Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #8 in Antwerp, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 6.9 km
Ascend 79 m
Descend 82 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: Zoo Antwerpen

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ZOO Antwerp is a zoo that belongs to the KMDA. The zoo was opened on July 21, 1843 and is therefore the oldest zoo in Belgium and one of the oldest zoos in the world. The Zoo is located right next to the Antwerp-Central station on Koningin Astridplein in Antwerp. This zoo is also popularly called 'De Zoo' or 'De Zoologie'. In 2014, 425 species found shelter in the Zoo.

Wikipedia: Zoo van Antwerpen (NL), Website

1110 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 2: 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

605 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: 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

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Mala Zimetbaum

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Mala Zimetbaum

Malka Zimetbaum, also known as "Mala" Zimetbaum or "Mala the Belgian", was a Belgian woman of Polish Jewish descent, known for her escape from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. She is also remembered for her lifesaving acts in favor of other prisoners during her captivity at Auschwitz and for the resistance she displayed at her execution following her being recaptured, when she tried committing suicide before the guards were able to execute her, then slapped the guard who tried to stop her, before eventually being killed. She was the first woman to escape from Auschwitz.

Wikipedia: Mala Zimetbaum (EN)

199 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: 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

682 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: 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

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: 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

1912 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 8: 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

865 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 9: 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

882 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 10: Herentalse Vaart

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The Herentalse Vaart is a seven -kilometer canal in the Belgian province of Antwerp. It was dug between 1486 and 1491 after the approval of Charlemagne. In 1932 the majority of it was filled in.

Wikipedia: Herentalse Vaart (NL), Heritage Website


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