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Grote Markt van Antwerpen, Antwerp

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
Get a sense for the beating heart of the old city at Grote Markt van Antwerpen, which translates as "Great Market Square." Take a look at the Gothic city hall and Baroque guildhalls, ornate narrow buildings with gilded decoration accenting the facade. These housed powerful artisan guilds who looked after each other and protected the techniques of their craft for future generations. Have your photo taken next to Brabo Fountain, designed by Jef Lambeaux and depicting the local legend of the hero Brabo conquering the giant Antigoon. Stop by the tourist office for information on events in the square, such as the Christmas Market and skating rink. Grote Markt van Antwerpen is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Antwerp Edition.
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  • The largest square in Antwerp, located in the historic centre of this Belgian city, has the Town Hall, which are full of flags, with the houses of the old guilds, and the statue of Brabo, whose legend comes from the name of this city. It is a beautiful place that should not be missed on a visit to this Belgian city.
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  • The most important place in the city and no doubt also the nicer, there is also the Tourist Office
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  • This is a great place to spend the day to eat, drink and shop. Several places selling mussels and fries. All surrounding the cathedral in the middle. Some beautiful examples of architecture from the m...  more »
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  • Very convenient parking steps away from the city center.
  • Handy parking. Very short walk to the centre
  • Clean and safe in daytime and close by everything.
  • The most convenient car park in Antwerpen
  • Convenient parking for the centre of town

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Many visitors to Antwerp choose to stay in the Oude Stad neighborhood, which offers accommodations with character. The city features a wide range of lodging options including budget hostels, bed and breakfasts, private apartments, and luxury hotels. To score discounts on weekends, check out hotel chains on the city's outskirts, which cater to business travelers during the week. The area around Antwerp's central station offers the most choices. When in doubt, check in with the city's tourism bureau, which maintains a list of the best lodging prices and can make reservations for you.
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