Antwerp was named one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2009, as chosen by editors of Lonely Planet.
Here is the full list of the world's next best destinations.
1. Antwerp, Belgium
2. Beirut, Lebanon
4. Glasgow, Scotland
5. Lisbon, Portugal
6. Mexico City
7. Sao Paulo, Brazil
8. Shanghai, China
9. Warsaw, Poland
10. Zurich, Switzerland
Where is Antwerp?
Antwerp is the capital of the province of Antwerpen in Flanders, northeast Belgium (Western Europe).Click here for how to get here directions and a map of Antwerp
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.
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