This important sight in Ghent is a castle with a very turbulent past, closely intertwined with the complex—often stormy—political and social history of the city.Read more
Time flies in a city that has as much to offer as Antwerp. Let HEY! Belgium introduce Antwerp to you in a nutshell with the special offers of Antwerp City Card and many more. 48 hours is never enough to explore this amazing city, but HEY! Belgium is here to bring you the best of it!
Day 1: Explore Antwerp with Antwerp City Card
Visit Rubenshuis (Suggestion by HEY! Belgium)
Welcome to the house of the famous Belgian painter Peter Paul Rubens. Within this mansion, Rubens created a large portion of his paintings. He even designed the mansion himself, after he returned to Antwerp from Italy, where he fell in love with Italian architecture. The building has been restored to how it used to look when Rubens himself was still living there. So who knows, you might even bump into Rubens himself!
Visit Cathedral of Our Lady (Suggestion by HEY! Belgium)
The Cathedral of Our Lady is the largest Gothic edifice in the Low Countries. After 169 years (1352-1521), the cathedral finally reached its full height, towering over Antwerp at 123 metres. The cathedral is a huge treasury and owns several masterpieces, among others by Rubens. Eye-catchers include Rubens’s “The Elevation of the Cross” and “The Descent from the Cross”.
Beer tasting session at Bier Central
Have you always wanted to know more about beer? Come enjoy our beer tasting session for individuals at Bier Central where you get to taste 4 beers on tap: a Bolleke Koninck, a Rodenbach, and a Chimay or Westmalle. With our thoroughly written info sheet, you will know more about the beer heritage of Belgium.
Day 2: Explore Antwerp with Antwerp City Card
Visit St. Andrew's Church (Suggestion by HEY! Belgium)
In the early sixteenth century the Augustinian Friars built St. Andrew’s Church in the popular St. Andrew’s neighbourhood, which today is also the beating heart of the Antwerp fashion industry. Inside you can see stunning Baroque altars and seventeenth century works of art such as the monument for the Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart.
Visit DIVA Museum (Suggestion by HEY! Belgium)
Discover DIVA and enter a magnificent universe full of diamonds, jewels, and goldsmith art. DIVA, the new star of Antwerp introduces you to unique craftsmanship, fascinating anecdotes, intense emotions, and impressive sets. Most of all, you will be taken on a journey through Antwerp’s diamond story.
Lunch at Dock's
On the beautiful Antwerp Scheldt quays you will find the quirky and artistic Brasserie Dock's. A mysterious façade attracts attention on the Jordaenskaai, only within walking distance of the town hall. Enjoy a 3-course meal with daily fresh ingredients from their farm Le Devant: An authentic, home-grown lunch like never before.