South Side Walking Tour, Antwerp

Visit Antwerp’s South Side and see Waterpoort, built in honor of King Filip IV. Visit Sint-Walburgiskerk, the place used by Rubens in many of his works. The Royal Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Modern Art are great places to see the development of art in the region.
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Guide Name: South Side Walking Tour
Guide Location: Belgium » Antwerp (See other walking tours in Antwerp)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: mary
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Hollandse Synagoge

1) Hollandse Synagoge

Standing poignantly and blending in perfect harmony with its backdrop of mighty Gothic cathedrals and ornate churches is the Hollandse Synangoge. Boasting an ornate Moorish architecture, the synagogue is a must visit when in Antwerp.

The Hollandse Synagoge or the Dutch Synagogue, also known as the Synagogue Shomré Hadas, was the first large synagogue to be built in Antwerp. According to historical records, Antwerp had a thriving Jewish population ever since the early 13th century. Although...   view more
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Five Continents

2) Five Continents

Antwerp is truly the haven for those who love to spend hours admiring architecture, where one can not only browse through numerous stylized building reflecting distinct styles but also learn to become a clever critic. Another popular name among the architecturally rich neighborhood that adds character to the city’s skyline is the Five Continents. Just a stone throw away from the famous Main Synagogue in Bouwmeesterstraat, the Five Continents is an interesting complex consisting of four houses...   view more
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Royal Museum of Fine Art

3) Royal Museum of Fine Art (must see)

Located in the Zuid District of Antwerp is one of the most splendid buildings of the city, the Royal Museum of Fine Art. Home to a grand collection of some of the finest works of Flemish painters, if you love visiting Museum, this one should definitely make it to your list of places worth seeing in Antwerp. Home to the finest collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other forms of art, from the Flemish Golden Era, the Museum exhibits artists like Boetius à Bolswert, Frans Floris, Jan...   view more
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Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp

4) Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp (must see)

From the era of celebrating Flemish Baroque painters to appreciating contemporary modern art in different media, one can witness the progression of art through the ages in Antwerp. And if you are an art fanatic, look no further, Antwerp has something for every art lover.

The Museum of Modern Art is a much celebrated and cherished museum in Antwerp. Founded in 1985, the Museum is housed in an old granary that was redesigned by Michel Grandsard. Noted for providing a platform for upcoming and...   view more
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Waterpoort

5) Waterpoort

The Waterpoort or the Water Gate, also known as the Walking Gate is an elegant 15th century arch that stands in the Gillisplaats square in the southern neighborhood of Antwerp. Designed by P.P. Rubens, the construction of the gate was commissioned by the Spanish in honor of King Phillip IV.

Originally known as the Porta Regia, the role of the Waterpoort changed constantly throughout history. From serving as a part of the city’s defense wall to standing as an elegant memento of the city’s...   view more
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New Palace of Justice

6) New Palace of Justice

During the 1980s, in order to improve the efficiency of the judicial offices in the city of Antwerp, the Ministry of Justice took a decision to centralize them. In the year 1990, the site of a former railway station called the Zuidstation, which was razed over 25 years ago, was selected as the home for the New Palace of Justice. The design submitted by Richard Rogers firm was approved in 1999 and construction began in 2001.

The New Palace consists of 6 large courthouses and 26 other smaller...   view more

Walking Tours in Antwerp, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Antwerp

Create Your Own Walk in Antwerp

Creating your own self-guided walk in Antwerp is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife Tour in Antwerp

Nightlife Tour in Antwerp

Antwerp has many great attractions for nightlife entertainment, including Café De Muze and Paeters Vaetje. Take this tour to explore some of Antwerp's best nightspots and discover the local culture firsthand.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Shopping Tour of Antwerp

Shopping Tour of Antwerp

Antwerp is the best place in Europe to shop for diamonds. Visit the famous Diamond District, or Diamondland, the most beautiful diamond center in the city. Antiquity lovers can find a lot of interesting items on Kloosterstraat. Admire the beauty of Asian markets and restaurants in Antwerp's Chinatown. Follow this unforgettable tour, shop the best stores and have fun!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The diamond capital of Europe, Antwerp is a port city on the River Scheldt in Belgium that is otherwise famous for its Flemish Renaissance architecture and close association with the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. All these and other historical facts are duly reflected in this orientation walk, featuring, among other attractions, the landmark Grote Markt in the Old Town, 17th-century Rubens House Museum, Plantin-Moretus Museum and many more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Antwerp Daily Life Tour

Antwerp Daily Life Tour

Antwerp has many attractions that are popular among locals, including sports venues, theaters, parks and shopping centers. Visit Dageraadplaats and see its amazing artificial starry sky. Walk Cogels Osyei and see the pride of the city, its Art Nouveau architecture, and be sure to visit Meir, the city’s famous shopping street, to find a great bargain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Religious Sites of Antwerp

Religious Sites of Antwerp

Admire the unforgettable works of Peter Paul Rubens, Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos at the Cathedral of Our Lady. Feel the spirit of antiquity at Beguinage of Antwerp. Listen to the music of the 18th century organ at St. James' Church and see the 18th century Baroque altar and the pulpit of Jan-Baptist Van Hool and Jan-Frans Van Geel at St. Andrew’s Church.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Old City of Antwerp Tour II

Old City of Antwerp Tour II

Visit Pierre Bruno Bourla’s most famous work, the Royal Theater, and witness its extraordinary 19th century architecture. Take a walk in the peaceful oasis of the Botanic Gardens and be sure to see the remarkable Rubens house and admire his famous masterpieces.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km