Audio tour

Audio tourAntwerp

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Antwerp! It is fairly clear how Antwerp came into being, but there are various explanations regarding the origin of its name.

    Antwerp owes its existence to the River Scheldt. The first inhabitants settled on an ‘Aenwerp’, which means a projection of land into the river. It is very likely that the name of the city originates from this.

    But there is another story about the origin of the name ‘Antwerp’.
    In the 8th century, this place was called Andouerpis. The Germanic ‘Ada’ means opposite and ‘werpum’ represents formed land. Here, the River Scheldt forms a huge curve, the convex bank (left bank) of which consisted of land accretion. On the hollow shore opposite lay Antwerp.

    This tour lasts one hour and will guide you around not only the main tourist attractions, but also lesser-known sights. You will walk from the Steenplein (stone square) via the Cathedral of Our Lady, through the Sint Andries quarter and back again to the River Scheldt.

    Enjoy!

  3. 1 The Zuiderterras
  4. 2 The Steen (The Stone fortress)
  5. 3 The Hanzehuis
  6. 4 The Grote Markt (Great Market Square)
  7. 5 City Hall
  8. 6 Authentic Facades
  9. 7 The well of Quinten Matsijs, and Nello and Patrasche
  10. 8 Cathedral of Our Lady
  11. 9 Vlaeykensgang
  12. 10 Groenplaats (Green Square)
  13. 11 ModeMuseum (Fashion Museum)
  14. 12 Sint-Andrieskerk (St. Andrew’s Church)
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Antwerp! It is fairly clear how Antwerp came into being, but there are various explanations regarding the origin of its name.

    Antwerp owes its existence to the River Scheldt. The first inhabitants settled on an ‘Aenwerp’, which means a projection of land into the river. It is very likely that the name of the city originates from this.

    But there is another story about the origin of the name ‘Antwerp’.
    In the 8th century, this place was called Andouerpis. The Germanic ‘Ada’ means opposite and ‘werpum’ represents formed land. Here, the River Scheldt forms a huge curve, the convex bank (left bank) of which consisted of land accretion. On the hollow shore opposite lay Antwerp.

    This tour lasts one hour and will guide you around not only the main tourist attractions, but also lesser-known sights. You will walk from the Steenplein (stone square) via the Cathedral of Our Lady, through the Sint Andries quarter and back again to the River Scheldt.

    Enjoy!

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  • carMa

    5 out of 5 rating 06-05-2019

    nice interesting and funny!

  • Andrew

    5 out of 5 rating 02-13-2017

    Good

  • Maria Gomez

    5 out of 5 rating 01-24-2016

    Great tour! Congrats.