Lights and beer in Antwerp
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When I had my friends from the U.A.E. and Singapore coming over at my place, the first thing we did was going to Paris. When coming back, the last big city you pass before arriving at my place is Antwerp, in Belgium. (Yes, I live very close to the Belgian border). And to make this visit a three-countries-visit for my friends, we decided to have a look in this great city as well. Antwerp by night, always good!
The old centre of Antwerp is beautiful. Tourists to Belgium often visit Brussels and Bruges, but this harbour city really is worth a visit as well. Of course we had a look at the gorgeous old main square, with fantastic building all around it. But we also made a walk, through the cold, to see the 15th century cathedral, the old fortress that was part of the fortifications that used to surround the city, and to the old trading quarter that is situated right behind the main square.
And that speciality is beer, of course! Belgium is famous for their beers, and there are hundreds of different kinds. Most famous are the trappists. And a great place to try them is the strange bar "The Eleventh Commandment", where hundreds of holy statues are positioned all around the bar. Were tried trappist beers from pretty drinkable to incredibly strong: always good! And all warmed up it was time to continue back to where we started: the 3th country Holland.