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Old July 8th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Antwerp bathing in the sun

Antwerp is the second city of Belgium with a metropolitan area of just over a million. It's well known for its wonderful medieval city centre, but there is more in this great city.

Since I'm Dutch, you might encounter some orange in this photo thread

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Old July 8th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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I like Antwerp's classic skyscraper!
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Old July 8th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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Pardon my ignorance, but is the Dutch flag a political statement in Antwerp or just a support for the neighbouring football team?
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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I think more and more Flemings want to seperate from Wallonia but they definitely don't want to join the Netherlands. The Dutch like the Belgians but I don't know what it's like the other way around. The flags are probably of Dutch people living in Antwerp (of which there are a lot), or Belgians who support the Dutch team because the Belgian team didn't qualify.

Still, Antwerp is the 'most Dutch' of Flemish cities, since it is situated just a few kilometres from the border. There are a lot of Dutch people, many Dutch stores (Kruidvat, Hema, Blokker), the accent is the closest to Dutch, etc. It still is more Belgian than Dutch though.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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Very nice photos from the city of Antwerp, Arrrgh
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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I think more and more Flemings want to seperate from Wallonia but they definitely don't want to join the Netherlands. The Dutch like the Belgians but I don't know what it's like the other way around. The flags are probably of Dutch people living in Antwerp (of which there are a lot), or Belgians who support the Dutch team because the Belgian team didn't qualify.

Still, Antwerp is the 'most Dutch' of Flemish cities, since it is situated just a few kilometres from the border. There are a lot of Dutch people, many Dutch stores (Kruidvat, Hema, Blokker), the accent is the closest to Dutch, etc. It still is more Belgian than Dutch though.
The orange flags have absolutely no political value. It's done by Belgians who support the Dutch team since Belgium is not participating. Nothing more, nothing less.

It's about time the Dutch realize that we also like you, in stead of thinking we all have a grudge against you.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #7
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It's about time the Dutch realize that we also like you, in stead of thinking we all have a grudge against you.
Yeah!
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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Mooie foto's trouwens! (nice pics, btw)
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #9
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Very nice! Antwerp is one of my favorite cities in Europe.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #10
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[IMG]http://i28.************/6tlrbn.jpg[/IMG]Antwerp people use Firefox
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Old July 10th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #11
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The orange flags have absolutely no political value. It's done by Belgians who support the Dutch team since Belgium is not participating. Nothing more, nothing less.

It's about time the Dutch realize that we also like you, in stead of thinking we all have a grudge against you.
I'm pretty sure those flags mostly belong to Dutchmen living in Antwerp.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:16 AM   #12
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that doesnt matter...

nice picture btw!
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Old July 10th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #13
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Nice city with a lot of culture! Great shots!
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:37 AM   #14
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i like it very much 9
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #15
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I'm pretty sure those flags mostly belong to Dutchmen living in Antwerp.
I know some of the places, and there live no Dutchmen.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #16
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There were thousands of Flemish people on the Flemish squares yesterday evening.
All supporting the Dutch team.
Unfortunately it din't help...
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Old July 13th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #17
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cool city and nice old buildings..
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