Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Antwerp, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 4.8 km
Ascend 50 m
Descend 55 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: Stadspark

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The City Park is a 14 ha park in the center of the Belgian city of Antwerp. It is shaped like a triangle with the base facing south and the top facing north. The park is bordered by the Quinten Matsijslei in the east, the Van Eycklei in the south and the Rubenslei in the west. The City Park takes the place of the former redoubt or lunette Herentals, which was part of the fortress of Antwerp. Remarkable is the bridge built by architect Édouard Keilig between 1867 and 1869 over the pond in the City Park.

Wikipedia: Stadspark (Antwerpen) (NL), Heritage Website

644 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Kapel van het Allerheiligste Sacrament

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The Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament on the Hemelstraat in Antwerp is a 19th-century neo-Gothic chapel built from 1890 to 1892 by architect Ernest Stordiau. Although it was originally built as a women's monastery, it is now used as a priory of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X for Flanders.

Wikipedia: Kapel van het Allerheiligste Sacrament (NL), Website, Website Fr, Heritage Website

1060 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: Schelde Vrij

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Schelde Vrij is a monument on the Marnixplaats in Antwerp. The statue was designed in 1873 by architect Jean-Jacques Winders, in collaboration with the sculptor Louis Dupuis, who made the lions and medallions, Jacques De Braekeleer, who took care of Neptune and Mercury and Frans Floris who created the writing female figure. The monument was completed in 1883.

Wikipedia: Schelde Vrij (NL), Heritage Website

126 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Sint-Walburgiskerk

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The St Walburga Church in Antwerp, Belgium, formerly a parish church, was demolished in 1817.

Wikipedia: St Walburga Church (Antwerp) (EN), Heritage Website

384 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Willem van Oranje en Marnix van Sint-Aldegonde

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The statues of William of Orange and Philip van Marnix van Sint-Aldegonde are located in the garden of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) on the side of the Plaatsnijdersstraat in Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Standbeeld van Willem van Oranje en Filips van Marnix van Sint-Aldegonde (NL)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

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The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium, founded in 1810, that houses a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. This collection is representative of the artistic production and the taste of art enthusiasts in Antwerp, Belgium and the Northern and Southern Netherlands since the 15th century.

Wikipedia: Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (EN), Website

453 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Waterpoort

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Waterpoort Hubert van den Eynde / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Waterpoort is a monumental gate located in the Zuiderdokken, Zuid Antwerp, Belgium. The gate was sculpted by Huibrecht van den Eynde and Johannes van Mildert, and was erected in 1624. It originally served as a water gate on the Scheldt river, as well as an honorary gate to King Philip IV of Spain.

Wikipedia: Waterpoort (Antwerp) (EN), Heritage Website

513 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Sint-Michielskerk

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The Antwerp parish church of St. Michael is located on the Amerikalei on the border of the Zuid-Museum and Brederode districts. It is a three-aisled cruciform basilica with predominantly neo-Romanesque elements, built in the period 1893-97. The church was designed by Frans Van Dijk, who also designed the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Photography. The church is counted among the Monumental Churches in the Diocese of Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Sint-Michiel-en-Sint-Petruskerk (NL), Heritage Website

530 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Justitiepaleis Antwerpen

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Justitiepaleis AntwerpenArend from Oosterhout, Netherlands / CC BY 2.0

The Antwerp Courthouse, often referred to as the Butterfly Palace, is a building in the south of the Belgian city of Antwerp. It is located on Place Bolivar, where the Gare du Midi used to be. The building was designed by Richard Rogers.

Wikipedia: Gerechtsgebouw Antwerpen (NL), Heritage Website

962 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 10: Fotomuseum Antwerpen

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The FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen is a Belgian museum of photography. It is located on the Waalsekaai, opposite the Waterpoort in Antwerp's Zuid-Museum district. The museum manages a collection of approximately 3,000,000 international, historical or contemporary objects and sculptures. She presents changing exhibitions of both current and historical photography as well as photographic equipment, publishes two magazines called .tiff and Extra and provides a public offer with guided tours and workshops. The film activities of Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp were shown in the two cinemas of the Fotomuseum, under the name Cinema Zuid, since 2019 this became Cinema Lumière with a broader programme. In addition, there is also museum café FOMU, a museum shop and a subject-specific library.

Wikipedia: FotoMuseum (Antwerpen) (NL), Url


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