55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Versailles, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Forestia (in Theux), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Tresor de Liege (in Liege). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, admire the masterpieces at Maison Cauchie, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

5
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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Museum Voor Schone Kunsten. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum, stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

6
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Evasion Canine in Fontainebleau, approximately Fontainebleau away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Ieper (Ypres) in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Versailles, France

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and The Trianons & The Hamlet for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Versailles: Rouen (Gros-Horloge & Rue du Gros-Horloge) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, don't miss a visit to Académie Équestre de Versailles, steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, and view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette for their historical value. Let the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Matisse capture your imagination. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands & Le Suquet), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Versailles to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Marienmunster (in Diessen) and Kirche St. Georg (in Schwangau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich travel planning website.

You can fly from Nice to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, Munich is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
The Dresden Zwinger and Pergamonmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Berliner Dom. Change things up with a short trip to Procession of Princes in Dresden (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and explore the world behind art at Neues Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then make a trip to Townhall, then identify plant and animal life at Himmelmoor, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Altes Land.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aachen Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Cologne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurmonument Corversbos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Settels-Roofvogels, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, then take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canals area.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Utrecht day trip website.

You can drive from Cologne to Utrecht in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Rijksmuseum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and Edams Museum (in Edam). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey site.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

4
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The Hague, The Netherlands

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore The Hague's surroundings by going to Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg) and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), take a spin around town with Verita's Visit, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lentevreugd.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our The Hague road trip planning app.

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

3
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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Graslei and Korenlei. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Ghent City Center), Beguinage (in Hoogstraten) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

West Flanders Province travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Antwerp Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.