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Antwerp is located in Northern Belgium near the border with the Netherlands, and is the capital of the state of Flanders.Antwerp is the largest port in the country, is situated on the river Scheldt – 88 km southeast of the North Sea. The city has 480,000 inhabitants (2010), and is an important traffic hub. Antwerp is also Belgium’s main trading center.
Antwerp is the center of Flemish art and culture, and has a number of tourist attractions. Among the most visited must gothic cathedral “Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal” is mentioned, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was built between 1352 – 1521 and has a 123-meter high bell tower. Other sights include Renaissance Hall from 1565, Plantijn-Moretus Museum – which was one of Europe’s largest printing companies in the 1500s, Rubens – where the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked as well as the remains of the medieval castle Steen, which houses a sjøfarstsmuseum.
In addition, Antwerp has a zoo, several castles, theaters, opera and art galleries.
The nearest major international airport is Brussels Airport – Zaventem, located 44 km south of Antwerp.There is also a smaller airport near the city – Antwerp Airport – located 9 miles south of downtown. From here there are direct flights to London and Manchester in England.