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Antwerp Mysteries and Legends Free Tour
Activities in Antwerp

Antwerp Mysteries and Legends Free Tour

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Excellent tour and explanations from the Ale guide to take interesting details from Antwerp, highly recommended.
10 Gustavo Pintos
  • Free
  • English English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Discover the fascinating secrets and mysteries from Antwerp with this night tour around the picturesque central streets of the Flemish city. Best of all, it's completely free!

Antwerp Mysteries and Legends Free Tour

The bells of Antwerp Cathedral ring out loud every evening at 8 pm on the dot. That's when we will meet up in the Grote Markt Square to begin our discovery of the mysteries and legends of the famous Flemish city. Standing in front of the elegant facade of the City Hall, you will see a statue of a mythical Roman soldier named Silvius Brabo. You will hear the fascinating story behind why he is throwing a giant's hand towards the river. On the front of the council building, you will spot a huge shield with the emblem of Spain while you learn about the strong connection the Spanish monarchy has with Belgium.

Our free night tour of mysteries and legends of Antwerp continues in the grounds of the Cathedral of Our Lady. Standing under the grand bell tower, you will hear a spooky true event that happened in this very spot. You will also explore the city's red light district where you will learn not only about the lascivious tales of Antwerp but also anecdotes about some of its most lecherous inhabitants.

Following the path along the banks of the river Scheldt, we will arrive at the MAS Museum aan de Stroom (Museum by the River). This state-of-the-art building is one of the city's architectural icons, and from its wonderful rooftop terrace, you will enjoy spectacular views of the port of Antwerp.

At 9:30 pm, we'll conclude the free tour at the MAS Museum and you'll be given a coupon for a free Belgian beer at a pub in Antwerp.

Groups

We do not accept reservations for groups of more than 6 people. If you a part of a larger group, you should book our private tour of Antwerp.

Important information

  • We will not enter any museum or monument which requires payment, however, we will visit their exterior grounds.
  • Alcoholic drinks will only be given to over 18-year-olds.

Covid-19 Measures

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.

Price

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.

More Information

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide specialized in the history of Antwerp.

Coupon for a free beer in a local pub.

Not included

Food and additional drinks.

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).

Ticket

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.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most areas are accessible).

Free!

Meeting point

Grote Markt Square.

Cancellations

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.