Antwerp Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedral of Our Lady

    Considered the largest Gothic Cathedral in the lowlands, as it has been rebuilt over the 100's of years there are elements of renaissance, rococco and baroque in the architecture, as well as...

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  • 2. Het Steen - National Maritime Museum

    Het Steen, literally "The Stone", is often referred to as The Castle but was originally one of the old city's fortified gates, dating from around the 12th century. The building attached to the gateway...

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  • 3. Zoo

    I was suprised to see the Zoo so centrally located in Antwerp. The main entrance is literally outside the Centraal Station. It is the oldest animal park in the whole of Belgium and has been extended...

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  • 4. Central Station - Astridplein - Diamonds

    The Antwerpen Central Railway Station, or in Flemish "Antwerpen Centraal Station", is located in the Diamond District, which means that the Central Station is not quite centrally located, and it's...

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  • 5. Red Light District

    This street was in the past used for prostitution.Now it is only allowed in 3 streets.Vingerlingstraat,shippersstraat and verversrui.In the Oudemanstraat it is not allowed anymore,they want to...

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  • 6. Groenplaats - Green Square

    Until the 18th century, this was Antwerp's main cemetery. Then, while the city was under Austrian control, Emperor Joseph II ordered the cemetery re-located outside the city, whereupon the space...

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  • 7. Meir Area

    Antwerp is the place to be for shopping. The Meir is the main shopping street where most popular brands are available. Besides shopping you can also enjoy the nice architecture of the buildings. The...

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  • 8. Sint Anna Pedestrian Tunnel

    Antwerp is one of the few European river cities which doesn't have any bridges. By all accounts the only time the river has been bridged was during the Spanish-Dutch war when the Spanish army built a...

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  • 9. Vleeshuis - Butcher's House

    After 't Steen, this is one of Antwerp's oldest buildings. It was built for the city's butchers, originally around 1250. The current, much larger, hall dates back to 1504. In 1810, occupying French...

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  • 10. Carolus Boromeus Church

    This typical baroque church was built by the Jesuits between 1615 and 1621 to a design drawn up by their rector Francois Aguillon and Brother Peter Huyssens. Rubens played an important part in the...

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  • 11. Vlaeykensgang

    This is one of the oldest surviving sections of Antwerp. It's a warren of narrow alleys and passageways, that connect homes, small shops, cafes, etc. It's very easy to get lost in here, so don't go if...

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  • 12. Brabo Fountain

    To be honest you can't really miss the Brabo Fountain anyway because it's slap bang in the middle of The Grote Markt. The reason I say don't miss it is not because it's a fantastic work of art or of...

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  • 13. City Hall - Stadhuis

    Antwerp's City Hall at the Grote Markt (Market Square) was constructed between 1561 and 1565. It is built is a Renaissance style with both Flemish and Italian influences. At the City Hall temporary...

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  • 14. Harbour

    Antwerp has long been an important city in the nations of the Benelux both economically and culturally. It is on the right bank of the river Scheldt which is linked to the North Sea by the...

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  • 15. Grote Markt

    For many years in the twentieth century, Antwerp’s Grote Markt was used as – you guessed it – a parking lot for automobiles. But now the cars have been banned so we can safely admire the historic...

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  • 16. Diamond Museum

    Right outside the Central train station the Diamond museum explains where the diamonds are found and how they reach the consumers around the world, They have a couple of cool diamonds inside but it's...

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  • 17. Bourla Theater & Lounge

    The Bourla Theatre is worth visiting whether you are going to a performance or not. The building looks great from the outside and inside. This theatre is from the 19th century and has 900 seats....

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  • 18. Aquatopia

    This brand new complex has 35 aquariums featuring a fascinating collection of exotic fish and animals in their natural biotope. Sharks, piranhas, stingrays and octopuses. The fish and other sea...

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  • 19. Rubenshouse

    For many years in the seventeenth century, this house in the center of Antwerp was the residence and workplace of the Flemish painter and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). In 1631 Rubens hosted...

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  • 20. Royal Flemish Opera - Koninklijke Vlaamse Opera

    The two largest cities in Flanders, Antwerp and Ghent, had two separate opera companies until 1981, when the two companies were merged to form the Flemish Opera. Now this joint opera company presents...

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  • 21. Saint Paul Church

    Although it is not considered as “important” as the Cathedral, this church is surely worth a visit. Here, you will find many artpieces, includings some of Rubens and Jordaens. The church is proud to...

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  • 22. Boerentoren - KBC Toren

    In the run-up to the 1930 Antwerp World Exhibition, the first European skyscraper was built in the center of Antwerp. The tower, constructed at a site which was cleared by bombardments during the...

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  • 23. Beer Tasting

    The St Anna Tunnel is the fascinating 32 metre deep, 528 metre long, foot and cycle crossing under the river. Finished in 1933 this was the first permanent link between the city centre and the left...

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  • 24. Plantin Moretus Museum

    The former home of the Plantin and Moretus families — a lineage starting in the mid-16th century — contains an exhaustive collection of practical and beautifully achieved artifacts all related to...

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  • 25. China Town

    Antwerp is the only city in Belgium which has a recognised "Chinatown". This is basically a single street, Van Wesenbeke, on the other side of the Astrid Square from Antwerpen Central railway...

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