Antwerp Things to Do

  • Grote Markt
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  • 1. Cathedral of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 2. Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 3. Het Steen - National Maritime Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 4. Red Light District

    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...

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  • 5. Grote Markt

    Antwerp’s Grote Markt is a triangular shaped square, if that makes any sense, and is dominated by its wonderful 16th cent City Hall. In front of it is The Brabo Fountain and around the edges of the...

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  • 6. Sint Anna Pedestrian Tunnel

    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...

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  • 7. Groenplaats - Green Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 8. Rubenshuis - Rubens House

    In 1950, we visited Rubin's house and I have two photos of my dad's. One of the statues on the roof in the garden and one of a stained glass window in the dining room. So in 2016, I decided to...

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  • 9. Central Station - Astridplein - Diamonds

    I had two photos of my father's from 1950 of the Central Station from the front (where the trams go) and one from the zoo. I wanted to see if it was substantially the same now (2016) as it was then....

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  • 10. Brabo Fountain

    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...

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  • 11. City Hall - Stadhuis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Antwerp City Hall is located on the Grote Markt where it is the main focal point. The City Hall was built by Cornelis Floris De Vriendt who was a Flemish sculptor and architect. This is one of the...

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  • 12. Vlaeykensgang

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 13. Carolus Boromeus Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 14. Diamond Museum

    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...

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  • 15. Meir Area

    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...

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  • 16. China Town

    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...

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  • 17. Beer Tasting

    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...

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  • 18. Harbour

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 19. Saint Paul Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 20. Walking

    You have to walk a part of the waterfront when you are in Antwerpen. Parts of the waterfront are being transformed to give pedestrians more room and to create attracting spots along the Schelde...

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  • 21. MAS Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 22. Aquatopia

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 23. Guildhouses

    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...

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  • 24. Vleeshuis - Butcher's House

    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...

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  • 25. Boerentoren - KBC Toren

    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...

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