railtour
+41 (0)31 378 01 01
info@railtoureurope.com
Mon-Fri 10.00–12.00 & 14.00–16.00 (CET)

City Trip Antwerp

A cosmopolitan city with the charm of a village - that's what the Antwerpers call their city. Go on a journey of discovery and find out why.

The romantic, cozy harbor town offers a diverse range of culture, shopping and dining - everything and a little more what it takes for an eventful city break.

The must see of Antwerp

Of course, museums can be found in every metropolis. But Antwerp can boast something very special with the MAS (Museum am Strom). Only the architecture, which is reminiscent of cubes stacked on top of each other, is impressive. Inside, the amazement continues. The topics are varied and full of surprises. More than 500'000 exhibits tell stories about Antwerp, its harbor - the second largest in Europe - the people living here, about life and death and about gods of the upper and lower world with the result that all stories are masterly connected.

From the Groten Markt to the Vlaeykensgang

Typical of the Flemish cities is the big market place in the center. Antwerp is no exception. Surrounded by beautiful buildings, it is a magnet for locals and tourists. The Grote Markt began its history as a "forum" outside the medieval core. The place was first mentioned in 1310 as "Merckt". Around this time first fairs took place here. On the "Merckt" English merchants did business with Italians, Spaniards, traders from the northern German Hanseatic cities, southern German and Flemish. At the end of the 15th century, Antwerp's star finally came to the fore: The city replaced Bruges as the most important trading post in the old Netherlands.

Do you love the hidden, mysterious? Go in search of the entrance to the secret Vlaeykensgang. It was created in 1591 and connects the Hoogstraat, the Oude Koornmarkt and the Pelgrimstraat. You will find the entrance at Oude Koornmarkt 16. If you go through the gate, you will enter another time. In this alley once lived the poorest population of Antwerp and the guild of shoemakers, which was assigned the task of ringing the emergency bell of the cathedral. In this intimate atmosphere you will find good antique shops, art galleries and the exclusive restaurant Sir Anthony Van Dyck. In summer, the alley is also a popular place to listen to the carillon concerts.

The landmark of the city

Of course, a city trip to Antwerp should not miss the city's landmark: the Liebfrauen Cathedral. Almost 170 years was the construction period. When it was finally completed in 1521, it was with 123 tenants height the largest Gothic building in the Netherlands. They are among the lucky ones and after more than 20 years of restoration work they can admire the seven-aisled church in all its architectural splendor. For the greatest eye-catchers, the two works "Cruising Erection" and "Deposition from the Cross" by the painter Peter Paul Rubens provide.

Antwerp – Hotels and Accommodations

Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp
Antwerp | Antwerp - Belgium
3
Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp

1 night in double room with breakfast, per person

from CHF 50.–
 
Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt
Antwerp
4
Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt

1 night in double room with breakfast, per person

from CHF 77.–
 
Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station
Antwerp
3
Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station

1 night in double room with breakfast, per person

from CHF 99.–
 

Antwerp – Our personally audited hotels and accommodations in


railtour Staedtereisen railtour Aktivferien railtour Gruppenreisen railtour Bahnerlebnisse railtour Freizeitparks railtour Wellness railtour Ferien Am Meer railtour _Rundreisen railtour WhatsApp railtour Facebook railtour Twitter railtour GooglePlus railtour Instagram railtour Bahn Hotel railtour Hotel railtour Flug Hotel