10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN ANTWERP

A vibrant cosmopolitan city, home to one of the world’s largest harbour complexes.

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Antwerp is a major cosmopolitan city located in the Flemish-speaking region of Flanders, Belgium. The enormous harbour is one of the greatest complexes of its kind in the world and has contributed to much of the city’s prosperity.

Countless tourists visit the city each year, attracted to the unique culture, 16th-century architecture, gothic cathedrals, modern shopping districts and world-famous beer and cuisine. The residents of Antwerp are understandably proud of their heritage, and their enthusiasm is palpable, flowing through the city and radiating from the countless bars, cafes and restaurants that line the river banks.

A great way to start your team-building event in Antwerp is with a walking tour, where you’ll be chaperoned by a local guide. During the tour, you’ll learn about the city’s rich history, dating back to the Middle Ages, and discover lots of great team-building activities to try during the rest of your trip including beer tasting, axe throwing, rock climbing, art workshops and more.

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Dive into the rich world of Belgium beer

  • Taste a variety of delicious flavours and learn about the rich history of the brewery, different brewing processes and more. 
  • Take part in a beer pairing session where you’ll learn to complement various foods with the right flavours.
  • The full brewery tour includes five beers, two kinds of cheese, two types of meat and one chocolate.
  • The full duration of the tour is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • The brewery is in a convenient location in the centre of Antwerp.
  • With plenty of humour and charisma, the beer experts teach you about the various beers.

Discover the city with a guided walking tour

  • Explore the city with experienced local guides and learn about Antwerps captivating culture.
  • Visit numerous landmarks and points of interest while learning local traditions and stories.
  • The experienced guides explain everything in great detail and are prepared to answer any questions.
  • Visit local restaurants and bars and get a chance to sample the famous Belgium beer.
  • The tour starts in the Great Market Square and ends at the MAS where you can take in Antwerps beautiful skyline.
  • Tours are available in English, Dutch, Italian, German, French and Spanish.

Complete a series of challenges at the escape room

  • Test your employee’s communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills as they attempt to escape.
  • Each escape room is carefully designed with a unique mystery and several clues.
  • Choose from three different escape rooms each with a capacity of six players each. 
  • The facility can host up to 18 players per hour.
  • The escape rooms are equipped with modern technology for an immersive experience.

Learn the ancient art of Kintsugi with a unique art workshop

  • Turn broken objects into beautiful works of art using ancient Kintsugi techniques.
  • Use a golden lacquer to glue the pieces back together, creating a unique effect.
  • This ancient practice teaches you to accept and appreciate life’s imperfections.
  • Learn the basic techniques with guidance from experienced Kintsugi artists.
  • Slow down and reconnect with yourself and your colleagues in this unique art class.
  • The full workshop lasts approximately three hours.

Explore below the surface on a guided subterranean tour

  • Explore a vast network of underground tunnels otherwise known as De Ruien.
  • This hidden, man-made world, is a stark contrast to the prestigious beauty above ground.
  • Learn countless interesting facts about the city, with stories going as far back as the Middle Ages.
  • A professional guide will take you into the darkest corners of this captivating subterranean labyrinth.
  • The tour is limited to a maximum of 15 people at a time.
  • Participants are provided with boots, overalls and a backpack.

Put the pedal to the metal at the go-kart track

  • Experience the thrill of motorsport as you race through high-speed straights and hair-raising bends. 
  • The premium go-karts can reach speeds of up to 50km/h.
  • All drivers are provided with a full safety briefing from the go-kart instructors.
  • Flagmen are on standby at all times to ensure the safety of the drivers.
  • All karts are equipped with state-of-the-art safety systems and are regularly maintained by specialist mechanics.
  • Unwind after the races with food and beverages from the on-site bar and restaurant.

Aim for the bullseye at the axe-throwing centre

  • Bond with your team while learning the ancient skills of axe-throwing.
  • The objective is simple: Throw the hatchet and try to hit the bullseye.
  • The full duration of the event is approximately two hours.
  • The friendly instructors help you to improve your technique.
  • All participants are provided with a short safety briefing at the beginning of the session.
  • Enjoy a drink of your choice at the well-stocked bar.

Learn to play the popular game of padel

  • Choose between taking control of your event yourself or enlisting the assistance of experienced professionals.
  • Learn to play padel: a popular sport that combines tennis and squash.
  • The facility can host up to 36 players at a time spread across 6 fields.
  • Refuel after your session at the food truck that offers pizza, pasta and Asian cuisine.
  • The full duration of the experience is approximately three hours.
  • Learn the fundamentals of the sport with guidance from professional padel coaches.

Balance the body, mind and soul with a yoga class

  • Escape the pressures of daily life, catch your breath and recharge with a relaxing yoga class.
  • The yoga classes are characterised by their active yet relaxing approach.
  • Each class is adapted to the experience and ability level of the group.
  • Choose between different class lengths of 60, 75 and 90 minutes. 
  • The qualified yoga instructors provided structured classes in English or Dutch.
  • Develop your body, mind and soul connection as you move through a series of challenging and relaxing poses.

Harness the benefits at the indoor climbing gym

  • Experiment with a range of activities including wall climbing, bouldering, rappel, the Leap of The Dead, slackline, yoga and relaxation.
  • Possibility for a caterer to provide your team with a delicious meal before or after your session.
  • The experienced climbing instructors are dedicated to keeping you safe and helping you improve your climbing skills.
  • The roped climbing wall reaches dizzying heights of up to 15.5 metres.
  • Explore a variety of climbing routes catered to all skills levels from beginner to advanced.

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