Touristic tours, Antwerp

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    Antwerp sightseeing bus

    by belgianchocolate Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    Sightseeing bus

    - There is a bus that drives you arround in
    Antwerp. It is the hop on hop off system. It
    stops at a few touristic attractions.

    You pay quit some money for one day...

    The only excuse for you to use this bus
    is when you don't have much time to enjoy
    Antwerp.There is an excellent public transport
    that is much more fun and you can mix nice
    with the locals...and a lot cheaper as well.

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    Sight seeing in Antwerp

    by Sinjoor Written Oct 22, 2003

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    When visiting Antwerp one has a several means of sight seeing at ones disposal. There are the horse drawn carriages, the tourist tram ( a sort of miniature "train" ), the diamond bus (a convertible double deck bus)...Most of these operate in summer, some on other occasions as well. On the website included go to : "visitantwerpen A-Z", then "S" and finally "sight seeing". There you'll find all the necessary addresses and info (in Dutch).

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    Touristentram

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 17, 2006

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    Touristram Antwerpen

    The touristentram is a motorized tramway not using tracks.

    Startpoint is at the Groenplaats daily at 11AM, Noon, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM and 5PM.

    The 40 minutes ride brings you to the all interesting spots of the city cneter.

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    The Sightseeing Bus

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 9, 2012

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    City Tour Bus - Antwerp
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    The Sightseeing Bus is the easiest way to explore the whole city. The ticket can be used 24 hours and you can go on and off the bus at each stop and time you want.

    Multi-language explanation is available via headphones.

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    Palm Tourist Carriage

    by Sinjoor Written Apr 25, 2004

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    Palm Tourist Carriage

    A nice way for tourists to get around Antwerp, especially on a sunny spring or summer day is the Palmtram. This is a doubledeck horsedrawn carriage, sponsored by the famous brand of beer. It is drawn by two huge Brabander horses and takes you around the city on a sightseing tour of the most important tourist sites.

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    Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

    by mickeyboy07 Written Sep 22, 2012

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    A good way to enjoy the streets of Antwerp is to take a Horse Drawn carriage Tour of the city.Its a fixed cost per person and you normally pay at the end of the tour with a small tip for the driver.These tours can get very busy so best to take a morning or early evening one.Its a chance to see the city the old fashioned way,slow but charming.The carriages depart from 'Grote Markt' near the town hall.Tour lasts 20 to 25 minutes.
    Prices:€5:Adults,€4:Seniors,€3.50:Under 18's,Free:Under 6's.
    Running from March till October 11am till 5pm.

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  • Antwerp Diamond Bus

    by galatia83 Written Feb 25, 2007

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    The Antwerp Diamond Bus is a hop on/hop off bus which brings you through all kinds of neighbourhoods. The bus stops at 7 different stops:

    1) Central Station (Keyserlei)
    2) City Parc
    3) Groenplaats
    4) Royal Museum of Fine Arts
    5) Sint-Michielskaai
    6) Suikerrui/Steenplein
    7) Londenstraat

    The bus leaves every hour at stop 1. A ticket can be bought on the bus and is valid for 24 hours. With this ticket, you can also get discount for specific museums. The tour is provided in 8 languages and takes about 50 minutes.

    The ticket prices are €11 (adults), €10 (seniors and students) and €6 (children). The bus drives daily from 1 April till 31 October between 10h30 and 16h30. During the winter season (1 November till 31 March), it only rides on Saturday and Sunday between 10h30 and 15h30.

    Personally, I don't think it's worth the price and it's much more enjoyable to see these sites by foot and public transport. It's much more convenient, less time-consuming and you might discover some other nice places this way.

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  • Touristram/Sightseeing Anwerp

    by galatia83 Updated Feb 25, 2007

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    This is a 40-minutes tour in a small tram that travels through the historic centre of the city. It departs and ends at the Groenplaats. An audioguide is available in 4 languages.

    Tickets can be bought on the tram, but groups have priority. Prices ranges from €5 (adults), €4 (seniors), €3.50 (-18) to free (-6). Generally, you can take this tram daily from 31 March till 31 October between 11h and 17h.

    Once again, I don't think it's really worthwhile for the same reason as with the Antwerp Diamond Bus.

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    Mini Train

    by steventilly Written Oct 2, 2002

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    The Mini Train

    This little motorised train also runs around the city. It's about a 40 minute tour on this train, and it takes you around most of the historic centre, up towards the docks and back through and interesting and charming part of town that we never saw on foot.
    Commentary is by tape, in 4 languages.
    I think it was about 4 euro for the trip.

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    Horse Drawn Cart

    by steventilly Written Oct 2, 2002
    Horse & Cart

    This is surely a charming way to tour the city. Most places these days have their little horse drawn buggies, and generally I don't like them, but this appeals to me more - the cart resembles a brewery dray, and the horses look more "workmanlike".
    You can get these carts from Groenplaats.

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    Black coach

    by mvtouring Written Jul 6, 2009

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    One of the options you have is to get onto the coach and explore the city from the top whilst the horses clobber their way around the city and the coach driver tells you all about what is happening.

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    Tourist train

    by mvtouring Written Jul 6, 2009

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    We took the tourist train from groenplaatz and found this a lovely way to see the city, hear about the history and the buildings.

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    The Horsetram

    by benidormone Written Apr 16, 2004

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    The Horsetram

    In Antwerp infront of the city hall, you can go for a touristic tour with the horsetram. Especially intresting when the weather is nice, it is possible to sit outside on top of the vehicle.

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    Tourist tram

    by benidormone Written Apr 2, 2004

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    Tourist tram

    Its also possible to discover the city with the tourist tram. Actually it isn't a real tram, but its a bus diguised as a tram.

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    Horse carridge

    by benidormone Written Apr 2, 2004

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    Horse carridge

    A great way to see the old city is to make a ride with a horse carridge. You can find them at the city hall (grote markt)

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