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V I S I T A N T W E R P ’ S D AT E S F O R Y O U R D I A R Y: Sunday Shopping First Sunday of every month Many shops in Antwerp’s historical city centre open on the first Sunday of every month, with musical performances and pop-up events adding to the festive experience. Shop till you drop in areas such as De Keyserlei, Meir and Wilde Zee, and do not forget the Diamond District!

famous Antwerp Six, all alumni of the Antwerp Fashion Department, who made a name for themselves in the early 1980s with their contrarian views on fashion. The annual fashion show of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts is undoubtedly the most important fashion event in Antwerp. Tickets go on sale from the end of April.

Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires 1 June 2018 - 13 January 2019 From June Antwerp will pay tribute to Peter Paul Rubens and his Baroque cultural heritage with the Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires festival. Rubens is still one of the most influential artists of all time, as well as being Antwerp’s most famous resident. He personifies the Baroque and is an important source of inspiration for contemporary artists, and the atypical lifestyle of the city of Antwerp and its people. Antwerp Baroque 2018 tells a story of the Baroque then and now, and brings the historical Baroque into dialogue with contemporary art. Discover the full programme at

Grand opening of DIVA | Antwerp Home of Diamonds 5 May - DIVA, Suikerrui Antwerp has of course been known as the diamond capital of the world since the Golden Age. Opening from 5 May in Antwerp’s historical city centre, this is a unique new public experience focussing on the mesmerising world of diamonds, jewellery and goldsmithing.

The annual fashion show of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts 1 - 2 June at Park Spoor Noord Founded in 1963, the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts is renowned across the world. It began with the rise of the

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Antwerpen Proeft (Taste of Antwerp) 10 -13 May Waagnatie, by the river Scheldt in the Eilandje district Foodies will not want to miss the 13th edition of the culinary festival Antwerpen Proeft (Taste of Antwerp). Sample an array of local delights and international flavours, as well as enjoying cooking demonstrations, food trucks and a guide to beer and food pairing. Start planning your trip to Antwerp now at

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