Antwerp, Belgium

The River Scheldt links Antwerp to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking second in Europe and within the top 20 globally. Antwerp has long been an important city in the Low Countries, both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury (1576) in the Dutch Revolt.

 

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Cathedral of Our Lady and Rubens statue viewed from Groenplaats

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Cathedral of Our Lady viewed from Handschoenmarkt and Groenplaats

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City hall of Antwerp on the Grote Markt

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Main façade of the City Hall of Antwerp
Cathedral of Our Lady viewed from the Grote Markt
Carolus Barromeus Church

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Brabo Statue and Guild houses along the Market Square

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Golden statues on top of the Guildhouses along the Grote Markt

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Rubens House Museum
Portrait of a Woman (Helena Fourment), Jan Boeckhorst, c 1630
Portrait of Elisabeth of France (Isabella Queen of France), Frans Pourbus the Younger, c 1612
Selfportrait, Peter Paul Rubens
A Lady at the Fish Market in Antwerp, Adriaen van Utrecht and Marten Peppijn
A child’s head (Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens), Peter Paul Rubens
Adam and Even, Peter Paul Rubens

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Details in the city streets
Mother and child statue
Mother and child on the Grote Markt and Wisselstraat corner
Mother and child statue
Relief of lovers in a boat in the Braderijstraat
Portico statue in the Rubens House
Mother and child statue

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Het Steen

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War Memorial to the Canadian soldiers in WWII
Lange Wapper statue near Het Steen
Detail of sculpture on Suikerrui 11
Pieter Applemans Monument near Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens monument on the Groenplaats
Portico statue at the Rubens House

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