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Grote Markt van Antwerpen, Antwerp

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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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  • A most stunning bit of architecture it is the nicest in all of Belgium tickets can be purchased online but if bought at station cannot be changed unless lining up 
  • be sure to travel and visit without rain or snow.... to have time to take your best photos and to take the time to appreciate the site 
  • The traditional Belgian architecture is gorgeous on the Grote Markt, but during the Christmas markets was even more appreciated. We live in Germany and have been to a ton of markets, but found the one...  more »
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  • The common areas are modern and quite comfortable. However, the rooms and toilets are really subpar and definitely not worth the money paid for! Avoid if you can! The only positive note is its premium location, right on the main square.
  • The facilities are reasonable. The bed I slept on in a mixed dorm was comfortable, but quite squeaky any time I moved. The reception was helpful and pleasant, and the location simply can't be beat. This hostel lists free breakfast on Hostelworld but this isn't the case, so make sure to bring a few more bucks to stop into some of Antwerp's cafés.
  • Great location and the staff are very helpful showers are very small and nowhere to put your clothing
  • Very new Hostel got a 10 bed room in 4th floor a bit sad that you can hear everyone from the room upstairs too so you virtually have a ~ 20 bed room. Clean nice Showers very central in Antwerp friendly helpfull reception
  • Great location. Dorm rooms when you arrive with 6 or more No other rooms available Very cheap