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Grote Markt

Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #7 of 73 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

From Dec 6th to Jan 5th 2014 Visit the old center in Atmosphere of Christmas festival. Enjoy the food, drinks, original gifts, ice skating and big wheel at the Riverside.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Area that is crowned during evening. Place to take photos, stroll and have dinner, with dozens of restaurants option. Impressive guild houses and other attractions a few steps away, such the the Cathedral of our Lady. It is difficult to find places to park, but there are paid parking lots available in the area. staying in the city, this is... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The area has so many different bars serving excellent beer. most stay open until 5 or 6 am and there is something for everybody in this area

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York, UK
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Antwerp in December is a time for Christmas Markets and thats what we found in Grote Markt. Even if it's not Christmas the location and buidlings make it a place to visit. A dusk it looked medieval. Well worth a trip.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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82 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Grote Markt is a complete must when you visit Antwerp. The amazing edifices of the Town Hall and the guildhalls that surround this square are really impresive, with many details to see and admire. The Brabo fountain in the middle, is a representation of the legend related to the origin of the name of this nice city. Sit down in... More 

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great value Christmas market goods not overpriced great vriaty of stalls All different and great entertainment and Christmas vide would recommend

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed in an AirBNB flat on my visit to Antwerp and as we were trying to make our weekend trip a cheap one, we decided to cook for ourselves one night and buy our produce at the market we'd read so much about. An incredible place with the brightest, most delicious looking fruit and vegetables I have seen at... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Dont come to a city who is ruled by an extremist, the mayor is kills the poeple with tax and you will pay it ... Dont come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a very nice, authentic looking market place. You should come in daytime to admire the old buildings, and at nighttime to enjoy the lighting and the numerous bars and restaurants. The place is a good example of what most of old Antwerp must have looked like a few centuries ago.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visiting the statue of Brabo and Antigoon, relaxing on one of the outdoor cafés, enjoying of a concert or market... Always a nice place to come!

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