Visit Antwerp in One Day

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Welcome to Antwerp, a city that breathes life into history and whispers tales of its mediaeval past through the cobbled alleys. In the span of just one day, immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of this Belgian gem, where architectural wonders, artistic legacies, and culinary delights converge. To enhance your experience, let the refined hospitality of Leonardo Hotel Antwerpen or the sophisticated embrace of Leonardo Hotel Antwerp the Plaza be your home base, setting the stage for an awesome stay.

We’ve designed an itinerary for your holiday or business trip in Antwerp, ensuring you make the most of your stay with Leonardo Hotels!


As the morning graces Antwerp, venture into the heart of artistic legacy at the Rubenshuis. Once the residence of the renowned painter Peter Paul Rubens, this museum offers a captivating journey through his life and works, providing a splendid prologue to the day.

Rubenshuis when you visit Antwerpen

After that, a historical stroll in the city center is a great idea. Embark on a self-guided walking tour through Antwerp’s historic city centre, where architectural marvels narrate tales of bygone eras. Marvel at the Gothic splendour of the Cathedral of Our Lady, traverse the bustling Grote Markt, and lose yourself in the charm of narrow streets adorned with boutique shops and cafes.

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For lunch, treat your taste buds to a symphony of Belgian flavours in the Old Town. Delight in a hearty Flemish stew or relish the iconic Belgian fries with an assortment of delectable sauces. Elevate your culinary experience with a local beer, a true embodiment of Belgian brewing excellence.



In the afternoon, we recommend checking out the best landmarks that collectively reflect Antwerp’s commitment to architectural innovation while preserving its rich heritage. The city seamlessly blends modern aesthetics with the city’s rich historical backdrop. The afternoon tour starts with the iconic Antwerp Port House, a creation of the renowned Zaha Hadid. It stands as a futuristic diamond near the harbour, captivating with its dynamic design. The close neighbourhood of Kattendijkdok and Eilandje District showcase a vibrant mix of historic warehouses and modern structures, harmonising contemporary architecture within its historic setting. 

Antwerp Port House

We recommend also a stroll in the Parkbrug, a pedestrian bridge designed by Ney & Partners and MINT, adds a touch of elegance, connecting Park Spoor Noord with the southern neighbourhoods. Finally, MAS | Museum aan de Stroom, primarily a historical museum, is a visual marvel itself, offering panoramic views from its tower with a spiralling exterior staircase.  

mas | museum aan de stroom


For dinner, as evening descends, indulge in a gastronomic feast that Belgium is renowned for. Savour the succulence of moules frites or relish the robust flavours of a Flemish meal, perfectly complemented by the diverse range of Belgian beers.

Wrap up your day of exploration by returning to the refined comforts of either Leonardo Hotel Antwerpen or Leonardo Hotel Antwerp the Plaza. Whether you unwind in the chic lounge bar or your plush room, the hotels offer a serene sanctuary, allowing you to relish the day’s memories in an ambiance of sophistication.

Antwerp, with its fusion of history, art, and culinary pleasures, unfolds its splendours within the canvas of a single day. This carefully crafted itinerary is but a glimpse into the city’s allure, leaving you yearning for more encounters with Antwerp’s timeless charm.

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