"The Old Orphanage" Maagdenhuis - Orphant House Tip by steventilly

Maagdenhuis - Orphant House, Antwerp: 6 reviews and 10 photos

  Het Maagdenhuis
by steventilly

The Maagdenhuis was once the city orphanage. Parents would leave their children here if they faced hard times, and they would often leave something with the child as their sort of "proof of ownership". If times improved they would reclaim their children by decalring this proof.

Address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 33
Directions: near the Oudaan and the Wilde Zee
Phone: + 32 (0)3-223 53 20

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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