilrijk, there is a Jainstle in Ampere. The building covers an area of 1,000 square meters and was put into use in 2010. The construction began in India in 1990 and lasted about 10 years. Then everything was dismantled and transported back to the wild animals. In 2000, construction began, and Stone was rebuilt as a block box. The design, based on the traditional Jaines temple, consists of white marble blocks that were first processed in India before being shipped to Belgium.

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9. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal

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The Cathedral of Our Lady is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today's see of the Diocese of Antwerp started in 1352 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been 'completed'. In Gothic style, its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. It contains a number of significant works by the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, as well as paintings by artists such as Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos.

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10. Stadspark

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City Park is a 14-hectare park located in the center of Belgian city. It is triangular in shape, with its base facing south and its top facing north. The park consists of Quinten matsijsley in the east, ycle in the south and Rubensley in the west. City parks replace former barn or lunch owners who are part of the fort's fortifications. Notable is the bridge built by architect é douard keilig between 1867 and 1869, which spans the pond in the city park.

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11. Hoofdsynagoge van de Israelisch Orthodoxe Gemeente Machsiké Hadass

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Hoofdsynagoge van de Israelisch Orthodoxe Gemeente Machsiké Hadass Vandevorst, Kris / CC BY 4.0

The Machsike Hadass is a Charedic Jewish community in Antwerp. The name comes from Hebrew and means "permanent holders of the command" or also "enforcers of faith". In Standaard Hebrew this is pronounced as Machsikee Hadat. The main synagogue of this Israelite chassidic community was built in 1913-14 in eclectic style with exotic character to a design by J. Hofman. The synagogue is located in Oostenstraat 43 and Chaim Kreiswirth is the chief rabbi.

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12. Begijnhof Antwerpen

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Begijnhof Antwerpen Klaus Graf / CC BY 2.5

The Trench of Antwerp is the trench of the Belgian city. It is located on Red Street in the university district and was founded in 1544 when the old 1245 Begginhof was abandoned for security reasons and was located outside the city walls. Begijnhof was originally square-shaped, but an alley was later built. The original church was destroyed in 1799 and the present Church of Santa Cata was built in 1827 and may have been led by Pierre Bruno bourla.

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13. Plantentuin

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The Botanic Garden of Antwerp, which currently carries the name Den Botaniek, is a landscaped botanical garden created in 1825 in the inner city of Antwerp located at the Leopoldstraat, covering an area of slightly less than 1 hectare. Before that the park was, at the end of the 18th century, a plant garden for the Ecole Centrale and then the herb garden and later the vegetable garden of the Sint-Elisabethgasthuis in Antwerp.

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14. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten

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The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium, founded in 1810, houses a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. This collection is representative of the artistic production and the taste of art enthusiasts in Antwerp, Belgium and the Northern and Southern Netherlands since the 15th century. The museum has been closed for renovation since 2011.

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15. Joodse Synagoge

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Joodse Synagoge Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

The Synagogue Shomré Hadas, commonly known as the Hollandse Synagoge. is a Modern Orthodox synagogue built in Antwerp, Belgium. The building is so named because it was commissioned by descendants of Jews who came to Antwerp from the Netherlands in the early 19th century. It was the first large synagogue in Antwerp. Today the synagogue is used for services only on Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and shabbat morning service.

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16. Boerentoren

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The Boerentoren is a historic tall building in Antwerp, Belgium. Constructed between 1929 and 1932 and originally 87.5 m (287 ft) high, it remained the tallest building and the second tallest structure of any kind in the city until 2019, when the Antwerp Tower surpassed it with a height of 100.7 m (330 ft). At the time of construction it was the second tallest building in Europe by roof height.

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17. Sint Michielskerk

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Sint Michielskerk Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

The Eucharist parish church st-michiel is located at Amerikalei on the border of the South Museum and Bread Area. It is a three-layer intersecting basement composed mainly of new elements and was built between 1893 and 1997. The church was designed by the French Embankment, which also designed the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and Photo Museum. The church is considered a monument to the parish.

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18. Antwerps Sportpaleis

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The Antwerps Sportpaleis, also called Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Sportpaleis Merksem or simply the Sportpaleis, is an arena in Antwerp, Belgium. It is a multipurpose hall where concerts, sporting events, festivals and fairs are organized. The arena was built for sport, especially track cycling, but there is now little sport there, an exception being the Diamond Games tennis.

