"City Hall" City Hall - Stadhuis Tip by xiquinho

City Hall - Stadhuis, Antwerp: 30 reviews and 46 photos

  City Hall
by xiquinho

Antwerp's city hall is considered the most important Renaissance building in the Low Countries. When the city council decided to build a new city hall in the 16th century, they wanted a building in gothic style, but by the time the money for the new city hall was found, renaissance had become the new architectural style.

The design by Cornelis Floris II de Vriendt was influenced heavily by Italian architecture and is a Flemish variant of Florentine palaces. The city hall was constructed between 1561 and 1565 and influenced the design of many government buildings across North and Central Europe.

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