Antwerp by Rail
Diamonds are forever, or so they say. Antwerp will certainly stay forever in your heart whether or not you purchase a rock in the world’s diamond-centre! It’s newly pedestrianised old city centre teams with tempting treats.
Built on the estuary of the River Schelde, Antwerp has long been one of Europe’s principal ports of trade. Belgium’s second city is packed with restaurants and old taverns serving delicious fare, although it is best known as Diamond Centre of the world, the home of Pieter Paul Reubens and possessing Benelux’s highest and most ornate Gothic church.
The new and substantial pedestrianisation of the old city centre makes Antwerp a joy to discover at leisure. The city offers vibrant shopping and is packed with visitor attractions including the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Ruebens’ House and Diamondland. Soak up your surroundings at the picture perfect European square of Grote Markt.
- Return Eurostar journey from London St Pancras* to Antwerp Centraal Station
- 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
- 48 hour Antwerp City Card (access attractions & public transport)
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