The city of Antwerp developed as a port on the River Scheldt, and was also home to the famous painter Rubens. Today is the centre of the world’s diamond trade and a showcase for young Belgian fashion designers. All of these facets make up a bustling, vibrant metropolis, where the people enjoy life and welcome visitors. It has plenty of peaceful green spaces where you can relax. Antwerp is also proud of its many cultural and architectural treasures. Antwerpen (Anvers/Antwerp) – Mechelen (Malines). Discover our charming B&Bs, charming country houses and charming small hotels in this region.