Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Antwerp


2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 6
Mobile ticket

Overview

Walk around Antwerp and explore the historical center in the company of our knowledgeable and passionate guides. We'll take you on a fascinating trip through Antwerp's past and present, including the astonishing works of Rubens, the city's majestic architecture, its culinary diversity and intense nightlife. Look for our RED umbrella on the Grote Markt square.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Grote Markt, Antwerp 2800 Belgium

Grote Markt square is the heart of Antwerp. It is filled with gorgeous medieval guild houses, the City Hall and the Brabo Fountain in the middle. Here our guide will share the history and legends behind the square and its monuments.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hendrik Conscience Statue, Antwerp Belgium

Named after the Flemish writer Hendrik Conscience, this atmospheric square truly is an architectural and intellectual treasure. It hosts an impressive baroque church and the old city library.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

This impressive 17th century Baroque church is famous as a Rubens masterpiece. The painter’s contribution to this monument is considerable: from numerous paintings to the interior and decorations on the facade. A visit to this monument is included in the tour during the opening hours.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Handelsbeurs Antwerpen, Borzestraat 31, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

The Bourse of Antwerp is the world's first Wall Street. Here you will find out more about the Golden Age of Antwerp and how the city came to be an important international trading centre in the 16th century. A visit to this magnificent monument is included in this tour during the opening hours.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

The Rubens House is the former home and workshop of the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Here we share with you his life story and some secrets behind the artist’s success.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp, Nationalestraat 28, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

Antwerp is one of the world’s leading fashion capitals. Why is that so and where can you go for some good fashion shopping? You will find out while passing through the designer's quarter.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

This museum is a real hidden gem and was the first museum to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage. It brings the centuries-old history of books and printing to life, which our guides will enthusiastically explain to you on the tour. A visit to the museum’s historical garden is usually included in this tour during opening hours, but due to corona measures it's temporarily closed.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Vlaeykensgang is the best preserved medieval street of Antwerp and a little alley that is not easy to find on your own. Our guide will walk you through it and take you back in time to the Middle Ages. It is said to be the most photographed spot in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nello & Patrasche Statue, Handschoenmarkt In front of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

There are lot of statues on this tour, but this one is in our opinion the prettiest. Though most of the local people are not familiar with the story of Nello and Patrasche, it is the reason for many - mostly Asian - tourists to visit Antwerp. Our guides are happy to share its story with you.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

We end the tour in front of the majestic Cathedral with some history and curious facts about its construction. To finish the tour, our guides will provide you with plenty of recommendations on things to do in Antwerp to help you plan the rest of your stay.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
  • Entry/Admission - MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please, bring comfortable shoes.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Ticket delivery

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Jamesinglis
May 2022

Luc was an excellent tour guide with a plethora of knowledge. He was brilliant at showing off Antwerp and giving us the knowledge of the great city Antwerp is. One of the best tours I've been on in Europe. A must even if just for a flying visit.

JS F
May 2022

Luc was engaging, informative, and a delight! You can tell he is very proud of his city! Enjoyed his stories/legends. Expect a large group!

chloemoley
May 2022

Not sure if it was just the guide or the city, but my hubby and I didn't find the Antwerp tour too interesting (as compared to Legend's tour in Brussels, Ghent and Brugges). Spotting the Madonnas was kinda fun, but besides that, there weren't too many interesting stories or facts learnt about th...

Cécile H
May 2022

We had a lovely tour with Ale. Unfortunately she speaks very fast and not loud enough and it was difficult to hear her, especially when a bus passes for instance. We dicovered she told few mistakes, at least three. The tour is more to present the shops than the history of the city. After le...

Ninakurt1124
April 2022

I did this free walking tour with Luc on April 28th. It was a great tour highlighting the must sees in Antwerp! At the end of the tour he had recommendations for restaurants etc. Highly recommend!

961fv
April 2022

Professional guide with lots of interesting stories about the city of Antwerpen. We recommend the tour.

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