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Friday, March 31, 2017

A Weekend In Antwerp

Overlooking the big market

Last weekend we took a short (but oh so needed) trip to Antwerp, Belgium. It was really rewarding because we were outside of the country and really away from daily life. In Antwerp, they also speak Dutch, but because of the accent, the different architecture, different food and drinks, we really felt like we were on a short vacation.


We started driving on Friday afternoon after work. Normally it's only a one (!) hour drive from Rotterdam, but we hit a little traffic. Not that we didn't mind it because more songs to sing along to! We only made one stop for gas and Starbuck.
That's what I really love about Europe. Just a few hours driving and you're in a totally different country with a totally different scenery and culture!

Showing how happy he is to be in Antwerp ;-)

This was just the front of a store, no big deal

The Cathedral at night


Because we basically ate and drank our way around Antwerp, I will write another post with all of those pictures. I didn't realize how tired I was (new job, exams in May) until I completely relaxed. And maybe a city trip doesn't sound relaxing, but we took it slow. We did whatever we felt like and didn't overdo anything. We both visited the city several times, so sight seeing wasn't really on our list.


On Sunday I had in mind that we would visit a museum. But we had a relaxed breakfast (thankfully breakfast was until 11 AM at the hotel!) and after strolled around the market. Because it was such good weather, we decided going inside would be a waste. Instead we opted for lunch out on a terrance and I actually got a tan!


All in all, it was the perfect little escape which couldn't have come at a better time!

 Last time I was in Belgium, I was in Ghent for work. You can see the blog post here.

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