This free tour of Antwerp will let you in on all the secrets of one of Belgium's most historic cities - known as the city of giants!
Antwerp Free Tour
The free tour meets in the Grote Markt ("Great Market Square"), the town hall square - the perfect place to begin our journey into the riches and history of Flanders' largest and richest town. This square is a perfectly preserved demonstration of the city's 'golden era' in the sixteenth century - when the city was a place of immense riches and international importance, and has been called "the centre of the entire international economy" of the time.
The tour will lead you around the most emblematic monuments in the city, including Het Steen (the medieval fortress that once lent strength to the grand port so vital to the Antwerp economy) the St. Charles Borromeo Church, (known for its decoration painted by Dutch master Rubens), and the Boerentoren (the "Farmer's Tower"; officially the KBC Tower and a symbol of the more modern side of Antwerp, as well as being one of Europe's first skyscrapers).
And you'll see the house of legendary artist Rubens, learning about his links with the city, as well as taking a trip back in time, wandering the Vlaeykensgang (almost untouched since the sixteenth century). And by the time the tour finishes, you'll feel right at home in the diamond capital of the world!
This tour is not available for groups of more than six. If you are a group of more than six, we recommend that you book a private tour of Antwerp.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Brochure with a map and discounts.
Hotel pick up.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Antwerp).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Grote Markt (Market Square)
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.