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Private Tour: Antwerp Trip from Brussels
"Start your day trip with a hotel pickup from your Brussels hotel and travel north to the city of Antwerp — Belgium’s second largest city. Home to the country’s largest port Antwerp boasts maritime heritage as well as artistic history and luckily for you this private tour covers it all.When you arrive begin with a walking tour past the Vleeshuis also known as the Butcher’s Hall. Work your way past the age-old houses of the city center
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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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Private Tour: Antwerp Trip from Brussels
"Start your day trip with a hotel pickup from your Brussels hotel and travel north to the city of Antwerp — Belgium’s second largest city. Home to the country’s largest port Antwerp boasts maritime heritage as well as artistic history and luckily for you this private tour covers it all.When you arrive begin with a walking tour past the Vleeshuis also known as the Butcher’s Hall. Work your way past the age-old houses of the city center
From EUR107.00

't Eilandje Tips (2)

A Modern Museum, Marina, Cranes and even a Beach

Eilandje translates into English as ‘Islet’ and is a district in the old port area of Antwerp. It covers the area between the red light district and the main harbour.
One of the dock basins is called Bonaparte, after Napoleon who had the docks built in 1811, but as the port expanded towards the Dutch border then the old docks fell into decline leaving behind what must have been a pretty run down area.
The 21st century has seen its fortunes start to change with the Willemdok becoming a marina and the opening in May 2011 of a new museum known as MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), which translates as ‘Museum by the Stream’.
The ‘stream’ in this instance is probably The River Scheldt and the museum is mainly about the history of the port of Antwerp. Nearby there are 12 dockside cranes left to remind everyone what it was like here not so long ago, but things are starting to change and many of the old buildings are being converted into bars and restaurants. My favourite was ‘Bocadero’ which opens during the summer months and has a man made beach and deckchairs alongside the old dock area next to the river. When I was here with the VT crew it was sweltering hot and it felt more like Ibiza than Antwerp.
Eilandje is a little way out of the city centre, but a place worth exploring for an alternative option to the more obvious landmarks that most people come to Antwerp for.

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Apr 08, 2016

Test your sealegs

Some distance away from the city center, but reachable by either car or tourist tram, is Willem Dock. This is one of the countless docks in Antwerp's humongous harbour. Here you will find among others the Pacific Princess, a floating hotel/restaurant and one of the former "lightships" or floating lighthouses Westhinder. Though the one here in Antwerp is a bit run down and not as well maintained as its sistership in Zeebrugge, it is well worth a visit, especially when you're travelling with kids, to whom an experience such as this is always exciting. You'll get to see the bridge, crew quarters and captains cabin and you'll be able to look down into the engine room. A booklet about the history of the harbour of Antwerp is available for the prize of 2 Euro.
Westhinder

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Apr 25, 2004
 
 
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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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