"Het Steen, The Stone, a mighty castle at the river" Het Steen - National Maritime Museum Tip by Pavlik_NL

  The Antwerp "Steen", a castle and museum
by Pavlik_NL

At the banks of the river Schelde, watching over it's tides, the "Steen" (literally "Stone") used to be the master over the river. Passing ships were checked and the largest waterway leading to the Flanders inside, could be defended from here. The castle is still a powerful looking place that hasn't lost it's connection to the harbour and shipping. Now-a-days it houses the Maritime museum.

Address: Steenplein 1, 2000 Antwerpen
Directions: next to the river, 2 minutes walk from the Market Square
Phone: + 32 (0)3-201 93 40
Website: http://www.visitantwerpen.be/detail/steen-castle-171272

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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