According to Lonely Planet, one of the best-kept secrets.
Flanders’ unofficial capital is laden with historic riches and is home to world-class arts and design. It is both chic and unrefined, historical and contemporary, world city and pocket sized metropolis. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Despite many historical travails thereafter and severe World War II bombing, Antwerp retains an intriguing medieval heart with plenty of café-filled cobbled lanes, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral.
Time flies and Antwerp has a lot to offer!
Spend your time wisely and buy the Antwerp City Card! It gives you free (or discounted) access to the absolute must-sees in Antwerp and allows you to use public transport for free. The Baroque Festival Card comes with plenty of benefits and gives you free access to all the exhibitions and monumental churches that participate in the Baroque Festival. All ESPE 2018 participants can buy a 24-, 48- or 72-hours Antwerp City Card and/or a 48-hours Baroque Festival Card at a discounted conference rate (only one product at a discounted rate). Cards can be bought via www.visitantwerpen.be/en/citycard between the 1st of June and the 1st of July 2018, mentioning the discount code ESPE2018.