Grote Markt, Antwerp

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Grote Markt, Antwerp: Our most recommended tours and activities

Antwerp: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

1. Antwerp: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Discover the highlights in Antwerp with an immersive smartphone app. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the dome of Antwerpen-Centraal train station and see the guild houses in Grote Markt square.  See 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.  Feel the satisfaction of completing each riddle. Pause or resume the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace. Read interesting information and facts. Stop to snap pictures as you go. Uncover an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

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Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

2. Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

See the historical sights of Antwerp on a guided walking tour in English or Dutch, and marvel at the main monuments of the main square of Groenplaats, such as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal cathedral and statue of the artist Rubens. Venture down small alleys to find charming courtyards and Gothic churches, along with the remains of the ancient stone walls and beautiful city hall on the impressive Grote Markt (Great Market Square). Hear how the Vikings, Napoleon Bonaparte, and medieval guildsmen have all played a part in shaping the city.

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Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

3. Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

During the walk, you will explore the Market Square with the Town Hall and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses, the Cathedral of Our Lady with The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross by Rubens, Saint-Paul's Church, the harbor and the Jewish district. You can visit Rubens' former house during the lunch break. In the former home and studio of the master, you will embark on a fascinating journey back in time and into the world of this great baroque artist. There is a lot of modern architecture in Antwerp, for example, the new Palace of Justice by Richard Rogers, the Museum aan de Stroom by Neutelings & Riedijk and the new Port House by Zaha Hadid. Downtown you can reflect on all you have seen and learnt with a nice Belgian beer.

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Antwerp: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Historic Center

4. Antwerp: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Historic Center

Book your place on this free and informative walking tour and enjoy 2-hours of city sightseeing with a local guide. To reserve your spot, simply pay a small booking fee, then look forward to your Antwerp adventure! The tour’s passionate local guides offer their services for free with the belief that everyone deserves to see very best of Antwerp, regardless of travel budgets. Meet your local guide in the heart of Antwerp and dive straight into a discovery of the city’s rich-history. As you wander through picturesque streets and quaint alleyways, listen to your guide share fascinating tales, anecdotes, and legends of Antwerp's colorful past. As you explore, allow yourself to be immersed in the secret stories, urban legends, and hidden mysteries of the city that come to life with every step. Highlights of the tour include Grote Markt, the Vleeshuis, Het Steen (the castle), Zwarte Panther, the Botanical Gardens, Rubenshuis, and more. Throughout the tour, your guide will also share personal tips and recommendations to enhance your stay in Antwerp.

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Antwerp: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

5. Antwerp: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel then embark on a historical exploration of the city center. Visit the bustling Market Square, also known as Grote Markt, nestled in the heart of the city’s old quarter. Admire the square's beautiful and iconic Brabo Fountain and learn about the history of the fountain, which was inaugurated in 1887. Continue the tour onto the stunning Renaissance City Hall and surrounding 16th and 17th century guild houses. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the buildings, which dominate the Antwerp skyline, and listen to your guide share insightful information about them. Walk to the magnificent Our Lady Cathedral next, which houses a collection of art pieces by famous Flemish masters. Wander through the medieval part of the city, Vlaeykensgang, characterized by narrow streets and crooked alleyways, then through Groenplaats Square until you reach the Meir, the most popular shopping street of Antwerp. Pass by The Rubens House, the home and atelier of the baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Finally, the tour ends with a guided visit to the Central Station of Antwerp, a beautiful building constructed at the end of the 19th century.

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Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

6. Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Brussels with a flexible one or two-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to jump on and off when you desire. See sites such as the Charles Rogier Square, Grote Markt, the Grand Place, and many more.  Choose a 1 or 2-day ticket to suit your schedule and start your sightseeing journey. Use your ticket on the blue and red routes and hop off wherever you like. See the sites you want to and spend as much time as you want there at your leisure. Pick a seat in the open-top for panoramic views or in the covered cabin to stay warm. Listen to the recorded commentary about the highlights, sit back, relax, and enjoy unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours. Follow the blue bus route to see the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, and Botanical Garden. This route also passes the Charles Rogier Square, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Church of Our Lady of Laeken, the Royal Castle of Laeken, and Royal Greenhouses. Don't forget to stop off and take pictures at the Atomium, the Magritte Museum, Sainte-Catherine Square, the Manneken-Pis, and the market square to see the Grand Place. As well, explore the outstanding City Hall and the Art Nouveau major townhouses, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Jump on the red route to stop at the Place Royale to see the best viewpoint over Brussels, Mont des Arts. Hop off at the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament, if you like. On this route, you can also see the Coudenberg Palace, the Musical Instruments Museum, the Horta Museum, or the Royal Museums of Art and History.

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What people are saying about Grote Markt, Antwerp

Berem was our guide. He welcomed me in a very friendly way and showed me Antwerp in a very interesting and varied way. I am already looking forward to my next tour with Berem. Thank you very much again.

With Poll as an experienced guide, walking through historic Antwerp is enjoying wonderful stories and historical places. It was a nice 2.5 hour trip.

luc was very entertaining, knowledgeable and humorous. really recommended to get to know the city!

It was a great tour that gave a good introduction to the city. Luc did a great job!

Everything was great. Beren walked us through many areas. Thank you!