Category Archives: Antwerp

Leaving Antwerp

I’ve had a good two weeks in this fine old city. It has a plentitude of the things I enjoy most when I travel: surprises around every corner, ancient places, great art, good food at low prices, nice people (and … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | 1 Comment

A Walk in the 17th Century

In the 1600s Antwerp was one of the richest and most important cities in Europe. Take a walk with me through its streets, seeing just a few of the many reminders of its glorious past. Finally, I’ve seen many images … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | 3 Comments

Images of the Past

I like classical art and the centuries-old art of the Low Countries is my favorite. (The phrase “Low Countries” refers to Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg, which are together sometimes also referred to as BeNeLux.) This part of Europe has been … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | 2 Comments

My Life in Antwerp

It occurs to me that some of you may like to hear a little about what my life is like here. I’m staying in an apartment that I arranged on AirBnB. Like many rentals at that site, it’s quite inexpensive … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | 7 Comments

Red Star Line Museum, Antwerpen Belgium

The newest in Antwerp, this museum is focused on emigration and particularly on the stories of the two million people who sailed on this steamship company’s ships when they left Europe for new lives in North America. The museum is … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | 3 Comments

Exploring Antwerp’s History

As would be expected in a city with a long, important and colorful past, history is everywhere in Antwerp! On Saturday I experienced two of the most important pieces of the city’s history, but just walking around this city’s streets allows … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | 1 Comment

Antwerp is a very cool town!

I like this town! Here are some of the reasons I’ve discovered in the first two days: The people are very friendly Everyone speaks English The ancient architecture of the town is beautiful The 21st century architecture is exciting There … Continue reading

Posted in Antwerp, Belgium & Netherlands | Leave a comment