E-Guides invites you to visit Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city, Europe's second largest harbour, born and developed on the banks of the river Scheldt.
Antwerp is linked with the world famous painter Pierre-Paul Rubens who lived here in the 17th century. After a stroll along the river, your guide will take you to the Market Square. On the way, you will see the famous printing house and the residence of the Plantin Moretus family.
The main construction of the Market Square is the Renaissance Town hall not far from the magnificent cathedral, house of lots of precious pieces of art and among them two majors paintings of Rubens: "The Elevation of the cross" and” The descent from the cross".
Further you will stroll on the Meir, a pedestrian shopping area with some hidden treasures like the Rubens House.
In the surroundings of the railway station, one of the most beautiful in the world, your guide will tell you about the rich history of Antwerp and the relationship it has had with diamonds for more than 400 years. The presence of many 'Chassidic' Jewish people gives this area a flair that cannot be found in other Belgian cities. You will find there synagogues, bookstores, restaurants, kosher bakeries and many diamond stores.
On option you will have the possibility to visit museums: the cathedral, Plantin-Moretus museum, Rubens House,… Possibility also to have an extended coach tour in part of the harbor.