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The central hub for live gigs and concerts in the city, Zappa located conveniently in August Leyweg is a cut above the rest. A former old ballroom, Zappa now plays host to events and above all music! It is the groove and the beats that dominate this place and will in true sense zap your mind away. By not conforming to a specific genre, Zappa opens its arms wide to experimentation with all genres and so the crowd is an eclectic mix of revelers and melody lovers. The common cord being music; a universal similarity shared by millions and that which has no boundaries; here at Zappa all that matters is you belong to the only religion known to them; Music!
Mercator Museum is home to some of Gerard Mercator's maps and globe works. Gerard can be credited for designing some of the first flattened maps that are still in use today. An exceptional cartographer, Mercator is also known to have produced the first world Atlas, and it was him who first coined the term 'Atlas' to refer to a collection of maps. Mercator also made a collection of globe maps, made on wooden or metal spheres. The Museum houses several of his flattened and globe maps, as well as his famous creation, the Mercator Map.
The river Scheldt is world famous for its massive harbor, but 31 meters down lies one of Antwerp’s most unique landmarks. Follow pedestrians and bikers alike as they descend ancient wooden escalators to reach the tunnel connecting to the left bank. Watch locals carry their bicycles down with ease- and then ride away when they reach the bottom. Although there are two tunnels, take the Sint Annatunnel; it begins in the middle of town. The left bank is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon with a book or loved one. Upon reaching the other side, you will be in the middle of a park- with the best views of the city. -Alex Phillips