Seniors Discover Antwerp

Antwerp is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province of Flanders. Antwerp’s total population is 512,000, making it the largest municipality in both Flanders and Belgium. Often referred to as “Belgium’s Best Known Secret”, Antwerp is a major senior destination. Known for its magnificent harbor,   the second largest in Europe, the city owes its very existence and prosperity to the water.

The overwhelming friendliness of the people of Antwerp and their innate penchant for good food and good living, combined with their low stress lifestyle, makes it a desirable and relaxing place for a senior visit.

The city is known for many reason and diamonds are #1. It’s called the European Capital of Sport 2013 with thousands of residents running, cycling and swimming all year round.

This year, Antwerp will be raising the bar another few notches as it will be hosting world championships, European championships, Belgian championships and numerous huge sporting events.

Seniors Enjoy Trendy City

Due to its long and culturally rich history, the city of Antwerp houses many interesting historical buildings from different historical periods, as well as a lot of interesting museums. Recently it has become a trendy city, attracting Flemish and foreign artists, writers, intellectuals, and actors.

TripAdvisor will fix you up with a fashionable vacation and notes that Central Station is the #1 tourist attraction in the city. The city is known for its diamonds, but senior visitors will also find fashion and the home of Flemish artists such as Rubens and van Dyck, whose many works can be admired in the local museums.

And senior visitors, one of the many titles that Antwerp proudly used in the 16th century was de “triomfelycke coopstad”, which roughly translates as “the city renowned for shopping”. Today the title is still accurate, so bring a heavy purse and some big shopping bags.

A visit to Antwerp should include the new museum MAS, the world famous Cathedral of Our Lady and Rubens’ House, the home of Antwerp’s most famous ambassador.

The city has a sophisticated charm and a metropolitan feel with a predominant seaside resort flair. A plethora of patios, the yacht marina and the river Scheldt make even the locals feel like they are on vacation.

You’ll get your chocolate fix in Belgium, famous for its chocolate, waffles and culture. Senior visitors will be enthralled with all the structures, artists, museums, food, and the diamond trade. I invite you to take in all of Belgium. jeb

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