Discover Antwerp City

Discover Antwerp City

Sightseeing in Antwerp

Most attractions are within walking or biking distance from each other. But you can also get around the city with the trams and busses of De Lijn. Alternatively you can take a city tour in the tourist tram, cariage ride or trolley bus.

Getting around in Antwerp

Busses and Trams are operated by “De Lijn”.  Bus and Tram tickets cost 3€ and are valid for 60 minutes. Within this period you can change lines as much as you want. After the 60 minutes you can continue your ride to your destination, but you can’t change lines anymore unless you purchase a new ticket. Day passes cost 5€ on pre-sale or 7€ on board. 3 day passes cost 10€ on pre-sale and 12€ on board

Antwerp Tourist Map

Touristtram

During your tour you will hear a recorded commentary in Dutch, French, German, English and Spanish. Italian, Russian, Japanse and Mandarin texts are also available. Check the sign in Groenplaats for the schedule and some practical information.
Duration: 40 minutes
Website: http://www.touristram.be/

Diamondbus:

Hop-on, hop-off tour in a bus with entry and exit points at the main sights of Antwerp. Headphones are included, with information in eight languages: Dutch, French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian. Ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Website: http://www.antwerp-citytourbus.be/

HopNstop:

The “hopNstop” is a hop-on/off trolley with following stops: Grote Markt, MAS, Red Star Line, Centraal Station, Groenplaats and Zuid. Commentary in 5 languages.

Daypass:  12,50€ (Free if you have a Antwerp City Card)
Website: http://www.hopnstop.be/

Local Specialties

Instead of ordering a regular beer in a bar, ask for ” a bolleke”.  It’s a locally brewed amber ale beer named “De Koninck” beer. Other typical local specialties of Antwerp are:

  • Elixer D’anvers
  • De Koninck Beer
  • Chocolates
  • And of course Belgian Fries