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Antwerp Highlights: 2-Hour Bike Tour

1. Antwerp Highlights: 2-Hour Bike Tour

See the main sights in Antwerp, including the cathedral, the city hall, the Steen castle, the old port, the MAS museum and the most beautiful railway station in the world, on a 2-hour bike tour. The tour begins and ends at the Steenplein, which is right in the city center and just a 5-minute walk from the cathedral. During the bike tour, you’ll stop at several locations where your guide will provide in-depth information about what you’ve seen. Guides for the tours are selected based on their knowledge of the city, story-telling skills and of course their sense of humor! It’s always best to see the city through the eyes of a local. That’s why your guides have the freedom to adapt the tour to their tastes and your special requests. This means you’ll have the opportunity to visit some sites in addition to the main highlights. You’ll be traveling through the city as many locals do. It’s a safe and fun way to get to know Antwerp.

Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

4. 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

5. 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.

Antwerp: Guided Bike Tour

6. 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: 2-Hour Dark Side of Antwerp Private Evening Tour

7. Antwerp: 2-Hour Dark Side of Antwerp Private Evening Tour

This private walking tour is a great way to see lesser known parts of the city, away from the tourist crowds, and to get to know the real Antwerp. Join this evening walking tour and take in some beautiful panoramic views on the way. Learn about Antwerp's past, discover medieval legends, and listen to intriguing stories from the Red Light District as you uncover the darker side of Antwerp. Explore the city's hidden gems and unique sights. Your experienced guide will share their knowledge and passion for the city they call home with you and show you around memorable city sites.  Stop at various places, including: the Market Square, the Stone Castle, the Red Light District, the rooftop of the MAS Museum, the Old Port, St. Paul’s Church, the trendy modern area known as “The Island,” and much more.

Antwerp: Jewish Neighbourhood Guided Walking Tour

8. Antwerp: Jewish Neighbourhood Guided Walking Tour

WALKING TOUR JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD Discover fascinating facts about the jewish community in Antwerp Our guide will take you on a discovery tour through the neighbourhood surrounding the central station. While walking through the diamond district and the small streets of the Jewish quarter, the guide will tell you more about the Antwerp Jews. First, you’ll learn how Jewish community Antwerp came into being. Then you’ll learn about the typical customs of the Jewish tradition, such as kosher food, Sabbath and the mezuzah by the door. This tour passes Jewish bakeries, shops and synagogues (we won’t go inside).

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What people are saying about Antwerp

During our 3 hour tour of Antwerp we saw many corners that we would not have found without a guide. We learned a lot about the history of Antwerp and were made aware of many little things that we would otherwise have overlooked. It was also very nice that we were picked up at the hotel. Thank you for this interesting walk!

Nice trip through Antwerp. Luc enthusiastically told about the history, buildings and fun facts about the city and the people! About 12 km opened bike; great to do! The bikes were also great!

My guide Flip was a great storyteller and took me to spots I wouldn't have known I wanted to see. A fun afternoon!

Many thanks Inge for the nice bike tour and all the great stories about Antwerp! We enjoyed it!

Luc was an excellent guide, very informative and funny. Heartily recommend this walking tour!