Grote Markt van Antwerpen, Antwerp

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#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Antwerp
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. Take a look at our Antwerp road trip website to schedule your visit to Grote Markt van Antwerpen and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Magnificent example of typical Flemish architecture, it's the opportunity to make countless photos. Around the square there are many institutions open late at night.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I would not go astray so straight from the train station. The Guild was a wonderful square. It was too bad construction, wire picture always shows up.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Like all the main squares of Belgian cities, (and even more so in Antwerp, shopping center for Excellence) this square is home to the city's richest and decorated buildings, often built by corporations as their headquarters. The impression is beautiful and if then there happened on Friday (as happened to us) you will also have the opportunity to wander in the antique market, absolutely well stocked and with modest costs.
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  • May 30, 2017
    Very convenient parking steps away from the city center.
  • April 5, 2017
    Handy parking. Very short walk to the centre
  • June 7, 2017
    Clean and safe in daytime and close by everything.
  • June 16, 2017
    The most convenient car park in Antwerpen
  • February 25, 2017
    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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