A charming rugby destination for tourists young & old
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.
1. Walibi Theme Park
2. Superb Value for Money Hostel
3. Oceade Waterpark
4. Antwerp Zoo
5. Amadeus Rib Restaurant
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.
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
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
After Breakfast, Check-Out of the Hotel
Enjoy some final sightseeing before transferring to the airport or Ferry Terminal to complete the journey home.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!