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Address: Steenplein 1, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 03/232-08-50
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Very Cool Fortress

Even though not big, this is one of those places that you may come across when you allow yourself to wonder around and get lost in an unknown place. Located in front of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Lanai, Hawaii
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238 reviews 238 reviews
116 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Even though not big, this is one of those places that you may come across when you allow yourself to wonder around and get lost in an unknown place. Located in front of the river, and even though I wasn't able to see what it is like inside, I think it is a very cool fortress to see. You can't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited outside of operating hours and found we had explored everything in about 3 minutes. Very disappointed with the visit as there isn't anything to do if the inside is closed.

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Ancona, Italy
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Aeesome castle on the river Schelde shore, perfectly maintained. Next to the path leading to the gate there's the statue of the legendary giant Antigoon (you can't miss it) from which legend the city of Antwerp got its name.

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

to be honest i don't really know what is this place. it's some kind of a learning centre for children. but on the inside, there's an amazing cafe with amazing decoration. you can take a photo with the photobooth and doodle in one of the table. the view of the river from the castle is amazing, you can walk around... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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210 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Steen on the River Scheldt is a citadel that was on the town wall and would regulate traffic in and out of the city pre 1500s. It has now been restored and dedicated to a bunch of Canadians who during WWII captured the wharf area with the help of the Belgium resistance to free the supply route up for... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Inside the castle has child development center. Excellent access to the waterfront land, where you can sit on a bench and watch the river.

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It was my first visit to Antwerpen. We parked the car on the road side on the way to Antwerpen Centrum. Soon I noticed an old fortress near by. I decided to visit it to answer my curiousity. It is free (no admission fee). Then I realized that is an oldest building in town, hundreds years old & it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

That was my first visit to Antwerpen with my Dutch friends. We parked the car on the road side on the way to Antwerpen Centrum. Soon I noticed an interesting view of old fortress. At that time I have no idea what it is. So I decide to take a short visit to answer my curiousity. I supprised when realize... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Het Steen is a medieval fortress in the old city centre and it was built after the Viking incursions in the early Middle Ages as the first stone fortress of Antwerp. It´s very nice to walk around this Castle.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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110 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were there, it was there, so we walked through. There is a long walkway that goes along most of this area. It was definitely worth taking a look, otherwise not that much to see. The city skyline looking back was impressive. And people watching is always fun. So much to do in the area and this was a good... More 

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