Antwerp Local Customs

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  • 1. Legends and urban stories

    This Art Deco building, owned by the KBC bank, is reckoned to be Europe's oldest skyscraper and was conceived after a visit by the then Mayor to New York. It was modelled on the Empire State Building...

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  • 2. Festivals and events

    In 2004 the tallships race was back in Antwerp again. It was one of the great events this summer. Lot of activity is going on, when the tall ships are here. The event will be back in tge summer of...

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  • 3. Famous people

    OK this is just an excuse to use the pic but as a bit of background. This is Jan Theodoor van Ryswyck who was an Antwerp-born poet, satirist and political philosopher. Despite being married with...

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  • 4. Beer tasting

    Drinking for Belgians is a cultural and social happening. Being famous for the beers, we also take care of our pubs and we have some few! One that is very cute and stuffed with all kinds of saint's...

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  • 5. Musea

    This museum is unique and part of Unesco World Heritage. It is a beautiful house where books where actually printed since the late 16th Century. It features 2 of the oldest printing presses in the...

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  • 6. Shopping

    Every year on August 15th the Rubensmarket takes place. Its to honour the famous painter P.P.Rubens. The sales people are all dressed like the people used to dress when Rubens was living. The...

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  • 7. VT-Meetings

    On occasion of Leroys (Brewdog @ VT)'s visit to Belgium and my anniversary, I organised a VT pubcrawl. We were with 9 VT-ers and family and some friends. We had a great time! No wonder as we asked...

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  • 8. Churches

    St. Andrew's houses scores of art treasures and other interesting objects. stained glass windows and a station of the cross of 14 large paintings. For those interested: this is very worthwhile your...

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  • 9. Waffles, Waffles, Waffles

    Wherever you will go in Antwerp you will see a street vendor selling Belgian Waffles. Some are covered in cream and fruit but the best ones are doused in warm...

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  • 10. Shop opening hours

    I was quite surprised in Antwerp to see such strange opening hours in the shops and stores. It seemed almost quite old fashioned. On a Monday almost nothing is...

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  • 11. Antwerp Tourist Offices

    There are several tourist information offices dotted around the city with the official ones designated with a capital A on a red square. The main central one is...

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  • 12. If You Need An Internet Cafe

    Whilst most hotels, bars and cafes in Antwerp offer WiFi these days if you haven't brought your computer and need an internet cafe you'll find this one in the...

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  • 13. Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Belgium...

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  • 14. Decorations on the Corners of Buildings

    I have to give credit to those creative types who found it cool to decorate the corner of their building with a sculpture. Many were religious, but I thought...

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  • 15. If You Need A Laundrette

    If your travelling, or staying in Antwerp for a while, and require a self-service laundrette (bagwash) you'll find one on the Oever square at the end of...

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  • 16. Finding Your Way Around The City

    Antwerp is an eminently walkable city with plenty of visual appeal no matter where you are around the centre. From the railway station to the river is about a...

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  • 17. These boots are made for ... cleaning

    In many old buildings you'll find a hole in the wall next to the entrance. In the hole is a horizontal iron bar located whre you can scrape the mud from your...

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  • 18. Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling...

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  • 19. Jewish community

    I was surprised to see quite many Jews in their traditional clothes walking around Antwerpian downtown in early morning. As I checked in my travel book there...

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  • 20. Frituur - taste the french (belgian) fries! :-)

    Belgians love to use and serve the following two ingredients with any kind of food - and I really mean along with ANY kind of food! FRENCH FRIES and...

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  • 21. Eating

    When you are alone in Antwerp and looking for some restaurant to eat, not necessary alone, it is possible to sit with a model, in restaurant's garden. Not that...

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  • 22. River Schedlt

    The River Schedlt is important to Antwerp, as with many large cities, being on the water increases a city's importance and helps it to prosper as it connects...

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  • 23. Customer service the Belgian way

    The "friendliness" of Belgians was a challenge for me in the times I lived in Antwerp. Coming from Austria, a country that mainly lives on tourism and therefore...

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  • 24. Learning the tongue of the Natives

    In preparation to our fair city you might want to get the hang of these native translations of the most common computer terms. You never know if you run into...

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  • 25. Waffles

    I can`t help keep on walking on the shopping street and stopping at every selling point of belgian waffles. They taste so good! Fresh made and warm melting in...

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