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Antwerp, The Fashion Creator’s Paradise
Most people come here for a weekend, but if you want to discover all that Antwerp really has to offer then you will need more time than that. From tip to toe, Antwerp is a city in a class of its own. Here you will find unbeatable shopping, good beer and elegant buildings, how good can it really be? So, pack your bag you do not want to miss this!
The Iconic Harbor Area
A must in Antwerp is a visit to MAS (Museum aan de Stroom). The 60-meter-high museum located at the port of Antwerp. In addition to the building itself being a masterpiece, there are also ten floors filled with exhibitions in photography, fashion and other art. The museum is the largest in Antwerp and shows around 180,000 (!) Objects. The museum has also been named one of the most inspiring in the world. When your head starts to get tired you can go up to the roof terrace where a breathtaking panoramic view of the city awaits. The harbor area in which the museum is located is usually called “The Little Island”, this is the oldest part of the harbor and it is also the most visited. In addition to MAS, there is also the Red Star Line Museum and the Port Authority’s office, Port House.
Shopping and Fashion
Antwerp is a paradise for the shopping stove. Here is the fashion district ModeNatie with the famous fashion museum MoMu and also Antwerp fashion academy. A short distance from here is also the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where many well-known clothing designers have graduated, including “the Antwerp Six”. consists of Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkemberg and Marina Yee. For a little more reasonable prices for the tourist wallet, you can go to Meir, Antwerp’s main shopping street. No cars are allowed to drive on the street, so you can stroll around well-known clothing stores such as H&M, Lush and Primark, while even small local shops take place in the 18th and 19th century buildings that adorn the street. In the heart of Meir you will find the large shopping center Stadsfeestzaal, here are the more luxurious shops, but what you will be most fascinated about is the large building in which the shopping center is located. This is an old event hall with high ceilings and gold paintings that really make the visit in the building for a unique and special experience.
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