Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels

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Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels
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Antwerp, Belgium’s 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’.
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In Brief

Location:
Brussel, Belgium
Country:
Belgium
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
April to October
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
November to March
Saturday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady, Groenplaats 21, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

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, Hanzestedenplaats 1, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

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, Koningin Astridplein 27, Antwerp 2018 Belgium

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, Steenplein 1, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

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, City near the Schelde river, Antwerp Belgium

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

Departure Time

1:15 PM

Departure Point

Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Jasmine was a great guide — so much interesting information and made sure everyone was comfortable with walking...also had a great driver Phillipe !!!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
The guide went out of his way to maximize the limited time there to see as much as possible. HE was so knowledgeable.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
Excellent!
• Submitted 21 Apr 2018
Very nice trip
• Submitted 14 Apr 2018
Wow the place is beautiful and had a great time...
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Antwerp is a lovely city. We enjoyed the tour and our guide Yasmine was really knowledgeable and helpful.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2017
beatiful city, excellent guide recomanded
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017
We where a party of 2 male friends who had booked a 4 night stay in Brussels and had pre booked a half day Antwerp trip last November with Viator, as it was a little out of season there were only 12 people on the coach. We joined the coach and set off to Antwerp the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour as did the coach driver. We would highly recommend this trip. In addition to this we made our own way to visit Waterloo and as this being out of season we were unable to do a guided tour so we did it by way of Bus and Taxi and had a very good day out but would recommend this trip to be by way of Viator. We also squeezed in a trip to Leuven by train and visited the Stella Artois Brewery, and had a very good trip. To end this review we would thoroughly recommend Viator. John Murphy
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
As advertised. Great way to see Antwerp if you have limited time.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
Our guide, Johan, was the best! The trip was excellent. Johan loves his job and explains everything with patience and interest. He makes funny jokes and he waits for everyone in order to give details about the sight. Great character! Also the city is very beautiful, totally worth it! If i ever go back to Belgium, Antwerp will be a must see.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2017
great
• Submitted 18 Nov 2016
The best of five tours we took with this company. Mostly because the guide was enthusiastic and loved the city. Had an adequate amount of time to walk through the old city, but as with all beautiful old cities, not nearly enough time to see everything. Very underrated city. In my opinion equal to or better than anything else in Belgium.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
So much to see and appreciate in one day: the Market Square surrounded by century-old buildings Cathedral of our Lady, peppered with medieval paintings such as Rubens and not to be missed Sint Paulus Monastery where you find more medieval paintings done by masters the old-town tour and finally the Antwerp Train Station, combining elegance of both old and new architecture. Soak everthing you see, it's worth your time.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2016
Excellent trip...Thanks to Viator.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2016
Excellent! Perfect! Informative! Interesting! Fun Fun Fun
• Submitted 25 Jan 2016
Loved it!!!!! Very good tour, except Diamond factory stop way too long, should start at last stop and then for those who are interested in Diamonds it should be an option! Our Tour lady was the BEST! Forgot her name but she was La CREME of LA CREME she knew it all very classy lady.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2016
Great trip to see the essentials!
• Submitted 02 Nov 2015
Easy way to see Antwerp from Brussels.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2015
Really good half day tour. Would recommend
• Submitted 06 Aug 2015
Tour guide Stefan was high energy, and enthusiastic! Really wanted guests to have an informed and good time. Perfect weather always helps an excursion, but to see all of the flowers at the town center was just over the top. Do go, and hope you too get Stefan and nice blue skies.
• Submitted 07 Jun 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 23 May 2015
best tour in Belgium. Stephen was very knowledgeable and gave us a good information of Antwerp. Will recommend it to anyone anytime.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2014
excellent trip. The guide lady was terrific
• Submitted 15 Sep 2014
Excellent!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2014

In Brief

Location:
Brussel, Belgium
Country:
Belgium
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
April to October
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
November to March
Saturday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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