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19. Theodoor Verstraete

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Theodoor Verstraete Théodore Verstraete / Public domain

Theodoor Verstraete, also spelled Theodor Verstraete and Théodore Verstraete was a Belgian Realist painter and printmaker who is known for his landscapes depicting life in the countryside as well as his paintings of the Belgian coastal landscape. He has been called the 'poet of rural life' who depicted the humble life of the people in the countryside with empathy.

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20. Schelde Vrij

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Schelde Vrij is a monument at the Marnixplaats in Antwerp. The statue was designed in 1873 by architect Jean-Jacques Winders, in collaboration with the sculptor Louis Dupuis, who made the lions and medallions, Jacques de Braekeleer, who provided Neptunus and Mercury and Frans Floris who realized the writing female figure. The monument was delivered in 1883.

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21. Museum aan de Stroom

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Mas, or Museum in Stream, is a museum that opened on May 14, 2011. The company has eight exhibition areas and about 500,000 items. MAS focuses on the connection between Antwerp and the world. The history, art and culture of port cities, international trade and shipping, and the art and culture of Europe, Africa, Asia, America and Oceania are central.

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22. Sint-Jacobskerk

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St. James' Church is a former Collegiate church in Antwerp, Belgium. The church is built on the site of a hostel for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. The present building is the work of the Waghemakere family and Rombout Keldermans, in Brabantine Gothic style. The church contains the grave of Peter Paul Rubens in the eastern chapel.

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23. Zoo Antwerpen

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This is a zoo belonging to kmda. The zoo, which opened on July 21, 1843, is the oldest in Belgium and one of the oldest in the world. Zoo is next to the station in Queen Artijdle Square in Antwerp. In the folk, this zoo is also called "zoology" or "zoology". In 2014, there were 425 types of accommodation in the area.

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24. Kapel van het Allerheiligste Sacrament

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The chapel of the Most Holy Sacrament on Hemelstraat in Antwerp is a 19th-century Neogotic Chapel that was built from 1890 to 1892 by architect Ernest Stordiau. Although the whole was originally built as a women's monastery, it is nowadays used as a priory of the St. Pius X priestly brotherhood for Flanders.

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25. Mayer van den Bergh

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Museum Mayer van den Bergh is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium, housing the collection of the art dealer and collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858-1901). The major works are from the Gothic and Renaissance period in the Netherlands and Belgium, including paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

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26. Christus’ Geboortekerk

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Christus’ Geboortekerk cea + / CC BY 2.0

The Sint-Jozefkerk is an original Roman Catholic Church in Antwerp. She was initiated in 1868 and built in Neo -Romanesis style to a design by Eugeen Gife. Since 2000 she has been rented by the Russian Orthodox Christ's birth parish. The address of the church is Losplaats 1.

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27. Sint-Norbertuskerk

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The Sint-Norbertuskerk is a neo-gothic church in Antwerp. The building is located in the Zurenborg district, on the Dageraadplaats and Korte Altaarstraat. This neighborhood has an eclectic buildings. She is located in the border area of Antwerp and Berchem.

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28. Lange Wapper

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Lange Wapper is a Flemish folkloric character. He is a legendary giant and trickster whose folk tales were told especially in the city of Antwerp and its neighbouring towns, but similar tales are also prominent in other Flemish cities.

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29. Sint-Willibrorduskerk

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Sint-Willibrorduskerk Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

The Anglican Church is a church in the Belgian city. The church is located on Church Street in the north and is slightly closed near Grand Central Station and between the Quarry, Stuivenberg and Borgerhout districts.

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30. Sint-Hubertuskerk

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St. Hubertus Church is the current parish church. Designed by jan de Puury, the church originated in the early 20th century. St. Hubertus Parish Church is located in Victor jacobsley in the former small mountains.

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31. Vlaams Tram- en Autobusmuseum

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The Flemish Tram and Bus Museum is a museum of public transport that exhibits historical trams and buses. The museum is situated in the Berchem district of Antwerp, in the former tram shed of Groenenhoek.

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32. Sint-Bonifaciuskerk

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Saint Boniface Church, is an Anglican church in Antwerp. It falls within the Archdeaconry of North-West Europe, which itself is part of the 44th diocese of the Church of England, the Diocese in Europe.

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