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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.

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 Intercity services at least hourly to Bruges, Ostend, Charleroi, Rotterdam, 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 plans to launch a direct service from London to Antwerp in 2017.

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Paris to Antwerp by train

from £25.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 2m

London to Antwerp by train

from £51.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 6m

Ghent to Antwerp by train

from £10.00

Avg 0 changes 51m

Amsterdam to Antwerp by train

from £25.50

Avg 0 changes 52m

Roosendaal to Antwerp by train

from £7.00

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Rotterdam to Antwerp by train

from £25.50

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Brussels to Antwerp by train

from £8.00

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