Takes you from one top location to another in Antwerp. This tour is an unforgettable journey across the city of Antwerp. With our hopNstop Citytour, you can get on and off at various exciting locations and explore the attractions. And when you’re ﬁnished, we come and fetch you too! During the 55-minute Trolley tour around the city of Antwerp, information onboard is provided with audio and video. Did you know that our Trolley rides on natural gas? We like to keep our ecological footprint limited to a minimum.
Welcome onboard the hopNstop Citytour!
Start & finish
The Old City is the historic centre of Antwerp where you’ll find many traditional buildings. More than 1 million tourists visit the Old City every year. The 16th-century buildings, such as the City Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo, all date back to the Golden Age of Antwerp. So don’t forget to visit at least one of these monuments, and one of the cosy cafés and restaurants.
Visit website : www.visitantwerpen.be
EILANDJE: MAS/RED STAR LINE MUSEUM
Just go for a stroll around the Eilandje
MAS PORT PAVILION At the foot of the MAS building you can find the MAS Port Pavilion, the visitor centre of the Port of Antwerp. On a large round screen you can watch an impressive 360° film about the activities of our harbour. There are different touchscreens, on which you can easily find information about the port. There is also a big aerial photo of the harbour area, which gives you a clear overview. You can visit the MAS Port Pavilion every day from 9:30 AM till 5:30 PM, except on Mondays.
In the MAS ( “Museum aan de Stroom” ) you’ll become acquainted with Antwerp in the world and with the world in Antwerp. Use all your senses to discover the city’s rich past, the river and the port. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and be surprised by the many large and small details of this architectural gem.
Visit website : www.mas.be
The Red Star Line Museum invites you on an eventful journey in the footsteps of the emigrants. Become acquainted with the passengers and accompany them on their trip from their native village to the port of Antwerp. The ocean steamers of the Red Star Line are docked on the quay ready to depart for the New World. Exciting and personal stories accompany you across the ocean.
Visit website : www.redstarline.be
Antwerp Central Station is said to be the most beautiful station in the world. It’s located on the large square called Koningin Astridplein. From here you can also visit the Zoo, Aquatopia, China Town, the diamond district, the Jewish quarter and the De Keyserlei avenue. All are worth visiting!
The Rubens house, house of Peter Paul Rubens, the worldfamous baroque painter from the 16th and 17th century. Rubens lives here for years with his family and here he works with colleagues and assistants in his studio. Nowhere else in the world, Rubens is so present than in this unique museum, the house of the master himself. Not far off is the Museum Mayer van den Bergh. This art collection is the life achievement of only one man: Fritz Mayer van den Bergh. He collected in merely 20 years a series of masterpieces which other museums envy us for more than hundred years. You can visit both this unique museum and the Rubenshouse with an attractively priced combi-ticket.
Het Zuid is the southern part of the city of Antwerp. Its many bars, restaurants and cafés have made this one of the hippest neighborhoods in Antwerp. This is where you can visit the Royal Museum for Fine Arts (still closed until 2018), the Museum of Modern Art (M HKA) and the Photo Museum. The new courthouse, the Zuiderpershuis, the Saint Michael and Saint Peter churches and the modernist Saint Walpurgis church are also located in this neighborhood. The streets have many stately mansions and graceful art nouveau houses for you to admire.
Visit website : www.visitantwerpen.be
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The MAS – Museum aan de Stroom – is the most popular museum in the city. It features a vast collection of art from all over the world. Access to the monumen- tal staircase and roof terrace is free and provides spectacular views over the city and the port.
Red Star Line Museum
The Red Star Line Museum invites you on an eventful journey in the footsteps of the emigrants. Become acquainted with the passengers and accompany them on their trip from their native village to the port of Antwerp. The ocean steamers of the Red Star Line are docked on the quay ready to depart for the New World. Exciting and personal stories accompany you across the ocean. On the other side of the ocean you say goodbye to your fellow passengers.
In the Rubens house, Antwerp’s most famous artist, Peter Paul Rubens, lived here with his wife and children. You can visit his home, his majestic studio and picturesque garden.
Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh
The Mayer van den Bergh museum displays the collection of the 19th- century collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh. It houses the world-famous painting “Dulle Griet” (Mad Meg) by Pieter Breugel the Elder, among others.
The Plantin-Moretus museum was the first museum in the world that has been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this five century old family home you can learn more about one of the most important book publishers in history.
The Middelheim Museum is a free open-air museum located in a park just outside the city centre and features a collection of 215 contemporary sculptures.