Antwerp is my home away from home – where much of my family live and where I spend most of my time overseas.
Many people who travel through Europe go through Belgium. They may even stop in Brussels or Bruges. What they often don’t do – and really should – is take a weekend in Antwerp. She’s a pretty city, with a lively restaurant and bar culture and just enough shopping and touristy things to find something you like, without being overwhelmed by touristy obligations.
Here are the skies above the Meir, the main shopping strip in the centre.
Wandering around town will also uncover some amazing Art Nouveau houses like this one.
Also near the centre is the famous Cogels Osylei with its amazing Nouveau and baroque grand old houses.