Antwerp’s architectural wonderland

For years, I kept hearing about an area of Antwerp with lots of amazing turn-of-the-century architecture. It’s called Cogels-Osylei, which is also the name of the main street running through the neighborhood. It’s a few kilometers outside the city’s historic center, where the main tourist attractions are located, which is why it took me so long…

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WWII memorial site in Vroenhoven

Three years after a new bridge over the Albert Canal in Vroenhoven officially opened amidst much fanfare, the ambitious multi-functional space built into the foundations of the modern structure has finally fulfilled its purpose. A new visitor’s center called “De Brug van Vroenhoven”, combining two permanent exhibitions with a restaurant…

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