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Cogels Osylei

Zurenborg, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did a special walk to see these buildings and were glad to do so. It only takes a few minutes to walk from one end of the street to the other, but all the houses are different, and most of them are delightful. The street is about 25 minutes' walk from the Central Station, and is served by public... More

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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful set of streets that you will ever see. To explore the place you have to ditch the rides and actually trust your walking power to get through these cobbled streets. Tram option is also available but in my opinion preferring to use that would be a complete waste of time because you will... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a very interesting area to visit. Be prepared to walk along Cogels Osylei Street - this is not a drive-by tour. Once onto Cogels Osylei, make sure that you explore some of the side streets associated with it as there are some hidden gems along there too. The area has town houses intermingled with large mansions making for... More

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Cogels Osylei is one of the most beautiful Streets I know. You'll best traverse it by foot, just to be able to fully explore the beauty of the 10-15 architectural wonders of the Jugendstil era that can be enjoyed here. If you're more pressed for time, take the tram ride with line 11 throughout the street, but - at least... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Definitely worth a visit away from the city centre! Beautiful art noveau and art deco houses along this cobbled (but busy street). Don't forget to check out the side streets, much quieter and just as impressive. When your feet get tired walk to the end of the Lei and have something to drink or a bite to eat in one... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Antwerp is a fascinating city for architecture and beauty. Cogels Oslei is unique in Europe; a fascinating example of 20 century town planning and architecture. Stand and stare. Refuel with good coffee and food and stroll around the neighbourhood in wonder. Treat yourself and stay at Abondance Logies on Cogels Oslei itself for immersion and a fantastic stay in one... More

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