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Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Antwerp 2800, Belgium
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Any walking tour through historic Antwerp has to include this square. Like other Flemish/Dutch cities, its historic is central market is surrounded by civic buildings and former guildhouses. There is plenty of people-watching to be done here, and numerous places to get something eat or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A typical old city center in Europe with beautiful buildings around. There were guild houses with golden symbol finishes or international flags hanging. It was near to the waterfront as well as Central Station. Fountain and sculptures in the center of the Square would be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter has lived in Antwerp for 3 years so I visit quite often. This square like many in Europe and is breath taking with the beautiful fountain, the exquisite architecture and wonderful restaurants. So much to see and do here! I love to rent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zoopermom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit in Antwerp. Takes about 15-20 minutes to walk from Central Station through busy streets. A lot of eateries and shopping areas along the way.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank heguangz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful neighborhood. Monuments, old but very well preserved buildings to visit and abuse of your camera. Restaurants all over the place with great food options. Tasty and ready for tons of different beers. A must in Antwerp.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 1969nunom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 1 day in Antwerp. Our first stop was Grote Markt. There is a great deal of renovation taking place in Grote Markt. It was still nice to see, however, our primary purpose was to gather some information at the TI...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing buildings surround the central fountain, which features the story of the city’s name “hand werpen” or hand throw. The monument has the city symbol of a hand and the residents fight against a dragon. Loads of regeneration going on and the city hall is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank emilyteereviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful architecture and lovely old place to wander around. town hall being worked on - good cafes to sit and sip

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vilma B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest parts of the city. Its a place to hang out for a drink. Pretty close to the river. We didn't quite enjoy it as it was over crowded and not properly maintained. Having said that if you want to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sreedevi_prajith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This special area in Antwerp was included fairly close to the river and the oldest part of the city. This was a display of the guild houses with all their symbols and statuary on top. Guilds were important in the organization of society back when...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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julier483
December 9, 2018|
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Response from skincaregal1954 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I was there in the spring, so I don't know. Best wishes. Hope you are able to find some great treasures.
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The cathedral opens for visits at 1000 except Sundays and public holidays.
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Response from Chipaid | Reviewed this property |
The Grote Markt is around 20-25 minutes stroll from the southern most dock. Depending on your docking station, will determine. The old town including Grote Markt is a must. Check with your cruise company as they often lay on... More
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