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  • Antwerpen-Centraal (Antwerp Central) is the name of the main railway station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The station is operated by the national railway company NMBS
  • Meir is the main shopping street in Antwerp, Belgium. Only the Nieuwstraat / Rue Neuve avenue in Brussels is a more important shopping area in the country. Situated in the centre of Antwerp, Meir connects the Town Hall with the Central Station. Between 2002-2004 it was the most expensive shopping street in the Benelux. Since the opening of the historic Stadsfeestzaal-shopping center in 2007 the Meir regained that position. It has the highest rents of any street in Belgium, at 1,700 â¬/square metre/year.[1] The name comes from the old Dutch word "meere" (lake). The Meir used to be a so-called "wood lake" (houtmeer), where wood destined for use in furniture would be kept wet for a time.
  • The Grand Place (or 'Grote Markt') of Antwerp is the most famous square in the city. The historic centre of Antwerp is located around the main square and the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. Around the Grand Place are the famous guild houses, the city hall and numerous restaurants and cafes. Every winter a nice Christmas market and an ice rink are located on the square. 

According to a 16th century legend Antwerp owes its name to the giant Druon Antigoon who chopped of the hands of the sailors who did not want to pay toll and who cast them in the Scheldt river. On the Grand Place you will see a statue of the Roman soldier Silvius Brabo who supposedly did the same to the giant after he had slain him. The statue was made by Jef Lambeaux who also made some statues for the gables surrounding the Grand Place, including the equestrian statue on top of the House of Spain building. This 16th century building is the largest house on the square.
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Practical Information

PASSPORT & VISA
Every visitor must be in possession of an ID card or a passport valid for at least 3 months after their intended departure date:
Nationals of the European Union (ex.UK and Ireland) and Switzerland will need an identity card.
Nationals of the UK and Ireland, and all other countries outside the EU, need a valid passport

FOREIGN EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES IN BELGIUM 
Nearly all countries around the world have an embassy or a consulate in Belgium. The most of them are located in Brussels, the capital of Europe. 

LANGUAGES
Belgium has three official languages: French, Dutch and German.
In the South, French is predominates, in the North Dutch and Brussels is bi-lingual. German is spoken in the eastern borders.

POPULATION
Belgium has nearly 11 million inhabitants.
Brussels has 1.114.555 inhabitants.

TIME
Belgium is GMT + 1 in winter and GMT +2 in summer.

ELECTRICITY
Belgium has 220V a/c. Belgium plugs are 2 pin. Some countries will need an adaptor.

INTERNATIONAL CALLING CODE
+32

SHOPPING
Generally, shops are open from Monday to Saturday but souvenirs shops are often open on Sunday and late at night in lager cities.

HEALTH
Pharmacies are open every weekday from 08:00 to 18:00 At night 7/7 at least one local pharmacy will be open in every city. Addresses will be displayed in the window of every single pharmacy you will find.
A E111 could help you to cover any emergency health care.

EMERGENCY

Ambulance/fire dial 100
Police dial 101
European emergency call dial 112
Standy dentists dial +32 2 426 10 26
Standby doctors dial + 32 2 479 18 18
Standy pharmacies dial 0800 20 600

 

TIPS 

Hotels                                          service included
Restaurants

service (12%) and VAT are included
Tip for exceptional service only.

Cloakroom attendant between € 1.50 & 3.00 per pers.
Public toilet between € 0.30 & 0.80 per pers.