Antwerp, World Port and Provincial City
(Ludo abicht) The Low Countries - 1997, № 5, pp. 12-20
Antwerp now and then. According to the author it is still a European metropolis with much to offer in terms of national and international culture. But in the long term, spontaneous ‘ghettoising' such as is happening now is of little good to a city which in its best periods was characterised by openness and hospitality. People must again be made aware of the city's rich international and interactive past and, without in any way seeking to decry the positive achievements of each community, people must learn to experience that internationalism in their own district without complexes.
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