City Safari
Antwerp
5th - 8th September 2019

Led by Sue Constable
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The city has changed since our last visit in 2002 with significant development in the older docks area including a new museum and the setting up of a marina in one of the older docks. We will explore the sites which we saw then and some new ones.

The area round the station has also changed. A new through high speed line has been added to the station and the trains now run on three levels.

The city has grown around a medieval town centred on the cathedral with merchants' houses and warehouses around the Docks and a commercial centre around the Station. Antwerp is an important port and we hope to be able to include a trip to look at the main area of the docks. We shall also look at the tunnels under the River Scheldt which allowed the city to expand onto the opposite bank, and at some of the suburbs where the businessmen and merchants chose to live when the city centre became too crowded.

We will travel round the city using the local transport system. The walks will be on pavements though some of these can be uneven particularly when paved with setts.

It is easy to reach Antwerp using the Eurostar train to Brussels and changing there for Antwerp. There is also a small airport which serves the city.

This tour is organised in memory of the late Sue Hayton who was largely responsible for the idea of the City Safaris and who planned and led the 2002 trip.

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