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Antwerp is a city located in the northern part of Belgium and is the capital of the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the second largest city in the country with a population of over 500,000, and is the largest port in the country. Antwerp is situated on the River Scheldt, which connects the city to the North Sea.

Antwerp has a rich history that dates back to the 11th century when it was founded by the Germanic tribe of the Franks. Throughout the Middle Ages, Antwerp was an important trading port, and it later became a major center of the diamond industry. During the 16th century, Antwerp was a major center of the Protestant Reformation, and it was also an important center of commerce and culture.

Antwerp is known for its beautiful architecture, with many buildings from the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods still standing. The city also has a vibrant art scene, with several renowned art galleries and museums, such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the Rubens House and the Museum Mayer van den Bergh.

Antwerp is also home to several important historical sites, including the Antwerp Cathedral, the Groenplaats and the Grote Markt. The city is also home to a number of festivals, including the Antwerp Summer Festival, the Antwerp Jazz Festival and the Antwerp World Fashion Center.

Antwerp is a vibrant city that is full of culture and history. It is a great place to visit for anyone who is looking for a city that offers a unique blend of culture, history and modernity.

Excursion tips for a day in Antwerp

As a tourist in Antwerp, Belgium, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in one day. Here are some of the best things to do in Antwerp:

1. Visit the Antwerp Cathedral - Take a tour of the Antwerp Cathedral and admire its Gothic architecture.

2. Explore the Grote Markt - Enjoy the atmosphere of the Grote Markt, the main square of Antwerp.

3. Visit the MAS Museum - Spend some time in the MAS Museum, which houses a variety of artworks from different cultures and eras.

4. Take a Boat Tour - Take a boat tour of Antwerp’s canals and learn about the city’s history.

5. Visit the Rubenshuis - Explore the former home of the famous Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.

6. Admire the Antwerp Zoo - Check out the Antwerp Zoo, which is one of the oldest zoos in the world.

7. Shop at the Meir - Spend some time shopping at the Meir, the main shopping street in Antwerp.

8. Climb the Steen Castle - Climb the Steen Castle and take in the stunning views of the city.

9. Explore the Plantin-Moretus Museum - Visit the Plantin-Moretus Museum, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

10. Enjoy a Meal at a Local Restaurant - Enjoy a meal at one of the many local restaurants in Antwerp.

Experience Antwerp with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Antwerp. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium has a temperate maritime climate with mild summers and cool winters. In the spring, temperatures are mild and precipitation is frequent. In the summer, temperatures can reach into the high twenties Celsius, with occasional bouts of rain. In the autumn, temperatures cool down and rainfall increases. Winter temperatures can drop to below freezing and snowfall is common. Overall, Antwerp enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year, with moderate precipitation.

Cruise weather for Antwerp

Our weather forecast for Antwerp helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 15.8 °C
9.4 m/s
23.8 m/s
74.0 %
24.1 m
68.7 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 17.2 °C
13.0 m/s
33.5 m/s
92.1 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 17.6 °C
18.7 m/s
46.8 m/s
93.5 %
23.3 m
76.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 15.1 °C
22.0 m/s
38.5 m/s
96.8 %
23.4 m
76.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 15 °C
16.9 m/s
32.2 m/s
75.8 %
24.1 m
62.5 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 14.3 °C
9.7 m/s
11.2 m/s
41.8 %
24.1 m
55.1 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 16.5 °C
10.4 m/s
13.7 m/s
53.3 %
24.1 m
56.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 17.8 °C
19.4 m/s
25.9 m/s
77.0 %
24.1 m
59.3 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 17.5 °C
9.7 m/s
22.4 m/s
67.0 %
24.1 m
67.2 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 16.8 °C
9.4 m/s
10.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
60.9 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 19.6 °C
17.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
21.8 %
22.7 m
62.4 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 16.6 °C
15.5 m/s
28.1 m/s
60.7 %
24.1 m
71.4 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 13.8 °C
10.1 m/s
20.5 m/s
42.4 %
24.1 m
65.4 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 19.7 °C
12.2 m/s
34.9 m/s
82.7 %
24.1 m
65.1 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Antwerp

Would you like to travel to Antwerp on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Antwerp.

Scheduled ship calls in Antwerp, Belgium
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 10:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 12:00 am 12:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Oct. 16th 2024 Wednesday, 16th of Oct. 2024 MS Sirena 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 02:00 pm 12:00 am
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 9th 2025 Wednesday, 9th of Jul. 2025 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Jul. 2025 MS Vista 10:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 MS Vista 12:00 am 12:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2025 Thursday, 14th of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2025 Wednesday, 27th of Aug. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 08:00 am 06:30 pm
Sep. 21st 2025 Sunday, 21st of Sep. 2025 MS Sirena 09:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 22nd 2025 Monday, 22nd of Sep. 2025 MS Sirena 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Oct. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 12th 2026 Tuesday, 12th of May 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 13th 2026 Wednesday, 13th of May 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 17th 2026 Sunday, 17th of May 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 21st 2026 Thursday, 21st of May 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 10th 2026 Wednesday, 10th of Jun. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am

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