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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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  • Lovely public square in the centre of the old town. It is dominated by the town hall and the statue of Brabo. Many public events happen here so check out what is happening, we caught the annual Fat Ox...  more »
  • The ' Grand place ' of Antwerp is a very pretty square. Too bad some vacancy rate of commercial premises. The only square in Antwerp without very Large vacancy is the Bist in Wilrijk. The ' Grote Markt ' is beautifully lit in the evening. For me the most beautiful eindejaarsverlichting I've ever seen it. No tourist should skip this square in their visit to Antwerp.
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  • At least that is what any genuine Antwerp born person will tell you if asked to describe the square. How could I disagree? Without a doubt the surrounding buildings are very beautiful. Look also at th...  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