Carriage ride through Antwerp

Enjoy a sightseeing tour in the historical city of Antwerp on the rhythm of a draft-horse carriage.

Romantic at heart, Antwerp unfold’s for those travelling at this deliciously slow yet charmingly old-fashioned and enjoyable pace. View the city as people did before Henry Ford did his thing! The horses depart from Grote Markt near the Town Hall.

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