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Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

1. Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

See the historical sights of Antwerp on a guided walking tour in English or Dutch, and marvel at the main monuments of the main square of Groenplaats, such as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal cathedral and statue of the artist Rubens. Venture down small alleys to find charming courtyards and Gothic churches, along with the remains of the ancient stone walls and beautiful city hall on the impressive Grote Markt (Great Market Square). Hear how the Vikings, Napoleon Bonaparte, and medieval guildsmen have all played a part in shaping the city.

Antwerp: Private Walking Tour with a Local

2. Antwerp: Private Walking Tour with a Local

After meeting at your accommodation, begin exploring your area with a friendly and passionate local. Discover the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the hidden gems of the area. Feel more comfortable in navigating the city as you become more like a local than a tourist. Each tour is completely customized, so the meeting location, start time and length of tour is up to you. During the walking tour, enjoy the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city at your own expense. This tour is an authentic and personal experience to show what it's like to live in Antwerp. In addition to navigating the city, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics from your local guide.

Antwerp: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

3. Antwerp: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Discover the highlights of Antwerp with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles as you spot sights such as Antwerpen-Centraal Train Station and guild houses in Grote Markt Square.  After downloading the app on your mobile device (instructions received after booking), set out on foot to find 10 of the most important attractions in the city. Go at your own pace and feel free to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. As you walk, uncover clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. You'll learn local facts and uncover an exciting puzzle at the exterior of each attraction. The tour route includes Antwerpen Centraal, St. James' Church, St. Charles Borromeo Church, the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Groenplaats, the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Het Steen, Museum Vleeshuis, Antwerp City Hall, and the Grote Markt, where the tour ends.

Antwerp: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

4. Antwerp: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Get the most out of your visit to Antwerp with a private guided walking tour. In a single tour, you’ll explore the main sights of the city while learning history, legends, and local facts. See historic churches, characteristic squares, popular museums, and medieval houses. After meeting your guide in Grote Markt, Antwerp’s town square, you’ll walk through the heart of the city’s old quarter on a route that includes all the must-visit spots. Explore Grote Markt first, marveling at the medieval guild houses, city hall, and Brabo Fountain. Continue to the Hendrik Conscience Statue, named after the Flemish writer Hendrik Conscience. This site hosts an impressive baroque church and the old city library. Visit the world-famous Carolus Borromeus Church with its 17th-century Baroque details before stopping at Handelsbeurs Antwerpen (the Bourse of Antwerp), the world's first Wall Street. Here, you’ll find out how the city came to be an important international trading center in the 16th century. Rubens House is next on the itinerary: the house is the former home and workshop of the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Learn more about his life story and some secrets behind the artist’s success. See MoMu, one of the world’s leading fashion museums. Get some inspiration for your next fashion shopping trip before heading to the Museum Plantin-Moretus, the first museum to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through Vlaeykensgang, a secret medieval alley that’s not so easy to find on your own. Your guide will take you back in time and show you the best-preserved remnants of medieval times in Antwerp. This spot is said to be the most photographed place in the city. Make sure to be camera-ready as you arrive at the Nello & Patrasche Statue, another popular statue of the city. Round of the tour in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady, where you’ll hear some history and curious facts about its construction.

Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

5. Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

During the walk, you will explore the Market Square with the Town Hall and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses, the Cathedral of Our Lady with The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross by Rubens, Saint-Paul's Church, the harbor and the Jewish district. You can visit Rubens' former house during the lunch break. In the former home and studio of the master, you will embark on a fascinating journey back in time and into the world of this great baroque artist. There is a lot of modern architecture in Antwerp, for example, the new Palace of Justice by Richard Rogers, the Museum aan de Stroom by Neutelings & Riedijk and the new Port House by Zaha Hadid. Downtown you can reflect on all you have seen and learnt with a nice Belgian beer.

Antwerp Tour From Brussels

6. Antwerp Tour From Brussels

Take a day trip from Brussels to Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium and home to Europe’s second-largest harbor. On a 5.5-hour excursion you’ll have the opportunity to explore Antwerp’s rich past. This is the city that was home to P. P. Rubens, the world-famous painter of the 17th century. You’ll be taken to the city center and depart the tour bus to visit Marquet Square, which is lined by ancient houses. This is also the site of Our Lady's Cathedral. The entrance fee for touring the cathedral is included in the price of the tour. Our Lady’s Cathedral houses, among other treasures, 2 of Rubens' masterpieces. You’ll see The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross on display here. You’ll also have a chance to see the oldest part of Antwerp’s harbor, during a drive-through on the tour bus. Choose between a private and a shared option.

