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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
 
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
 
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

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Antwerp 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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belgianchocolate
Dec 19, 2004

Sight seeing in Antwerp

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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Sinjoor
Oct 22, 2003

Touristentram

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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pieter_jan_v
Oct 17, 2006

The Sightseeing Bus

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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pieter_jan_v
Dec 09, 2012
 
 
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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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Sinjoor
Apr 25, 2004

Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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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mickeyboy07
Sep 22, 2012

Antwerp Diamond Bus

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.

galatia83
Feb 25, 2007

Touristram/Sightseeing Anwerp

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.

galatia83
Feb 25, 2007
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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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steventilly
Oct 02, 2002

HopNstop Tourist Tram

Something I haven't done, but I like the itinerary!

For a slightly different way of getting an introduction to the city, instead of the usual Hop-on, Hop-off open double decker buses, I kinda like the look of this one. Using a converted tram this tour company offers a little loop which doesn't actually stop willy-nilly at wherever but instead focuses on Antwerp's half-a-dozen most interesting places to visit.

The route starts and ends at the main square, the Grote Markt. From there it next stops at the Museum aan de Stroom which is, to my mind, one of the best museums ever. Then on to Centraal station - worth a visit even if you don't travel by train. After the railway station it drops you off at the De Koninck brewery who now offer tours and the tram arrival coincides with these.

The second-last stop is Groenplaats which is the second main square in the historic centre, and then finally it returns to the Grote Markt via the Zuid neighbourhood.

Your ticket is valid all day and so a morning at MAS and an afternoon at the De Koninck brewery are the two must-does and in between you can wander and enjoy the different aspects of the city.

Website has all the details in several languages.

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johngayton
Jun 09, 2015

The old fashioned way

From the City Hall square you can take the horse drawn carriage.

Tickets can be bought at the local tourist office at the market.

The tour season runs from April through October.

There a tour departing every hour, the first one departing at 11AM.

A ticket costs Euro 7 for a 40 minutes ride.

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pieter_jan_v
Mar 06, 2016

Horse Drawn 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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steventilly
Oct 02, 2002

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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