Things to do in Antwerp
DIVA- Antwerp Home of Diamonds
Antwerp is known globally as the ‘Diamond Capital of the World’ due to the
most extensive diamond quarter in the world and history of diamond trade. A
visit to Antwerp is not complete without visiting the DIVA- Antwerp Home of
Diamonds, which is an exhibition venue where visitors can have an immersive
experience learning about various aspects of the diamond trade. Tours on
distinct themes like craftsmanship, consumption, and trade are offered.
There is also an actual vault with the most dazzling diamonds.
Grote Markt in Belgium refers to the main town square of the city. The 13th century square was the site of trade between English
merchants and Italians, Germans and Spaniards. Similar to the one in
Brussels, Antwerp’s Grote Markt is flanked by the elegant city hall, 16th century guildhalls and several eateries. The square is the
venue for a Christmas Market and an ice rink during winters. The popular 19th century Brabo Fountain is also found here.
Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum
Spread over 30 hectares of lush green space, the Middelheim Open Air
Sculpture Museum is a contemporary art museum with over 200 sculptures. It
is the best place to go for a stroll on a sunny day. The Middlelheim Castle
is located in the heart of the park, where visitors can find an on-site
cafe, a museum shop and a reception. The Braem Pavilion is the only covered
area wherein fragile works are displayed.