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Province of Antwerp

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Grote Markt (market square), Antwerp (©
Grote Markt, Antwerp.


Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Netherlands and the Belgian provinces of Limburg, Flemish Brabant and East Flanders. Its capital is Antwerp.

It has a surface area of 2860 km², a population of 1,644,000 inhabitants and is divided into three administrative districts (arrondissementen in Dutch) which contain 70 municipalities.


Before the French Revolution, what makes up the present province of Antwerp belonged to the Duchy of Brabant, as did the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, Brussels, and the Dutch province of North Brabant.

Selected beers from the province of Antwerp

  • Arendonker
  • De Koninck
  • d'Oude Caert
  • Dulle Griet
  • Duvel
  • Gouden Carolus
  • Kameleon
  • Kempisch Vuur
  • Lamme Goedzak
  • Lucifer
  • Seef
  • Triple d'Anvers
  • Vagebond
  • Vedett
  • Weldebrouck
  • Westmalle
  • Zeezuiper
Duvel & Westmalle beers

Antwerp is famous for its strong golden pale ale Duvel ('devil' in Flemish) and its Westmalle, Flanders's best-selling trappist beer.


Groenplaats & Cathedral, Antwerp (©
must-see Antwerp
Lier (©
very good Lier
Stadhuis on the Grote Markt, Mechelen (©
very good Mechelen

Planckendael Zoo
Planckendael Animal Park (©
very good Planckendael Animal Park
Westerlo Castle
Westerlo Castle (©
very good Westerlo Castle

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