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Discovery of Antwerp and ….gin! Welcome by our guide at the Central train station (or on another location chosen by you in the center of Antwerp). Meet and greet by our guide at the Antwerp Central station (or another location to be agreed). We start with a visit of the Central Station, built late 19th century in eclectic style and by the Antwerpers also known as ‘The Railway Cathedral’. We then walk through the diamond district. For centuries Antwerp has been synonymous with diamonds. Although diamond processing has been largely relocated to other continents, the diamond trade still plays a very important role in Antwerp. It is a colourful neighbourhood where all kinds of nationalities are at home and in high the Jewish community is dominant. We continue our walk over the Keyserlei and the Meir (Antwerp’s shopping street) into the direction of the old city center. We pass the “Rubenshuis’, the former home and atelier where the famous painter Pieter Paul Rubens lived for 25 years...

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