Discover Benelux, Issue 64, April 2019

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Discover Benelux  |  There’s No Place Like Flanders!  |  Discover Top Flemish Destinations

Shopping. Photo: Mark Van Cleven

with other cultures, is housed in an eyecatching brick and glass building that has been enticing visitors since its opening in 2011. A collection of more than 500,000 pieces is divided over nine floors that ultimately lead to a rooftop terrace where you can revel in an exceptional bird’s-eye view over the city. It just so happens that the MAS is in the hip-and-happening old port neighbour-

hood Het Eilandje, home not only to great bars and restaurants, but also to the Port House and the recently renovated Red Star Line Museum of migration. And because no trip to Belgium would be complete without a chocolate indulgence, a visit to Chocolate Nation, the world’s largest Belgian chocolate museum, is definitely recommended. Rest

Museum aan de Stroom. Photo: Sarah Blee, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

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assured that your visit will be both informative and delicious – there is plenty to taste along the way!

Food, shopping… and relaxation It is not just chocolate that attracts gourmets to the city. “We always say even a quick bite is of high quality in Antwerp. There is a lot of craftsmanship to be found in our food scene,” says Mertens. Photo: Noortje Palmers