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Antwerp: Guided Bike Tour

1. Antwerp: Guided Bike Tour

Ride through the charming city of Antwerp on a guided bike tour. See stately mansions, picturesque squares, and beautiful Gothic architecture. Start at Antwerp Central Station and ride through the Jewish neighborhood towards the city park. Continue towards the majestic south you'll enjoy a leisurely ride among the luxurious mansions of the fancy part of town. Explore pleasant squares and see a beautiful Gothic cathedral in the historic center. Catch great views of the all-important Scheldt River and the old port. Discover the newest park in Antwerp and ride through the Seefhoek neighborhood to the station for a splendid view of the imposing building.

Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

2. 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: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

3. 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.

From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

4. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

Start with pickup from your hotel in Amsterdam and meet your professional guide. First, drive to Antwerp and visit the second largest harbor in Europe and the hometown of the Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. Explore the historical city center of Antwerp and see the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. Also notable for its striking modern architecture, see the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. You may also request free time to take a break for some lunch or to go shopping. Afterward, head to Brussels where you will discover the historic city center and many landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, and Place de la Bourse Square. Discover the impressive historical architecture that Brussels is known for and learn about the history of the capital city of Belgium. From the city center, drive to Jubilee Park where you can visit the famous Triumphal Arch. Nearby is Brussels' most famous sight called the Atomium, you also have the option to go inside. At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to the hotel.

Antwerp: Zuid and Zurenborg Quarters Bike Tour

5. Antwerp: Zuid and Zurenborg Quarters Bike Tour

Discover the beautiful and trendy city quarters ‘Zuid’ and ‘Zurenborg’ A tour with lots of quirky townhouses and architectural highlights Antwerp is more than the historical centre. On this bike tour we will show you the ‘real’ Antwerp with its fascinating and colourful neighbourhoods, like the artistic ‘Zuid’ and residential Berchem. We also explore the ‘Zurenborg’ quarter with its word renowned architecture and bars and the ‘Groen Kwartier’, homebase of the famous restaurant The Jane.

Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Antwerp

6. Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Antwerp

After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Amsterdam, you will receive personal service by a professional guide who will drive you around for the day. You will begin by visiting the second biggest harbor in Europe, and the home town of Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. You will then explore the Market Square, complete with its 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. There is not only history in Antwerp, the city is also know for its modern architecture. You can see the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. You also have the option to have some free time to walk by yourself. At the conclusion of tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

The Netherlands: Private Day Trip to Antwerp and Bruges

7. The Netherlands: Private Day Trip to Antwerp and Bruges

Get picked up at your hotel by a professional guide who will drive you around so that you can discover Antwerp - the European capital of culture and the global center for diamonds - before you continue to visit Bruges - where the historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Antwerp, you will visit the second biggest harbor in Europe and the home town of the Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. You will explore the Market Square with the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. There is not only history to discover in Antwerp, as it is also know for its modern architecture. See the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. Afterwards, go to Bruges and explore the charming area around the Dyver canal, stroll the cobbled square of Walplein, and wander through the narrow lanes of the Stoofstraat. You will also discover the Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square, and the Basilica of the Holy Blood before you return to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Antwerp

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Patrik proved to be a very friendly guide, telling lots of anecdotes about the history of the city...so much so that we unfortunately did not arrive at the Steen or the town hall from the central station.. We were a group of 25 people, and so, in the midst of other tourists and people circulating on a Sunday morning in the streets of the city, we would have appreciated having headphones and the guide a microphone, so that everyone could hear correctly everything that was said...

Patrick replaced Roger who was unavailable that day but the interest of the visit did not suffer at all: we had to deal with a real passionate and lover of Antwerp who made us want to come back to maybe take advantage be longer of his knowledge of the history of the city and its little secrets. Thanks to him for these few hours of sharing

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.

The 2 guides were very good - saw things that we wouldn't have seen on our own because we don't know the city.