DIVA Museum for Diamonds, Jewellery and Silver is a museum that opened in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2018. It merged the collections of the former Antwerp Diamond Museum (1972–2012) and Sterckshof silver museum (1992–2014) in a single institution. The museum’s collection “features over 500 objects that detail the story of Antwerp’s history with diamonds and gemstones”. Hundreds of precious artefacts from DIVA’s collection will […]
Het Steen is a medieval fortress in the old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium, one of Europe’s biggest ports. Built after the Viking incursions in the early Middle Ages as the first stone fortress of Antwerp, Het Steen is Antwerp’s oldest building and used to be its oldest urban centre. At the entrance to Het Steen is a bas-relief of Semini, above […]
The Eeuwfeestkliniek (English: Centenary Clinic) is a surgical hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. The hospital specialises in: Oncology, Emergency medical services, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Duvel Moortgat Brewery (Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat) is a Flemish family-controlled brewery founded in 1871 in the Antwerp Province (Belgium). Its strong golden pale ale, Duvel, is exported to more than forty countries. Products Duvel Between 2010-2016, 6 editions of Duvel Tripel Hop were released: 2010: Amarillo. 2012: Citra. 2013: Sorachi Ace. 2014: Mosaic. 2015: Equinox. 2016: HBC 291. Maredsous In 1963, Moortgat began brewing its […]
A few figurines hang from the façade of a building on Godefriduskaai. White figures with a square head, that are the brainchildren of artist Daisy Boman. It is an interactive work of art: you can leave a message via an app and then let other people listen to it with a code. The app is free, the […]
The Port Authority Building (Dutch: Havenhuis), or the Port House, is a government building located in Antwerp, Belgium, built between 2009 and 2016. It is located near the area of Eilandje, in the Port of Antwerp, and acts as the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, housing various departments. Designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the building opened in 2016, the year of […]
The Plantin-Moretus Museum (Dutch: Plantin-Moretusmuseum) is a printing museum in Antwerp, Belgium which focuses on the work of the 16th-century printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, the Plantin Press, at the Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market) in Antwerp, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Collection a Bible in five languages: Biblia Polyglotta (1568-1573) Thesaurus Teutoniae Linguae by Cornelis Kiliaan a geographical […]
Antwerp has many weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual markets. Weekly markets Vogelenmarkt (“Birds market”): flowers, fabrics, antiques, jewelry and more. You can even find small animals! (Oudevaartplaats, Theaterplein and surrounding streets, Sunday 8am to 1pm) Exotic market: all kinds of Mediterranean specialties, Turkish and Moroccan food. (Oudevaartplaats, Theaterplein and surrounding streets, Saturday 8am to 4pm except on public holidays) Friday market: old furniture […]
De Koninck Brewery (Brouwerij De Koninck) is a Belgian brewery based in Antwerp (Antwerpen in Dutch). The glass in which De Koninck’s flagship beer is served is called a bolleke, although this term is most colloquially used to refer to a glass filled with the beer itself and is the way the beer is ordered in bars. The brewery currently brews three beers: De […]
The Karel de Grote University of applied sciences and arts is a Roman Catholic college in Antwerp, Belgium, with about 12,000 students and about 1,200 employees. This higher education institution has an open admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KdG also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, […]
The Institute of Tropical Medicine officially known as Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, is one of the world’s leading institutes for training and research in tropical medicine and the organisation of health care in developing countries. Located in Antwerp, Belgium, the ITM also delivers outpatient, clinical and preventive services in tropical pathologies and sexually-transmitted diseases. The ITM has a strong reputation […]
DPG Media Group (DPG representing De PersGroep) is a Belgian media company also active in the Netherlands and Denmark. It is owned by the Van Thillo family and employs some 6,000 people. DPG Media is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. The media company carries brands in television, radio, news, magazines, online services and telco.