Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in Antwerp, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 13.1 km
Ascend 148 m
Descend 145 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: Rivierenhof

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The Rivierenhof is a provincial domain in the Antwerp district of Deurne, owned and managed by the Province of Antwerp. It covers an area of 132 hectares, making it the largest park in the city of Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Rivierenhof (NL), Website, Heritage Website

865 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Districtshuis Deurne

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Districtshuis Deurne

The District House of Deurne is a building in the district of Deurne in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The building is located on the Maurice Dequeeckerplein. To the south of the district house is the provincial domain Rivierenhof and to the east the Arboretum Rivierenhof.

Wikipedia: Districtshuis van Deurne (NL), Heritage Website

881 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: Sint-Fredeganduskerk

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St. Fredegand's Church is the original parish church of the town of Deurne, which belongs to the municipality of Antwerp, located on the Lakborslei.

Wikipedia: Sint-Fredeganduskerk (NL), Heritage Website

1373 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 4: Sint-Janskerk

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St. John's Church, nicknamed "De Peperbus", is a parish church on the Sint-Jansstraat in Borgerhout. It is a large and imposing neo-Romanesque church in the style of a basilica, built in 1887-1890. The plans are by the architects Hendrik Beyaert and Frans Baeckelmans.

Wikipedia: Sint-Janskerk (Borgerhout) (NL), Heritage Website

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: De Roma

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De Roma, originally Kinema Roma, is an Art Deco cultural centre and performance venue in Borgerhout, Antwerp (Belgium).

Wikipedia: De Roma (EN), Website, Heritage Website

682 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Heilige Familie en Sint-Corneliuskerk

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The Church of the Holy Family and Saint Cornelius is a Roman Catholic cruciform basilica located on Koxplein, in the district of Borgerhout, in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Heilige Familie en Sint-Corneliuskerk (Borgerhout) (NL), Heritage Website

403 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Districtshuis Borgerhout

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Districtshuis Borgerhout

The District House of Borgerhout is the former town hall of Borgerhout, located on the Moorkensplein. Since the merger of Borgerhout with Antwerp in 1983, only the district council has sat there.

Wikipedia: Districtshuis van Borgerhout (NL), Heritage Website

605 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 8: Sint-Dominicuskerk

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Sint-Dominicuskerk Vandevorst, Kris / CC BY 4.0

St. Dominic's Church is a parish church in the city of Antwerp, located at Provinciestraat 112.

Wikipedia: Sint-Dominicuskerk (Antwerpen) (NL), Heritage Website

726 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 9: Queen Elisabeth Hall

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The Queen Elisabeth Hall is a concert and event venue located at the Koningin Astridplein in Antwerp, Belgium. It has a capacity of 2,000 seats and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra is its residential orchestra. The Queen Elisabeth Hall is part of the Elisabeth Center of Antwerp, managed by the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Queen Elisabeth Hall (EN)

327 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Centraal Station

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Centraal StationFred Romero from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

Antwerpen-Centraal railway station is the main railway station in Antwerp, Belgium. It is one of the most important hubs in the country and is one of the four Belgian stations on the high-speed rail network. From 1873 to early 2007, it was a terminal station. The current building, designed by the architect Louis Delacenserie, was constructed between 1895 and 1905. On 23 March 2007, a tunnel with two continuous tracks was opened under part of the city and under the station. The train services are operated by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB).

Wikipedia: Antwerpen-Centraal railway station (EN), Url, Heritage Website

915 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 11: Monument Jan van Beers

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Monument Jan van Beers

Jan van Beers was a Belgian poet born in Antwerp. He is usually referred to as "van Beers the elder" to distinguish him from his son, Jan van Beers (1852–1927), the painter.

Wikipedia: Jan van Beers (poet) (EN), Heritage Website

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Theodoor Verstraete

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Theodoor Verstraete

Theodoor Verstraete, also spelled Theodor Verstraete and Théodore Verstraete was a Belgian Realist painter and printmaker who is known for his landscapes depicting life in the countryside as well as his paintings of the Belgian coastal landscape. He has been called the 'poet of rural life' who depicted the humble life of the people in the countryside with empathy.

Wikipedia: Theodoor Verstraete (EN), Heritage Website

571 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 13: Christus’ Geboortekerk

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Christus’ Geboortekerk Vandevorst, Kris / CC BY 4.0

St. Joseph's Church is an originally Roman Catholic church in Antwerp. It was inaugurated in 1868 and built in neo-Romanesque style to a design by Eugeen Gife. Since 2000 it has been rented by the Russian Orthodox Christ's Nativity parish. The address of the church is Loosplaats 1.

Wikipedia: Sint-Jozefkerk (Antwerpen) (NL), Website, Heritage Website

795 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 14: 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

789 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 15: Plantentuin

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The Botanic Garden of Antwerp, which also carries the name Den Botaniek, is a landscaped botanical garden created in 1825 in the inner city of Antwerp located at the Leopoldstraat, covering an area of slightly less than 1 hectare. Before that the park was, at the end of the 18th century, a plant garden for the Ecole Centrale and then the herb garden and later the vegetable garden of the Sint-Elisabethgasthuis in Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Den Botaniek (EN), Website, Heritage Website

380 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Sint-Joriskerk

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St. George's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Antwerp, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Sint-Joriskerk (Antwerpen) (NL), Heritage Website

622 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 17: Oud Gerechtshof

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The Gerechtshof Britselei is a courthouse on the Britselei in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Gerechtshof Britselei (NL), Heritage Website

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 18: Thomas More Hogeschool

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Thomas More Hogeschool Vandevorst, Kris / CC BY 4.0

The Katholieke Vlaamse Hogeschool is a former Catholic college in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2000 it merged into the Lessius University of Applied Sciences, which later became the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences for professional bachelor's degrees. Since 2013, the academic programmes have been part of KU Leuven.

Wikipedia: Katholieke Vlaamse Hogeschool (NL), Heritage Website

1477 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 19: 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 20: 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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