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Tag: Belgium

Antwerp- Day 2 and Doughnuts

A bright, sunshine-filled day in Antwerp, Belgium, calls for as much outdoor activities as possible. Cozy cafes, museums, churches, and shopping are for rainy days. Today I went for a run along the water, dined al fresco, explored city squares, and took as many photos as possible before heading out on the last train to Bruges. Antwerp is home to the second largest port in Europe because of it’s position on the Scheldt River which runs into the North Sea. A four mile run along the water made for some good exercise and some interesting views. Wind turbines line the Read More

Antwerp on a Rainy Day

Antwerp, or Antwerpen, was a last minute addition to my Belgian vacation schedule. I was only in Antwerp two short days but I made the most of them despite one day of completely dreary weather. Arriving into Antwerp Central train station was amazing! Such a beautiful structure. On my rainy day self-guided tour, the Cathedral of our Lady was my favorite stop in Antwerp besides the gorgeous train station. As it was intended, the church houses art works by Paul Rubens and more making for a spectacular sight. Opened in the year 1521, Cathedral of our Lady took 169 years Read More