This year we are again running a trip to a European metropolis at the end of the year.

Known as the city of diamonds, Antwerp has the second largest port in Europe and a long tradition of commerce and culture. In the pretty center there are cozy rest stops that present the cuisines of the world.

The visits in the center, during which we will also visit the newly renovated town hall and the cathedral, are the start. Next up is a visit to the Diamond Quarter for a glimpse of local Jewish culture.

On Museum Day you can walk in the footsteps of famous painters such as Peter-Paul Rubens, van Dyck or Breughel and learn about the history of the port.

We celebrate New Year's Eve together with a nice meal before we part again on January 1st.

Sabine Machado-Rettau is in charge of this tour.