Antwerp, one of Europe's coolcapitals
The picturesque harbor city of Antwerp is famous for Peter Paul Rubens, diamonds, and the Antwerp Six -- a group of influential avant garde fashion designers who graduated from Antwerp's prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Visitors flock to the city for its 16th-century architecture, Belgian beer and chocolate and vibrant art scene. Bolstered by the international students at the Academy, the avant-garde Antwerp fashion and shopping scene is complemented by a lively art community, fantastic restaurants and bustling nightlife. Whether its visitors are driven by its architecture, art or fashion, Antwerp represents the best of the past, present and future.