Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Antwerp, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 4.8 km
Ascend 48 m
Descend 47 m

Explore Antwerp in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in AntwerpIndividual Sights in Antwerp

Sight 1: Sint-Jan Maria Vianneykerk

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Sint-Jan Maria Vianneykerk Vlaamse Gemeenschap / CC BY 4.0

The old parish church of Sint-Jan Maria Vianney is a former parish church in the municipality of Antwerp, located at Boomstesteenweg 333. It was designed by Simon Van Craen. It is an austere brick hall church without a tower, with a pre-built portal and a cross on the gable.

Wikipedia: Oude parochiekerk Sint-Jan Maria Vianney (NL), Heritage Website

821 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Fort 7

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Fort 7 is a fort located in Wilrijk and part of the Brialmont belt built under Henri Alexis Brialmont. Construction began in 1859 and was completed in 1864. The fort is built with beautiful masonry and decorations in natural stone. It also has some original brick and concrete hollow beams.

Wikipedia: Fort 7 (NL), Heritage Website

1373 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 3: Schoonselhof

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Schoonselhof Cemetery is located in Hoboken, Antwerp, a suburb of Antwerp, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Schoonselhof cemetery (EN), Website, Heritage Website

385 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Lode Baekelmans

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Lode Baekelmans

Ludovicus Henricus (Lode) Baekelmans was a Belgian naturalist writer.

Wikipedia: Lode Baekelmans (NL)

0 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Baron Isidoor Opsomer

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Baron Isidoor Opsomer OnbekendUnknown author / CC BY-SA 4.0

Isidore Edmond Henri, Baron Opsomer, also known as Isidoor Opsomer, was a Flemish painter. He was a realistic and post-impressionist painter of portraits, cityscapes, landscapes, and still lifes. He was also active as an etcher and lithographer.

Wikipedia: Isidore Opsomer (NL)

18 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Jos van Eynde

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Theophile Joris (Jos) Van Eynde was a Belgian politician for the BSP.

Wikipedia: Jos Van Eynde (NL)

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Jef van Hoof

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Jef van Hoof

Jef Van Hoof was a Belgian composer and conductor with a Flemish ethnic background. After World War I, he was sentenced to eight months in prison for collaborating with the German occupiers.

Wikipedia: Jef van Hoof (EN)

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Pol de Mont

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Pol de Mont

Charles Polydore de Mont or Pol de Mont was a Belgian writer and poet.

Wikipedia: Charles Polydore de Mont (EN), Mapillary

7 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Gerard Walschap

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Gerard Walschap

Jacob Lodewijk Gerard, Baron Walschap, was a Belgian writer.

Wikipedia: Gerard Walschap (EN), Mapillary

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Hendrik Conscience

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Hendrik Conscience

Henri (Hendrik) Conscience was a Belgian author. He is considered the pioneer of Dutch-language literature in Flanders, writing at a time when Belgium was dominated by the French language among the upper classes, in literature and government. Conscience fought as a Belgian revolutionary in 1830 and was a notable writer in the Romanticist style popular in the early 19th century. He is best known for his romantic nationalist novel, The Lion of Flanders (1838), inspired by the victory of a Flemish peasant militia over French knights at the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs during the Franco-Flemish War.

Wikipedia: Hendrik Conscience (EN)

1990 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 11: Fort 8

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Fort 8 is a fort located in Hoboken and part of the Brialmont belt built under Henri Alexis Brialmont. The fort occupies almost the entire southern side of Hoboken. It is one of the most authentic and best preserved Brialmont forts because it was never reinforced or modernized with concrete.

Wikipedia: Fort 8 (NL), Heritage Website


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