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Antwerp short guide
In 2008, the population of Antwerp was over 470 000, while the suburbs will figure up to almost 1 200 000. Antwerp is a city in northern Belgium, a short distance from the Dutch border. The city is located on the River Scheldt and has long been one of the world’s largest ports. In recent years, much of the port activities moved to Zeebrugge in the northwest.
In the 1500s was Antwerp one of the main cities in Europe in terms of trade and economy, and the world’s first stock exchange was founded here in 1526. Yet extending the city’s commercial history even further back, to 800’s when the place was a marketplace. Today deadlines town with beautiful buildings such as the gothic cathedral Onze Lieve Vrouw Kathedraal well as many museums. The cityscape is a tasteful mix of broad avenues and narrow, picturesque streets.
Antwerp International Airport (Deurne) is too small to handle the largest planes, but it is still possible to fly to destinations such as London. The airport is just 2 km outside the city.