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.
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.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
Brochure with a map and discounts.
Hotel pick up.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Brabo Statue, Grote Markt (Market Square)