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Legends of Antwerp Private Walking Tour

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 join our Legends of Antwerp Walking Tour!

On our legendary tour, you’ll explore the historic centre with a professional guide and get to know the history behind the rise and fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age, mixed in with some old legends that have been around for hundreds of years. We start the tour from the Grote Markt square and from there we take you to the Stone castle, Butcher’s Hall, St. Charles Borromeo church, Farmer’s tower, Meir, Rubens house, Fashion nation, Friday market, museum Plantin-Moretus, Vlaeykensgang and the Cathedral of Our Lady. We’ll also give you loads of tips on the ‘must do’s’ of today’s Antwerp. If you want to get the real taste of Antwerp, don't miss this tour!

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  • What's included :
    • Tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Grote Markt, Antwerp 2800 Belgium

    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? We'll give you a full introduction about the city of Antwerp on the beautiful main square.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Steen Castle, Steenplein 1, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    The Stone Castle is the oldest building of the city and was once the home of the famed giant. Learn about the many functions this ancient building has played throughout the history of Antwerp.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Vleeshuis, Vleeshouwersstraat 38, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    The oldest guild house of the city, the Butcher's Hall carries a long, interesting and often bloody history!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Carolus Borromeus Church, Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    Next we'll take a look at the beautiful Baroque Church of Carolus Borromeus, once the playground of the famed painter Rubens.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    Passing by the Farmers tower and the Meir shopping street, we take you to the Rubens museum, where the most famous painter of Antwerp lived and worked his whole life.

    Stop At: Vlaeykensgang, Oude Koornmarkt Nr 16, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    Next we'll take you through the smallest street of Antwerp for a unique throwback to the Middle Ages.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady, Groenplaats 21, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    We end the tour in front of the majestic Cathedral of Antwerp to talk about its history and to tell you some legendary stories of long forgotten times.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    After passing by the fashion quarter and the fashion district, we stop in front of the Plantijn-Moretus museum, the place where industrial printing was born.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Grote Markt, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The tour starts by Tourist Info Center on the Grote Markt square of Antwerp, next to the City Hall, look out for the guide with the red umbrella.
    Return Detail :
    Handschoenmarkt, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Legends Tours & Activities

Activity ID: V-62056P20

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