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Activities in Antwerp

Antwerp Mysteries and Legends Free Tour

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Discover the fascinating secrets and mysteries from Antwerp with this night tour around the picturesque central streets of the Flemish city.

Discover the fascinating secrets and mysteries from Antwerp with this night tour around the picturesque central streets of the Flemish city.

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.


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.
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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.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


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?

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.


Wheelchair accessible.


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.

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Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.


Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Grote Markt Square (Brabo Fountain)

MAS Museum

Where does the activity end?

MAS Museum