Antwerp vibrates with energy, not least because of the fresh wind whistling over the broad gray precipice, which makes its way through the city and further to the North Sea. This energy can be felt everywhere, on the walkways of busy shopping streets, in the rainy coming and going of the streets and buses, in the lively, art, fashion and club scene. Starting from the historical center around the Cathedral of Our Lady, the modern face of Antwerp has gradually breathed new life into its dilapidated quarters, first in the south of the city center with the Ultramodern Museum of Contemporary Art (MHKA), and finally in the north, where the new, Museum aan de Stroom (MAS).
During the Second World War, the city was severely damaged, but from today's point of view it can be said that it has managed it without problems - trusting to its heritage from the glorious historical past as a major trading port: its churches, its outstanding art - personalized by the great Rubens - its large art houses, such as the Rockoxhuis and the museum Mayer van den Bergh, are teeming with pictures, antique furniture, historical artifacts and other cultural treasures.
Antwerp is an up-and-coming city with flashy hotels, excellent restaurants and a variety of sights and destinations - it has found its place in the international tourist flow, and the city's energy is also felt in the food and shops, markets and restaurants , Stylish, always open to new ideas and yet firmly grounded in the habits of established traditions.