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Antwerp, Belgium

Vacation Hub International - Destination - Antwerp

While the country of Belgium has three different official languages including Dutch, French and German, the official language of the Antwerp province is Dutch, as in all Flemish provinces.

Founded in 1843, the Antwerp Zoo is one of the world’s oldest and houses more than 6,000 animals. Between 80 and 90 percent of the world’s rough diamonds, and 50 percent of its cut diamonds are traded in Antwerp each year, earning the city the "The World’s Capital of Diamonds" moniker.

The massive Antwerpen-Centraal (Antwerp Central) is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful railway stations. Located on the Wapper Street in Antwerp, Rubenshuis was the home and studio of artist Peter Paul Rubens until he died in 1640. Now a museum, you can tour around famous painter’s house and gardens. Rubens is buried in The Church of St. James, with one of his paintings above his tomb.

The world’s first printed newspaper was published in Antwerp nearly 400 years ago.

Vacation Hub International recommended time to Travel to Antwerp: All year around

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