Provincie Antwerpen Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by Pomocub

Provincie Antwerpen Things to Do

  • Cathedral of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 incredible carvings, as well as paintings by Rubens and many other world class artists. From the 9th to 12th century it was the site of a small chapel....

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  • Het Steen - National Maritime Museum

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 was used as a prison from 1300, or so, until about 1827. Under Charles V (circa 1520) it was rebuilt as a fortress with its commanding field of...

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 and altered throughout the years. The Zoo cost about 17 euros for a single adult ticket and discounts were given to students on showing their student...

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  • Central Station - Astridplein - Diamonds

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 definitely not the Center of the World - that title has been reserved for Perpignan's Central Railway Station. Now this may sound a little disappointing...

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  • Red Light District

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 renovate the street and make it more attractive to live.Untill that happens artists make artworks of the houses.

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  • Groenplaats - Green Square

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 became the central square. Hence the name "Groenplaats", which means "Green Square". In 1848, a statue of painter Peter-Paul Rubens was placed in the...

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  • Sint Anna Pedestrian Tunnel

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 set of connecting pontoons across the Scheldt. However that was as a trade blockade during the siege of the city, rather than a river crossing. For...

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  • Grote Markt

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Grote Markt is the main square in Antwerp and is a popular tourist destination. In the centre of Grote Markt (in front of the town hall) you will see the statue of Brabo who cut off the hand of the giant Antigoon and threw it into the river. Antigood lived near the Schelde River and used to charge a toll for people wanting to cross the river, for...

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  • Brabo Fountain

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 somebody famous, but because it's supposedly about how Antwerp got its name. During the time I was here this story cropped up time and again and this...

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  • Rubenshouse

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 a prominent visitor here at his home, namely Marie de' Medici, the wife of the assassinated King Henri IV of France and the mother of Louis XIII....

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  • Diamond Museum

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 not an overwhelming place to see and do... if you have the time then do it, but of your pressed for time then skip it !!!!! 6 Euros for a self guide...

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  • City Hall - Stadhuis

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 exhibitions are held at intervals. The building can be visited on limited days in the Summertime.

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  • Carolus Boromeus Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 decoration of the facade and the pinnacle of the tower but especially of the interior. However, thirty-nine ceiling paintings, the work of his studio,...

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  • Meir Area

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 most interesting buildings are the Palace and the "Stadsfeestzaal" that holds an indoor shopping centre with an exclusive Champagne bar. The Meir is a...

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  • Vlaeykensgang

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 you're in a hurry to get to something else.

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  • Vleeshuis - Butcher's House

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    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 troops under Napoleon abolished all the guilds. So this building was used for other purposes. In 1899, the city acquired it. Since then, it's been a...

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  • Saint Paul Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 have a large collection of artpieces “at their original intended location”. The whole interior is kept in baroque style and this was also picked up...

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  • Beer Tasting

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 bank and the cylindrical, tile-lined, tunnel is accessed by its original wooden escalators and is well worth a visit both as a historic monument and for...

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  • Bourla Theater & Lounge

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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. Pierre Bourla, from Paris, became the cities architect in 1819. He designed the new theatre in 1834 it opened.

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  • China Town

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 station. Unfortunately this visit I only had time for an early-ish morning wander before things had really woken up but judging by the number of...

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  • Plantin Moretus Museum

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 placing words on paper. Through long, room-filling glass cases, you discover wonderfully illuminated bibles; the delicate scrolls and flourishes and the...

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  • MAS Museum

    Antwerp Things to Do

    The Mas Museum is a museum of Antwerp, and also included exhibitions on five of its floors on a myriad of subjects...some dealing the Antwerp being a working port city, others dealing with subjects such as how life and death is looked at around the world. I spent several hours exploring the various exhibits and found the one dealing with "Power" in...

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  • Harbour

    4 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 Westerschelde. Antwerp's port, which is one of the world's largest, has a high level of cargo shipping and oil refineries traffic, and in Europe, only...

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  • Aquatopia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 creatures will take you on a marvellous voyage through a tropical rain forest, along rivers, underwater caves and coral reefs, to the depths of the...

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  • Guildhouses

    Antwerp Things to Do

    As a wealthy town in the 16th century, it is a place to see many well-preserved merchant’s houses and guildhouses. These are found at Grote Markt and surrounding areas. Every single house was designed in an individual way to express the power and wealth of the different craftmen’s guilds. However, they all have almost the same age. This dates back...

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  • Boerentoren - KBC Toren

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 first world war, was to be a monumental building, but one of the requirements given by the city council was that the building should not compete with the...

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  • KMSKA Royal Museum of Fine Arts

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Its a great place to visit,if you like the old masters like Van Dijck,Rubens etc.This year there will be a special exhibition about Rubens.Worthwhile visiting Closed until 2018 because of renovation works

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  • Tourist information office

    Antwerp Things to Do

    This is just a useful tip I want to ad. When you arrive by train there is a tourist office located in the railway station. It is located at the Astridplein 27. It is a great idea to stop here for city maps , local events , zone 03 (theater , museum and exhibition calendar..) , to buy little information books , a metro and tram card.. ...

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  • Muhka - Museum for Contemporary Art

    Antwerp Things to Do

    MUHKA’s full name is Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, or Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. It has been housed in a converted grain silo and adjoining warehouse since 1987. This renovation and change of use is very much in keeping with the attention that is now being paid to the fascinating urban planning of the ‘Zuid’ or South area of the...

