After Brugge it was hard to be impressed, yet Antwerp also is a pretty city. We were able to park for free outside the city and catch a tram in. The first thing we saw was quite impressive–the train station.
Antwerp had a long street of shopping–many stores of all sorts and great crowds of people shopping. I found out in a tour later that Antwerp is one of the main fashion capitals of Europe and is also known for diamonds. As you can see from the following pictures, it is also full of interesting architecture. I especially noticed all the decoration on the tops of buildings, particularly in the large town hall square.
After a few hours walking about in the rain, it was back to the road and on to the Netherlands—see next post.