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Friday, October 7, 2016

The 'A' of Antwerp

When I want to go shopping, I prefer to go to Antwerp. We've always done this, probably since our grandmother was born there. But later on I've been in many other city, like Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, ... and I still like Antwerp best.

It's easy to reach the city by train. You arrive in the Central Station, which has been fully renovated to its former glory of the 19th century.

Leaving the railway station, you head into De Keyserlei, which brings you to the Meir - a long shopping street. Finally you come to the river Schelde and the quays. Somewhere between the river and the shopping quarter is the Groenplaats where a weekly market is held and then you're also not far from the oldest church in town and the Grand Place. 

Antwerp has theatres and venues for big events. Unfortunately, when you want to attend a show in the evening, you'd better hope it doesn't end too late or else you don't get back to Dendermonde. That's the reason why early next year, we'll be spending the weekend in Antwerp. We want to see Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, so we booked a hotel for the weekend. Can as well do some sightseeing - you know, you almost never do this in your own country!

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