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  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Wander ancient cobblestone streets and discover centuries of Belgian history round every corner on this 5.5-hour tour of Antwerp from Brussels. Visit top city attractions such as the Butcher’s Hall and Market Square with your guide. Admire beautiful Baroque masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens at the Cathedral of Our Lady. Marvel at over 1,500 twinkling gemstones at Diamond Land (Diamondland) and learn of Antwerp’s important role in the world’s diamond industry. Explore the Museum Aan de Stroom and the Diamond Pavilion, where Belgium’s rich history and heritage come to life.


  • 5.5-hour tour of Antwerp from Brussels
  • Wander through historic Antwerp with your guide
  • Discover top city attractions like the Butcher’s Hall and Market Square
  • Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady and marvel at masterpieces like Rubens’ ‘The Elevation of the Cross’
  • Enjoy a little free time to explore the city at your leisure
  • Admire twinkling gemstones at Diamond Land (Diamondland) and learn why Antwerp is a world center in the diamond trade
  • Learn all about Antwerp’s rich history at the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom)
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Brussels

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What You Can Expect

Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels

Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady on your half-day trip to Antwerp

After a convenient pickup from your Brussels hotel, hop aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin the journey to Antwerp, Belgium’s second largest city. Once home to famous 17th-century painter, Peter Paul Rubens, Antwerp is a beautifully preserved city with many characterful buildings and a rich heritage to discover.

First, head to the National redoubt of Belgium — Antwerp’s ancient fortress — and begin a walking tour through the city. Stroll along the ancient streets with your guide and take in highlights such as the Butcher’s Hall and Market Square. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady (entrance fee included) and marvel at ‘The Elevation of the Cross’, ‘The Descent from the Cross’, ‘The Ascension of the Virgin’ and ‘The Resurrection of the Virgin’ — four famous paintings by Rubens himself. At the conclusion of your walking tour, enjoy a little free time to explore Antwerp at your leisure.

Continue on to Diamond Land (Diamondland) — widely considered home to some of the world’s most spectacularly beautiful diamonds — and learn why Antwerp is such an important global diamond trading center. Over 1,500 unique pieces are on display and the sight is dazzling!

Head onward to the port, where the new MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom) museum and Diamond Pavilion await. Here, gain valuable insight into the complex role Antwerp has played in the world over the centuries and learn of the lifecycle of a diamond from rough stone to twinkling beauty.

Enjoy panoramic views out over the port from the ninth floor of the MAS then, when it’s time to leave Antwerp behind, hop back aboard your coach for the return journey to Brussels.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour guide Stefan was high energy, and enthusiastic! Really wanted guests to have an informed and good time. Perfect weather always helps an excursion, but to see all of the flowers at the town center was just over the top. Do go, and hope you too get Stefan and nice blue skies.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

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