Antwerp is Belgium's second most populous city and the home to Europe's second largest container port.


In 1531 The Antwerp Bourse became the world’s first ever purpose-built commodity-based exchange. In addition to its port and diamond trade, Antwerp is an important cultural centre with a flair for fashion, thanks largely to its Royal Academy of Fine Arts, whose prestigious alumni have been influential in the fashion industry.

Antwerp is located 150km from the European Patent Office at The Hague, and 290km from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg