Leopoldplaats
Leopoldplaats
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Go here specifically it makes no sense, but if we got here, you should pay attention to 3 things. The centerpiece of the square is the equestrian statue of Leopold I, first king of Belgium. Later Belgium became an independent state and Leopold became its first king. The king was chosen by the Belgian Parliament of 13 candidates in 1831. No relation to Catholic Belgium, he had not. Protestant from the German Saxe-Coburg dynasty has long served in the Russian army and distinguished himself in the Napoleonic wars, particularly the battle of Kulm. In 1815 he was promoted to division commander of lancers. Then he almost became king of Greece, only recently liberated from the Turkish occupation. Nephew of Leopold, who had married Queen Victoria, became the founder of the Windsor dynasty in UK. In 1872 the bronze statue was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Leopold's accession to the throne. Author of statue was Joseph Geefs, a local sculptor whose brother Willem cast the statue of Rubens at the Groenplaats. Another notable building in the square is the building of the Bank of Belgium. It reminded me of the château de Chambord. As it turned out, indeed, the architect Hendrik Beyaert took a sample of this castle on the Loire. The third landmark of the square is the corner house built in 1883, the work of Edmond Leclef in neo-Flemish Renaissance style. The office of the company Ackermans & van Haaren is in it now.
Written March 17, 2017
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jeffry D
Schilde, Belgium3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Leopoldplaats, a sunny square in the heart of the city of Antwerp.
Enjoy the sunny square, surrounding stores and caffees in all safety, king Leopold I (the first king of Belgium) sitting on his horse is watching over you.

An other point of interest especially for architecture fans is the Belgian national bank that sits right next to it.
Written January 16, 2015
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Leopoldplaats is a public square with a rather huge statue of king Leopold I. Apart from this and some nice looking buildings there is not really much else to see in this area. It is certainly not a must-see sight.
Written February 2, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Leopoldplaats is not really a must go destination in Antwerp but if your in the area it's worth checking out for the wonderful equestrian statue of Leopold I,a fantastic looking monument that dominates the square which is surrounded by some really good architecture including the wonderful Bank Of Belgium building,the whole area is very photogenic.
A nice square, a great statue and most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written May 8, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Leopoldplaats is a nice historical square that although not a must go destination is certainly a nice place to be if your in the area.
The equestrian statue of Leopold is stunning and dominates the immediate area but there's also some great buildings here and some superb pubs,bars and restaurants.
It's well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written February 18, 2018
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Mobile715135
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
There is indeed not much to see there. Theres this beautiful statue but since its something historical i think its worth to have a visit and also a nice place to take pictures!
Written June 14, 2017
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,963 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We went through this Square on our tour with the Touristram . Not much to see except Leopold Statue , an onion shaped dome and a couple of nice houses
Written May 26, 2017
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Travel Guide Info
Antwerp Province, Belgium444 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
I would skip this attraction as it is not really interesting. Nothing much to see... however there is 2 good bars nearby.
Written December 18, 2016
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Derek J
Liverpool, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
To tell the truth I don't much care for Antwerp. There are a lot of historic sights like this one but the city smells and the people aren't the friendliest. I was there for ten weeks whilst working. Apart from the History the place doesn't have a lot.
Written August 26, 2016
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Neha_Kapoor_Dutta
Moline, IL77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Can be easily skipped if you are on a tight schedule. Antwerp ahs much more to offer and your precious time can be invested in visiting other beautiful places around.!
Written May 11, 2016
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