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Antwerp, Belgium


Antwerp is a European metropolis on a human scale. It has hosted the Tall Ships five times since 2001 and 2022 will see the diverse city entertain crews and visitors once more…

Antwerp is a pocket-sized metropolis and Europe’s second-largest port. It’s a melting pot of cultures, with 164 different nationalities living and working within it.

Located in the heart of Europe, Antwerp is Belgium’s second-biggest city, with a penchant for vibrant fashion, entertainment and architecture. It was also voted one of the top 10 most attractive and enjoyable cities in the world by Lonely Planet. The city was awarded the Bronze Award at the BEA 2017 Awards as a recognition of the great success of the Tall Ships Races 2016 event.

Antwerp boasts impressive architecture, including a riverside fortress and a dramatic cathedral. Many of the city’s great landmarks, such as its historic zoos and beautiful religious buildings, are open to everyone.

“It is a great honor to once again receive The Tall Ships Races in our city. This is a top event on all fronts: spectacular, with a great international appeal, and above all: with a lot of proud Antwerpers on and along the Scheldt.”

Mayor Bart De Wever