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Antwerp by Day: Activities

Antwerp Zoo
Place type: Animal zoo
Koningin Astridplein 26, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Antwerp Zoo is a zoo in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium, located next to the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station. It is the oldest animal park in the country, and one of the oldest in the world, established on 21 July 1843.

  • Walking dist: 5 min
  • Price: Medium
De Koninck - Antwerp City Brewery
Place type: Beer culture
Mechelsesteenweg 291, 2018 Antwerpen

Modern brewery with interactive self-guided tours, tastings and a bar with terrace. Learn more about the history of Belgian beer and the craft around it.

  • Walking dist: 12 min
  • Price: Low
Place type: Historical activity
Wapper 9-11 2000 Antwerpen

Visit the beautiful city palace of world famous artist Peter Paul Rubens. In the heart of Antwerp is the home of Peter Paul Rubens, the world-famous Baroque painter of the 16th and 17th centuries. For four hundred years, he and his work have been a source of inspiration and a reference. And most of his work originated in this house. Nowhere else in the world can you experience Rubens' work as authentically as here.

  • Walking dist: 10 min
  • Price: Medium
Place type: TRENDY musuem
Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen

The MAS is without doubt one of the most beautiful design buildings in Antwerp. It is located in the hip neighborhood 't Eilandje in Antwerp-North. Tip: In this neighborhood you will find many nice restaurants and bars. At 62 meters high, the sleek orange building towers above the rest of the buildings in the area. You have a beautiful view of the city from the roof (which can be visited for free). In the museum itself there are rooms on every floor with constantly changing exhibitions. The exhibits, great decor and design make it a pleasure to visit the MAS.

  • Walking dist: 5 min
  • Price: Low
De Kraakfabriek RoomEscape
Place type: Group activity
Tavernierkaai 5 2000 Antwerpen

A mysterious room full of challenges that will send you tumbling from one unexpected situation to another. Test your group's skills to solve the puzzles and riddles to break out from the room.

  • Walking dist: 18 min
  • Price: Medium
Meir Shopping Street
Place type: SHOPPING
Meir, 2000 Antwerpen

Meir is a prima shopping destination in Antwerp but there is more than the shops. Thanks to its historic architecture and prestigious charachter, the Meir makes shopping feel special!

  • Walking dist: 5 min
St. Charles Borromeo Church
Place type: History
Hendrik Conscience square

This church is known because it has the most Rubens influence in Antwerp. He contributed to the decoration of the facade and the top of the tower. The church was built between 1615 and 1621 and is known worldwide for the many sculptures and elaborate carvings that testify to the church's former glory.

  • Walking dist: 10 min
Het Zuid
Place type: Trendy district
Antwerp Kasteelplein

"Het Zuid" is a very trendy and young district. Here you have beautiful buildings, nice squares and boulevards. You will find many trendy bars and restaurants here with many creative and worldly influences. Visit the Marnixplaats or the various museums or go out for dinner in one of the many restaurants and bars. Het Zuid is easily accessible by tram from the Italielei stop to the Antwerp Kasteelplein stop (102505).

  • Walking dist: 25 min
  • Price: Medium
De Grote Markt
Place type: beautiful square
Grote Markt 2000, Antwerpen

The Grote Markt, a beautiful square that is even more beautiful at night, is located in the historic center within walking distance of, among other things, the Scheldt and the cathedral. Here you will find many bars and restaurants surrounded by ancient medieval buildings.

  • Walking dist: 10 min
  • Price: Medium
Place type: fashion
Nationalestraat 28, 2000 Antwerpen

Antwerp is of course known as a fashion city, and in the heart of the fashion district you will find the ModeMuseum. The MoMu manages a collection of more than 25,000 items that are unfortunately not accessible to the public. You can go there for changing themed performances about certain designers or fashion houses, or other fashion-related themes. Selections of pieces from their own collection are shown for the changing exhibitions, supplemented by loans. The exhibition space is filled in differently for each exhibition. In the area you will find various shops and fashion houses of both young designers and established names in the fashion world.

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Low
De Ruien
Place type: History
Ruihuis Suikerrui 21, 2000 Antwerpen

Rediscover this hidden heritage now. The underground tunnel system still shows its fascinating and rich history. A visit to De Ruien, with its old vaults, canals, bridges, sewers and locks, reflects the historic city center above your head, with many interesting facts and mysterious anecdotes from a distant and recent past. Did you know that De Ruien was largely vaulted by the Jesuits to make room for the beautiful Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk on Hendrik Conscienceplein? More information: https://ruien.be/nl/de-ruien/

  • Walking dist: 10 min
  • Price: Medium
Also check out the category "This season" where we recommend activities that are particluar populare during this time of the year!