Antwerp is a major destination of Belgium in the region of Flanders. Antwerp claims to be the "world's leading diamond city".
Due to its long and culturally rich history, the city of Antwerp houses many interesting historical buildings from different historical periods, as well as a lot of interesting museums. On top of that, during the last years it has become kind of a trendy city, attracting a lot of Flemish and foreign artists, writers, intellectuals and actors. This is reflected in the city's many trendy bars and shops. Antwerp is a city with many faces. While it may not be historically preserved as fully as other Flemish medieval cities like Bruges or, to a certain extent, Ghent, it is first of all a very dynamic city, offering a perfect mix of history and present-day modern life.