Welcome to Antwerp!
As you might have noticed, Lonely Planet recently announced their list for “THE TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT IN 2018“, and in between some big known cities, is a hidden gem: Antwerp! In an impressive list, Lonely Planet decided that Antwerp should urgently be on your bucket list! And they are particularly mentioning the coolness of our city. Besides cities like Seville, Detroit, Canberra, Hamburg, Kaohsiung, Matera, San Juan, Guanajuato and Oslo, Antwerp can be one of your city trips in 2018! This is how Lonely Planet starts in their introduction:
Once northern Europe’s greatest city, today Antwerp is one of its best-kept secrets. Flanders’ unofficial capital is laden with historic riches and home to world-class arts and design, and this year it’s showing its cultural chops with a celebration of its Baroque heyday. Inspired by the city’s most famous resident, Rubens, Antwerp Baroque 2018 will feature Flemish Masters rubbing shoulders with modern talent in a calendar that spans parades, concerts, street art, multimedia shows and workshops. Not that Antwerp’s residents need an excuse to unleash their creativity: the city, especially its former docks, is flush with pop-up bars, farm-to-fork joints and architectural showstoppers.
Belgium’s second city and biggest port is Antwerp and without a doubt, this charming city is the country’s capital of cool.
If you decide to come to Antwerp anywhere soon, send us a message! Having our office in Antwerp, we’ll be happy to help you with anything! And make sure to check out our post “30 things you really should do in Antwerp this winter“. Let us know what your favourite spot was, what you liked about the city, and anything else you would like to share! Send us your stories and maybe we’ll post them… Send us your pictures and we’ll show them on our social media! We are on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And working on a Youtube account as well in 2018! If you post pictures, make sure you use the hashtags #wanderlustvlog and #wanderlustvlog_antwerp , and your pictures will appear in the gallery below! Try it!
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