Visit Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe.
What to Expect
A day trip to Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe. Departure from Brussels.
Start your visit in the Central Train Station, known as the ‘iron cathedral’ and considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Visit the diamond district and go to a diamond workshop, where you will learn about the history and cutting process of diamonds, and admire unique jewelry pieces.
Next, go to “The Meir”, Antwerp’s main shopping street and where you can admire fashion stores in a beautiful architectonical setting. See “Meir Palace”, a Rococo mansion that was Napoleon’s palace. Taste artisanal coffee and handmade chocolate in what is now one of the most famous chocolate shops in Belgium. Visit Rubens’ house and learn a quick history of his work and contribution to Flemish art.
Go to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries, and admire its north tower. Inside, contemplate an art collection that includes four masterpieces of Paul Peter Rubens. Visit the Baroque pulpit with a wooden sculpture of Pocahontas, and beautiful stained glasses.
See Saint Charles Borromeo church, a jewel of Baroque architecture in the city which houses one of the most beautiful Baroque confessionals in the world. Walk to“Het Steen”, a medieval castle located in the city’s ancient port, where you can admire the Scheldt River and view a sunset next to the water.
Enjoy some Leisure time to visit museums, eating a meal, and shopping.
Return to Brussels at 7:30 pm.
- Local guide
- Round-trip by train
- Visit a diamond workshop
What's Not Included
- Entrance to the Cathedral of Our Lady
Grand-Place Brussels. Find our guides they are in Grand-place hold a white umbrella
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Know Before You Go
Wear comfortable shoes - there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces.
Departure from Brussels every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.
Price: 34, 00€ pp.(free for children under 12 years old).
Free entrance to a diamond cutting factory.
Extra 6,00€, to enter the Cathedral of Our Lady, where you visit the paintings of Rubens.
Meeting point: Grand-Place in front of the “Tourist Information Office” at 10:30 am.