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Grote Markt

Grote Markt, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 80 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: People-watching
Description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The square is stunning & you can sit & look at the cathedral from the pub Den Engel which is one of the best in town & has a real local vibe to it. Very friendly with excellent draft beers. We sank several 'bolleke' of De Koninck over a long weekend. Also try the Chouffe beer. All very reasonably priced... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Truly a beautiful square with the magnificent City Town hall built in the 16th century and the large Barbo Fountain in front of it, also all the guilt housed with statues on the roofs & you cannot miss the Cathedral Of Our Lady towering above all the buildings

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You will find Everything you need here. be sure to have cash, no card accepted when i visited! Try the coffe at café near by and Watch ppl!

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Kew
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Not as expensive as Bruge and more friendly. Food very good and plenty of choice of restarants, we had a lovely time here.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lovely cathedral, and a fine square to walk around. Impressive at night with all the lighting too. All the rip-off restaurants with their staff trying to force you into their establishments make it a slightly less enjoyable experience, but you can't have everything. A lovely part of the city..

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Skegness
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We walked up to Grote Markt from the coach park minutes away on the River Scheldt, and were impressed by the statue in the centre, the cathedral and the buildings round the square. It is a great place to have a coffee sitting outside one of the many cafes, and to meet up again before returning to the coach.

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

great meeting place to start a visit in Antwerpen, close to everything in town and surroundings; nice Rubens statue in the middle and nice view of the cathedral

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This market place is very old and well preserved with beautiful guild houses with statues on the roofs that are beautifully preserved. It is worth taking your time looking up and seeing them all with the townhouse in all its glory and the cathedral as backdrop nearby.

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Webster, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I would often find myself in this center during the late afternoon after I got off work, and the weekends I had would find me here mid morning. The architecture of the buildings is amazing, the detail and work put into the facades of these buildings. The square is large, and open, cobblestones but accessible to those with a wheelchair.... More

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Toured Eastern Europe with my wife in 2012, and had the opertunaty to visit the " Grote Markt". We enjoyed every moment, so much to see in this historical area!!!

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