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Address: Oude Koornmarkt Nr 16, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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quaint 16th century street

Just one old cobbles-stoned meandering street was saved from all-sorts-of rebuilding in this city over the past 500 years; very quaint, great for tourists and locals alike, you'll... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just one old cobbles-stoned meandering street was saved from all-sorts-of rebuilding in this city over the past 500 years; very quaint, great for tourists and locals alike, you'll need a local guide if you want to know some funny or interesting details.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice & romantic but not a lot to do. You can go to a restaurant or a gallery but for the rest it's just a nice hidden pathway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When you walk through the small walkway make you feel back to past century. There are also good restaurant and beer in this secret area.

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Spend 10 minutes of your journey to explore this beautiful passage in Antwerp. Has a few restaurants and reminds you of the past. You have a romantic feeling while walking there and feels like you are in the Middle Ages

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

One the one hand it is a shame that just about all little houses (1up 1down) have been transformed into the showrooms of a famous Antwerp antiquarian but on the other hand, if it hadn't been for him, the entire area would probably have been demolished. Well worth a walk through. There are a few more hidden passages like this... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

There were a lot of these 'streets' in Antwerp in the past. Thanks to an antiquary one was saved from destruction. Gives a good impression of what once existed and nice to walk through.

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Thank Michael D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't have found this place without trip adviser! It is easy to miss but well worth a little look. Basically an alley which looks as it did in medieval times! Very atmospheric, always fun to see something that many others would miss!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

It gives an idea how streets could look like during the Middle Ages. Not easy to find but ask locals. To give you the first direction, when you are on the Grote Markt facing the Town hall, it's on your left.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Read a lot about this, and managed to find it in the end. Lovely little alleyway, with a couple of restaurants tucked away. The noise of the city is drowned out, and you can imagine yourself being back in time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Every Monday night in summertime a carillon concert is played in the Cathedral-of-our-Lady. The square in front of the cathedral draws huge crowds of visitors as it is viewed as a traditional party get together. If you really want to imagine yourself as having "jumped into time" the Vlaeykensgang is the place to be: shielded from traffic noise, this medieval... More 

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