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3 Hour Private Highlights with Non-Classic Stories Tour in Antwerp
"Start your trip in Antwerp with this highlights tour with your private guide Etienne. During the tour you will get to see the best architecture buildings local street and hear interesting answers to some peculiar questions. Start your tour at the Grand Market Place following a stop here you will get to discover in mini-alleys where you get to escape the crowds and take in relaxing vibe of this beautiful city. You'll also get to enjoy the water as you'll be visiting the riverside and the castle in Antwerp. such as: where were they hiding the poor people in the earlier days?If you want to see Antwerp in a nutshell this is the tour for you. Let your guide Etienne know if you want to see anything in particular he'll be happy to create a personalized tour for you. Here is your itinerary: 10:00 - Central Station discovery11:00 - Jewish neighborhood walk12:00 - Diamond area exploration12:30 - Coffee & Chatting Stop About Etienne""
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3 Hour Private Highlights with Non-Classic Stories Tour in Antwerp
"Start your trip in Antwerp with this highlights tour with your private guide Etienne. During the tour you will get to see the best architecture buildings local street and hear interesting answers to some peculiar questions. Start your tour at the Grand Market Place following a stop here you will get to discover in mini-alleys where you get to escape the crowds and take in relaxing vibe of this beautiful city. You'll also get to enjoy the water as you'll be visiting the riverside and the castle in Antwerp. such as: where were they hiding the poor people in the earlier days?If you want to see Antwerp in a nutshell this is the tour for you. Let your guide Etienne know if you want to see anything in particular he'll be happy to create a personalized tour for you. Here is your itinerary: 10:00 - Central Station discovery11:00 - Jewish neighborhood walk12:00 - Diamond area exploration12:30 - Coffee & Chatting Stop About Etienne""
From EUR24.00
 
3 Hour Private Tour with Highlights in Antwerp
"Sprung on the banks of the river Scheldt Antwerp is filled with monuments that tell exciting stories of the past and portray the richness and opulence through their architecture and design. No means of exploring a city can be quite satisfying and exciting like discovering the city by foot. A lo Het Steen Plantin-Moretus Museum ....""""Take a walk through Antwerp and immerse yourself in the historical Middle Ages. Admire the beautiful Grote Markt Het Steen ....See the most magnificent highlights of the City Centre in 500 sportive Steps."
From EUR80.00

Antwerp-South Tips (8)

Zuiderpershuis knew two eras: as a power plant...

.. and a cultural center

Off beat track regarding the evolution in the design: from hydraulic power plant to "cultural power plant".

Also, off beat path considering its current activities and concern: promoting world culture through different media: perf (plays, music), poetry evenings, exhibitions, festivals.

Some infos translated from their website (Dutch):

The Zuiderpershuis complex was designed to supply the ever growing port. The progressive use of mechanics overcame the human power (and horses') in energy supplying. That rise of mechanics led to the design of this impressive building in 1883. The hydraulic system is reported to have been inaugurated circa. 1878

I only saw the monumental facade but am even more impressed when i saw over the net some details on the use of the building. The monumental facade was the one that stroke me at first. Quite interesting.

The whole complex used to comprehend lots of engines, installations... it is possible to have a guided tour, something that obviously I haven't done (i've spent some time in the Foyer only). There, you would be shown how to turn a hydraulic power plant into a cultural "power plant". :)

It belongs to Antwerp city and became, in 1979, a protected industrial monument. There has been some renovations, namely when it has changed functionality (to cultural center). I guess it would be an off-beat path activity in Antwerp?

Visits:
- a guided tour to see the complex used as cultural center for 1 hour at 1.50 euro;
- another guided tour to visit the remaining engines and installations that were part of the power plant (accumulators, etc..), their functioning, and some photo- archives. Also to see the evolutions of the complex through the two eras (as hydraulic power plant, as cultural power plant) and the restauration period. 1 hour at 1.50 euro as well.

Not that intersted, it is always possible to just attend the cultural evenings (check website.. click Programma) or spend some time at the Foyer to have drinks with friends or your favorite book.

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Apr 04, 2011

Petroleum Zuid

The old petroleum installations of the south port of Antwerp are now largely disused, and what remains is threatened with "sanitation", an euphemism for outright demolition.
Go there and catch the unique atmosphere of the area before it's too late.
Efforts are being taken to have a number of representative stuctures listed.

To reach the area: follow the river south from downtown

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LHOON
Apr 04, 2011

Lambermontplaats

This square to the south of the city center is marked by a monument dedicated to the rise of sea trade in the 19th century and the related harbour expansion. This was possible after a toll on sea trade on the Schelde river, imposed by the Netherlands, was lifted . The monument was erected in 1912, the square named after Baron August Lambermont who was the driving power in the negotiations.

Today, this square in in a district which is known as “trendy”. It is famous for an open air art market called “Lambertmontmartre”, taking place once a month on the square.

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Airpunk
Mar 05, 2007

VISIT THE ROYAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP..

NEW ILLUSTRATION FROM THE CURRENT GENERATION OF ILLUSTRATORS demonstrates the degree to which an author's text can lead to formidable paintings on blanc canvas.

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET is a project of the Antwerp Municipal Library, NCJ/Villa Kakelbont , the Antwerp historical Commission and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.

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eden_teuling
Mar 21, 2004
 
 
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Art Nouveau

Most buildings in Antwerp are somewhat gothic or renaissance. There are, however, also a couple of buildings that are Art Nouveau, and also somehow Jugendstil. You'll find most of them in Antwerp South. The house on the picture was created by Victor Horta, famous for his art nouveau houses. You'll also enjoy the house called De Five Continents, which has a balcony that looks like a ship.

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Imaniac
Mar 02, 2004

Graffiti Art

If you wander about in Antwerp South, you may suddenly find yourself surrounded by graffiti. But this isn't just any graffiti, it's true art. There are huge paintings made on old houses that are going to be demolished. Since the city is going to tear these buildings down anyway, they gave their permission for this graffiti. But if you want to see it, don't wait too long. Some parts have already been taken down.

The painting in the picture is a portret of Rubens, Antwerps most celebrated artist.

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Imaniac
Mar 02, 2004

Graffiti in the city

Sometimes it can happen that you turn a corner and without expecting it, you bounce against a nice piece of graffiti art.

I did so when Summer 2003, when I was waiting for visitors to arrive and I strolled along the area to pass the waiting time.

This is a partial panoramic picture of graffiti on a brick wall.

Panoramic picture! Pls click on it if you want to enjoy the full view

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irisbe
Aug 06, 2003

Those who like 'Art Nouveau' I...

Those who like 'Art Nouveau' I know two houses you must see:

. 'de Vijf Werelddelen', also called the boat.

. 'het Liberaal Volkshuis Helpe U Zelve' .

malejka
Sep 12, 2002
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"Drink the Elixir!"
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"Antwerp and area, viewed through the camera"
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"The biggest city of Flanders"
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"Pampered in Antwerp and a Bangelijke meeting :)"
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"'t Stad: My Antwerp"
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Things to Do Near Antwerp

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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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Zoo

I know we visited the zoo in Antwerp. It was near the railway station which had some bomb damage. The zoo is one of the oldest in the world, established on 21 July 1843. After the war (and after our...
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Stadspark

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...
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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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Museum Mayer Van den Bergh

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...
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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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