The city of Antwerp is located along the River Scheldt found in the northern region of Belgium. With over half a million residents, it is the second most popular urban region in the country. Its access to the North Sea through the River Scheldt has transformed the Antwerp seaport into one of the largest in Europe. The city is well-known for the numerous painters who claimed the city as their home, including Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck and Teniers. Antwerp Airport is one of the largest airports in Belgium and oversees plenty of flights weekly, many of them flying in from England, including flights from Manchester to Antwerp.
What to do in Antwerp
A walking tour will provide a great view of many of the city’s finest buildings like the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Antwerp City Hall, St. James’ Church, Boerentoren and Saint-Boniface Church. Visitors can also take a guided walking tour of Ruien, which is an extensive set of tunnels and passageways under the city. The historic Bourla Theatre also holds productions during the year.
There are also plenty of activities to do in Antwerp that are perfect for the entire family. Antwerp Zoo has more than 6,000 animals including elephants, tigers, rhinos and birds. There is also a local petting zoo which provides the chance to pet and feed many different animals such as pigs, goats and rabbits. The Aquatopia is a nice aquarium located in the lower level of the Astrid Park Plaza Hotel.
Travelling from Antwerp Airport
Antwerp Airport oversees several flights per day, many coming in or heading towards London or Manchester, including flights from Manchester to Antwerp. Despite its size, the airport still has all the necessary services including restaurants, shops, bank services, internet connection and a full-service business centre.
There are several options for reaching the centre of Antwerp including the public bus, taxis and car rentals. Passengers can also take bus line 14 to reach the city centre. Taxis are available at the airport and can be found just outside the airport. Visitors can also drive themselves into the city by renting a car through Hertz or Avis.
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