Things to do in Antwerp
Also, no itinerary of Attractions in Belgium is complete with out checking out at least some of Antwerp's Landmarks.
Things to do: Tours
Old fashioned coach drawn by 2 Brabant horses. Does a 40 minute tour of the old city center
Various pleasant and affordable boat trips along Antwerp's waterways are an ideal way of getting a view of Antwerp from the river Scheldt.
The Pancake Boat (pannenkoekenboot) is a bit hit with kids
Hourly departures from the Steenplein at 12, 13:30, 15 and 16:30.
Adults: 11.50 €
Antwerp by Bike
In August and September, 'Antwerp by Bike' helps you discover the hidden gems in the green outskirts around the city.
Antwerp by bike is organized by 8 city guiding students. They try to avoid the routes everyone has already taken so instead of the city centre, they take the participants on a tour to enjoy the romantic Scheldt waterfront, the classy 'Zurenborg' area, and the contrasts between the modern Spoor Noord parc, and the old Rivierenhof.
People who want to join are welcome every Saturday and Sunday through August and September, at 1h45pm at the 'Steenplein'. Compared with equivalent tours in other cities, Antwerp by Bike is very cheap: only 12 pp, bike included. If you bring your own bike, you can join for just 5 euro. People can just show at the starting time, no reservation requiered. All the information can be found on Antwerp By Bike
Open to public only since 2004 it's not for everyone. You can now go underground and visit 2 km of natural ditches connected with the river that would fill up during high tide and become empty during low tide.
The adventure will start with a short underground boat ride. The next 2 hours will be a bit smelly, dark and damp. You walk in some questionable slimy mud - only up to your ankles (in good weather). The guide is in constant contact with their operating center. In case of heavy rain the water might raise 20 – 30 centimeters and you will be making a quick exit.
Things to do Museums
If you are into culture Antwerp has some world class Museums
Click for must see Antwerp Museums
If you have several Museums on your itinerary check out the Antwerp Museum Card
Things to do with kids
If you are not into guided tours and prefer to go at your own pace - let me share with you some of our favorite walks. For more options try Antwerp Tours & Walks
Let me introduce you to my favorite walk - The Southern Walk – 2 hours . I’ve done it many times with friends and out of town visitors. I have had time to make small alternations based on the positive feedback I received over the years. This walk includes Top 10 of Antwerp, like the Fine Arts Museum, but it’s more focused on more subtle highlights.
One of the most easily overlooked Antwerp, Belgium attractions are the St. Anna Tunnel and the left bank. Not on the typical sightseeing itinerary. This 572 meter unique pedestrian passageway was built underneath the Scheldt in 1931-1933 to link the old centre with the left bank (Linkeroever).
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