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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Antwerp. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Antwerp is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Antwerp

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    Netekanaal

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Nice part for going a bit faster on the bike. Headwinds are to be avoided on this segment though because this is a long straight road, unless you want to …

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    Fietsweg Leuven-Mechelen

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    One piece of the much longer cycling track along the canal. Good surface, not very large, but good enough. Great for road cycling.

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    Abdij van Tongerlo

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The gates of the abbey are always open. So you can always walk and cycle in the central square to take a look at the abbey of the fathers of Tongerlo

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    Rob
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    Lovenhoek is a nature reserve of more than 145 hectares with a surprisingly many different habitats for plants and animals. Central was the hamlet of Lovenhoek, where several farms stood …

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    Geoffrey
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    Uitkijktoren SAS4

    Road Cycling Highlight

    If the legs still allow it, a climb is definitely worth it, for a nice pancake you go to the pancake boat (across the bridge).

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    Jurne
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    Sint Annatunnel

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    I forgot that I had planned this highlight at the end of my tour. Almost as a moral support by anticipation of something cool after my 250-kilometer tour. Therefore, I …

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    Sas-4 toren in Dessel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    When have you seen three channels crossing each other? Exactly, that is unique in Europe. This is where the Bocholt-Herentals, Dessel-Schoten and Dessel-Kwaadmechelen canals meet and you can see everything …

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    Grote Markt

    Hiking Highlight

    The city's main square is surrounded by 16th-century buildings, including the Town Hall. It dominates the west side of the "Grote Markt" and was built in 1565.

    In the middle …

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    Maik
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    Kasteel de Merode

    Hiking Highlight

    For more than five centuries, the name de Merode has been linked to the history of the municipality of Westerlo.
    The Castle de Merode is more than 600 years old …

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    JM
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    10

    Bels Lijntje

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Railway line Tilburg - TurnhoutThe Bels Lijntje was a railway line between Tilburg and Turnhout and this route formed the Dutch part of Railway Line 29. Since 1990, the Bels Lijntje has been a cycle path.

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    Landduinen

    Hiking Highlight

    Dunes in the Kempen? Anyway. Land dunes are sandy hills that were created after the last ice age, by blowing sand from the rivers. This specific landscape of high, dry …

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    JM
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    Turnhout Canal Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On one side the canal, on the other side the gardens of the houses. Plenty of diversion from relaxed cycling along the canal.

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    Wortel Kolonie

    Hiking Highlight

    The Wortel colony was the first free agricultural colony at the beginning of the 19th century, which means that poor families were allowed to live here on small farms. They …

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    Fort van Oelegem

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Historic canal complex, laid out as a defense belt, with many old forts & bunkers. The cycle path runs along the canal, between the trees and greenery.
    The first part …

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    toren

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Very popular watchtower, at least when I was there. Nice view over the lakes.

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    Beautiful humid nature reserve. Don't forget the spray against annoying insects. For the rest, you can enjoy your pants or the large pond

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    Warande vijver

    Hiking Highlight

    The Warandeplas is an extensive water feature that lies between the forests of Rollekensbergen and the Visbeek valley, an enormously valuable and extremely varied nature reserve. It is a beautiful …

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    Baileybrug

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You will notice this bridge on your bike tour along the Kempener Grachten. It is a so-called Bailey Bridge, one of the last of its kind from the Second World …

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    Bootjesven

    Hiking Highlight

    Bootjesven - in English something like Bötchen moor - is a natural moor that has been deepened by the removal of peat. Back then, the colony's watchdogs swam here, the …

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    ‘t Boshuisje

    Hiking Highlight

    They are still there, those cozy old inns in the middle of the green ...
    Where thirsty and hungry hikers settle down for a glass of regional beer or one of the specialties on the menu, including pork ribs ...

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    Dave

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