Free Historical Tour: History and Legends of Antwerp | By local legends

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 24, 2020

Legends Free Walking Tours offer free tours, private tours and other activities, operating in Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. From its foundation in 2015, the Legends team has guided tens of thousands of tourists through both cities thanks to the work of its more than 20 experienced local tour guides, who strive every day to provide a quality service to maximize the customer satisfaction. For this reason Legends Free Walking Tours is the best rated tour company on TripAdvisor, with more than 5000 very positive reviews.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join our Free Walking Tours in Antwerp and explore the historical center of Antwerp in a company of our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highest rated guides. 

We take you on a journey through the beauty and legendary past of Antwerp, while sharing our passion, history and some old legends that have been around for hundreds of years. 

Why is Antwerp called the city of giants? Why is the hand the symbol of the city? How did Antwerp come to be the richest city in the 16th century in Europe and what are the reasons for its decline? For the answers to these questions and many more, come to Grote Markt and look for the RED umbrella. 

Free Walking Tours are designed for individuals and small groups.
Are you travelling in a group of seven or more? Please contact us for possible options. 

If you can no longer attend our tour please cancel it via link in your conformation email, so we can open up more spaces for other guests! 


Places we visit:


  • Market Square.    
  • Hendrik Conscience Statue.  
  • Carolus Borromeus Church.
  • Rubens House. 
  • MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp.
  • Museum Plantin-Moretus. 
  • Vlaeykensgang.
  • Nello & Patrasche Statue.
  • Cathedral of Our Lady.
  • & many more.

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  • Meeting point:
    Grote Markt 3 2000 Antwerpen Belgium
    Grote Markt 3 2000 Antwerpen Belgium
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    Look for our Red umbrella in front of the statue in the middle of Grote Markt Square.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ellen 24 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Bart was awesome! He was sincere in wanting to help us find the best places and it making sure we had a great tour. Highly recommend this if you are going to Antwerp as your number one activity.
Tony 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Really enjoyed the tour. Very well informed guide and a good history lesson of Antwerp. Interesting locations visited with stories behind them as well. Would recommend
Wayne 18 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Bart is great. In my opinion he could teach a class on how to be a great tour guide. He spoke clearly and was engaging. The information was very interesting. Thanks Bart.
Melanie 04 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Super schön war’s wieder!
Mariana 21 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Marleen was very nice and the tour was beautiful and interesting. Her knowledge of the locals almost made me feel like I belonged in Antwerp! Definitely recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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