Where is Antwerp?



Where is Antwerp Belgium? In the capital of the province of Antwerpen in Flanders, northeast Belgium (Western Europe).

  • 97.9 km from Rotterdam
  • 150 km’s south of Amsterdam
  • 340 km’s north of Paris
  • 370 km’s east of London
  • 393 km, 3 hours 41 mins by car from Frankfurt
  • 469 km, 4 hours 20 mins by car from Strasbourg
  • 690 km, 6 hours 30 mins by car  from Zurich, Switzerland
  • 720 km’ s west of Berlin

Antwerp is on the right bank of the river Scheldt (Flemish Schelde, French Escaut) 88km/55mi from where it meets the North Sea. The port of Antwerp is the second largest seaport in Europe. The river at this point is some 500m/550yds wide and, despite the distance from the sea, Antwerp still experiences a tidal range of over 4m/ 13ft.

Built on the east bank of the Scheldt, the old town is squeezed into a small triangle between Sint-Katelijnevest, Steenhouwersvest and the river.

With a Population of 462,000 it is Flanders' biggest city.

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There are several modes of transportation available but the best way to discover Antwerp is on foot. Many of the main attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.

There are many one-way roads, that can make it difficult to get to a specific place. Try to park your car as close as possible and go on foot. You might find that parking space in Antwerp can be rare and expensive. But if you plan to travel outside of the city and explore surrounding areas you will find having a car can be quite useful.

In Belgium, traffic moves on the right-hand side of the road. Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit is 50 km/h in built-up areas. Around schools and in some residential areas, there is a speed limit of 30 km/h.

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