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"Groenplaats" Groenplaats - Green Square Tip by Nathalie_B

Groenplaats - Green Square, Antwerp: 39 reviews and 49 photos


This is one of the busiest squares of Antwerp. Although its name is translated from Flemish as "Green Place" it is far away from being green. But it is, definitely, the liveliest one. A statue of national painter, Rubens, right in the middle is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, of the square's edges. The most remarkable building is the Hilton Hotel which was a market place, once. For me, however, the most important building on this square is the Celtic Ireland bar, which serves the best Guinness I ever tried, this is why I keep coming back.
It is hard to believe that this place used to be the city's largest cemetery, which now is a history, since the 18th century.
Max, a tuny fries cafe is on the Groenplaats too, so if you happen to be there, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy some real Belgian fries.


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  • Written Jan 16, 2007
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