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Travel Blogs from Antwerp
I had a good day in Antwerp, although it was cold and overcast for most of the day.
Marriages are conducted on Saturdays at the Town Hall in Grote Markt and I was fortunate to see a newly-wed couple posing for photos near the fountain. It is lovely that same-sex marriage is legal in Belgium, as in a lot of European states :).
The Steen, one of the Fortress Gateways, is the ...
... did find HEMA. On the way back, I stopped and got a cone of good Belgian frites with just salt on them and ate them with a teeny fork. So good! And I went into a chocolate shop (La Maison du Chocolat) and bought two pieces: a chocolate cup holding a chocolate ganache topped with crushed hazelnuts. That's some serious yum right there!
Most of us went to a beer tasting later on at Moeder Lambic. It's half-owned by a French guy (Jacques, I think) who ...
... Arriving in Amsterdam we found some Brits sharing our room and put all our tourist spirit together to hit the town. The red-light district simply lights up the streets glowingly at night. Amsterdam was filled with more shopping (thank you Abercrombie and Fitch for the eye-candy) and sight-seeing; the iAmsterdam sign, canals, hole in the wall food, and the amazing thrift-stores. Always a fun time.
... Caroline was very displeased with this brute.
We spent the morning wondering around Brussels and picking up some last minute souvenirs before heading to the train to catch our Eurostar. You might be thinking that the only thing we did in Brussels this time around was have our stuff get puked on. If so, you are correct. Needless to say, we are looking forward to staying at Caroline's grandparents' flat in London...hostels are getting a bit old!
... of the town. We wanted to visit the old church but its 5euro entry fee and what we could see from the entrance(pretty similar church to the ones in Delft) acted as a deterrent and so we walked through the Grote Markt and then to the port where we even discovered an interesting castle with a nice view of the water.
The last activity for the day was a visit to the new Court House or better known to the locals ...
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Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66