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“A tiny complete castle” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Steen Castle

Steen Castle
Steenplein 1, Antwerp, Belgium
03/232-08-50
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Ranked #32 of 72 Attractions in Antwerp
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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“A tiny complete castle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

They say it looks beautiful when lit in the night. Well I was not lucky to see it at night, but, I can say it must be true because its structure is so perfect and sea next to it makes it more beautiful.

Not much to see but yes a place worth going to sit outside and see boats passing by and castle at your back.

There is green area outside which people use to have break from city rush. When I went there, youngsters were having street dance practice. It was good experience too.

Visited April 2014
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“The 'Stone'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This 14th century castle-like fortress is often referred to as 'The Stone' because it was the first stone building in Antwerp and is the city's oldest building. It is on the river bank and has been used for many purposes including as a fortress, by the military, as a prison and as a museum. In one place there is a small part of the old city wall visible. Unfortunately we could not get inside but it is very picturesque..

Visited March 2014
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Kountze, Texas
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“Now closed to the public.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I walked all around the Steen to see as much as I could. I would have loved to have gotten inside and spend a lot of time there. This is a fascinating place to tour. I say some men milling around inside as though they might be getting ready for a reception of some sort, but otherwise it was closed.

Visited March 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Nice to look at”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It is a nice building to see and take a picture of. I was disappointed that there were not many signs teaching about the history of the place and I was hoping there would be more to see inside. It is a quick visit.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful & well preserved castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was the first historical site i visited in Belgium on 7th March 2013. Well kept, very long history

Visited March 2013
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