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3 Days in Antwerp - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Waffles, diamonds, Gothic architecture, and trending fashion - this and much more defines Antwerp in Belgium. A little laid back city, this is the place you go to unwind yourself while being all touristy. Through its many attractions, the city gives an insight into its rich culture. Visit the museums will let you know about its history and sitting in one of its cafes or restaurants you will taste all its delicious, drool-worthy food. Take a look at this ideal itinerary below if you are planning to spend 3 days in Antwerp packed with fun.

What to see in 3 days in Antwerp?

Day 1 In Antwerp

Start off your first day in Antwerp by heading towards the Green Place (Groenplaats). This is the main square in the city and has a statue of the Flemish-born Baroque painter called Peter Paul Rubens. Centrally erected, the statue is finely sculpted and the sheer size of it will take your breath away. Next, make a stop at the Cathedral of Our Lady. Known to be the largest Gothic church in Belgium, this place will certainly leave you spellbound. As you walk along the streets to the cathedral, you will come across many beautiful buildings that are a spectacular piece of architecture. You will also pass by the Grote Markt, which is another lovely square in Antwerp. This square has the iconic Brabo Fountain located at its center. For lunch, stop at a waffle house and gorge on the mouth-watering waffles that Belgium is so famous for. After lunch, it is time to admire some great artwork. Step into the Royal Museum of Fine Arts which is home to an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings that date back 14th to 19th century. As evening approaches indulge in some shopping time along the Schuttershofstraat street.

Day 2 In Antwerp

On your second day in Antwerp, have a hearty breakfast and then head towards Veemarkt to see the tall clock tower. Built in 1680, the tower exhibits a Baroque style of architecture. Then visit St. Paul’s Church to appreciate its architecture and the interiors. You will also see paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and many others at this church. Let your next attraction to visit be the Plantin-Moretus Museum. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Museum and is a printing museum dedicated to 16th-century printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. Later after lunch, spend some time at Port of Antwerp. Then you can opt for a guided tour of the Diamond district where you will be able to see the process of polishing diamonds.

Day 3 In Antwerp

Reserve your last day in Antwerp for a day-trip to Ghent. Located about 60 kilometers away from Antwerp, it takes hardly an hour to reach this beautiful historic city. Popular for its architectural achievements, this is a favorite getaway amongst the residence of Antwerp. Let your day be occupied by visits to some of its famous attractions such as The Town Hall, The Belfry, Cathedral of Saint Bravo, Museum door Volkskunde, and the Old Market.

With this Antwerp itinerary of 3 days at your disposal, you will be able to take in all that the culturally and historically rich city has to offer.

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