Boat, cruise ship, Antwerp
In summer season you can take the ferry boat to go to the left bank of the city. The ferry brings you to the Sint Annabeach.
Update : Doesn't exist anymore. To get to the beach take bus 36 from city center.
Antwerp is also a very popular destination for cruise ships. A big advantage is that the passengers when they leave the boat are already in the geart of the city center. Last year an new cruise terminal opened its doors.
Antwerpen is one of the busiest harbours in the world. Therefor entering by boat, could be a great way of visiting the town. However, not many regular tourists will arrive in Antwerpen by boat.
For those who want to discover the huge harbour terraines, from the cays near the "Steen"-castle (Nautical Museum) boatttrips leave regularly and all year around.
See Antwerp from a different angle and take a boat trip on the river Schelde. You can find the boats at the Steenplein just behind The city hall (grote markt)