"ANTWERP" Antwerp by alyf1961
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Antwerp is the capital of Flanders in northern Belgium.
It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the estuary Westerschelde.
Folklore says that a mythical giant named Antigoon lived near the river Scheldt. He took a toll from people crossing the river. Those who refused had one of their hands cut off and thrown in the river. The giant was slain by a young hero called Brabo who cut off the giants hand and threw it into the river.
One of the main attractions of Antwerp is the diamond trade. The city has four diamond bourses [a European stock exchange].
The painter Anthony van dyke [1599-1641] was born in Antwerp also painters Vincent Van Gogh and Pieter Paul Rubens both lived in the city for a while.
I had a really good nights sleep in this hotel. The bed was very compfortable and the TV had BBC and ITV... more travel advice
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