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The Belgian city of Antwerp has nudged its way up the popularity stakes and now rivals Bruges as the country’s leading destination for city breaks. Antwerp is the English rendering of the city known in Dutch as Antwerpen and in French as Anvers. The one-time industrial city has recast itself as a trendy and fashionable place to live or to visit. Antwerp’s wow factor starts as you arrive at the city’s beautiful central station. It sets the scene for a city that boasts many superb buildings. Among the most photographed is the striking Stadhuis on the oddly shaped central square (called Grote Markt).

Take time to explore Antwerp’s diamond district, the Zurenborg quarter with its eclectic architecture, and the wonderful mix of galleries and museums. After dark, Antwerp comes alive with a busy club scene rated by many as being the edgiest in Belgium. One Antwerp museum not to be missed is the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS for short) which tells the compelling story of Antwerp and its port. With its oddball design (a pile of red lego bricks!), MAS links the dockland area with the city.

The main railway station is a 20-minute walk east of the Grote Markt and the River Schelde. Trains leave every few minutes for Brussels, most taking about 45 minutes for the run south to the Belgian capital. There are regular Intercity services - generally hourly - to Bruges, Ostend, Charleroi, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Amsterdam and Lille Flandres.

Thalys’ sleek red high-speed trains run several times each day from Antwerp to both Paris and Amsterdam. The operator also offers a twice-daily link from Antwerp to Lille Europe and seasonal ski trains (branded Thalys Neige) to the French Alps. Eurostar launched a direct service from London to Amsterdam in spring 2018 and the Antwerp authorities lobbied hard for those Eurostar trains to stop in their city. Without any luck, as it happens, so for the foreseeable future travellers from London to Antwerp will have to take Eurostar to Brussels, from where it just a short hop on frequent local trains to Antwerp.

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London to Antwerp by train

from $66.11

Avg 1 change 2hr 56m

Paris to Antwerp by train

from $33.69

Avg 0 changes 2hr

Amsterdam to Antwerp by train

from $33.69

Avg 0 changes 52m

Brussels to Antwerp by train

from $10.17

Avg 0 changes 34m

Cologne to Antwerp by train

from $52.76

Avg 1 change 2hr 37m

Lille to Antwerp by train

from $32.42

Avg 0 changes 1hr 20m

Rotterdam to Antwerp by train

from $27.34

Avg 0 changes 28m

Roosendaal to Antwerp by train

from $12.08

Avg 0 changes 26m

Ghent to Antwerp by train

from $111.25

Avg 0 changes 50m

Aachen to Antwerp by train

from $35.60

Avg 1 change 1hr 57m

Frankfurt am Main to Antwerp by train

from $93.45

Avg 1 change 3hr 51m

Bruges to Antwerp by train

from $18.44

Avg 0 changes 1hr 22m

Leuven to Antwerp by train

from $97.90

Avg 0 changes 48m

Düsseldorf to Antwerp by train

from $29.24

Avg 1 change 3hr 9m

Welkenraedt to Antwerp by train

from $36.87

Avg 1 change 1hr 53m

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Hamburg to Antwerp by train

from $69.93

Avg 2 changes 6hr 29m

Cannes to Antwerp by train

from $435.47

Avg 1 change 7hr 50m

Mannheim to Antwerp by train

from $122.06

Avg 2 changes 4hr 14m

Eindhoven to Antwerp by train

from $68.02

Avg 1 change 1hr 24m

Charleroi Sud to Antwerp by train

from $23.52

Avg 0 changes 1hr 38m

Breda to Antwerp by train

from $57.85

Avg 0 changes 33m

Milan to Antwerp by train

from $180.54

Avg 1 change 10hr 20m

Berlin to Antwerp by train

from $105.53

Avg 2 changes 7hr 24m

Arnhem to Antwerp by train

from $60.39

Avg 1 change 1hr 52m

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