Provincie Antwerpen Local Customs

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Provincie Antwerpen Local Customs

  • Legends and urban stories

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 but because of local restrictions, that no building could overshadow the Cathedral, was built considerably shorter. It's known as the "Farmers Tower"...

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  • Beer tasting

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 statues is called 'Het Elfde Gebod' which means 'The 11th commandment'. You wonder what the 11th might be? Well it is simply this : 'You have to enjoy...

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  • Festivals and events

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 2006.

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  • Famous people

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 three children he led a rather Bohemian lifestyle and was a regular at the infamous inn "In 't Zwart Peerdeken" (The Black Pear Blanket??). His literary...

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  • Churches

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 visit! ADDRESS: Sint-Andriesstraat 5 2000 Antwerp

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  • Musea

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 world. I first visited the museum child with my grandparents when I was about 6 years old. It made a huge impression on me and I enjoy every visit.

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  • Shopping

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 decorations are also very special.%c¨*

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  • VT-Meetings

    Antwerp Local Customs

    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 Johnny the barber and his wife Vera (yes Jeff, the one with the red hat and leather trousers) to look after us. Johnny plays music on his accordeon and...

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