Antwerp is a lovely city full of beautiful historic buildings with far fewer tourists than Brussels or Bruges. And yet, somehow, it just didn’t grab me the way the other two did.
I was for once, glad I was on a quick daytrip through instead of an extended visit.
There were good parts, of course. Chocolate-covered waffles and historic homes and high towering buildings covered with flags. But come on, the town isn’t even on the UNESCO List!!!
Jonny (of BackpackingMan fame) and I even discussed the city in terms of his parents’ upcoming visit to Belgium, and declared an extra day in Brussels or Bruges a much better use of their limited time.
There was even, inexplicably, a chocolate museum/factory with chocolate statuary like this brainy Belgian man.
But on that note, at least they had tasty treats!