Antwerp (Belgium)

Antwerp is Belgium's largest city in the north. The city is very famous as the diamond trade center of the world, more than 70% of all diamonds in the world are sold in Antwerp. The city's medieval Old Town is beautiful and Antwerp's port is one of the largest in Europe. The main attractions besides the diamond exchange, and jewelery stores, are the Peter Paul Rubens (famous baroque painter) House and Museum, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (cathedral), and several other old churches. And also the city's red-light area is popular among tourists.

Population: 502,604
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: Dutch, French, German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are not expected to tip. If the service has been particularly good, you can round up the bill.
Time in destination: Dec 5, 2019, 8:33:00 PM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
05.12

Cloudy

39°F

Sat
07.12

Partly cloudy

48°F

Sat
07.12

Cloudy

48°F

Sun
08.12

Cloudy

52°F

Mon
09.12

Partly cloudy

46°F

Wed
11.12

Rain

46°F

Wed
11.12

Rain showers

46°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 38.1 42.6 32.5 12
February 38.7 44.1 - 9
March 43.7 50.2 35.8 11
April 48.0 55.9 38.3 9
May 55.8 64.0 45.9 11
June 60.4 68.4 50.9 11
July 64.2 72.5 54.5 9
August 64.0 72.9 53.6 8
September 58.3 66.4 48.9 9
October 51.3 58.3 43.3 10
November 43.9 48.9 37.4 12
December 39.9 44.2 34.9 11

More information: Antwerp forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Antwerp is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $67.85, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $271.34, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $67.14
  • Hotel (3 stars): $92.60
  • Hotel (4 stars): $121.14
  • Hotel (5 stars): $173.64
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.41
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.49
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.43
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.86
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.62

More information: Antwerp price level

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Safety

Antwerp has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 65.4 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 81.0 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 55.4 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Antwerp safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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