Every time you visit Antwerp you should stop at the Grote Markt and greet the statue of Brabo. This little hero was a sailor ... More
Every time you visit Antwerp you should stop at the Grote Markt and greet the statue of Brabo. This little hero was a sailor who was navigating his ship down the river Scheldt. He had planned to sail past Antwerp with his cargo but there was an evil giant stopping every ship and demanding money to let them continue their journey. Brabo fought the giant, cut off the giant's hand and threw it in the water. This story explains where the name of the city of Antwerp comes from. 'Hand werpen' in Flemish means 'throwing a hand'. Brabo was a courageous little devil.
The Gazet Van Antwerpen is the main daily newspaper of Antwerp and one of the most read newspapers in Flanders.
You can find its offices just outside the city center, on the left bank of the river Scheldt. Though ...
The Flandria River Trips company has built up quite a reputation in Antwerp; they're the ideal way of getting a
completely different view of Antwerp from the river Scheldt. Several programs are available. There are 50 minute trips, disembarking ...
The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they
founded the béguinages, enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs. The Flemish béguinages are architectural ensembles ...
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