What to visit in Antwerpen

There are many places to go and to see in Antwerpen, its a beautiful city with rich history. Here you can find some information and links to the popular destinations and museums.

Museums in Antwerpen


Rubenshuis – The Rubens House is one of the most renowned artist’s residences worldwide. It has a lot to offer. Besides the permanent presentation, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, there is also the building, its amazing collection…

Chocolate nation (kids friendly) Just like you, we believe that you cannot find more delicious chocolate anywhere in the world than here in Belgium.

Museum Plantin-Moretus – Walk inside the printing office and house of the Plantin-Moretus family as if you were a friend of theirs visiting 400 years ago.

Museum De Reede – Museum De Reede boasts a collection of 150 works by three of the greatest engravers of all time: Francisco Goya, Félicien Rops and Edvard Munch.

MAS |Museum aan de Stroom – The MAS is a catalyst for the entire neighbourhood. Its modus operandi extends to every corner of the city and it attracts people from far beyond Antwerp.

DIVA | Antwerp Home of Diamonds – DIVA. Antwerp House of Diamonds is located in the historical heart of Antwerp. In a neighbourhood that goldsmiths, jewellery and diamond dealers have called home since the sixteenth century. 

Cinema in Antwerpen- Kinepolis

ZOO van Antwerpen (kids friendly)

Antwerp ZOO is located in the heart of the City; a stone’s throw from the Central Station.
Accessibility is therefore no problem! Is situated next to the Central Station!


Steen Castle

The ancient monument Het Steen is undergoing a substantial renovation. Het Steen will be the gateway to Antwerp in 2020 and familiarise visitors with the past, present and future of this attraction. In the meantime stroll past the building, take lovely photos and discover what’s in store for the building at the information stand.

Grote Markt

Grote Markt originally was a forum or square just outside the medieval residential quarter. In 1220 Duke Henry I of Brabant (1165-1235) donated this community land to the city. The name Merckt was used for the first time in 1310.

Historical City Walk for individuals

Good to know:  Purchase your tickets in advance. The number of participants is limited. On the day of the walk you can only purchase tickets at Grote Markt 13, if there are still places available, price 10 euro per ticket.  

Yummy yummy Walking trail

Walking trail: Grote Markt – Vleeshuis – Steen – Vlaeykensgang – Korte Gasthuisstraat.  Good to know: The trail and the endpoint depend on the agreements made that day with the shops and pubs.

Baroque electrifies

When: Every day from June the 1st 2018.  Order conditions: This walk can be booked online up to 14 days prior to the visit, when available.

The Antwerp Canals [Ruien]

Below the city the secrets flow
The sewers, otherwise known as De Ruien, are a shadow of the rich history above ground. Sewers, streams and fortifications have crisscrossed Antwerp ever since the Middle Ages. GUIDED GROUP WALK – FROM 10 YEARS / TRIP BY BOAT -FROM 3 YEARS

Comics Station (kids friendly)

Comics Station Antwerp is an indoor park based on Belgian comic strip heroes. The list of popular, and often world famous, Belgian cartoon characters, like The Smurfs, Robbedoes, Lucky Luke, De Rode Ridder (The Red Knight) and Suske en Wiske[1], is impressive.

Comics Station Antwerp takes you to the world of our Belgian cartoon characters. The park is divided into six zones, each dedicated to a popular character: Lucky Luke, The Kiekeboes, Jommeke, Suske en Wiske, Urbanus and The Smurfs. It also comprises a reading corner, a creative corner, a theatre and a cinema. 

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