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Cogels Osylei

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Address: Zurenborg, Antwerp, Belgium

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Disneyland in Antwerp!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Berchem-Antwerp
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Would you believe it, we stumbled across this fabulous area purely by accident, while on tram 11 to Berchem station! The tram passes down the full length of Cogels Osylei, and we could hardly believe our eyes. We walked back from Berchem, fortunately with a camera, and it was only then that we began to appreciate the scale and supreme... More 

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geneva
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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