Free Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Antwerp | History & Mystery Tour | By Local Legends

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
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

Get off the tourist trail and discover the dark side of Antwerp on this alternative tour filled with old legends, spooky stories, the Red Light District and lots of fascinating facts. 

This evening tour will offer you a different perspective on Antwerp’s past and present. We start our walk on Grote Markt square to dive deeper into the old days and talk about dark side of the Middle Ages. Later, the mood turns more decadent as we walk you through the Red Light District and discuss Antwerp’s bustling nightlife. The tour ends in the modern part of town on top of the MAS museum with a wonderful view over the illuminated city and its majestic harbour, the second biggest port of Europe. You will leave our tour with a deeper understanding of our beloved city!

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 traveling in a group bigger than 6 people? Please contact us for private tour options! 

Places we visit:


  • Market Square.    
  •  Stone Castle.
  • Butchers Hall.
  • St. Paul’s Church.
  • Red Light District.
  • The Old Port.
  • MAS Museum.  
  • & many more.

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

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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Nicky 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Luc D was a great tour leader, interacting with the group whilst presenting information, telling relatable stories.
Fleur 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Great tour! Luc D keeps it funny and easy to listen to. Also recommended if you have been to Antwerp before. The tour ends at the rooftop of the MAS. From here you have a spectacular view of the City!
Antoni 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Pese a la lluvia, completamos el recorrido. La guia Lisbeth fué muy professional e hizo que del free tour una experiència estupenda.
Inga 02 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Highly enjoyed my tour with Arie. Thank you for the nice Tour!
Krzysiek 27 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Engaging storytelling, a lot of intriguing facts. The guide was friendly, approachable, funny and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it to others, Thank you!
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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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