Antwerp City

Things To do and See in Antwerp Belgium

What are the things to do when you have one day or a weekend in Antwerp city? Here we compiled a list of top 10 attractions in Antwerp.

Antwerp Top 3

Antwerp City Hall is not a replica, as many houses on the Grote Markt - it's the original renaissance building. Only 10 years after completion it was burned to the ground in 1576 during the Spanish Fury. It was rebuilt three years later.

Antwerp Central Station is the most famous Antwerp building and is often referred to as the Rail Road Cathedral of Antwerp. When you arrive in Antwerp by train, you’ve already done one of the main top 10 attractions in the city.

Organized Antwerp tours are a great way to get to know Antwerpen - especially if you don't have the time to plan all the details yourself.

Antwerp For Kids

  • The Antwerp Zoo is almost 170 years old.  It is a not too be missed part of a visit to Antwerp, especially but not only if one is visiting with children.
  • Seven watery and underwater words await visitors at Aquatopia: Rainforests, swamp, mangrove, coral reefs oceans including a lab and submarine.

Churches & Religious Sites

Churches are prime example of the building style in the Middle Ages -  and many towers still dominate the skylines of Belgian cities.

  1. The most impressive example of the Gothic style is Antwerp's monumental the Antwerp Cathedral of our Lady.
  2. Antwerp Rubens Church / St. Carolus Borromeus Church - Ruben's Church. Rubens painted for it and designed its sculptural decoration.
  3. The Beguinage (Begijnhof), in between the central station and the old town.

Museums in Antwerp

TIP: Get the Antwerp City Card (previously the Antwerp Museum Card) gives you free access to all the museums and churches in Antwerp for 48 hours.

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