Discover Antwerp with a local

Visit the historic centre with an Antwerp girl

Antwerp has been around for 1200 years. In 2 hours we discover the rich history of this city through 5 buildings that were important to the city. We walk along the Steen, the oldest building in Antwerp, to the Boerentoren, the first skyscraper in Europe.

Rubens walk

The world of Rubens

The versatile artist Rubens is world famous. He has lived and worked in Antwerp for most of his life. While walking you discover his life and that of his contemporaries. You can put together a guided tour for 2 hours or a whole day.

Thirsty!

beer, water and elixir

Everyone drinks. For centuries. There are, however, differences as to what people drank the most. And what was socially accepted. Beer was one of the only affordable and healthiest drinks in the Middle Ages. Everyone drank it, even babies. But then exotic drinks came on the market. Discover the history of the drink through an old port area, the Cadix district.

Baroque Taste

What did people eat and drink at the time of Rubens?

During the baroque period, many new flavors came from the other side of the world. How did the people of Antwerp react to this? How did they prepare everything? Discover it during a walk through the historic center of the Scheldt city.

Central Station Antwerp

one of the most beautiful stations in the world

The railway building on Astridplein has been voted the most beautiful station in Europe. Discover why this title is worth it in this 2-hour tour. Not only the old part is discussed, you will also see the latest innovations.

Architecture tours in Antwerp

The following tours focus on the architecture of Antwerp. If you are interested, you will be redirected to the other website, archixplore.

Concrete in northern Antwerp

From the MAS to the Port House

A classic: from the Museum at the Stream to the new office building for the port, the Port House. If possible, the buildings will be entered. There is also a lot to see along the way, from a concrete ship to a brewery in an old pump house.

The big 5

Discover Antwerp through 5 buildings

Antwerp has been around for 1200 years. In 2 hours we discover the rich history of this city through 5 buildings that were important to the city. We walk along the Steen, the oldest building in Antwerp, to the Farmers Tower, the first skyscraper in Europe.

South to New

new squares and new neighborhoods

We start this tour at the Law Courts, the gateway to the south. We discover more about the 19th century district and the very newest part: New South. We end up at the muted southern docks, there was once plenty of port activity here, now it’s a lively museum district.

Warehouses & Greenery

From the Eilandje to Park Spoor Noord

During this tour we start at the urban development pavilion under the MAS, with some explanation how the city and this neighborhood grew and were developed. The warehouses in the neighborhood tell stories about the old port. After we have crossed the Leien (maybe with a special bridge?) we arrive at a completely different terrain. Contemporary architecture is combined with greenery and hiking trails.