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Grote Markt

Grote Markt, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #6 of 82 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Owner description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Imposing and pleasing central square. Interesting story linked to statue and history of the city. Worth a visit.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is such a pretty area, the square is very lovely. The buildings are quite remarkable and the little streets around the area have some good little cafes, bars and shops. Antwerp has a lot to offer.

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geneva
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A beautiful square.Walk the side streets and discover this wonderful part of Antwerp. The buildings are marvellous and well preserved.The ideal place to spend an afternoon.

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Portland, Maine
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was Antwerp's version of the Grand Place. Beautiful architecture, a fountain in the center, and cafes all around. It was interesting to walk through but we didn't feel the need to spend too much time here. It would be a good place to sit, drink, and people watch.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The symbol of Antwerp is beautiful. It is just a shame that finding the history of the statue was difficult.

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

People say that the Grotemarkt of Brussels is the most beautiful in the world. It is indeed very beautiful but for my vote Antwerp's is much better. Fewer people, yes, but also a much more interesting arrangement of buildings and building types. And the square is more organic, divided into a number of Central and smaller plazas. Check it out... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was here about a week ago. The weather was beautiful with sun shining. The market was abuzz with other visitors, variety of cafes. Enjoying walking in the lanes and by lanes. Groen platz was nearby which had many chocolatiers and cookie shops. Since first Saturday of November is commemoration day for World War heroes so except for cafes and these... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Grote Markt is cobblestone and filled with 16th century buildings. It is basically pedestrian only and empty of touristy stores. We believe this enabled the plaza to keep is old character. The houses are richly decorated and easily photographed. The Town Hall stands out as does the large statue in the center of the square. On the side streets... More

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Waasmunster, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you ever get a chance to go to Antwerp, this is one of the places to stop. So many nice things in the centre of Antwerp. The Grote Markt is one of them. You'll be close to several other places you need to stop, such as the Groenplaats, check out the Cathedral, and much more. It's def worth the... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

very old and mediëval market place,one of the most beautifull from Antwerp,and of course in the middle of the city

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