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Address: Zurenborg, Antwerp, Belgium

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Beautiful street, worth seeing.

Cogels Osylei is a street with one stunning home and building after another and all done in the Art Nouveau style. It's not an overly long street to walk down, if you're really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Cogels Osylei is a street with one stunning home and building after another and all done in the Art Nouveau style. It's not an overly long street to walk down, if you're really stopping to look at each and every building it would probably take about an hour or more but it is located right by a tram stop so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One building being nicer than the other, except for one hyper-modern house, which is unclear how the owners got a building permit for it, in a street which contains just monuments... Close (2 mins walking) to the Berchem Station in Antwerp.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautifull eclectic architecture from around 1900 where the architects combined all types of styles in the buildings. When you like architecture, this street is a must see.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Cogels Osylei is a very special street in the Antwerp Zurenborg quarter. All the houses, most of them being real beauties, are built in the "Art Nouveau" stile. As all of them are however privately owned, only on special occasions some of them are open to the public.

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Berchem-Antwerp
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Some foreign people who come to my house and visit the neighborhood tell me that it looks like Disneyland! It is truly one of the most beautiful streets of Antwerp with loads of busses and tourists taking pictures. It's an honour to preserve this monument for future generations

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Almost all buildings in this street - that is very close to Antwer-Berchem train station, date from the Art Nouveau period. some (but certainly not all) are quite impressive constructs. There are similar houses in the streets nearby

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Rothley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Absolutely amazing street. Don't miss it. Contrary to one review below it is ENHANCED by the tram. You get wonderful PCC trams over 50 years old passing through and they are quieter than a succession of buses. Don't drive through either. Walk, to get the full detail of each building. The highlight for me is the roundabout at the centre... More 

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This street is a 'must see'. Part of Zurenborg, this street has the most imaginative/eccentric collection of large Art Nouveau buildings.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Some people find this area gaudy but I think it is very interesting. Perhaps it does reflect ostentatious wealth, but people are allowed to spend their money as they wish. There is a wide array of styles, the ubiquitous Jugendstil of course as in other areas of Antwerp, Venetian palazzo, neo-Flemish Renaissance, Greek temple, sgraffito, a Roman palace. Along with... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You have to drive thru, street lane and houses are magnificent. Pity the tram goes thru the same street. It ruined the view

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