Antwerp is perfectly located in the heart of one of the most concentrated urban areas in Belgium and Europe. It is officially the largest city in Belgium and part of an urban triangle, including Brussels and Gent. This economic engine of Belgium is also an important centre for the arts and culture.
In fact, it is a world hub city in many respects. The city’s port is the second largest in Europe, after Rotterdam. It’s the world capital for the diamond industry and one of the world’s largest concentrations for the petrochemicals industry. Second only to Houston, Texas. The city is also a fashion capital, home for all major national and international retailers.