Antwerp Belgium

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Here is basic information about Antwerp Belgium and our answers to some frequently Asked Questions. If you don't find what you are looking for - try our customized Google search on the top of the right column.

  • Country: Belgium
  • Location: Flemish Region
  • Status: city / municipality
  • Area: approximately 79 square miles / 205 square kilometers
  • Population: approximately 480,000
  • Language: Flemish, also Dutch, German and French

Where is Antwerp?

Antwerp is the capital of the province of Antwerpen in Flanders, northeast Belgium (Western Europe). This Cultural Capital of Europe for 1993 is -  45 km from Brussels, with numerous affordable flight connections to the rest of the world. It is a city with a difference, It’s trendy and classical - a place where past glory and modern trends happily mingle.

What should I know before coming to Antwerp?

Excellent question!

How to get to Antwerp?

You have plenty of options. You can arrive by plane, car, bus, train, or boat.

Is accommodation in Antwerp very expensive?

It can be - but if you plan ahead you will be able to find something to match your budget and allow you time to explore Antwerp or any other city in Belgium. Try this free unique search tool that scans multiple hotel reservation websites simultaneously to help you find the lowest rate instantly.

Public Transportation in Antwerp

Antwerp's convenient and dense Public transportation network is operated by "De Lijn". A regular and efficient bus, metro and tram system serves the city and its suburbs.

Antwerp Tourist Office

There is more than one Tourist Office within Antwerp. The Antwerp Tourist Office on the Grote Markt is especially useful. It is Antwerp's main tourist information centre (Stadtladen). There you can get an excellent and free city map, brochures and additional information.

When is the best time to travel to Antwerp?

Winter is best for avoiding crowds but summer offers many more activities and all the charming patios are pen.
Antwerp's climate is maritime and usually mild. Flanders is on the same latitude as southern England, so the climate is comparable.

  • Average daily Antwerp January temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • Average daily Antwerp July temperature: 23°C / 73°F

English speaking doctors

Generally most doctors in Belgium speak basic English. But if you want to make sure,  Here is contact information for English speaking doctors in Antwerp.

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