Antwerp – The City of Dreams


By Hillary Latos

Considered to be the melting pot of Europe and a sister city of New York, Antwerp is home to over 170 nationalities hailing from all over the world who have passed through this port city to realize the dream of a better life elsewhere and/or fell in love with this liberal and progressive city and never left.  There are many things this dynamic city is famous for - it's the epicenter of the lucrative diamond industry, and also a center of nurturing creativity producing some of the most important 17th century artists to their rising fashion scene.  The common thread that reverberates throughout its storied history is making dreams materialize which infectiously touches everyone who visits this vibrant city.