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Groenplaats: Our most recommended tours and activities

Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

1. Antwerp: 2 hour Highlights Walking Tour

See the historical sights of Antwerp on a guided walking tour in English or Dutch, and marvel at the main monuments of the main square of Groenplaats, such as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal cathedral and statue of the artist Rubens. Venture down small alleys to find charming courtyards and Gothic churches, along with the remains of the ancient stone walls and beautiful city hall on the impressive Grote Markt (Great Market Square). Hear how the Vikings, Napoleon Bonaparte, and medieval guildsmen have all played a part in shaping the city.

Antwerp: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

2. Antwerp: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Discover the highlights of Antwerp with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles as you spot sights such as Antwerpen-Centraal Train Station and guild houses in Grote Markt Square.  After downloading the app on your mobile device (instructions received after booking), set out on foot to find 10 of the most important attractions in the city. Go at your own pace and feel free to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. As you walk, uncover clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. You'll learn local facts and uncover an exciting puzzle at the exterior of each attraction. The tour route includes Antwerpen Centraal, St. James' Church, St. Charles Borromeo Church, the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Groenplaats, the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Het Steen, Museum Vleeshuis, Antwerp City Hall, and the Grote Markt, where the tour ends.

Antwerp Beer Tasting Tour

3. Antwerp Beer Tasting Tour

It’s no coincidence that new beers frequently crop up for tasting here as Antwerp is, after all, the best beer destination – and beer is also gaining popularity worldwide. Beers like Bosbier, Korsakov, Gageleer, Kamil, ’t Lekske, IQ, Cabardouche, De Hopjutters, and Seefbier – to name a few – were recently launched in Antwerp. Yes, beer is trendy – and trending. In addition to all the new beers, attention is once again being paid to beers that have been undeservedly ignored. For example, Saison Dupont. Today everyone knows it, but 5 years ago it was unknown, even though the brewery has existed for four generations. The beer trend ensures that niche beers with a very distinct flavor are able to capture a place on the beer menu. More and more ultra-hoppy beers and heavy stouts are emerging. Until recently, stout was as good as dead. Now it’s back and in different variants, with alcohol percentages ranging from a mild four to a sturdy twelve percent. Your expert beer guide will further unravel the secrets of beer with you, by taking you on a beer and Genever gin tasting experience, paired with local snacks like Belgian cheeses, frites with mayonnaise, and other taste delights.

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What people are saying about Groenplaats

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Op een koud maar heerlijk zonnige zaterdag zijn we om 10:30 uur gestart aan onze stadswandeling door Antwerpen. Onze gids Ari heeft ons met veel humor en kennis door de bezienswaardigheden van de stad geleid. Wij waren met een groepje van 4 en er waren 6 andere mensen aanwezig, een mooi overzichtelijk groepje. Een echte aanrader!

End of September. Almost private tour. Only 3 people. We were served at our beck and call and were allowed to introduce our own interests. Great guide. Seen a lot, expert explanation.

With Poll as an experienced guide, walking through historic Antwerp is enjoying wonderful stories and historical places. It was a nice 2.5 hour trip.

Saturday 10/10/20 historic walk through Antwerp. Our guide (Poll) was fantastic! Very pleasant, enthusiastic person. I recommend it to everyone !!

We explored the city beautifully. We worked our minds in a pleasant way. Highly recommended