Antwerp’s central train hub is considered one of the world's most beautiful station. Baroque style facades, vaulted ceilings, decorated tiled floors, and a large clock make this station resembles like a cathedral. There is a diamond gallery with numerous jewelry shops inside the station.
Just outside the central station, you will find the Antwerp Zoo nearby. Founded in 1843, this may be one of the oldest zoo in the world. It houses over 7,000 animals of about 950 species contributing to preservation and breeding of several endangered ones such as the okapi which is also known as the forest giraffe and the bonobo which is also known as the pygmy chimpanzee.
Across the Antwerp's Central Station is a delight for chocolate lovers. Chocolate Nation, the largest Belgian Chocolate museum in the world will walk you through the Belgian Chocolate story with a happy ending of tasting samples which is included in the entrance ticket price.
One of Antwerp’s world-class museums, Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing museum that houses to the oldest printing presses in the world. This museum is recognized as UNESCO world heritage in 2005. It was fully renovated in 2016, adding a new building with a reading room, storage and a space for a permanent exhibition.
Latest landmark is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority. Port House is an architectural jewel designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid Architects. This diamond-shaped structure offers visitors a panoramic view of the port and the city.