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Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Antwerp 2800, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A magnificent market square in the centre of historic Antwerp, the Grote Markt is full of atmosphere, especially when floodlit after dark. Admire the buildings while listening to the exquisite carillon of bells pealing out from the beautiful cathedral tower which overlooks the square. Flemish...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very nice place, with specific architecture. The town hall is under reconstruction, but you can admire the others buildings. Recommend to pay a visit during the night and during the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of living in Antwerp and moving to Rotterdam area it still is a pleasure to visit one of the nicest squares in town and enjoy the view on the golden statues on top of the houses. Town-hall is currently being renovated but a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although almost unmissable when visiting the city Centre, this square is at his finest during nighttime.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were building the Christmas ice rink in front of the Rubens statue while we were there. We got the little sightseeing bus and in 40 minutes got our bearings of Antwerp.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adobeKent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cold morning and it was a sunday. There wasn't much crowd in the market. Most of the shops were closed and some were one the cleaning process to open soon. The buildings surrounded to the market are ancient and highly beautiful in their architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vk_203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to hang out. Bustling with people and a nice place to spend an afternoon. Lots of shops and restaurants. The backdrop is beautiful. Great spot to take photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coreyk995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A typical low countries medieval square - surrounded by beautiful buildings, a lovely town hall (currently under cover as it is being renovated) and a magnificent cathedral. You will come through here countless times and you will stop and admire it every time

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historical centre of Antwerp goes back to the 16th/17th century with the beautiful restored old guild houses and the city hall and right in the center the fountain that tells the story of the origin of the city name. It is the best to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markwygers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grote Markt is a stunning collection of unique buildings, delicious eateries, and quaint shops right by the river. We stopped by for the daywhile staying in Amsterdam and the Belgium waffles and chocolates in Antwerp were well worth the train ride!

Date of experience: June 2018
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julier483
9 December 2018|
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Response from DeeDee8057 |
Hiya, Yes, this is correct (I was there yesterday). Quite honestly, the city, its architecture and ambiance are totally wonderful, but I don't really rate the Christmas market; there are too many stalls selling mulled wine... More
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julier483
9 December 2018|
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Response from hdias | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral opens for visits at 1000 except Sundays and public holidays.
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janpyle
26 November 2018|
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Response from Chipaid | Reviewed this property |
The Grote Markt is around 20-25 minutes stroll from the southern most dock. Depending on your docking station, will determine. The old town including Grote Markt is a must. Check with your cruise company as they often lay on... More
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