Grayson and Tamar Visit Antwerp, August 2013

Grayson and Tamar in Antwerp's Central Station, fresh off of the train!

Grayson and Tamar in Antwerp’s Central Station, fresh off of the train!

Before I can start posting my photos from New York City, I first want to make a post about Grayson and Tamar’s (my brother and sister-in-law’s) first trip to Antwerp! In early August they were traveling around Western Europe and made sure to stop over in Antwerp. Not only was it their first time visiting me in Antwerp, but also their first time in Belgium. We drank plenty of Belgian beer and ate a lot of Belgian chocolates and fries.

 

View of the Cathedral from the Groenplaats

View of the Cathedral from the Groenplaats

 

Grayson and Tamar in front of Peter Paul Rubens' statue

Grayson and Tamar in front of Peter Paul Rubens’ statue in the Groenplaats

 

Closer view of the Cathedral

Closer view of the Cathedral

 

Grote Markt

Grote Markt

 

Close up of Brabo's statue

Close up of Brabo’s statue

 

Back of the Brabo statue, with the Cathedral in view

Back of the Brabo statue, with the Cathedral in view

 

Tamar and Grayson in the Grote Markt

Tamar and Grayson in the Grote Markt

 

Frietjes break at Frituur #1, the best fries in Antwerp!

Frietjes break at Frituur #1, the best fries in Antwerp! (fries with stoofvlees and mayo, yum!)

 

Another view of the Cathedral in the Historic Center of Antwerp

Another view of the Cathedral in the Historic Center of Antwerp

 

Het Steen

Het Steen

 

Walking around Het Steen

Walking around Het Steen

 

View of the Schelde from Het Steen

View of the Schelde from Het Steen

 

Het Kathedraalcafe for a drink

Het Kathedraalcafe for a drink

 

Enjoying my giant Tripel Karmeliet

Enjoying my giant Tripel Karmeliet

 

Now time for Belgian ice cream!

Now time for Belgian ice cream!

 

For my parents :)

For our parents 🙂

 

Mandatory Antwerp Hand photo

Mandatory Antwerp Hand photo

 

Carolus Borromeuskerk

Carolus Borromeuskerk

 

Hendrik Conscienceplein, 4 in the afternoon, someone passed out and a beer in poor Hendrik's hand

Hendrik Conscienceplein, 4 o’clock in the afternoon, someone passed out and a beer in poor Hendrik’s hand

 

Closeup of the beer in Hendrik Conscience's hand

Closeup of the beer in Hendrik Conscience’s hand

 

Plantentuin

Plantentuin

 

Plantentuin

Plantentuin

 

Tamar and Grayson in the Plantentuin

Tamar and Grayson in the Plantentuin

 

Teamwork carrying the groceries home

Teamwork carrying the groceries home

 

Ordering a real Belgian waffle

Ordering a real Belgian waffle

 

Enjoying a real Belgian waffle

Enjoying a real Belgian waffle

 

Tamar with a chocolate sculpture

Tamar with a chocolate sculpture

 

Trying intersting flavors from The Chocolate Line, Fried Onions and Bacon & Quinoa

Trying intersting flavors from The Chocolate Line, Fried Onions and Bacon & Quinoa

 

Grayson and me on the Meir with Europe's first skyscraper in the background

Grayson and me on the Meir with Europe’s first skyscraper in the background

 

On our way to the Schelde, Grayson lifting a giant anchor

On our way to the Schelde, Grayson lifting a giant anchor

 

Museum aan de Stroom, MAS

Museum aan de Stroom, MAS

 

Closeup of the Antwerp Hand detail

Closeup of the Antwerp Hand detail

 

View of Antwerp from the top of the MAS

View of Antwerp from the top of the MAS

 

Tamar and Grayson

Tamar and Grayson on top of the MAS

 

Group photo!

Group photo!

 

Group selfie

Group selfie

 

Cafe Quinten Matsijs, the oldest cafe in Belgium and the Netherlands

Cafe Quinten Matsijs, it’s been around since 1565 making it the oldest cafe in Belgium

 

Enjoying a cheese puff

Enjoying a cheese puff

 

Triple d'Anvers for me, and Mc Chouffe for Grayson

Triple d’Anvers for me, and Mc Chouffe for Grayson

 

Finally enjoying a Mc Chouffe

Finally enjoying a Mc Chouffe

 

Enjoying my local beer

Enjoying my local beer

 

Tamar and me

Tamar and me

 

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