Beware of the jewellery stores situated under Central Station along the Pelikaanstraat. Not all shops are kosher. Prices may look interesting but if you are not an expert you might pay what you think... more
Many people (esp. Dutch people...) go to Antwerp to visit the "Vogelenmarkt" ('bird market'). Don't be fooled: it is a (flea) market as any other and the time when all sorts of birds were on sale is... more
Although I prefer wine in the first place, Duvel is my favourite beer. It's quite strong, with an incomparable taste. You should try it when visiting one of the many cafés in Antwerp! But don't let it... more
Not all that sparkles is diamond! If you want to buy diamonds, ask for a decent certificate: HRD, GIA or IGI. Dont accept in-house certificates... There are certain reputed diamond jewelry boutiques... more
Since the invasion of dutch VT members - visiting Antwerp and tasting the famous belgian beers,something strange happened.The dutch pay with "0" euro coins - the Antwerp citizens pay them back in old... more
No, Vinnie had a 3-month stint there. Three months don't make as if Vincent Van Gogh was educated at Royal academy of Fine arts.
Van Gogh was reported to have not fit to the teaching methods within... more
Crazy day in hot month of June...
+++ I was there again for the Antwerp meeting on Nov. 2. And it happened that I was part of organization team of my very first giga-meeting. Find here the report of...