The RunnersThe WordCiperageSint-NicolaaskerkSteM ZwijgershoekMercatormuseumSalons voor Schone Kunstencity hall of Sint-NiklaasOnze-Lieve-VrouwekerkGrote MarktWalburg CastleEcce-Homokapel
A FREE GPS GUIDED AUDIO TOUR

Echoes of Elegance: A Historic Journey Through Sint-Niklaas

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An audio guided tour by Charles the Historian, The History Buff

Welcome to Sint-Niklaas! On this GPS guided audio tour, we will visit 12 stops on a route of 4.26km. This tour focusses mainly on history.

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Tour Sights 📸

The Runners
Sight A sculpture, titled "The Runners", depicting a dynamic and vibrant representation of human movement, celebrating the themes of energy, movement, and life.
The Runners
The Word
Statue A bronze statue standing on the south side of the Grote Markt, designed by Idel Ianchelevici for Expo 58. Formerly known as Hommage au Génie humain, it now bears the name Het Woord, referencing the Gospel of John.
The Word
Ciperage
Sight A 17th-century prison in Sint-Niklaas, built in Flemish Renaissance style, with the upper two floors serving as a prison and the rest housing a courthouse and the cipier's quarters.
Ciperage
Sint-Nicolaaskerk
Sight A parish church, the Sint-Nicolaaskerk is a Catholic church dedicated to Saint Nicholas, Saint Barbara, and Saint John Nepomucenus. The church features a predominantly Baroque and Neogotical interior with seven altars, including five historic ones.
Sint-Nicolaaskerk
SteM Zwijgershoek
Museum A museum in Sint-Niklaas, SteM Zwijgershoek, also known as Stedelijk Museum Zwijgershoek, features three themes: "Mens en Materie", "Mens en Machine", and "Mens en zijn Lichaam", showcasing a variety of collections and exhibitions.
SteM Zwijgershoek
Mercatormuseum
Museum A museum showcasing the complete history of cartography, with Gerardus Mercator as the central figure, featuring original 16th-century globes and atlases, as well as modern cartographic methods.
Mercatormuseum
Salons voor Schone Kunsten
Museum A museum featuring a collection of fine arts, including paintings from the 16th to 20th centuries, with notable works by Peter Paul Rubens, Willem Heda, Lambert Lombard, and others.
Salons voor Schone Kunsten
city hall of Sint-Niklaas
Belfry The city hall of Sint-Niklaas is a neogothic belfry with a bell tower of 40 meters height, featuring 49 bells, and a façade with white limestone from Gobertange and Rochefort.
city hall of Sint-Niklaas
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
Sight A parish church, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, is a neoromanesque and byzantine inspired church in Sint-Niklaas, gewijd aan Onze-Lieve-Vrouw met de titel Hulp der Christenen.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
Grote Markt
Sight Grand place in the city center, known for its historic importance and various grandstands, including a former stadhuis, a market, and multiple sculptures.
Grote Markt

About this Tour ℹ

Stops
12
Walking time
51 min
Average Rating
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Language
en-GB
Distance
4.26km

Audio preview 🔊

Listen to a snippet of the audio for the sight Ciperage to get a feel for the tour.

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