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  • Walking

    Antwerp Things to Do

    As you come to the river from the Grote Markt you have a choice of promenades, either to the left or to the right. To the right takes you towards the dock area, past Het Steen and when you arrive at the Bonaparte Willem Dock you'll find my favourite "Thing to Do" - the MAS Heading left takes you past the quays with their roofed market places,...

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  • Royal Flemish Opera - Koninklijke...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    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 the same productions in the historic opera houses in both cities. For example, in the autumn of 2011 they prepared a new production of what I have...

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  • Saint James Church - Sint Jacobs Kerk

    Antwerp Things to Do

    In Dutch, this church is known under the name "Sint Jacobskerk". It is the tomb of the Prince of Painting, Peter Paul Rubens, that attracts most visitors to this church. But there is much more besides, for St. James’ Church is sumptuously decorated. The parish could certainly afford such opulence when the church was built (1491-1656) and the area...

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  • Beguinage - Begijnhof

    Antwerp Things to Do

    A Begijnhof, starting in about the twelfth or thirteenth century, was a halfway house between normal life and a convent, a place where pious women could live sheltered lives in a devout, religious atmosphere without taking vows or giving up their personal property, and without withdrawing completely from ordinary life. Dannie (irisbe on...

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  • Botanical Garden

    Antwerp Things to Do

    This Botanical Garden, called Plantentuin in Dutch, is described on the official information sign (third photo) as an “oasis in the very heart of the city”. It was established at the beginning of the nineteenth century to grow medicinal plants for Saint Elisabeth’s Hospital, which is next door. Now it still grows some two thousand varieties of...

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  • Internationale Tentoonstelling 1930

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Opening van de Wereldtentoonstelling van 1930. Het koningspaar woont de opening bij van de tentoonstelling Oude Vlaamse Kunst in de Kristus Koning Kerk. Die is pas gebouwd in moderne Art Deco stijl, met hedendaagse glasramen. A short time after the world exhibition 1930 , another world thing that started, world war 2. A lot of buildings in the...

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  • Museum Mayer Van den Bergh

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    This small but attractive museum is named after the Antwerp art collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858-1901) and features many of the works of art that he collected in the late nineteenth century. What surprised me about Mayer van den Bergh, when I read about him in the museum’s Gallery Guide (fifth photo), was that in his lifetime he was...

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  • Sint Andries kwartier

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Just strolling around and enter shops left or right - look at some local art - like this one. The galery of Walter Duportail - an artist and designer of custom-made lighting A simular galery you will find in Ghent - Ottogracht 5 - near St-Jacobs His creations are shown during the famous "Gentsche Fieste" aswell

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  • University

    Antwerp Things to Do

    VirtualTourist member irisbe (Dannie), who organized the “10th year anniversary VT-meeting” in August 2012, also took us on a tour of some of the historic buildings of the University of Antwerp. This university was founded in 2003 as a merger of three former institutions of higher learning whose roots go back as far as the year 1852. The...

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  • Stadspark

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Located in the Jewish neighbourhood and often referred to as City Park,Stadspark is a 14 hectare park in the centre of the city.It has the shape of a triangle whose base to the south and the top to the north.The park is bordered by the 'Rubenslei' in the west,the 'Quinten Matsijslei' to the east and the 'Van Eyckei' in the south.The city park takes...

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  • Saint Andrews Church - Sint Andries Kerk

    Antwerp Things to Do

    This church is the main church of the parish of St.Andrew's in Antwerp,the construction of the church was begun by the Fathers of 'Augustinians' in the early 16th century.'Hendrik Conscience' was one of the newborns baptized in the church.Since November 2007 a part of the church has been decorated and opened as a church museum.The museum is an...

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  • Shopping

    Antwerp Things to Do

    The Stadsfeestzaal is a large hall originally built at the beginning of the 20th century as a permanent site for official festivities. After it was destroyed by fire in 2000, the glass-vaulted hall was renovated and reopened in 2007 as a modern shopping center. Shopping Center Even for those averse to shopping the Stadsfeestzaal is still a great...

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  • Conscienceplein

    Antwerp Things to Do

    The small square in front of the Saint Charles Church is dedicated to the memory of Hendrik Conscience, an important 19th century Flemish writer, one of the promoters of the use of the Flemish language in litterary works during a period of preponderance of the French culture (and even repression of the Flemish) after the independence of Belgium...

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  • Stock Exchange Hall - Handelsbeurs

    Antwerp Things to Do

    The 'handelsbeurs' is a remain of the golden century. In the 16th century Antwerp was an important international trade center. The London Stock exchange is a copy of this building because Sir Thomas Gresham saw the building in Antwerp. The building has had many 'functions' After is was a center of world trade it became an art school ,...

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  • De Zwarte Panter

    Antwerp Things to Do

    De Zwarte Panter (Black Panther) is a commercial modern art gallery housed in one of Antwerp's oldest buildings - the 1303 St Julian's Hospice. The building was originally an alms house, providing temporary accommodation for the city's poor and for visiting pilgrims and retains many of its period features. The various exhibition spaces surround...

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  • City Square

    Antwerp Things to Do

    The magnificent 16th century city hall dominates the relatively small city square . The square's triangular shape originates from the municipal ground during the era of the Franks. In the middle of the square is a large fountain, built in 1887 by the architect Jef Lambaux. It depicts Antwerp's symbol: the mythical hero Brabo. According to an...

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