One of the largest ports in Europe and lying along the banks of Scheldt river, Antwerp is the second-biggest city in Belgium. Among the city's outstanding features is its system of boulevards, which replaced the walls, formerly encircling the city. The gorgeous Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame (14th-15th century), surmounted by a spire 400 ft (121.9 m) high, is the largest church in Belgium. It contains paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, who spent most of his lifetime in Antwerp. Other landmarks include the Gothic church of St Paul and the town hall, both completed in the 16th century. Plenty of medieval guild houses still line the marketplace. Antwerp has also botanical and zoological gardens, as well as a museum of fine arts with paintings by Flemish masters.
Antwerp became a port of commercial importance in the 15th and during early 16th century when diamond industry was expanded. The city was an active intellectual and cultural centre: in 1599 the painter Anthony van Dyck was born there. Antwerp quickly declined as result of religious troubles after 1576 and under provisions of 1648 treaty known as Peace of Westphalia, which closed Schelde River to navigation. In 1795 it was reopened by the French. The development of the modern city began in 1863 when the Belgians performed their navigation rights by making cash payment to the Netherlands. During both world wars Antwerp was occupied by the Germans, until September 1944, when it became Allied supply base and was bombed heavily.
Highlights: Old cultural centre, Gothic cathedral, Art Museums
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Port Antwerp cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Antwerp, Belgium. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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