Free Historical Walking Tour in Antwerp Old City

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Joris
Registered on January 14, 2024

Joris has lived his whole live in Antwerp, has studied there and has been working for 10 years in the city center. He is the perfect guide to show you around and help you discover all the secrets Antwerp has to offer you

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get ready for an exhilarating adventure through the heart of Antwerp! Dive into the mesmerizing old town, where enchanting architecture awaits at every turn. Be amazed by iconic sights like the majestic Central Station, the Meir, the awe-inspiring cathedral, and the vibrant Grote Markt. This isn't just a tour; it's a celebration of Antwerp's unique charm!

Embark on a thrilling exploration of Antwerp's cobblestone streets and expansive squares, basking in the glory of historic buildings and the city’s rich medieval legacy. Uncover tales of Roman conquerors, Spanish rulers, and medieval marvels, along with Antwerp's pivotal role in Belgium's vibrant history.

But that's not all! Your journey is peppered with insider knowledge from an Antwerpian local guide, with years of experience in AirBnB hosting and guiding. Get the scoop on authentic Antwerpian experiences, find the culinary hotspots, learn the local secrets, and navigate the city like a true insider.

This tour is a treasure trove of history, local lore, and cultural insights, all wrapped up in a fun, free walking experience. It's not just a tour; it's a gateway to falling in love with Antwerp! Join us, Antwerp awaits! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Koningin Astridplein 20-26, 2018 Antw...
    Koningin Astridplein 20-26, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
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    We meet in front of the Koningin Elisabethzaal on the Koningin Astridplein. Joris will carry a big green umbrella.

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    The magnificent train station of Antwerp. Build in 1905 and is still in mint condition. During the tour, we take the time to learn about the history of this building and see why it is nicknamed the Railroad Cathedral

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    De Keyserlei

    The boulevard connecting the city centre of Antwerp to the trainstation, a beautiful open space.

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    Outside visit

    Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp blends historical charm with contemporary opera and ballet, embodying Belgium's rich cultural tradition in a grand setting.

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    The Meir in Antwerp is Belgium's prime shopping street, known for its historic buildings and bustling retail atmosphere, connecting culture and commerce.

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    Free admission
    Shopping Stadsfeestzaal

    Stadsfeestzaal in Antwerp is an iconic shopping center, known for its luxurious architecture and historic ambiance, blending retail with heritage.

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    Free admission
    Paleis op de Meir

    The Palace on the Meir in Antwerp is a historic royal residence turned public building, famed for its opulent architecture and cultural significance.

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    Free admission
    Handelsbeurs Antwerpen

    The Handelsbeurs in Antwerp is a historic trade exchange, renowned for its stunning architecture and role as a cultural and event hub.

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    Outside visit

    The Groenplaats in Antwerp is a vibrant public square surrounded by historic landmarks and lively cafes, serving as a social and cultural hub.

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    Free admission

    The Vlaeykensgang in Antwerp is a charming, hidden alleyway, offering a quaint escape into the city's medieval past amidst bustling modern life.

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    Outside visit
    Steen Castle

    Het Steen in Antwerp is a medieval fortress on the riverfront, offering historic insights and picturesque views, emblematic of the city's heritage.

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    Outside visit
    Grote Markt

    De Grote Markt in Antwerp is a historic square at the city's heart, surrounded by ornate buildings and the iconic city hall, a focal point for cultural and social activities.

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    Outside visit
    Cathedral of Our Lady

    The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp stands as a majestic Gothic landmark, housing notable artworks and serving as a beacon of religious and cultural heritage.

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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Tamaya 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Great guide, very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend his tour, you’ll basically see everything you need to visit in Antwerp in one go!
Di 26 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
My best walking tour with Joris!
Paul 21 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
A lot off details
Rita 18 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
He s an amazing ane passionate guy
Frederique 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Very professional walk - highly recommended
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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