Antwerp

Antwerp is a fantastic location for a youth or adult tour, with a range of activities to keep you entertained and plenty of dining establishments and bars, this charming city offers so much to the tourist.

Rugby Tours To Antwerp

Antwerp, in short, is the Amsterdam of Belgium. Hugely popular with our Adult Tourists, the city is definitely one for the nightowl. Not necessarily bad for Youth Teams, but those looking for a quieter weekend should head to Gent, our other Belgian location. 

Antwerp has shrugged off its reputation as a purely industrial port city and is now known for its energetic nightlife with an active cultural scene. It has a dense concentration of things to see. Among the beautifully preserved Gothic and Baroque architecture are many churches, museums and galleries.

A lot of Rugby Clubs are in the Antwerp area & with Brussels a short drive away, you'll be spoilt for choice for games. 

Top 5: Antwerp

1. Walibi Theme Park

2. Superb Value for Money Hostel 

3. Oceade Waterpark

4. Antwerp Zoo

5. Amadeus Rib Restaurant

Four Days in Antwerp

Day One

 

After in arrival in Belgium via Flight or Ferry, continue by coach to Antwerp

Check-In at the Hostel

Enjoy an evening at leisure sampling the delights of the vibrant nightlife.

Day Two

Wake Up to a Continental Buffet Breakfast

Transfer to a Rugby Club in Antwerp ahead of your first game

TOUR MATCH ONE

Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality

Afternoon Activity - Outdoor Go-Karting

Dinner at Armedeus - All-You-Can-Eat Ribs

Day Three

Full Continental Breakfast

Transfer to another Local Rugby Club in Antwerp for your second Tour Match

TOUR MATCH TWO

Post Match Dinner & Hospitality 

Afternoon at Oceade Waterpark

Transfer back to Antwerp and enjoy the evening at leisure 

Day Four

After Breakfast, Check-Out of the Hotel

Enjoy some final sightseeing before transferring to the airport or Ferry Terminal to complete the journey home.

Key Information

The Rugby

Belgian Youth Rugby is a mix of medium-basic standard. Fixtures with rep-teams available for the stronger touring sides.

It is a cliché, but for what the teams lack in on the pitch, they absolutely out-do themselves afterwards. Some great clubs offering magnificent hospitality.

Ferry

Newcastle to Amsterdam

For those fortunate to live in the North of England, a short drive East of Newcastle will get you to North Shields Ferry Terminal. From here, DFDS Seaways offer daily overnight crossings to Amsterdam. Often sighted as a real highlight of tours to Northern Europe, the DFDS crossing is superb fun. 

You'll spend the night in 2-berth and 4-berth Cabins, enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner & breakfast, enjoy live Music on the Stage and in the Troubadour bar. It may be the highlight of the tour!

 

Dover to Calais & Dunkirk

Teams in the South can travel by ferry from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk. A short 90-minute hop over the channel will have you in Belgium in no time at all. Great value for money - the difference in price between staying in the UK & hopping across to Europe is minimal

 

Air

Flying into Brussels is a good option for most UK and International tourists, however, from some places, it is quite hamstrung. 

Flying into Dusseldorf or Amsterdam may result in a journey at the other end, but you will likely have greater flexibility on schedules and prices by doing this. 

 

Pulcinella

Antwerp Central Hostel "Pulcinella" is a modern youth hostel, situated in the heart of the historic city centre . The perfect match with a hip and young city like Antwerp! Its central location turns the youth hostel into the ideal starting point for a city trip in this metropolis!