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"Guild houses.. details" Top 5 Page for this destination Guildhouses Tip by Norali

Guildhouses, Antwerp: 10 reviews and 12 photos

  Guild houses tops on Grote Markt
by Norali

The guildhouses are numerous on Antwerp's Grote Markt.

They were a lot simpler compared to the ones in Brussels. I remember having spent some hours on Brussels Grand-Place just staring at five (5) guildhouses. Isn't that weird?

Yet, when you pay attention, those guildhouses in Antwerp have some interesting details, unusually adorned gables.

My impression of this square is immensity. Its design is such that it is not squarely shaped (as far as I remember it). It is more widened at some parts. I felt less the feeling of a closed square than on Brussels Grand-Place, for instance. On Grand-Place, I always have the feeling of being locked in a really defined area.

Antwerp's Grote Markt is more "open"... if I may say so.

That doesn't make it less interesting, of course ! It's just different from the "closed" square of Brussels or the one in Leuven.

Address: Grote Markt
Directions: between the Cathedral and the river Schelde

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2004
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