Antwerp Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. places better to avoid at night

    As with most cities in Europe the area around the central station is best avoided after dark. Especially beware for the streets around the infamous Conincksplein, as they tend to attract the more...

  • 2. traffic related warnings

    If you come by car to Antwerpen be aware you will hit a road construction zone somewhere. More info: Present road construction at Antwerp Construction at the Antwerp highway exits and more

  • 3. meetings & parties

    Trappist Beers: While such beers are considered individualistic rather than similar, in response to the marketing of a “Trappist style” beer by an American brewer, five Belgian Monasteries and one...

  • 4. choices and priority decisions

    I did not find the people of Antwerp to be particularly warm or friendly. Perhaps it was because it was Christmas week, cold, damp, and somewhat crowded with tourists. Yet, most people did not go out...

  • 5. police and security

    There are a few police offices who are open 24 houres a day. Quinten Matsijslei 50 2018 Antwerpen Tel: 03-206.80.11 Fax: 03-206.80.96 This is where the picture is taken. Actually it is a very...

  • 6. politics

    Since Antwerp is a harbour city and that a lot of different nationalities find shelter here, there are sometimes frictions between the locals and the immigrants, hence an enhanced sentiment of...

  • 7. beggars and pick-pockets

    Watch out for pickpockets on the major shopping lanes. Especially in spring and summer there are quite a lot of pickpockets around. Then stay away from the part of the city where the Russians live...

  • 8. Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living...

  • 9. Uneven pavement

    At places Antwerp has the famous cobblestones to walk over. So bring a pair of good walking shoes with a low heel. But, even outside the cobble stone areas, the...

  • 10. Mind the escalators

    I was transferring to a Ghent bound rain from several levels below. The escalators in the station escalate like steps at some parts and at grade level on...

  • 11. Stay out of the bicycle lanes!

    Coming from a city where bicycle traffic is discouraged on city sidewalks I never did get quite used to the idea of the bicycle lanes being on the sidewalks...

  • 12. How I see this city...

    I must warn you for my Antwerp page...I like to make pictures , and I like them to be as good as possible...Therefor things and places I see like this 'look...

  • 13. Don't leave anything in your car...

    It happens frequently... -Don't leave anything visible in your car -take your cd-audio installation with you. That's often what they are after.-Don't park your...

  • 14. Drunken & Disoedered

    Be aware of those people who are very heavy drinker and they come out on the street to spoil others evening. These sorts of people could be found every where...

  • 15. weather can be bad

    The weather in Antwerp can be bad. We had very cold visits, very wet visits, and this pictuire is from a very windy visit.Umbrellas snapped like they were made...

  • 16. Heatwave

    Summer 2003 was really hot, sticky hot with this heatwave devastating Europe.While visiting Belgium, now is the time locals, who use to nag about Belgian rainy...

  • 17. Taking pictures - deep shadows

    I wasn't able to take a good picture of some architectural masterpieces in sunny morning in Antwerp.First of all there were BIG contrasts between sun-lighted...

  • 18. Mixing styles without esthetics

    It seems to be a crime that is done everywhere by architectural know-alls. Building new styles besides wonderful old monuments. It just doesn;t work and it...

  • 19. Where's the green? Where's the trees ...

    Though a watchful eye always finds some greens, I must say that Antwerpen centre lacks greenzones, trees and flowerbeds. These items could be welcome here as...

  • 20. Construction

    During my visit to Antwerp, part of the city was underconstruction. It was a big headache more so if you are driving which was my case.

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