Once the butt of endless ‘boring’ jokes, Belgium is fast becoming Europe’s hipster destination of choice. Antwerp, the country’s second largest city, is leading the cool revolution, attracting a jet-set crowd with its proliferation of independent fashion boutiques, kooky nightclubs and modern art galleries. Dig beneath the veneer of hip, though, and you’ll discover a cultural layer cake of a city, which ripples out from the towering spire of its immense Gothic cathedral and encompasses everything from cutting-edge architecture and sophisticated restaurants to UNESCO-listed museums and riverside fortresses.
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