Antwerp is the capital city of Antwerp province in Flanders, is the most populous city, and the second largest city in Belgium and is located 40 kms north of Brussels and 15 kms south of Dutch border. Antwerp port is one of the biggest ports in the world and the city is also renowned for its diamond industry and trade and also Known as the “world’s leading diamond city” about 85% of the rough diamond, 50% of cut diamond and 40% of industrial diamonds are traded here. Antwerp is a Coastal area situated on the bank of the river Scheldt.
Antwerp has been an important city during the Spanish Fury and Dutch Revolt both economically and culturally and the city is home to world’s oldest stock exchange building, which was built in 1531 and rebuilt in 1872. Antwerp is an emerging fashion city and has a cult status in the fashion world, due to the royal Academy of fine arts, which is one of the most important fashion academics in the world.
Antwerp is famous for its local products, every year Antwerp hosts an exhibition, where these locally produced products are showcased. Some of these products includes-beer, sweets, locally made liquor, coffee, sugar. The most popular product are biscuits, so while visiting Antwerp must sample these yummy and delicious biscuits.
Antwerp is served by Antwerp international airport, which provides good connectivity with many international and domestic airports.
You can simple book a connecting flight with one or two stop layover from International airports in India such and New Delhi and Mumbai, as these airports gives maximum connectivity to Antwerp.
No airline operates direct from India to Antwerp.
Best time/season to visit antwerp?
June and august offers the most sunny days. The best time to visit antwep is from june to September because of its long days and good weather. If planning for a budget trip then October and march are the best time due to fewer tourists prices are comparatively low.
Local transportation in antwerp?
Transportation in Antwerp is very easy and convenient, one can buy tickets from automatic vending machines or through SMS, same ticket can be used in tram and buses and one can buy ticket for single day or for multiple days to travel.
Indian consulate in antwerp?
Indian Consulate General in Antwerp, Belgium
-Pelikaanstraat-92, Bus 19, B. 2018
-Brusselsstraat 59 2018 - Antwerp Belgium
Phone-(+32) 3 2441560
Fax-(+32) 3 2384140