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Vlaeykensgang

oude Koornmarkt, Nr 16, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #18 of 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

quirky streets hiding behind main thoroughfares, a tiny treasure and a glimpse into the history of Antwerp. Try and go when it's not full of guided tours though.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was told about a hidden street, so I asked the guy in the Tourist Centre, who explained me the different entrances. I went looking for the (purpotedly) most obvious one, but to no avail. It was only when I almost gave up that I found the one from the other street. Once you got in, you find yourself in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was having my waffle from cafe in the corner of the cobbled street full of restaurants and checking my map. I realised Vlaeykensgang is some where here and I asked the girl served me. She pointed out right opposite to her shop a kind of old door seems to be entrance to some alley way. Soon I stepped in... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pleasant little streets in the old city with a medieval feeling. This very old passage between two main streets was beautifully restored and some nice restaurants are situated in it.

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Bologna
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Don't lose this place. Maybe a little bit hard to find, but You'll be awarded with an exciting experience in an old medieval Street, full of charme and atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Yup, it's hard to find. Follow your GPS or hotel directions to the big medieval doors and go through. Once in, though, it's a really neat, tiny, winding peak at the old city. Definitely worth the wander! There are two restaurants in there as well. I didn't eat at either, but I've heard good things. When you exit, go across... More

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Amsterdam, NL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

From the brief information in the guide books/sites, my expectations were quite high. But the narrow inlet from the large tourist street is not the easiest to find. That said, the guides' comments are correct - it's a lovely and remarkable step back in time. But! It's quite limited in space and even with ten people inside, it can feel... More

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

if you are a history buff and enjoy a unique experience, walk this little alley for a step back in time. You will also find two lovely restaurants that maintain the old world ambiance.

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Birmingham, England
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

How things were in the old days (ish) try finding the hidden entrance then have a quick wander around. Great little diversion.

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Traipse into the history of Antwerp with a stroll along the Vlayekensgang. It's a short little alley that truly takes you away from the 21st century

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