Antwerp: Private Walking Tour with a Local
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 2 - 6 hours
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.
Eine absolut tolle Tour durch die schöne Stadt Antwerpen. Dianne hat uns sehr engagiert, kompetent und sympathisch 'ihre' Stadt gezeigt. Dabei ist sie ausgesprochen flexibel auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen. Ein lohnendes Erlebnis. Sehr empfehlenswert !!!
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.
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 Mei...
Start your full-day tour with a drive from Brussels to Antwerp. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the landmarks you pass on the way out of Brussels. In Antwerp, see Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Church of Our Lady, the Rubens House, the diamond quarter, and more. After the tour you’ll have four hours of free time for lunch, a chance to do some shopping, or to admire frescoes by Rubens in the cathedral. Enjoy an optional visit to an artisanal diamond workshop. Anyone interested in the diamond world can enjoy a 45-minute explanation and see unique pieces of jewelry. It is the only place in Antwerp where craftsmen can be seen carving diamonds.
Discover the city where Paul Peter Rubens - the master of Baroque-style paintings - once lived. Visit Rubens’ house and see some of his masterpieces at St. Charles Borromeo Church and Cathedral of Our Lady. Shop on Belgium’s most expensive shopping street and explore some of the city’s most famous landmarks - including the Central Train Station, the Diamond Quarter, the Royal Residence, the Great Market Square, City Hall, and the Het Steen Castle. On this tour, you'll be exposed to Antwerp's art, history and fusion of architectural styles.
This private walking tour is a great way to skip the “touristy trail” and get to know the real Antwerp. Join an evening walking tour adventure and take in some breathtaking panoramic views on the way. Hear medieval legends and spicy stories from the Red Light District you uncover the darker side of Antwerp. During the 2h tour, explore the city's hidden gems and unique sights. Your experienced guides are eager to share with you their knowledge and passion for our city to make your time in Antwerp truly unforgettable. Stops include: + the Market Square, + the Stone Castel, + the Red Light District, + rooftop of MAS Museum, + the Old Port, + St. Paul’s Church, + the trendy modern area “The Island”
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...
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...
Explore the city and see the many sights of Brussels. See the Atomium, the gothic cathedral, the 19th century Palace of Justice with its panoramic view over the entire city, the Jubilee Park with king Leopold II's museum island, and Universal Exhibition Halls. Explore the city freely at lunch and get restaurant recommendations such as "haute cuisine", or for simple but delicious mussels with fries. Taste delicious chocolates have a Gueuze beer at à la Mort Subite and a waffle at Cirio. Walk through the city in the afternoon. Visit the market over the Halles Saint-Géry, or the most beautiful market square of Europe, the "Grand Place". After the tour, head back to the Antwerp Cruise Terminal, or to a location of your choice in, or around Antwerp.
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 will be driven in a luxury vehicle to Antwerp where 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. Peruse around this fascinating place with your guide who will tell you about its interesting past. This is also the site of Our Lady's Cathedral. During your tour of Our Lady's Cathedral, you will get to see amongst many other treasures, two of Ruben's masterpieces. Antwerp is also known as the world's diamond center. On your visit to the city, you will get the opportunity to visit a diamond workshop and learn about th...
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Our guide was enjoyable ....knowledgable ...up to snuff on modern day Antwerp as well as the history...he showed us the University...the river walk...the escalators....explained how to get around easily...we saw an amazing amount of things in 3 hours...the time went very quickly...and we did not notice how much walking we had done...Highly recommend this tour...esp to people who want an overall picture of Antwerp...not just the monuments and museums...Also gave us insights into Belgian culture and attitudes...was a most excellent intro to Antwerp and Belgium... I should also add that Antwerp is a great city to visit...easy to get around...and full of diversity...very much alive
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
Christophe is a very experienced guide. He is fluent in French, Dutch and English. He planned the tour very carefully and considering all individual points of interest. This was the best decision to book this private tour. Looking back, it was a great experience and I would recommend it to a friend anytime.
A very interesting visit, the guide Jesus made it great despite the fact that we were more than 50 people, but with the radio he solved the tour well. Although if possible the group should have been divided between two guides.
Marta our great guide, the city and the excursion we loved, it hurts that all Antwerp is under construction, organization by impeccable good morning tours.