Antwerp: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. Antwerp: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel then embark on a historical exploration of the city center. Visit the bustling Market Square, also known as Grote Markt, nestled in the heart of the city’s old quarter. Admire the square's beautiful and iconic Brabo Fountain and learn about the history of the fountain, which was inaugurated in 1887. Continue the tour onto the stunning Renaissance City Hall and surrounding 16th and 17th century guild houses. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the buildings, which dominate the Antwerp skyline, and listen to your guide share insightful information about them. Walk to the magnificent Our Lady Cathedral next, which houses a collection of art pieces by famous Flemish masters. Wander through the medieval part of the city, Vlaeykensgang, characterized by narrow streets and crooked alleyways, then through Groenplaats Square until you reach the Meir, the most popular shopping street of Antwerp. Pass by The Rubens House, the home and atelier of the baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Finally, the tour ends with a guided visit to the Central Station of Antwerp, a beautiful building constructed at the end of the 19th century.

Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

8. Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

At 8:30AM you will be picked up from a meeting point in the center of Brussels to head towards the city of Antwerp. On your way to Antwerp you will make a stop for a few minutes at the emblematic Atomium, where you will take a picture and continue your trip. Once there you will explore the Meat Market, Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady, the Church of San Carlos de Borromeo, the Walk of the Cakes, and the beautiful Meir Street. Following this guided tour, you will receive an hour of free time to explore the city at your own leisure. The next destination will be the beautiful and powerful city of Ghent. Throughout this visit you will see the Cathedral of San Bavón (which contains the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers), the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the Belfort Bell Tower, the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall, the Church of San Nicolás, the Guild House of the Masons, the Wharf of the Herbs and the Grain, the Meat Market, and the majestic Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Following this magical trip you will re-board your bus, upon which you will return back to Brussels.

Antwerp Beer Tasting Tour

9. Antwerp Beer Tasting Tour

It’s no coincidence that new beers frequently crop up for tasting here as Antwerp is, after all, the best beer destination – and beer is also gaining popularity worldwide. Beers like Bosbier, Korsakov, Gageleer, Kamil, ’t Lekske, IQ, Cabardouche, De Hopjutters, and Seefbier – to name a few – were recently launched in Antwerp. Yes, beer is trendy – and trending. In addition to all the new beers, attention is once again being paid to beers that have been undeservedly ignored. For example, Saison Dupont. Today everyone knows it, but 5 years ago it was unknown, even though the brewery has existed for four generations. The beer trend ensures that niche beers with a very distinct flavor are able to capture a place on the beer menu. More and more ultra-hoppy beers and heavy stouts are emerging. Until recently, stout was as good as dead. Now it’s back and in different variants, with alcohol percentages ranging from a mild four to a sturdy twelve percent. Your expert beer guide will further unravel the secrets of beer with you, by taking you on a beer and Genever gin tasting experience, paired with local snacks like Belgian cheeses, frites with mayonnaise, and other taste delights.

Antwerp: Old Port Exploration Game

10. Antwerp: Old Port Exploration Game

Discover the highlights of Antwerp’s Old Port district on this exploration game. Solve challenges on your phone and progress to the next location. Visit sights like the MAS Museum, The Water House, and more. Travel to Hanzestedenplaats to start the game: a quest where you will play the role of an old man whose life changes completely when he finds a mysterious old teapot. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you between 2-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Stadswaag.

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What people are saying about Antwerp

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 134 reviews

Op een koud maar heerlijk zonnige zaterdag zijn we om 10:30 uur gestart aan onze stadswandeling door Antwerpen. Onze gids Ari heeft ons met veel humor en kennis door de bezienswaardigheden van de stad geleid. Wij waren met een groepje van 4 en er waren 6 andere mensen aanwezig, een mooi overzichtelijk groepje. Een echte aanrader!

Our city guide "Willi" knew how to shine with a lot of knowledge and showed us many interesting and historical "corners" of Antwerp during the city tour, which a "normal tourist" would have overlooked. Overall a very worthwhile guide

This pack is perfect and all guides are extremely friendly, they speak many languages and they know a lot about the places visited. The tours are very organized. It was a great experience for me and my cousin. Thanks a lot.

We explored the city beautifully. We worked our minds in a pleasant way. Highly recommended

Very friendly and open lady who showed us some nice and interesting impressions of Antwerp