Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Antwerp, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 4.5 km
Ascend 39 m
Descend 38 m

Experience Antwerp in Belgium in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in AntwerpIndividual Sights in Antwerp

Sight 1: Sint-Amanduskerk

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St. Amandus' Church is a church in the north of the Belgian city of Antwerp. The church is dedicated to Saint Amandus.

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

1291 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Hessenhuis

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The Hessenhuis is a historic building in the north of Antwerp, on the Hessenplein of the same name, the Oude Leeuwenrui, the Starch and Falconrui, and Hessenbrug, which connects to the Paardenmarkt. Today, it houses an exhibition hall and a gay café.

Wikipedia: Hessenhuis (NL), Heritage Website

371 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Stadsarchief Sint-Felix pakhuis

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The Stapelhuis Sint-Felix, now called Felixpakhuis, is a monumental warehouse from 1858, on Godefriduskaai no. 30 in Antwerp, with a central passage to the Oudeleeuwenrui. Since 2006, the Antwerp City Archives Felix Archive has been located in the building. It is located on the Willemdok, opposite the MAS or the Museum on the Stroom, in the 't Eilandje district.

Wikipedia: Stapelhuis Sint-Felix (NL), Heritage Website

790 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Het Letterenhuis

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Het Letterenhuis

The Letterenhuis is a Belgian non-profit organization located in Antwerp. The Letterenhuis collects and archives information of Flemish artists, musicians, and writers, as well as portraits concerning Flemish culture as from 1750. The Letterenhuis fulfills two tasks: on the one hand it is an archiving and documentation centre and on the other hand it is a museum. The most interesting part of its collection are the manuscripts of famous Belgian authors like Hendrik Conscience, Willem Elsschot and the contemporary writer Tom Lanoye. In 2012 the Letterenhuis featured a theme exhibition about Louis Paul Boon to honor his one hundredth birth year.

Wikipedia: Letterenhuis (EN), Website, Heritage Website

384 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Pauluskerk

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St. Paul's Church is a Roman Catholic church located at the Veemarkt in Antwerp, Belgium. Its exterior is mainly Gothic with a Baroque tower while the interior is characterised by its rich Baroque decoration. It holds paintings by Antwerp's leading artists Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens as well as abundant sculpture and church furniture crafted by leading Antwerp sculptors such as Artus Quellinus the Elder, Pieter Verbrugghen I, Jan Pieter van Baurscheit de Elder, Jan Claudius de Cock and Andries Colyns de Nole. Of particular note is the Calvary outside the Church which is made up of 63 life-size statues and nine reliefs executed in a popular and theatrical style.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Church, Antwerp (EN), Heritage Website

551 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Butcher's Hall

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Museum Vleeshuis in Antwerp is a monumental former guildhall located on the Vleeshouwerstraat between the Drie Hespenstraat and the Repenstraat. The building dates from the beginning of the sixteenth century. Since 1913, it has been a museum for applied arts, including musical instruments. Since 2006, it has been dedicated to 800 years of musical life in Antwerp and the Low Countries.

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

251 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Lange Wapper

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Lange Wapper is a Flemish folkloric character. He is a legendary giant and trickster whose folk tales were told especially in the city of Antwerp and its neighbouring towns, but similar tales are also prominent in other Flemish cities.

Wikipedia: Lange Wapper (EN)

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Het Steen

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Het Steen is a medieval fortress in the old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium, one of Europe's biggest ports. The surviving structure was built between 1200 and 1225 as a gateway to a larger castle of the Dukes of Brabant which was demolished in the 19th century. As the first stone fortification of Antwerp, Het Steen is Antwerp's oldest building and used to be part of its oldest urban centre. The words "Het Steen", translated from Dutch mean "the rock" in English, although that is not the equivalent etymological meaning.

Wikipedia: Het Steen (EN), Url, Heritage Website

831 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 9: Sint-Annatunnel

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The Sint-Anna Tunnel is a pedestrian and bicycle tunnel under the Scheldt in the city of Antwerp. Construction of the St. Anne's Tunnel began in 1931 and the tunnel was opened in 1933.

Wikipedia: Sint-Annatunnel (NL), Url, Heritage Website


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