Why is Antwerp called the city of giants? Why is the hand the symbol of the city? How did Antwerp come to be the richest city in the 16th century in Europe and what are the reasons for its decline? For the answers to these questions and many more, come join our Legends of Antwerp Walking Tour!On our legendary tour, you’ll explore the historic centre with a professional guide and get to know the history behind the rise and fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age, mixed in with some old legends that have been around for hundreds of years. We start the tour from the Grote Markt square and from there we take you to the Stone castle, Butcher’s Hall, St. Charles Borromeo church, Farmer’s tower, Meir, Rubens house, Fashion nation, Friday market, museum Plantin-Moretus, Vlaeykensgang and the Cathedral of Our Lady. We’ll also give you loads of tips on the ‘must do’s’ of today’s Antwerp. If you want to get the real taste of Antwerp, don't miss this tour!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Grote Markt, Antwerp, Antwerp ProvinceWhy is Antwerp called the city of giants? Why is the hand the symbol of the city? How did Antwerp come to be the richest city in the 16th century in Europe and what are the reasons for its decline? We'll give you a full introduction about the city of Antwerp on the beautiful main square.Pass By: Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Antwerp, Antwerp ProvincePassing by the Farmers tower and the Meir shopping street, we take you to the Rubens museum, where the most famous painter of Antwerp lived and worked his whole life.Pass By: Vrijdagmarkt, Antwerp, Antwerp ProvinceAfter passing by the fashion quarter and the fashion district, we stop in front of the Plantijn-Moretus museum, the place where industrial printing was born.Pass By: Groenplaats, Antwerp, Antwerp ProvinceAfter passing through the Vlaeykensgang, the only medieval street that's left in the city, we end the tour in front of the majestic Cathedral of Antwerp.