Excursions in Antwerp

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Best places to visit in Antwerp

Antwerp, a vibrant city thriving with culture, fashion, and world-renowned diamonds, is one of Belgium's most intriguing destinations. Let's take a stroll through the cobbled streets of this magnificent port city, unveiling some of the 'must-visit' gems that promise to enthrall any travel enthusiast. And while you are venturing through these spots, consider reaching out to Happytripz for immersive and personal excursions in Antwerp that turn your travel into lasting memories.

Grote Markt

At the heart of Antwerp lies the Grote Markt, a picturesque town square flanked by ornate 16th-century buildings, including the stunning City Hall. Majestic guild houses frame this cobblestone center, and a peek at Brabo's Fountain in the middle is unmissable. Unveil the legend of how Antwerp got its name by observing the statue of Silvius Brabo tossing the giant's hand. Be sure to open the map and soak in the views from all angles: Find on Google Maps.

The Cathedral of Our Lady

One cannot explore Antwerp without gazing upon the towering Gothic spire of The Cathedral of Our Lady. Not only an architectural marvel, but this UNESCO World Heritage site also houses some of Peter Paul Rubens' masterpieces, richly fusing art with spirituality. Giving voice to the city's deep historical roots, it effortlessly captivates the spectator. Check it out for an idyllic photo opportunity.

Antwerp Zoo

Adjacent to Antwerp Central Station, the zoo offers a delightful reprieve from the urban bustle. As one of the oldest in the world, the Antwerp Zoo is home to over 7,000 animals from around the globe. It's perfect for families and animal lovers, ensuring a visual feast and educational journey through the shifting landscapes of savannahs, rainforests, and oceans. Want a glimpse? Take a look on the map: Explore the Zoo.

Antwerp's Diamond District

Diamonds and Antwerp are nearly synonymous, and a visit to this glittering district will reveal why. Dive into the dazzling world of gemstones, with numerous jewelry stores and traders ready to showcase their shimmering merchandise. It's a sparkling sojourn into an industry that has thrived in Antwerp for centuries. Make sure to walk through the Diamond District with eyes wide open - every turn glints with a potential new discovery.

  • Museum Plantin-Moretus
    A testament to Antwerp's legacy as a printing cornerstone, the Museum Plantin-Moretus is a tribute to the craft of the printed word. As the only museum listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's an homage to the influential printer Christophe Plantin. Learn about the history of books, the evolution of printing, and even see some of the oldest printing presses in the world. This museum's link will lead to a treasure trove of information: Discover More on Wikipedia.
  • Meir Shopping Street
    For those with a penchant for fashion, Meir is Antwerp's premier shopping street, boasting a range of international brands and stylish boutiques. Housed in striking historical buildings, this bustling avenue is also perfect for a leisurely stroll, coffee break, or simply people-watching.
  • Antwerp's Central Station
    It's certainly not every day that a train station is a tourist attraction, but Antwerp's Central Station warrants a visit. Affectionately known as the 'Railway Cathedral,' the station's elaborate stone cladding, soaring glass dome, and regal waiting rooms are as much works of art as they are functional spaces.

Above all, the beauty of Antwerp is in its wealth of experiences rather than a single iconic destination. Whether wandering through buzzing markets, awe-inspiring cathedrals, or plush green oases, Antwerp extends an open invitation to explore. Moreover, our own Happytripz team is at your service, offering curated and engaging tours tailored to showcase the best of this illustrious city. From history buffs to casual city explorers, each corner of Antwerp holds a story just waiting to be uncovered.

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Harley Medina

What a delightful way to spend a day in Antwerp! The city tour was well-organized and took us to all the historic highlights without feeling rushed. Our guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining, providing insights into the rich history of the city. It was a great value for the experience, and I left feeling like I had truly been immersed in the local culture.

Addilynn Sutton

I was thoroughly impressed by the chocolate walking tour. The selection of chocolatiers we visited was top-notch, and the samples were divine. The guide was passionate and informed about chocolate, which added an extra layer of enjoyment to the tour. This is a must-do for any chocolate lover visiting Antwerp!

Ayaan Matthews

Our experience with the bike tour through Antwerp's hidden gems was fantastic. The route was thoughtfully designed, allowing us to take in both iconic sites and off-the-beaten-path locations. Our guide's enthusiasm for the city was infectious, and the pace was perfect for all fitness levels.

Cameron Martin

The diamond district tour was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Getting an inside look at the heart of the world's diamond trade was fascinating. Our expert guide provided us with a wealth of information, and getting to see artisans at work was truly a unique highlight of our Antwerp visit.

Noemi Landry

Antwerp's art scene is vibrant, and the contemporary art tour did not disappoint! The guide had a deep understanding of the art and the artists, which really enhanced our appreciation of the pieces we saw. The whole experience felt personal and exclusive, something I would highly recommend to any art enthusiast.

Helen Green

The historic brewery tour was a standout excursion. Not only did we learn about the rich brewing traditions of Antwerp, but we also got to taste some sensational beers. The guide's storytelling made the history come alive, and it was so interesting to see the old brewing equipment still in use.

Renata Vu

The sunset harbor cruise in Antwerp provided some of the most stunning views of the city. As the light faded and the skyline lit up, our guide shared mesmerizing stories of the port's history. It was a perfect balance of relaxation and education, a highlight of our trip.

Cameron Kemp

I loved every moment of the Antwerp fashion tour. The city's fashion district is full of history and innovation, and our guide did an excellent job of showcasing both. The personalized attention and depth of information provided made for an extremely enjoyable afternoon.

Giana Sawyer

The culinary tour in Antwerp offered an exquisite taste of local cuisine. Each stop introduced us to delicious, authentic dishes, and our guide was wonderful — passionate about food and full of local knowledge. It was a culinary adventure that left me full, not only of food but of culture.

Remy Dalton

Exploring the historic castles around Antwerp was truly a fairy-tale experience. Our guide was informative, giving us insight into the architecture and historical significance of each castle we visited. It’s an ideal excursion for anyone interested in history, architecture, or just looking for a picturesque day trip.