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Cogels Osylei

Zurenborg, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 72 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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242 reviews 242 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You must visit this street while in Antwerp.The architecture and ambiance are brilliant. I was speechless while walking this street. Try taking the tram either going or getting back from here.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

People from all over the world come and visit this area of Antwerp because of the unique flamboyant neo classic and eclectical style of architecture. All buildings dating from 1870 to 1910 are undamaged during the war (exept one) and all fit homogenous together however they all are quit different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As an Antwerpenaar, I never cease to be impressed and fall in love whenever I pass on Cogels Osylei. There is nothing to do here but trying to keep your mouth closed as you walk by houses each more beautiful and impressive as the next. I would recommend going here when it's not raining, it'll make the experience much better!... More 

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Balen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We are in Zurenborg (walking distance from Berchem station). Cogels and Osy order the building of extravagant houses (pseudo palaces) at the end of the 19th century. Every house is in a different style, inspired by classic, gothic, art nouveau, Loire palaces ... crazy and ecclectic, but impressive. A must see for everyone who likes architecture. All palaces have been... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You have to walk here and look around than you see that in the past this was the home of very rich people.

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Lumberton NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From the Historic Center, take the #4 tram across town to Berchem rail and bus station; you'll know you're there by the open air bus station on the right. It's 2 euros for a one-hour fare-card; buy it from the driver. The tram ride takes 10 minutes bad the neighborhood in question is across the street (left of the tram... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Travelers to Antwerp interested in architecture will find this an amazing experience. You won't find another street like this on earth. This street is unique in its kind.

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kontich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

as a young guy i protested against the brake down of these house; during the 70's politicians wanted to demolish all old houses; in the meantime busses with tourist come and enjoy the great arcitecture of the whole neighbourhood

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

when in Antwerp, go to an area called "Zurenborg". Tram 11 takes you to it. Get off the stop before Berchem Station and just walk around in whatever street and let your eyes feast upon the art deco façades. DO IT!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

a lovely street to walk through. Each building is different from the next. So much to see for lovers of art and architecture and at no cost!

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