Why is Antwerp called the city of giants? Why is the hand the symbol of the city? How did Antwerp come to be the richest city in the 16th century in Europe and what are the reasons for its decline? For the answers to these questions and many more, come join our daily Legends of Antwerp Free Walking Tour! On this tour, you’ll explore the historic centre with a local guide and get to know the history behind the rise and fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age, mixed in with some old legends that have been around for hundreds of years. We’ll also give you loads of discounts and tips on the ‘must do’s’ of today’s Antwerp, as well as a free beer in a local pub.
When: Every day at 11.30 AM (Please note that our tours don’t run in November, January and February)
Meeting point: in front of the statue on the main square of Antwerp (in front of the City Hall). You will recognize us by our red vest and red umbrella
Duration: 2h – Language: English
Places we visit: Market square, Stone castle, Butcher’s Hall, St. Charles Borromeo church, Old Bourse, Farmer’s tower, Meir, Rubens house, Fashion nation, Friday market, museum Plantin-Moretus, Vlaeykensgang, Cathedral of Our Lady
Price: free (donation-based)
You can just show up in time at the meeting point and cruise along, or if you want to secure your spot you can already reserve your spot on the tour here