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Address: Steenplein 1, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 03/232-08-50
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Steen Castle is on the river, and provides a nice river view. It makes for a great backdrop and vantage point for photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Steen Castle is on the river, and provides a nice river view. It makes for a great backdrop and vantage point for photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were drawn to visit this place when we saw it on a walk on our first evening in this city. It was of course closed but it was so a good experience. The sign outside tells you about the castle and the beautiful lines of the building make it worth a look.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a medieval castle. It starts with a bridge, a statue then you get into the inside. The castle retains its medieval structure and is one of the oldest buildings in Antwerp. There is a cafeteria inside too. Yet I would not say it is an impressive one. The good news is that it is a just a short... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved walking into this historic site which is stituated along the Schelde river & just a short walk from the Grote Markt. Yes, there is not a lot to buy or do, however everyone needs to remember that we normally do not see this in North America. I found the docked vessel (unique landmarks) up on land very interesting... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I wanted to give Steen Castle more than three stars, because everyone I bring to Antwerp wants photos here. But aside from the obvious attraction of the outside -the way it dominates the views of the river and its fairytale approaches, you can't spend too much time here as there's not an awful lot to do inside. Close to many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This castle was beautiful to look at but past looking at it, there isn't really anything going on. I believe there are some kids activities inside but nothing past that.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There's nothing to see in the castle - you can go in, but only for a small portion that's now used for children's art classes and things. There is a busker that plays violin outside the castle - was there when we visited 3 years ago, and there again this year, so it must be his day job! He's very... More 

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Holsbeek, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Het Steen is a medieval fortress in the old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium. It is part of the city ramparts. Standing on the bank of the Schelde river, the fortress made it possible to control the passage on the stream At the entrance bridge to the castle is a statue of a giant and two humans. It depicts the... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This castle is located a bit far from the city center or the so called old town, well if you consider a short walk of about 10 minutes from the main cathedral. However the castle looks in very good condition, it's possible to get free access and walk through it. Very well preserved and very nice panoramic view on the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great photo opportunity. However, it's quite a small castle, and there really is just one room behind the impressive facade. The walk along the river is nice though.

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