Antwerp Half-Day Trip From Brussels

Overview

Antwerp, Belgiums second largest city, boasts one of the largest harbours in the world. The railway station is a stunning building. It is said to be the most beautiful railway station in the world. Our Lady Cathedral is the largest gothic church in the Low Countries and it countless invaluable paintings by world class artists of the 17th century. The absolute masterpieces, however, are the Rubens paintings. Our guided walk through the old city starts at the impressive 13th century castle that guarded the city and its port. We will take you to the gothic guild houses at the Market Square. The river Scheldt is the cradle of Antwerp where the city built the MAS-museum, famous for its spectacular views of the harbour and the old city. In your free time, do try the local beer called a Bolleke.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Antwerp Province
In 1352, the construction begun and become the largest gothic church in the Netherlands. In 1521, after nearly 170 years the church was ready. The north tower is 123 M high and the south tower is 66M. Houses the 4 main paintings painted by P.P.Rubens: "The raising of the cross", "The resurrection of Christ", "The descent from the cross" and "The assumption of the Virgin".

Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp, Antwerp Province
a museum located along the river Scheldt in the Eilandje district of Antwerp, Belgium. It opened in May 2011 and is the largest museum in Antwerp.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Antwerpen-Centraal, Antwerp, Antwerp Province
The oldest of the country of 1905 and built by the architect Delacenserie.
Situated in the Jewish area and also the diamants area.
2007: construction of a tunnel to welcome the speedtrains.
2009: the 4th most beautiful railway station of the world.
Next of the station the beautiful Zoo!

Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Steen Castle, Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Castle of the 13th century and houses since 1952 the National Museum of Maritime.
Situated along the old fortifications of the city.

Pass By: Groenplaats, Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Town Hall of 1561 in italo-renaissance style.
In the middle of the square the statue of Brabo: Brabo with the hand of the giant Antigoon......chopped off his hand and threw it in the Scheldt river.......Antwerpen or Hand throwing.......origin of the city's name. The marvellous guildhouses from the 17th century.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Our Lady

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Read More

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • susan80027
    03-Jul-2019

    This was a very disappointing tour. Our guide was such a grump. He never smiled and was never enthusiastic about anything we saw. He did a good job of translating all his comments into both English and Spanish, but he really never engaged the group or showed any emotion. It was very boring. We had almost 90 minutes of "free time" to eat, which was a waste - we could have been taken to more places. The tour ended almost an hour late because of traffic, which was a shame. My MapQuest showed quicker routes, which the driver did not take.

    I've taken other Viator trips in other countries which have been excellent. This one was not fun.

  • gcotter
    21-Sep-2018

    The sites that we visited were beautiful. There was a luck of enthusiasm from part of the guide. It was hard to understand him sometimes. Very monotonous, not engaging. The group was large and he had to talk in both English and Spanish. Would not do this particular tour again

  • dilos
    21-Apr-2018

    Excellent!

  • Maria Q
    17-Apr-2018

    This trip was far too short and limited in showing us the sights of Antwerp. I have taken plenty of 'free' walking tours of European cities and those are packed with up to date information about the city's main sights. The tour guide, as pleasant as he was, was not engaging and gave the commentary as though he was reading from a travel guide. It was very expensive for what we got in return.

  • rachel_G70
    14-Apr-2018

    Very nice trip

  • Samantha A
    19-Feb-2018

    Very disappointing tour. We only saw 2 cathedrals and the Antwerp train station. There was more to see in this city and was not worth it. The guide was smoking as he was walking with us which was in appropriate. Would not recommend this tour at all.

  • Oisin C
    17-Feb-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • Inez D
    16-Jan-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • p@t
    08-Jan-2018

    Enjoyable tour. Not much information were given

  • swati.mooruth
    31-Dec-2017

    This tour was seriously lacking and very misleading. There was no provided itinerary to plan the trip, the guide seemed to have been drinking and was constantly smoking and a large portion of the tour was observed at night when it was too dark to see anything. It should definitely start earlier.

Show More Reviews
From
USD 41.75
Per Person
209 Reviews