Antwerp is one city taking a while to get to know it thoroughly, where half of million call home. Named after a giant in folklore, Antigoon tolling those crossing the river Scheldt linked to the North Sea. Antwerp’s world class port is serving all over the world. Ideal-cut diamonds can be found in Antwerp. The city has been home to a flourishing diamond industry ... More>for the past 500 years. Today, it has become the world's most important diamond centre. Splendid of numerous architectural highlights, most of which date from the 16th (the golden era of Antwerp) and the 17th century, scarred by WW II. Still there are enough monuments left for those who like monument-hopping to spend a few days admiring them.