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Sightseeing excursions in Antwerp

Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of Antwerp with our sightseeing excursions. Uncover hidden gems and iconic landmarks in this charming city!

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What you will see in Antwerp during a Sightseeing Tour

Embarking on a sightseeing tour of Antwerp is an enriching experience that promises to unveil the grandeur and historical richness of this Belgian gem. Known as the diamond capital of the world, and the home of Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens, Antwerp is a haven for culture, fashion, and history enthusiasts alike.

Meandering through Marvelous Museums and Historical Sites

When you join a tour with Happytripz, you'll be treated to the finest attractions that sparkle in the city's crown. As you waltz through its cobbled streets, prepare to be struck by the gothic magnificence of the Cathedral of Our Lady. Housing some of Rubens' masterpieces, this towering landmark is a piece of heaven for art devotees.

Within walking distance, the Grote Markt unfolds with its stunning Renaissance architecture. Admire the gold-gilded statue of Brabo as the tale of the city's mythical origins is recounted by your informed Happytripz guide.

Indulge in the Shine of the Diamond District

Antwerp wouldn’t be Antwerp without its diamonds. A significant portion of the world’s diamond trade happens right here. Happytripz ensures a fascinating walk through the secure and shiny corridors of the Diamond District where you can learn about the craftsmanship that goes into every cut and carat.

Vibrant Art and Living Culture

Art aficionados will find their haven at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum Plantin-Moretus, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A distinct feature of your sightseeing journey will be the historical printing presses and the brilliance of bygone eras brought to life with fascinating anecdotes.

Experience the Renaissance in Rubenshuis

The Rubenshuis, the former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, stands as a tribute to his life and work. Here at Happytripz, we pride ourselves on sharing captivating stories that animate the paintings and artefacts you'll see, turning your visit into a memorable narrative.

Savor the Local Flavors

  • Belgian Chocolate Shops
  • Coffee Houses and Authentic Belgian Patisseries
  • Vlaeykensgang: An Old World Alley
  • Local Market Browsing

Antwerp is also a gourmet’s delight. Take a scented stroll by the quaint chocolate shops and patisseries, and you might just be treated to some of the finest confectionery samples.

For a touch of old Antwerp, meander through Vlaeykensgang, with its ancient alleyways whispering tales from the 16th century to those who walk its path. Expanding the sensory experience of our tours, Happytripz advocates for moments of tranquility amongst the urban rhythm where history feels at arm’s reach.

The Scheldt Riverfront and Modern Architectural Marvels

No tour of Antwerp is complete without paying homage to its lifeblood, the Scheldt River. A tranquil stroll along its banks contrasts the lively city and provides a resplendent view of the Port of Antwerp, one of Europe's busiest. Moreover, the modern architectural accomplishments like the MAS Museum are potent reminders of the city’s progress harmonized with its ancient heartbeat.

In concluding, each sight, sound, and taste encountered during your journey with Happytripz will leave an indelible mark – for Antwerp is more than a mere destination; it's a treasure trove of stories waiting to be discovered and remembered forever.

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Reviews
Rating 4.7
based on 7244 reviews
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Walter Oliver

4.2
The sightseeing tour in Antwerp was a delightful experience! The knowledgeable guide provided rich historical context to every landmark, making the city's architecture and cobbled streets come alive. It was well-organized, comfortable, and truly enlightening. I especially loved the stop at the cathedral—breathtaking!

Zayn Flowers

4.5
Exploring Antwerp through this tour was incredibly enjoyable. The pace was perfect, not too rushed, allowing us to savor each attraction. Attention to detail by the tour operators made for a seamless adventure, complete with hidden gems I’m sure we wouldn’t have discovered on our own.

Paul Larson

4.4
This was my first visit to Antwerp, and the sightseeing tour absolutely made my trip. The guide’s storytelling was captivating, making the historical tales stick with you long after the tour. The tour bus itself was clean and comfortable—a delightful way to travel around the city.

Lara Valenzuela

4.3
The guided tour was a fantastic way to see Antwerp's highlights. The guide was charismatic and engaged with everyone. It's a fantastic introduction to the city's rich culture and history. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an immersive experience.

Lawrence Livingston

4.3
With a friendly and humorous guide, the Antwerp sightseeing tour was both informative and entertaining. It's a great way to get an overview of the city while enjoying the charm and personality that only a local can bring to the experience. The stop at the Rubens House was particularly memorable.