Antwerp is an international city (population 500,000), which has nevertheless succeeded in remaining pleasantly cosy and in keeping everything within convenient reach. The numerous historical monuments and museums are a tribute to its glorious past. Some of the museums have a worldwide reputation, such as the Rubens House and the Plantin-Moretus printing museum, containing unique collections.
A boat trip on the river Scheldt, a walk in the old city centre with a visit to some of its varied museums, or an introduction to the world of diamonds, are only a few suggestions from the wide range of possibilities. More general and tourist information is available on the internet site of the city of Antwerp (www.visitantwerpen.be).