The tour starts at Antwerp’s impressive train station, a temple of marble, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. We will dive into its narrow streets to reach the diamond quarter, which, although it goes unnoticed, will allow us to appreciate what are probably the most expensive shop windows in Europe. We will head towards the Antwerp Cathedral, the largest in Belgium, which has surprisingly withstood the devastation of the city in the Second World War. We will stroll down to Meir Street, to leave the past behind us for a moment and enter the atmosphere of shops of all kinds, art, fashion and chocolate, and gradually approach the Great Square (Grote Markt) where you will find the Town Hall, the magnificent sculpture of Silvio Brabo and the amazing guild houses of antiquity. Finally; we’ll end with the exciting story of the warrior who beheaded a Roman centaur in the river of Antwerp and you will freak out when you learn the origin of the city’s name.
- Antwerp Central Station
- Meir Street
- “Stadsfeestzaal” or the city’s Festival Hall
- Meir Palace
- Boerentoren or Peasants’ Tower
- St. Charles Borromeo Church
- Grote Markt
- Castle ‘Het Steen
The FREE TOUR is an innovative form of guided visit whereby customers decide the price they will pay the guide at the end of the experience.
You are free to choose based on your satisfaction. There are some travelers that pay 10€ per person, others 50€ but it’s really up to you.
The guide will be waiting for you just outside the Antwerp Train Station, right outside the gate of the Antwerp Zoo, a well known and easy to find landmark.