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 fun experiences in Bruges, Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. From its foundation in 2015, the Legends team has guided tens of thousands of tourists through Flanders thanks to the work of its large team of experienced local tour guides, who strive every day to provide a quality service and maximize the customer satisfaction. For this reason, Legends Free Walking Tours is the best rated tour company on TripAdvisor and has been named the top 20 best experience in Western Europe by Viator.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    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. You can make a booking for 1 person and join with up to 6 people. Are you travelling in a group of 7 or more? Please contact us for private tour 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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Antonio Isidro 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Would recommend Luc D
Niamh 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Liesbeth was so nice and Knowledgable. We learned a lot from the tour and we really enjoyed it. Thanks so much
Dawn 09 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
You cannot go wrong with picking one of these tours. I've now done two here in Belgium and both were brilliant.
Magdalena 05 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I had a blast on the city walk with Arie. The tour was a delightful blend of local stories, legends, historical facts, and stunning architecture. Arie was the perfect guide, always ready to answer any questions and share his enthusiasm. The cherry on top was when he surprised us with local Antwerp hand-shaped cookies, known as "Antwerpse Handjes," which added a delightful touch to the tour. I highly recommend this tour for a fun and engaging experience 👍
Flemming 02 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
It's a good tour that takes you through the history and streets of Antwerpen with lots of fun and interesting stories. Also great recommendations for the bucket list.
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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 5 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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