Antwerp in one day: the best route


This guide to know the best of Antwerp in one day It will help you prepare an itinerary through one of the most essential Belgian cities, making the most of your time.
Known as the city of diamonds and Rubens, Antwerp has numerous tourist attractions mostly concentrated in its beautiful old town that can be explored perfectly on foot in 24 hours, in which in addition to moving to medieval times when you travel these alleys, you should not miss the delicious Belgian beer, world-famous chocolate and typical mussels and chips.

Based on the time we spent in the city during our trip to Ghent, Leuven and Antwerp, we have prepared the best route to go Antwerp in one day, not forgetting any of the great experiences offered by this magnificent city. We start!

How to get to Antwerp

The fastest way to get to Antwerp is to take the train at Zaventem airport or at Brussels stations.
The train from Brussels to Antwerp departs every 10 minutes from the Central Station and will leave you at the Antwerpen Centraal station in 45 minutes for 7.60 euros.
If you are not going to spend the night in Brussels you can go directly from Zaventem airport by train or on the Airport Express bus and saterrizas at Charleroi Airport we advise you to board a bus to Brussels Midi (South) station and from there a Train to Antwerp.
If you only have one day and want to learn more about the history of the city, a good alternative is to book this excursion by train or by bus that includes the city of Ghent, both with a guide in Spanish and located among the best excursions in Brussels.

Recommended hotel in Antwerp

Our recommended accommodation to tour Antwerp in one day It is the Antwerp Inn Hotel, located 5 minutes from the train station and 15 minutes from the historic center that in addition to its excellent location, has 24-hour reception, clean and new rooms, friendly staff and one of the best quality / price ratios of the city.

Tips for traveling to Antwerp

This list of tips will help you on your first visit to this famous Belgian city:

  • Complete this list of places to visit in Antwerp essential and if you have more time this is 10 amazing places to see in Belgium.
  • If you have flexibility of days, it is better to take the train on the weekend by having a 50% discount. If you are going to make several journeys through Belgium you can get profitable to buy the Rail Pass, a ticket that costs 80 euros (50 euros if you are under 26 years old) that includes 10 train tickets and can be used by several people at the same time.
  • To not miss any interesting place and learn more about the history, we recommend you book this free tour of Antwerp Free! and this free tour of mysteries and legends that will allow you to know the most hidden face of the city, both with a guide in Spanish.

What to see in Antwerp in one day

The route of what to see in Antwerp in one day Start early in the morning at the Central Train Station, one of the most beautiful in the world. When leaving the station you will pass through the Diamond neighborhood, which you will visit in the afternoon next to the Chinatown, until you reach Meir Street which has the most luxurious shops in the city and where the Stadsfeestzaal shopping center is also located, located in a Beautiful neoclassical building.

Antwerp route map in one day